Not many people in this decade , or even this century, refer to their bedroll as a bindle. Much more common to refer to it as a bedroll. While on the other hand, a bindle stick is commonly shortened to “bindle”. I can’t believe you really bought that book. There are classes at some local colleges on how to talk like a Genuine depression-era hobo. I just stick to talking like the idiot I am, so I don’t get accused of being a poser. Oh wait, I’m that too.Try catching up on some lingo. Speaking Train is a good resource it was composed by Brakeshoe. A Common day bindle is merely your bedroll. Not a bindle stick. lol.