I grew up camping. Real camping, in the middle of the national forest, for weeks at a time. No designated campsites, no community bathrooms, no running water, no electricity…if you didn’t bring it, you didn’t have it. When I was a kid, it was fun. Now I’m a grownup, and the thought of spending any great length of time cooking over a campfire has somehow lost its appeal. Sure, it’s fun here and there to grill a steak or some chicken over a fire, and of course there are the requisite hot dogs, bratwurst, and s’mores. But the rest of it? Not really so much.
The unit measures 43 x 30-inch (110 x 75-cm) and weighs 132 pounds (60kg) when in its box form, which should easily fit in most vans, and even more easily if you remove the rear seats. It should sleep two people comfortably, or one happily. The top of the box folds out into a 43 x 77 x 4-inch (110 x 195 x 10-cm) bed, which is supported on its front end by tying two ropes around your seatbelt mounts. It looks like just one person can easily set it up, which can come in awfully handy. The kitchen portion provides a two-burner stove, as well as space to store utensils or whatever else you need to prepare a meal. It even includes two 10-liter (2.6-gal) water jugs with a spigot.
This one is a little spendy at €2,190 (US$2,900), but then you didn’t think all this goodness was going to come cheaply, did you?