Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

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Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Wed Jul 07, 2010 5:14 pm

Hi guy's,

Just thought I'd show off my new swag. It's a Burdekin XL single swag purchased from BFC made by The Jolly Swagman.

At first I was looking at the Oztrail mitchell dome swag but having a look up close, I noticed the material and mattress was quite thin. Considering I wanted one that would last quite a few years I settled on a simple swag in the same price bracket.

When I got it home I seasoned it a few times to make sure I don't get wet. For the first night of use, It was quite cold out, So I heated 2 hot water bottles, but It turned out that couldn't sleep because I was too hot. :)

Being my first swag, I felt a cloustrophobic but the 2nd night using it I seemed to get use to it, and I can't wait to use it again.

Here's a photo with my Aldi sleeping bag. :D

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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby spinyeel » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:04 pm

I have a 20 year old Jolly Swag Matilda. Still as good today as the day I bought it. 8) 8)
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Postby stevo. » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:21 pm

very handy for when the misses kicks you out :armsup
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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:23 pm

20 years.. geez thats a very good lifespan.

Thats why I wanted something of good quality, The oztrail swags are very reasonably priced, but doubt they'd last as long.

The main reason I bought it for when the missus doesn't come camping with me. I think I'll go camping by myself more often now :)
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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Titch » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:42 pm

I must confess to never having slept in a swag.
Under a tree covered in ants Yes.
Out the back on the lawn and eaten alive by Mozzies Yes.
Under the car in a bag yes,
I wonder if I would be able to breath?
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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Wed Jul 07, 2010 8:59 pm

I thought it would be hard to breath too, but having the head flap open is like sleeping with your head out in the open.

There is an optional mozzie net that can be bought for about $25 which is simply velcro'd on.
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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Rosco532 » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:11 pm

Always wondered how ''SWAG'' sleepers kept the Snakes & Spiders out of those things when you are out in the open .......

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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Wed Jul 07, 2010 9:27 pm

Again, something else I have thought about, as well as rain, that problem is easily solved with a camp stretcher bed, It'll also add to a little more comfort.
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Postby GypsyLady » Wed Jul 07, 2010 10:02 pm

Looks ok but too claustrophobic for me.
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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Lin » Thu Jul 08, 2010 8:49 am

I'm rather jealous that you can sleep in one of those. I'd get claustrophobic and I need my soft air mattress too. But I wish I could because that would be so handy when you can't or won't spend an hour setting up a tent.

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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby xmasbaby67 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 11:23 am

Great to hear Dave!! :+

Too claustrophobic for me but our three kids have Deluxe Single Jordan Creek Swags and they love them. Our son slept out by the campfire both nights when we went camping over the long weekend and it got down to -4 and he was fine ::()

Must be a boy thing!! :***
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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Ozzycamperboy » Thu Jul 08, 2010 12:30 pm

Lin wrote:I'm rather jealous that you can sleep in one of those. I'd get claustrophobic and I need my soft air mattress too. But I wish I could because that would be so handy when you can't or won't spend an hour setting up a tent.

Enjoy your solo camping trips!


Unless its really cold or teaming with mozzies, my head usually pokes out the end. And the foam mattress in mine is more comfy than my bed at home ::() I deadset LOVE my swag :mrgreen:
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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby Dodgy_Dave » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:00 pm

Like I said, It's my first swag and yes I did feel claustrophobic on the first night using it, Perhaps because I'm so use to tents.

I've got a kind of funny story though, I had it under a tarp because I was expecting rain, Just as I was dozing off, the wind picked up, the tarp came loose and flapped around at my feet. I totally lost it and practically sh@t myself, I screamed loud enough to wake up the other people I was camping with. After realising what was happening, I was sooo embarrassed.


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As for comfort, It has a dual density foam mattress, (heavy duty foam up the torso half) i was suprised on how comfortable it is. I woke up with sore hips from sleeping on my side, but a stretcher, self inflating mattress (or a tea spoon of concrete) should sort that out. I'm sure having no pillow didn't help.
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Re: Burdekin Swag by The Jolly Swagman - BCF

Postby hoadie72 » Thu Jul 08, 2010 9:52 pm

This was taken June 2008 just off the Snowy Mountains H'way. It got to 0c that night but in the swag I was fine. From memory I slept on top of an old sleeping bag to help insulate from the ground.

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