I love camp pic threads, I like looking at the different tents, and arrangements, the scenery and the atmosphere of living out doors in wild places.
Its funny how for some, camps evolve from very basic, small tents, on up to big wall tents, and in some cases cabins.
Certainly with no disrespect, the ones that evolve into a permananet structure such as a cabin, while often placed in beautiful places, to me are no longer a camp, but rather a permanent oasis where those who reside there, even temporarily, escape to.
But for the camp, it is a very remporary residence in a place we are fortunate to borrow for a while.
I've camped in everything from a one man bivy tent on up to my 30' travel trailer. Each has its own appeal. Each, its pro's and con's.
My favorite tent is my Panther Pyramid tent. Roomy enough for a couple hunters, wood stove, cots or air mattresses, and the smell of canvas. Anyone whos stayed in a canvas tent can attest, that smell is something that just makes the place feel like home.
I have extremely lightweight, silnylon tents, that serve the purpose of keeping the elements at bay, and can be set up and torn down on minutes, as I traverse through a wilderness area in search of elk.
No matter the type of shelter we choose, a remote camp, in places where we search and pursue game, are always a little slice of Heaven. The smells of woodsmoke, damp canvas and wool, a steaming cup of coffee or a cup of good bourbon after a day afield. A quiver of wood arrows and a stickbow propped in the corner or hanging from a branch. and if we're good, and with a little luck, the smell of fresh meat grilling over the fire.
-------------------- ...stood alone on a montaintop, starin out at a great divide, I could go east, I could go West, it was all up to me to decide, just then I saw a young hawk flyin and my soul began to rise...... Posts: 1373 | From: North Branch, Michigan | Registered: Sep 2003
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-------------------- Member of; Comptons Pope and Young PBS Colorado Traditional Archers Society and Life member of Bowhunters Of Wyoming Posts: 2439 | From: Wyoming | Registered: Jan 2008
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