For most of us a lot of thought and hard earned cash goes towards purchasing a swag. It can be a significant investment for some, so it pays to look after your swag so that it will do the job it was intended for for many years.
So with that in mind here is some guidance on caring for your swag.
Before your first night together
When you first purchase your swag you will need to precondition the seam stitching. To do this, set it up, remove the mattress and thoroughly soak the exterior canvas, particularly the seams with water, this allows the thread and canvas to swell thus taking up any potential leaks in the stitching. Allow to dry, particularly the seams. It is the drying that seals the seams. Repeat this process twice to completely ensure the seams are waterproof.
Cleaning and General Care of your Swag
To keep you swag clean and to ensure that your camp bed lasts the test of time follow this simple guidelines:
Keep in mind the following points when setting up your swag.
On cold nights Minimise the chance of condensation by slightly opening the windows at each end of your swag to create some airflow to let the internal heat generated by your body escape the swag.
If you have been using swags for years then this is most likely second nature to you, however if you are new to camping with a swag then hopefully there is some handy and helpful hints in here. Happy swagging.