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This week our daughter Sarah rang and asked if we could fish out her old swag, make sure there was some clean bedding in it and post it to her in Queensland where she was picking up her new 4x4 and getting it ready for a road trip.
Oh, and if I’ve got time could I knock her up a Travel Bag 😂
Well, her swag which is one of our original Supersize swags, has been in the shed for a while and a bit dusty but was in remarkably good nick.
The canvas felt just as good as the day we made it probably over 30 something years ago She got it when she about 5 years old and it’s had a lot of use since then and seen some amazing places!
It’s got a couple of patches where we’ve repaired it (spark burn holes from camping too close to the campfire), but apart from that it’s ready for the next 30 years of adventures I reckon.
A mouse had recently chewed a hole in her woollen blanket, which I patched and washed, aired out her down sleeping bag, and she was good to go!
Oh, and made her a Travel bag 😊
Yesterday, someone put a post on a camping page called Station Hoppers Australia for the best swag recommendations and it was awesome to see how many people gave our swags a big thumbs up 👍🏻 “Murchison River Swags & Bags. All Australian materials, handmade by John & Gabrielle in their back yard shed, Geraldton Australia and sent ALL over the world. Check them out and their reviews. You will not be disappointed 😊 Chantelle W.” “Murchison River swags. Wint find better anywere. Karl S.” “For traditional (non dome / non "tent swag") swags we have some hand made Murchison rivers. The quality is amazing, and a bit of aussie history. Compared to my darche's which have loads of stitching errors and anomalies. Murchy's also have very good mattress density. Brad D.” And lots more. Thanks guys for giving our small Aussie business such a great plug.
We actually don’t compete with the big names in swags. We can never produce the quantity of swags they make or most of them have made off shore now, but what we can do is stick to our standards and just make the very best quality, traditional style swags we can using the ducks nutsread the rest below