Show us your swag! (Please)

Submitted: Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 13:39
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Hey all, if you've got a swag I want to hear about it, pictures are more than welcome....
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Reply By: Krooznalong - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 14:13

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 14:13
Why??? - Google swags and you'll see lots of pictures thereof. Or go to a camping store and see the real thing!
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Reply By: MUZBRY- Life member(Vic) - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 15:19

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 15:19
Gday W Machine
Mine is rolled up in the end bedroom at the moment. Its a canvas wrap with a SIM and a couple of blankets or a sleeping bag, depends on what i think the weather will be. Cant send a photo, busy....



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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 17:42

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 17:42
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[/img]On the Boidsville Track.
Using 4WD to tie head of swag up. Very cosy.

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Reply By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 18:58

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 18:58
We have several of them! 2 x single AOS, 1 x double AOS and our newest one Kimberley Boab or something. See pics.

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Follow Up By: The Landy - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 21:15

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 21:15
I love 'em, but where do you fit them in the Cruiser, aren't they quite big?

If I take a bag usually it is a simple bivvy bag...

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Follow Up By: ExplorOz - David & Michelle - Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:39

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 11:39
Up on the roof of course - the 3 shown above (2 x single, 1 x double dome) are up on top here with our oztent (just in case), shovel, buckets, recovery gear, 4 chairs, gas, tarps, poles, ropes, clothes bags, firewood, extra water tank and what ever else I throw up there.

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Reply By: huggies - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 22:12

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 22:12
I have a John Wilsher Deluxe Swag (the big single)
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Reply By: Travis22 - Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 23:47

Tuesday, Oct 22, 2013 at 23:47
I used two swags, one more traditional in design and one dome swag.

My basic swag is made by Candy Canvas, it is by far of the highest quality one could imagine. Beautifully made with premium materials throughout. It is my favorite.

My other swag is made by Bourke and Wills - the Simpson. It rolls up a little bigger then the Candy Canvas swag given its larger dome design and poles etc. Its a great swag by all means but it feels more 'commercial' / the Candy Canvas just screams hand made quality if you know what i mean.

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Follow Up By: Member - John (Vic) - Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 03:04

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 03:04
Massie has a nice swag, what do you sleep in Al? :)

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Reply By: philw - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 20:37

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 20:37
Owned a swags for 25 years. An original Jolly Swag and a Darche dome.
They were great for over night beach fishing trips,unless it rained.
Getting out of one at 2am,to relieve yourself was a pain in the bum. I now see them as a trendy,but bulky and impractical, over priced,one man tent.
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Reply By: Mick O - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 21:44

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Reply By: War Machine - Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 21:52

Wednesday, Oct 23, 2013 at 21:52
Ah too good, thanks for all the posts guys, being that I'm in the market for another swag, all this info is very helpful, thanks :)
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Reply By: Member - John (Vic) - Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 00:03

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Reply By: Member - Stephen L (Clare SA) - Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 08:19

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 08:19
Hi War Machine

I have posted them before for you, but here they are again, as well as our original Old Faithful. Our original double swag, was the traditional swag, no fancy fly nets or similar, just roll it out and hop into bed.

We would never unroll it before we were read for bed, but in case anything unwanted could crawl inside. After an incident down the Yorke Peninsula in January this year with a tiger snake in our camp, that was it for old faithful and the search was on for a safer swag that could be set up and left out, with the fear of any unwanted friends wanting to set up a new home.





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Reply By: Grizzle - Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:41

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 12:41


Burke & Wills Redgum Swag with a Southern Cross Ridge Pole. Also have a Southern Cross Single Dome Swag.

Southern Cross brilliant, heaps of room but can't lie there looking out as mesh is too high.

Burke & Wills Swag brilliant, can look out when lying down but not as much room as the Southern Cross. Also didn't like having to peg it out but ridge pole sorted that.

Both really good and either one is more than adequate.

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Follow Up By: War Machine - Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 15:30

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 15:30
Good stuff mate, love the idea of the ridge poll on the Burke and wills, making it free standing...
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Follow Up By: Grizzle - Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 16:56

Thursday, Oct 24, 2013 at 16:56
Also tensions the swag better too, you can still unzip it easily and the canvas and flymesh is held off your body. Burke & Wills have updated their Redgum swags with a centre hoop. Don't need it with the ridge pole.

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Follow Up By: War Machine - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 17:36

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 17:36
Ah yeah, looks like you've got it all sorted. I was considering the coolabah or the redgum when upgrading to a dome swag but after seeing the southern cross swag I think I'm gonna go with it.
Cheers :)
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Reply By: Member - Brian R (WA) - Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 00:01

Friday, Oct 25, 2013 at 00:01
Hi Guys

Have followed thru this thread.......great stuff.
One simple request....show us your swag...and boy oh boy, the pictures say it all
WHAT A GREAT LIFE
Have a great weekend
Brian
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Follow Up By: War Machine - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 17:44

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 17:44
Yeah, the pictures are awesome, thanks everyone, for all the replies, they are appreciated.
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Reply By: garrycol - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 18:51

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 18:51
It seems that these days a swag is more like a small tent - so really what is the difference these days between a swag and a small tent with a mattress and sleeping bag inside?
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Follow Up By: War Machine - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 21:01

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 21:01
In my experience, swags make for a much more comfortable sleep than a tent does, for short trips, a swag, I think, is better than a tent, however if camping for a long time a tent is probably a better option, I've found that swags are easier to set up than tents and you have the ability of having all of your bedding rolled up inside the swag making your whole sleeping unit one complete package, vs tent where you have stored sepearatly: bedding, mattress, Ect.
I've also found that In cold weather a swag retains body heat much better than a tent.
Just my thoughts.
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 22:23

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 22:23
We have changed over from a small tent to a domed double swag. I view it as a small tent more than a swag but it is fantastic. In the desert in summer you sleep under the stars with just the mesh roof to keep the bugs out, much cooler than a nylon tent and when in the high country in winter all zipped up they are very cozy, warmer than the nylon tent.
They handle the stormy wet weather much better too but you are right Garycol, more of a small tent which suits us just fine
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Follow Up By: garrycol - Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 23:16

Sunday, Oct 27, 2013 at 23:16
Yep - used to have a tent that was smaller than a modern swag.
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Reply By: War Machine - Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:55

Monday, Oct 28, 2013 at 12:55
Just though I'd add, have any of you had any expirience with the new darche air swags, they use two puncture resistant air poles to hold the swag up, they do look promising.
http://www.darche.com.au/product/sw-900/
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