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Swag (bedroll)

One of the many ways to set up some brands of commercial, modern swags
Rolled modern commercial swags

In Australia, a swag is a portable sleeping unit.[1] It is normally a bundle of belongings rolled in a traditional fashion to be carried by a foot traveller in the bush. Before motor transport was common, foot travel over long distances was essential to agriculture in the Australian bush. It is sometimes referred to as a "backpack bed". Swags have been carried by shearers, miners, the unemployed, and many others, some of whom would have been happy to have been called swagmen and some not.[1]

  1. ^ a b "Swags for Homeless Backpack Bed fire retardant for homeless Donate tax deductible". Swags.org.au. Retrieved 26 November 2012.