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Getting a sleeping bag back into its original carry bag. . . . . . .

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SammyK Mon 04-Aug-08 20:43:15



DP has given up and his pride will be eternally wounded if he knows I am asking on here. hmm

Is is possible? Really? Anyone?

Uriel Mon 04-Aug-08 20:45:06

Ha ha ha.

<collects self>

Dh can do this. No-one else in our family can.

I'm sure this helps. Not.

gingerninja Mon 04-Aug-08 20:46:46

Virtually impossible but I've been known to manage it. [smug emoticon]

Uriel Mon 04-Aug-08 20:47:42


Indith Mon 04-Aug-08 20:47:47

Stuff, do not roll. Sleeping bags are easy, now tents on the other hand are an art form.

SammyK Mon 04-Aug-08 20:47:54

I have managed it once and so has DP, but I think they were flukes. grin

I was really trying hard to look sympathetic whilst DP struggled.

SammyK Mon 04-Aug-08 20:48:27

I can do the tent, it's the sleeping bags I hate!

Nagapie Mon 04-Aug-08 20:48:33

I have been told that it is better to store sleeping bags out of their casings/bags so the fibre/down can breathe ??

giddykipper Mon 04-Aug-08 20:48:44

Fold it in half lengthways so you have a long skinny thing.

Roll it up really tight.

Grasp the rolled up bag between your knees as you pop the cover over.

tissy Mon 04-Aug-08 20:49:27

Stuff it in, whilst rotating the bag, so you don't end up with a banana shape!

tissy Mon 04-Aug-08 20:50:48

ooh, actually, Nagapie's right especially if it's down. Hang it over a hanger in the wardrobe instead!

Indith Mon 04-Aug-08 20:51:45

That is true Nagapie. If the manufacturers of my various sleeping bags would like to buy me a house with the space in which to do that then I would, until then they get stuffed. Seriously stuff, never attempt to roll, I quite honestly never have a problem. I can stuff my sleeping bag AND liner into the same stuff sack [smug git emotion]

SammyK Mon 04-Aug-08 20:52:15

I don't think it's a down one.. will have a look..

MegBusset Mon 04-Aug-08 20:53:26

Yes, it is possible. Don't attempt to roll up the bag first. Just stuff the bottom of the sleeping bag into the bottom of the carry bag and keep stuffing it in a little at at time, turning as you go. Easy peasy

PeaMcLean Mon 04-Aug-08 20:53:42

Some are easier than others, if that's any comfort. Depends on age I think.

SammyK Mon 04-Aug-08 21:16:02

Done! [smug]

I used giddykippers technique, two single sleeping bags all stuffed away!

I think my stubborn streak helped.

SammyK Mon 04-Aug-08 21:17:16

Will try the stuff and roll technique with our double tomorrow, jut tried the rolling on first and it worked! smile

sallystrawberry Mon 04-Aug-08 21:19:01

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SammyK Mon 04-Aug-08 21:30:54

Thats a good idea sallystrawberry, it is such a pain of a job.

scarymamma Tue 05-Aug-08 08:34:17

I did the same as giddy kipper - fold in half then roll up really tightly, grasp with thighs and wrestle back into stuff sack. I say 'did' as I got told in no uncertain terms that they should only be in their bags for transporting, they should should be 'stuffed' in randomly (Ha - b#####y impossible - like herding cats!!!) and stored uncompressed and unfolded as it allegedly damages the filling and reduces their ability to keep you warm. Am off to Wilkos to buy some cheapo bedding storage zipper bags so I can put them in the loft.

giggly Tue 05-Aug-08 22:55:04

I can do both the tent and the sleeping bags much to dh disgust. My secret is imagining its his head I'm stuffing in the bag after we have argued when putting the tent up. See simple really wink

scanner Tue 05-Aug-08 23:00:44

we give this job to the dc's.

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