AnswerID: 475102 Submitted: Monday, Jan 16, 2012 at 17:55
Member - Corrugate75
We've had a similar story - started simply and have worked our way from swags to tents and currently at a camper trailer (and a heap of kids!).
Things I wouldn't be without that fit your questions - pull out roof awning - ARB, TJM, Ironman, 4x4Extreme, all make various sizes and costs. Can be fixed to roof rack or roof basket, pulls out from side of your vehicle and provides shelter and shade. Ours came with a zip on flymesh "room" and is excellent when trees are few and far between. Camping stores, Ebay etc.
Shade cloth floors are excellent - CGear mats are even better. Sand goes through these, but doesn't come up.
You'll accumulate stuff in plastic tubs over time - easy to have together so you know you didn't forget something crucial - like matches!
LED Headlamps are gold. Get your daughter one she'll love walking around with light on her head and hands free and you'll be able to see where she is in the dark.
You've already got the two best things,
A love of the outdoors and ExplorOz website!
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FollowupID: 750090 Submitted:
Tuesday, Jan 17, 2012 at 00:10
She has the headlamp, loves it, to the point where she has a habit of turning off all the house lights and using it inside!
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