How do you set up your swag?

Submitted: Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:10
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I have a Sar Major King Size Discovery swag.

Inside the swag I use a Great Outdoors King sized sleeping bag, liner & pillow.
This all seems to work okay, but just doesn't seem as comfortable as I think it could be.
Mattress is fine, it's just the way I must be setting up my sleeping arrangements.
What do you guy's use?
I have read that some people do away with sleeping bags & simply use sheets, blankets & doona's.



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Reply By: Vince NSW - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:20

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:20
Get rid of the sleeping bags. We use a qeensize doona with sheets. If it gets hot you still have the sheet. Only problem is getting away from the other half if she gets friskie.
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Reply By: Eric from Cape York Connections - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:35

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:35
Ian when we use our swags we use a sleeping bag as a quilt and the kids in there swags use sleeping bags as a bag.

All the best
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Reply By: Richard - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:36

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 20:36
If its over 30c sleep on top.
20c-30c sleep inside the swag.
10c-20c use a sleeping bag inside the swag.
Below 10c wear heavy cloths and zip everything up.
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 21:16

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 21:16
We use coleman sleeping bags which zips into a double size, or 2 singles, and they completely unzip to make a doona as well.They are flannolette material, so no cold nylon getting into bed either.

We have a 2" foam matress in the swag, with a double thermorest as well, ussually takes 4-5 breathes per side on the thermorest to make the bed as comfy as any bed Ive ever slept in.

We also use a home made fitted sheet on the thermorest for when the sleeping bag is a doona each.
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Reply By: The Banjo - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 22:23

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2004 at 22:23
Which reminds me.......while on warmth etc......coupla years back we discovered that sleeping bags wear out - our zip together units looked great (we look after them) but we nearly perished in a frost. Told a bloke at a camping store about it and he assured us that the fill had compressed through age and the would no longer insulate properly. Dead right he was. Bought a couple of new ones (about $90 each) and what a difference - damn near cook in them now, on the frostiest of nights ! Great lesson learned - and we got to upsize the bags for a bit more room.
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 09:03

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 09:03
Ian BEE, i use my sleeping bag as a doona( dont a bag in a bag to crouded ) works well survived Cradle Mountain -9c. Bloody cold.

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