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Old 02-02-2013, 12:08 AM   #91
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bivvy

Self inflating full length mat from anaconda. Goretex bivvy from US army.water proof, breathes. U can find one on Amazon or eBay.look for one made by tennier industries
Don't get a copy.they don't breathe.weighs about 1.5 kgs or less.
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Old 02-02-2013, 01:01 AM   #92
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Southern cross canvas in Victoria custom made about 6 years ago still going strong
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Old 02-02-2013, 05:19 AM   #93
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i havent read the rest of the thread, nearly outta battery on the laptop and got an appoinment to make with a few friends in like 10 mins,

but center canvas in alice springs makes brilliant swags.

im getting me a nice big king single extra thick mattress when i get back from him

good prices and fucking awesome quality.
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Old 02-06-2013, 01:42 AM   #94
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I have a old WW2 canvas shell {wool lined}, & a wool mummy bag that fits inside it. 70 years old, & still working.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:38 AM   #95
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I have a old WW2 canvas shell {wool lined}, & a wool mummy bag that fits inside it. 70 years old, & still working.
Wow, that is almost as good as my Ukranian Army great-coat that I simply wrap myself up in and throw myself down on the ground to sleep. Never failed me yet and it is 71 years old as far as I know...
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:51 AM   #96
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Wow, that is almost as good as my Ukranian Army great-coat that I simply wrap myself up in and throw myself down on the ground to sleep. Never failed me yet and it is 71 years old as far as I know...
Done that a few times myself .
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:15 AM   #97
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but center canvas in alice springs makes brilliant swags.
x 2.

I've got a CCAS single swag (I got it second hand) and it's tough as nails. Standard 50mm foam mattress + 3/4 length thermarest + sleeping bag + pillow + some clothes and it rolls up to about 250mm diameter, and just a bit wider than my shoulders.

My only dislikes are the lack of bug netting (Bug-off keeps 'em out), and they're not real crash hot in the Victorian rain - I string up a tarp over it if it's raining. Just got back into riding though, so haven't tried it out on the bike - only the last 5 years of 4x4'ing.
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Old 02-06-2013, 03:35 AM   #98
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yeh in rain they are alright for an hour or so in steady rain, not drizzle, drizzle all night and no seepage,

he makes bloody awesome swags at good prices, they arent a fancy swag, its a good old fashioned one but will last for ages.
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Old 02-06-2013, 09:51 PM   #99
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Thumb waterproofing canvas

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yeh in rain they are alright for an hour or so in steady rain, not drizzle, drizzle all night and no seepage,
Canvas normally needs to be waterproofed by soaking in water first to pre-shrink it, if the finished product wasn't already made from pre-shrunk material.

A classic example is the Andy Strapz pannierz (saddle-bags made from canvas). They work fantastically once soaked and dried...

Check stitching/seams on items you might like to purchase, as doubled back seams are more waterproof, and stitching needle-holes are a possible point of water ingress.
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Old 02-06-2013, 11:04 PM   #100
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I have a Darche biker swag and very happy with that. I put my Exped synmat in it and it rolled up quite compact. However inflating and deflating the mat in the swag is a PITA, a bit self defeating in terms of swags being quick and easy. Last trip I reverted to the foam mattress that came with it and was still quite comfortable

I worked in the camping industry for a while, and that's my 640 used for the promo photo's.






I have a swag for touring in the Landcruiser, but on the bike I use a Hennessy Hammock.
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Old 02-07-2013, 04:07 PM   #101
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I worked in the camping industry for a while, and that's my 640 used for the promo photo's.





I have a swag for touring in the Landcruiser, but on the bike I use a Hennessy Hammock.
http://www.wildearth.com.au/buy/darc...anvas-swag/183

looks OK
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