I am a peaceful girl and used to quiet. So I need my toys, bed, blankets and favourite food. Camping is unfamiliar territory for a five-year-old Maltese Shitsu.
I need to be warm. I need to connect with familiar items. After spending two days at the beach, I was totally exhausted when we arrived home. Of course, like my humans the first job was a bath and for me, a blow dry.
OzTent awnings and tent windows
They have power and water in an Anglesea riverside location beside a walking track But it is critical that pet owners book in advance, Errol Morris said.
It is all about availability, he said.
Peak periods like January and Easter are no pets times. Anglesea is only 90 minute drive from Melbourne, and is situated on the Great Ocean Road, at the foot of the Otway Ranges on Victorias Surfcoast
More camping hints:
Keep your food in a lidded box away from possums or straying dogs.
Keep all rubbish in a bag hanging high on a tent pole for same reason.
Keep your valuables locked in your car or out of sight in your tent.
Take a bucket for hot water and washing up, dont bother with the useless folding buckets that can be purchase in a handy carry bag, they leak and collapse, wasting the water.
How the camping weight adds up:
Actual weights two persons and one dog plus all the gear in the Captiva diesel totalled 317.5kg of gear. From our considerable collective staff experienceGoSee regards 200 300kg as a typical leisure vehicle load for camping.
Additional kg weight added to standard vehicle Holden Captiva LX Diesel Auto including about 50 litres diesel
General additional stuff in the car 5
1 set Rhino Roof Bars 5
2 Adults 154
Chloe the dog her stuff 5
32 litre Engel Fridge bag - fixed 24. Total 193
Camping equipment includes:
Double self inflatable mattress 9.5
Doona blankets 4
Camp Oven 11
2 x Chairs 5.5
Oztent RV3 18
Optional Side Awnings poles, pegs 11.5
6x4 metre Shade Cloth 5.5
Picnic Set, saucepans etc 5 total 95.5
Food for 2 days 9
10 litres Water 10
Clothes personal effects 2 persons 10 Total 29.0
The GoSee Holden Captiva LX Diesel auto accommodated all our gear with one rear seat folded.
Our 32 Litre Engel fridge remains permanently securely fitted in the rear of vehicle.
For camping camping trips, GoSee purchased a set of Rhino Roof Bars suited to the Captiva LX model standard Sports Bars.
These were supplied and fitted by Umhauers Geelong 4wd Towbar Centre for $290. They also fitted the Hayman Reese Electronic Brake Controller to the GoSee Captiva which is used in our caravan towing trials.
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Chloe guards the compact packed and ready to go Oztent
Country girl Chloe is GoSee Maltese Shitsu camp guard dog
Chloe enjoys her play time
Open beach and room to run Great Ocean Road
Oztent folding mechanism
Raincoats hang under cover to dry
Oztent has tie down pockets
Setting up the Ozpig cooker, stove,heater gets it legs fitted
The Oztent awning sides zip into place
The useless folding buckets
West Barwon Reservoir is a good place to take some time
The GoSee Captiva easily accommodates all the camping gear