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The Melbourne Bushies - Fifty years along the track (1940-90)

Bob Steel's 'abdulled' tent, 1964.
Bob Steel's 'abdulled' tent, 1964.
Bob Steel

Sleeping gear

Early sleeping bags tended to be somewhat cooler than those of today. Paddy Pallin produced a couple of models while some were home-made, with the filling done by Kimpton's Feather Mills or Purax. A cheap and bulky bag was the kapok-filled type – very heavy when wet (as they often became in tapered tents in wet weather) and very hard to dry out.

Spencer George was in the habit of retiring to a plastic bag.
Spencer George was in the habit of retiring to a plastic bag while others ate their lunch. This photo was taken by the High Plains Creek, on the Youngs Hut - McNamaras Hut trip led by Phil Taylor, 11 March 1989.
Bill Metzenthen