Our camp set-up down at Hamlin Bay was simply having the bed in the back of the ute and setting up cooking facilities outside. We didn't take the tent or too much gear.
We take 1 big table and it never seems to take long before it is covered in stuff. I need to work out a system where it is easy to keep things put away and clean. We use a two burner gas stove and the crate we transport the gas bottle in doubles as a step for me so I can reach the fridge which is kept in the back, at the end of the bed. We have a metal toolbox where we keep the plates, pots, cutlery, tea, coffee, some food. We have a small camping stove that takes butane? cylinders that is kept in the car with a smoko box for when we are away from the camp area.
Notice the blue ladder he made for me. There are some days that I cannot climb up and into the back of this and the ladder makes getting in and out so easy. And safer! Well as easy and safe as climbing this while at the same time lifting and squirming under the canvas can be.
After husband put the frame and canvas back on at home we put the bedframe that he made ages ago in. We took the mattress and quilt instead of the swag as I like being rugged up and he likes being unrugged
We have a mozzie net that fits over the bed
My concern with this set-up is what do we do if it rains. So far we have been lucky but we came close this trip to getting wet. I think a big tarp over the car and table area would work but husband isn't so sure that is the best way to go. Does anyone here camp from the back of their ute? What do you do to keep dry?