Swag or tent

To: John Leonard <>
Subject: Swag or tent
From: Merrilyn Serong <>
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 11:55:49 +1100
I heard of someone having a very nasty accident because of sleeping on top of a vehicle. He was woken suddenly in the night, forgot where he was and fell to the ground.

John Leonard wrote:
One trick for use with a swag is to have one of those trays on the
roof of the vehicle (I guess we're talking 4WD) and sleep in the swag
on that (on a suitable base of course).

I've never done this myself,  but I know people who swear by it as a
way of avoiding spiders and snakes.

John Leonard

ps not for those who sleep walk.

On 22/01/2008, Dave Torr <> wrote:
So long as you don't mind sharing your champers in the morning when the Grey
Falcon goes over?

On 22/01/2008, Alistair McKeough <> wrote:
A small tent is quite compact and very easy to put up. It's also handy to
have a little extra space if you pick up during your counter meal (or so

On 22/01/2008, John Tongue <> wrote:
I guess a Grey Falcon is even worth warm champagne!  .... or you
could get a little camp 'fridge' to take into the swag with you to
keep the champers cold??

John Tongue
Ulverstone, Tas.

On 22/01/2008, at 7:15 AM, Bob Cook wrote:

Hi Greg

From my experience, swags are great!  I recommend spending a bit
more to get
a good one, with flyscreen covers as well as full covering if it
rains and
with fibreglass semi-circular "poles" at each end to hold it up off
body/face.  These are really simple to put in place with just a
single tent
peg at each end. There are now some really good ones (check out Ray's
Outdoor).  You then have insect proof and fully rain proof as
required, or
you can leave it open.  And yes, they are very comfortable!

You are right that they are so quick and easy to set up and you can
bedding (whatever you like to use) inside when you roll it up for
the day.

We paid around $400 for a double a few years back and it is great.
better if you have a double (which is really about one and a half)
and there
is only one of you, as then you can keep a few bits and pieces in
there with
you (like binos, and champagne to celebrate when the Grey Falcon
over you early in the morning!).

Bob Cook
Axedale  VIC.


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