Food Shopping and a Small RV has its Challenges


All RVs are not created equal!

Our RV is a small 22 foot travel trailer that has a fridge the size of a bread box! Okay, maybe a little bigger than a bread box, but not much bigger!

It is an ‘under-the-counter’ model, and after you get a dozen eggs, a quart of milk, a bottle or two of dressing, and a packet of luncheon meat, our fridge is full. The freezer holds even less… a pound of ground beef and a small bag of frozen veggies and it too is full!

Needless to say, wanting to eat healthy and having the ability to keep food fresh till you’re ready to use it is a challenge!

We could go to the store every day, or we could find a way to stock up our ‘home on wheels’ another way!

Our answer was to add in a 55 quart cooler to our list of items we allow ourselves to take on this journey. This gives us the ability to expand our refrigerated items, thus allowing us to have more fresh fruits and veggies at the ready, without the daily trek to the local market or farm stand!

We like it because it’s lightweight (remember, we have to watch our payload during travel). It also has an easy to drain spout, a 7 day ice retention, which is pretty nice in itself, because it keeps us from having to buy ice everyday! AND it is supposedly certified to withstand a bear for up to an hour!

Canva - Black Brown Illustration Bear -Campfire

So far, we have yet to meet any bears in our travels! Let’s hope we don’t have to test that ‘bear theory’ any time soon!

Now that our pantry, fridge, cooler and freezer are stocked, what should I make first?

Until next time,

Peace, love and safe travels!

~ Sheri

P.S. And as always, thank you for using my affiliate links. By doing so, you show your love and support for us and we appreciate it! But what does this mean for you, my readers? When you purchase anything from one of the links, our little homestead on wheels makes a commission, at no extra cost to you! And, I will only share items that pertain to our journey and that I think you will enjoy and use! So, again, thanks! ❤


Wanting to travel, we left our traditional homestead behind... now we're obsessed with combining old fashioned skills, travel and healthy eating on the open road! Welcome to our homestead!

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