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cowboy bedroll.....

has anyone used the "coyboy bedroll" from cabelas? Anyone use them while sleeping on the ground?  Is it worth the money? 

http://www.cabelas.com/product/Cabelas-Outfitters8482-Bed-Roll/744764.uts?Ntk=AllProducts&searchPath=%2Fcatalog%2Fsearch.cmd%3Fform_state%3DsearchForm%26N%3D0%26fsch%3Dtrue%26Ntk%3DAllProducts%26Ntt%3Dcoyboy%2Bbedroll%26WTz_l%3DHeader%253BSearch-All%2BProducts&Ntt=coyboy+bedroll&WTz_l=Header%3BSearch-All+Products

 

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I have one that I got at

I have one that I got at sportsmans wh. I like the heck out of it but I thank I only paid $65 for it. If I was packing into the back country I think I would pay that for one.

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I prefer this

I prefer this one:

http://capriolas.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=37&products_id=39

or this one:

http://www.bigbendsaddlery.com/btarps.html

 

It's a very good way to haul your clothing and give you a place to sleep if you are camping out of a truck or have hauled your gear in to a camp by horseback. I wouldn't want to carry such a heavy thing myself if I was in the backcountry. The bedroll went in the wagon and was moved by the guy driving the bedroll wagon in days of yore. The matress on mine is a futon mattress. With four or five blankets I can withstand the coldest winters possible.

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As Comfortable As You Make It

A hundred & thirty bucks gets you a big piece of custom cut and assembled canvas.  You add whatever you want to make it as warm and as comfortable as you can/want.  The basic pattern that Capriolas makes (link on BikerRN's post) has been used since the 1800's.  Classically a couple of wool blankets are laid out on the canvas along with what little clothes you needed to get the job done (remember these are called "cowboy" bedrolls).  Outdoors type people made of softer stuff (like me and most other modern outdoorsmen) added sleeping pads and sleeping bags along with a pillow to make the bedroll more comfortable, stuffing their 30 lbs of extra clothing in a separate bag or two.

These bedrolls aren't small - there's no way they can even remotely be considered appropriate for a back pack adventure.  No truck or horse to carry them then no way they are going.  I know several folks (men & women) who use them routinely for work and play and have considered buying one for years as I drive past Capriollas just about every day.  Just can't get past the sticker shock.  But with a good pad and good blankets and or sleeping bag they are great for "roughing it".  The well treated canvas makes them just about impervious to ground moisture and light rains or fog.  Considering the cost factor, I know some guys that are still using the same bedroll they bought thirty years ago.  Can't think of a sleeping system that has that kind of longevity.  I also like Bikers use of a futon pad for a bedroll pad instead of a crappy piece of thin foam.

Dammit Wiskey, now you got me thinking about getting a Capriolla bedroll (support your local store) again!  There goes a couple of hundred that should be going towards a side by side instead! 

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Wiskey,

Here's a link to a picture.

The big round things stacked up are the bedrolls. No way I'd want to carry one on my back.

http://www.cowboyshowcase.com/images/wagon/wagon58a.jpg

 

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Lordie Petes....I had figured

Lordie Petes....I had figured they would be big, <picturing a xl large sleeping bag roll>  Them things are huge.  Seeing as how I will be using a bike and trailer this coming year, I thing I'll go a different route.

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I suspect that cowboy's to

I suspect that cowboy's to day just go home to sleep. In the times where they lived out I suspect they wouldn't be able to carry enough of those big things for everyone to have one. The other's are simply a sleeping bag inside a waterproff tarp. Tarp's keep cold off much better than plastic. They are called cowboy bedrolls as a sales pitch.

How's momma and that pup doing JR? Hi to mom and rub the pup's ears. Guess it's not so much pup anymore!

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FYI

I worked for a wagon outfit back in 1985.

It's a good way to become a man and learn things one won't learn at home sleeping in a feather bed.

Since those days I've outgrown the wagon but still have my bedroll. I'll use it in WY in the fall on a hunting trip. The truck will serve as my wagon.

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Hey Don,Lil' Miss Sally will

Hey Don,

Lil' Miss Sally will be 2 this july.  She is doing good on all her training 'cept for the "HUP" part, still wanting to chase the prey on flush.  We working on it.  Its getting better.  The Missus still out shoots me, I think Sally is starting to hunt more on Sherry's side of field, she gets to retrive more birds over there....lol  Sherry says HEY

 

 

I have changed me plans, instead of using the "bedroll" from Cabela's, I'm just gonna use a bivy sack with a couple wool blankets inside.  With a small tarp over top, should be able to handle most any weather in the valley that comes up.  Half the wieght and size, same amount of comfort. 

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you guys got me thinkin,i use

you guys got me thinkin,i use to make boots and still have my sewing machine,i doubt if it wood be hard to build one with the right material.i just need to set it up and see

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