Yeah, I've done this a few times over the past 30 years and you don't want sticky softwood pitch near ANY gear you intend to keep <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" />

That and I prefer to load my SB with leaves and sleep above it so as not to rise a' drippin' in sweat <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/frown.gif" alt="" /> If the humidity is low enough below say 45F I have gotten into it with a slash cut foothole in the footend of the SB. Also, some boughs of softwood laid under the SB is more comfortable than being in it with them IME. I have slept in one that had leaves layered in between another and it did suffice but was noisy as heck if you did'nt sleep like a log <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/tongue.gif" alt="" /> And in the AM there was no ground cushioning left due to crushed leaves. All practiced in Late Spring early Fall <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />

Other than that you have a great idea <img src="/forums/images/graemlins/smirk.gif" alt="" />