150 300x186 Backpack Bed What is a Swag?
An Australian term for an outdoor portable sleeping unit. Made famous by old Australian folk song – Once a Jolly Swagman (old time person) camped by a Billabong (waterhole). The sad irony is that that Jolly Swagman was being chased by Police. Homeless are often chased away as well with move along laws.

Traditional Australian swag
Sadly, the traditional Australian swag is made of heavy canvas (sometimes up to half a kilo per square meter). But tradition – does not mean canvas is the best fabric to use. You live in the 21st century. Not in the era of tall ships and pirates.

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Streetsleepers Photography by Martijn Crowe www.thefaketory.org