How to Make a Canvas Bedroll
Bedrolls are the original bivy and have been used for centuries to keep their occupants warm and dry after a long day of travel. If you’re not concerned about a bit of weight, they are a perfect way to pack your bed, shelter, and some extra gear in one bundle. What you relinquish in poundage, you’ll make up for in durability and comfort.
If you can get your hands on some canvas, here is a simple design that can take a beating and still protect you from the elements. Feel free to waterproof to your liking by waxing the canvas, or with a little leather work you can customize the way you secure your roll internally and externally.