Taurinor wrote:My goodness, you've been busy! That all looks lovely!
Taurinor wrote:I played with the swag some (used it on my first overnight outing), and it's a solid system. I actually ended up wearing the bedroll horizontally across my shoulder blades to shift the weight a little bit higher, which was a little more comfortable for me (but the comfort of weight distribution is a very personal thing).
I was attracted to it for the same reason that it seems you were, that it plays nicely with a cloak! But then I found that I wasn't really wearing my cloak (really just a half-blanket) on the trail and that I liked the stability of a pack frame and now I'm looking into pack baskets... you know how it goes! I didn't stop using it because of some sort of major flaw, though - just gear and preference changes.
cool, I totally missed that thread, thanks for the link, your right that kit evolves over time, sometimes incredibly quickly, I don't know if I'll stick with it for ever but given that I'll get maybe one chance to use it every year if I'm lucky it will probably do just fine, I'm getting a different (hopefully better) blanket and a shelter and ground cloth will add weight to the bedroll so I'll be interested to see how well it works loaded with more weight