Swag or tent

To: "Gregory Little" <>,
Subject: Swag or tent
Date: Tue, 22 Jan 2008 13:01:57 +1100


My wife and I borrowed our daughter's double swag for a trip to Kangaroo
Island.  Her swag is roomy, has two flexible poles so that the canvas is
not in direct contact with you, and has zippable panels and mosquito net.

It rained non-stop on our first evening/night and, not having any other
shelter, we had to retreat to the swag very early.  The other nights were
fine and it was pleasant looking through the mosquito net at the night sky
and passing wildlife.

The positives of the swag are ease of use and packing up and the ability to
view the night sky while still protected from bugs.

The negatives are the space the swag takes up in the car and the lack of
protection from inclement weather when it's too early to sleep.

I think it's really a matter of horses for courses and, in future, I will
take a swag on particular trips and a small tent or our camper trailer on


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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
Fx    02 49 556671

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