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Canvas Bedroll

Discussion in 'Shelter & Sleeping' started by Wayland, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. Wayland

    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    Many years ago I had a Second World War Officers Bedroll which I used as a weather resistant cover for my sleeping bag. It wasn’t as waterproof as a bivi bag but it kept the bag in good shape under rough conditions and was comfortable to use.

    As I’ve been using a hammock mostly for the last decade it’s been stowed away and was getting pretty tatty anyway so with the purchase of my new Baker tent which will see a return to ground sleeping for me, I decided to make a new cover along the same lines.

    I started with a 2m length of 14oz canvas, 72" wide and folded in two, sewn into a bucket for the feet, edged with cotton webbing and with ties of the same down the side to close it up. The long ties you see for binding the roll, also serve to secure a pillow when sleeping.

    For packing, you stuff the bedding down into the foot bucket and then roll the canvas around the whole thing.

    Here it has the two bag system I used in the Arctic but I'll probably just use a couple of blankets on a cotton stuffed palliasse atop a stretcher when I'm in the tent.
     
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    crosslandkelly A somewhat settled

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    Looks very nice Gary, well made.
     
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    Very nice, of all your Arctic threads and posts I've read I don't recall seeing the roll, can you link to it please :)
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I just meant it had the double bag system I used in my bivi bag inside it to test for size.

    I didn't use a bed roll over there, it would have been too heavy for the flight.
     
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    I would like to see more pictures if possible, please.
     
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    Wayland Hárbarðr

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    I have builders starting to tear bits of the house apart at the moment so I don't have anywhere to spread it out at the moment.

    I'l try to get some shots at the STC Craft Camp in a couple of weeks and post them up then for you.
     
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    Ah I see :)
     
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    Here you go, don't say I'm not good to you.

    I managed to shuffle things around to find some carpet space ( No small task in our household.)

    Not the best of pictures but this shows it unrolled with a couple of blankets in it for normal use.

    The foot bucket ends at the point where you might notice a slight re-enforcement to the edging near the base and the ties down the side allow you to have it open or closed as much as you like.
     
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    Just in case anyone is interested this is the canvas I used.
     
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    Thanks for the link Wayland, very useful - might just purchase some and have a go ;)
    Cheers
    Simon
     

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