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Old 11-17-2012, 01:23 PM   #1
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Packing tent, bag pad in one roll

I've begun to deflate my big Agnes pad while lying in the bag. Then detach the poles and finally role the foot print,
Pad, bag and tent all up as it lies.

I stuff it onto my wolfman large dry bag and then I roll it out the next nite. Saves me a lot of time and headache. Seems so obvious now, I don't know what took me so long.

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Old 11-17-2012, 01:41 PM   #2
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Works great if it does not rain, or condensation did not form during the night
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Old 11-17-2012, 02:54 PM   #3
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It's generally a very good idea to separate the sleeping bag from the tent, unless you're damned sure that the tent is bone dry. Leaving a damp tent in a sealed bag (dry bag) all day long with your sleeping bag will result in a soggy bag, and likely a poor sleep the next night.

I always keep those two things separate.
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Old 11-17-2012, 03:55 PM   #4
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Don't bother trying to roll up the tent and/or fly; just stuff them into the stuff sack. Same with the sleeping bag.
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Old 11-18-2012, 01:19 PM   #5
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In addition to making sure tent is dry,you want to air out your sleeping bag after a nights use,especially if it's down filled.

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Old 11-18-2012, 01:59 PM   #6
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+1 on the rain/damp/condensation comments..

you can pack more or less anything with anything until you've a need to seperate and if you've not planned for that you're gonna end up uncomfortable in one way or another.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:00 AM   #7
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Condensation has not been an issue for me, and I'm in down stuff in hot and humid Southeast Asia (however I realize we are all different), with a proper tarp I would think a tent stays dry, even in the rain. I know my hammock stays dry even in monsoon rains over here.

I do the all in one thing with my: hammock, bug net, top and bottom down quilts.

I pack my tarp seperately as that is the one that will be wet.

The all in one stuff in a drybag allows me to be all set-up inside 5 minutes.
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Old 11-19-2012, 08:14 AM   #8
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Don't bother trying to roll up the tent and/or fly; just stuff them into the stuff sack. Same with the sleeping bag.

or use a compression sack and save even more space
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Old 11-19-2012, 11:37 AM   #9
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keep it separated

Roll the pad. stuff the sleeping bag into its own compression sack. stuff tent into its own stuff sack. This way if you ever do have a wet night, rain,condensation, beer,water, you can separate the wet items and keep your dry stuff dry.
I usually end up at the campsite before sunset, so any dampness will usually dry out while I'm chilling at the campfire.
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