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  1. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    A lodge, cabin, RV, tent, back of the pickup? Back seat in the pickup, bucket seat?
    My wife and I bought a bumper pull camper but Im still tenting and back of the truck sleeping
    Elk camp 10 years ago
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    Cisco camp( think smelt) single digits
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    deer camp
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    backpack trio in my wifes vintage tent
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    bear camp May 22
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  2. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    moose camps
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    -10 moose camp
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    September hunt camp,, back of trucks
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    when My wife comes along
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    BSA scout camp
     

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    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    scout camps
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  4. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    Holiday Inn Express or Hilton Garden Inn. Those have been the last two.

    I used to backpack, summer and winter 3 or 4 X a year. 60-80 pound packs that would drop to 35 pounds after we were on the trail or cross-country for up to a week +. Then I got a job and got soft and now it's a hotel for me.
     
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  5. Ratdaddy

    Ratdaddy Senior Refuge Member

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    Pretty much the same. If the wife is along it's a trailer. If not the kids and I sleep under the stars on cots or under a tarp strung in the trees or the back of the truck under a canopy.

    Only exception is when we hunt out of state I will haul the trailer out of convenience. Both for setting up camp and for being able to stop at a wide spot on the way over or back to sleep instead of having to stay at a motel. With miles between motels across some of the country we drive I got tired of either "waiting for the next town" and getting tired or stopping sooner than necessary for fear of pushing too far. It's nice to pull over when too tired and just sleep.
     
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  6. meat hunter

    meat hunter Senior Refuge Member

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    Deer hunting I walk out the back door so not much of a camp. But when we go up north, weather it be grouse or fishing, we evolved years ago and got up off the ground and into hammocks. Warbonnnet for me, Hennessy for my buddy.
    Nothing like laying back with zero pressure points. Even better when there's a monsoon of a storm going on. High and dry.
     
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    Ratdaddy Senior Refuge Member

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    I need to try that again. Most of our camping is in warm weather even during hunting season.

    I have tried a hammock a couple times and the bend of my back and body was hard on my back. But I have 3 blown discs in my lower back.

    The only hammocks I have used are the in the back yard on the frame types though so maybe a good quality strung between the trees type designed for sleeping would be better?
     
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    Ratdaddy Senior Refuge Member

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    Meat hunter I looked at the hammocks you guys use and think the Warbonnett would be great. I may have to look into getting one for our backpack trips.
     
  9. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    What the heck were you packing
    35 lbs for high elevation (nighttime 20 degrees ) with food and fishing gear . Hauling out deer is the only time Ive ever had over 37lbs backpacking. Canoe trips up to 70 lbs per person
    Most of our scouts have switched to hammocks,.. even in caves. My back cant do it. Some with tree gourd rain fly and bug screen under $20
    A few boys like their one-man bivi tents .
    Eureka! Solitaire One-Person, Three-Season Backpacking Bivy Style Tentless than $100

    Rattlesnakes and really weird looking bugs in Idaho keep me off the ground or zipped in a tent
     
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    Native NV Ducker Mod-Duck Hunters Forum, Classifieds, and 2 others Moderator

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    Canada Camp...
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