Packing tent, bag pad in one roll

Discussion in 'Equipment' started by Britome, Nov 17, 2012.

  1. Britome

    Britome Get Free

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    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.

    Other obvious things I've never thought of that help you?
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  2. Brit in SF

    Brit in SF Been here awhile

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    Works great if it does not rain, or condensation did not form during the night
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  3. Kestrel

    Kestrel Gear Driven Cams!!

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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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  4. Mr. B

    Mr. B Contrarian

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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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  5. JR356

    JR356 Long timer

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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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  6. catweasel67

    catweasel67 Honda XRV 750 RD04

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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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  7. team ftb

    team ftb Befuddled Adventurer

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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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  8. bomber60015

    bomber60015 Anatomically Correct

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    or use a compression sack and save even more space
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  9. Denalidirt

    Denalidirt High Plains Drifter

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    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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