I finally bought a butane stove.  It was under $20 and I bought a 5 pack of butane thingies for around 6 dollars.  I haven’t used it yet.

It’s cold, for starters.  Also, when I read the directions, I realized that when I use the stove, I’m going to have to allow it to cool down before I put it back in my van.  I wonder how long that will take?  How will I keep it clean?  How will I clean any utensils or pans I cook with.  Certainly my readers aren’t going to suggest I carry a tub to wash dished with me in my van???

I have asked for advice but I realize that ideas and reality don’t always match up.

Maybe this weekend I will try out the stove so I can see how long the whole process will take.  I will let you all know.  Maybe I will try it at the beach where “anything goes”.  I don’t know if anything goes.  There are a surprising amount of laws and ordinances in the world.  It is even “illegal” for me to sleep in my van.  Go figure.

I thought about the suggestion from a commenter here that suggested eating cold foods like mashed potatoes but that sounds super horrible, especially when it’s so cold outside some days.  It just feels too much like deprivation to me.  Just. Cant. Do. It.

Oh well.

About Maureen, Living in a Van

I'm a free-sleeper living in a van in the prettiest part of the world. I do this partly due to financial circumstances and partly because I love a good adventure.
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