Swag or tent

To: "Gregory Little" <>
Subject: Swag or tent
From: L&L Knight <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 06:18:14 +1000
G'day Greg

Based on my experience with bivisacs, swags are good in situations where it doesn't rain or there aren't many mossies. If there are mossies, you would want to be able to rig a mossie net - something you can do in many places - just need an overhanging branch. Positives include birdwatching and stargazing from your bed. Negatives include having a full moon in your face and incipient claustrophobia if you have to close the top.

Regards, Laurie.

On 21/01/2008, at 6:58 PM, Gregory Little wrote:

Gooday birders

Can anyone out there offer an opinion on swags or their experience with swags. Are they comfortable and waterproof and do they keep the insects
out. They seem to be a quick and cheap way to travel whether used in
tent sites at caravan parks or in remote road side locations. Being a
cheap and lazy bugger who wants to spend more time birding and less time
cooking and camping etc I want things to be easy and quick as I travel
around. It appears I can simply through the swag down on the ground,
crawl in and go to sleep after a good counter meal at the local pub. No
spending hours cooking after erecting a stupid dome tent the size of a
house with a 1000 bloody 200m long fibreglass poles to hold it up. Hate

Greg Little

Greg Little - Principal Consultant
General Flora and Fauna
PO Box 526
Wallsend, NSW, 2287, Australia
Ph    02 49 556609
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