He’s twice taught us how to produce amazing meals from our little VW camper van cookers, taken us on the road with him via the tellybox and now Martin Dorey has turned his attention to all manner of campers, whether they’re classic VWs, motorhomes or converted vans, in his new book, The Camper Van Bible (Bloomsbury, £20 paperback, £17.99 eBook).
With the message ‘Live, eat, sleep, (repeat)’, this 448-page hefty tome is a homage to life in a camper, whether you do it just for a weekend or months at a time.
It covers all aspects of camper van life, including living day-to-day in a van, cooking (natch) and sleeping plus a handy guide to keeping you and the van going.
It’s an attractive book filled with inspiring photos, delish recipes (of course) and information about owning a motorised home on wheels, from the pros and cons of different types of van to what equipment to take with you to the choice of where to go camping.
There are even exercise tips plus snippets from other van owners about why they love theirs, how they use it and what it means to them.
Not only is this book good inspiration, it’s a good read too, whether you’re sitting at home dreaming of your first van, or already off on the open road in search of the good life.
The winner of our competition to win a copy of The Camper Van Bible is Joanna Marshall from the West Midlands, who told us:
“I have an orange 1972 campervan called Clementine – what I love most is that it encourages us to take off and disconnect from life. We sit back, read, drink tea and eat lots of cake and just RELAX!”
Congratulations Joanna, the book is on its way to you.