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Whats your camp?

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  1. hobbydog

    hobbydog Elite Refuge Member

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    We built this 30 years ago. Lots of great memories. When you do lots of tent camping in bad weather you really appreciate a warm dry place.

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  2. WHUP ! Hen

    WHUP ! Hen Elite Refuge Member Supporting Member

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    Grif, sound like our bunch. We start hunting at LST, about 10:00 I’ll head back to the cabin, about 1/4 mile away and start brunch and then back to hunting about 3:00 if we need more birds. Evening time sound about like ours.
     
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  3. hobbydog

    hobbydog Elite Refuge Member

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    But I do love the simplicity of wilderness travel when a tent and a tarp is all you got. Lots of freedom to go when and where you want. Gets you to a lot of places that few others go.

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  4. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    When I hunt, I mostly hunt. Or I use too. Last year we bought that bumper pull 14 toy hauler. I spent two solid days inside in the rain then the snow, a little bit of heat. cooked food, a bit of reading. For me the worst. getting up to take a leak in the cold

    So for my camping was just as you describe. maybe sleep in,.. maybe not;I do have a hard time relaxing,..
     
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  5. Grif

    Grif Elite Refuge Member

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    My days of not being able to relax at duck camp are gone. It ain't that I don't enjoy killing them, because I haven't lost any of that desire.....but I realized, at some point, I didn't have to kill them all today. And, I didn't have to be miserable to do it. Being around friends and like minded people just adds to the enjoyment. I suppose it also helps that I can stay for weeks at a time now so there has to be some kind of pace as I age.
     
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  6. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    Ive turned that corner also. I dont need to kill game every hunt.
    A few guys that hunt with me in "My" goose pit drives them nuts when there is a nice overhead 35 yard shot and I want to put the geese in front of us

    I hunt in grizzlie country and use bears as a reason to not leave camp until moments before light
     
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  7. waterswatter

    waterswatter Elite Refuge Member

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    We never could get by with 2 pounds of freeze-dried food per day. Every ounce counts but when we were young, dumb and strong, it was easier to be beasts of burden than forego some good eats and stuff.
     
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  8. Mort

    Mort Elite Refuge Member

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    This is about as rough as it gets for me anymore around hunting or fishing season. Bones hurt too much.
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  9. newduk

    newduk Elite Refuge Member

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    I'm old, but still adoptable.....
     
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  10. salthunter

    salthunter Moderator Moderator

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    I tend to do without what some packers consider essential
    I never carried more than 10 oz of water when there was water
    I tried to have 2500 3000 calories per day expecting fish

    Other than eggs I had a lot of just add water regular grocery items
    • My heavies: yep stated out with a couple apples
    Lots of nuts
    My own fish batter seasoning
    Some supermarket free dried fruit and veggies
    Dried soup mixes in recent years I put those $1.00 tuna salmon pouches
    I’m a pretty big guy 260 lbs
    So more weight in clothes and sleeping bag and a cheaper pack ( Teton)
     

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