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nek4me
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Any more cabins and camps out there? Being relatively new here I don't recognize a lot of the posters in the thread from 5-6 yrs ago but there must be others to keep this going.

Anyway, a good read on cabin building and life I can recommend is:

Cabin - Two Brothers, a Dream, and Five Acres in Maine by Lou Ureneck

I got it at B&N a while ago and it's available online used for about four bucks.

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Etter
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My wife and I are currently in the process of buying a 3 bedroom cabin in the north ga mtns. It's basically centralized in my typical bear hunting areas. Its on 2.5 acres that butts up to the national forest. Not many deer but great bear and pig hunting with some turkeys thrown in. Great trout fishing too for both stockers and wild. Its all log exterior with a big wraparound porch set up high and beautiful interior. It's a bit nice for a hunting camp but I needed a place the wife and daughter would go too.


My family camp in PA is about 100 years old. Its a more typical camp with no power or water and gas lights

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John Krause
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I put a one room cabin on my property down by Steelville, MO three years ago. It is 12x24 with 4 feet of that front porch. Off the grid. I have a small solar package for lights and such and a radiant propane heater for heat. 250 gallon propane tank and I use about 100 gallons a year.if you can drive to it the propane man can get to it. The place is 6/10 of a mile down a logging road off the gravel.

I thought hard about a wood stove but am glad I went with the propane heat. Pack in coolers and water and use a solar shower when warm enough. Outhouse, fire ring and pavilion for wood storage.

My advice is to do as soon as you can. The wife loves it and several friends enjoy it also.

Had pics on photo bucket but haven't got into the new one . Would send pics to someone if they want to post them for me.

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John Krause
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I've been playing with this Imgur. Let's see....

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Outhouse

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John Krause
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And a few inside shots...

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The solar package is really neat. Plug to an outlet on the outside and it goes right to the breaker box which powers al the outlets inside

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Ron LaClair
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Shrew Haven deer camp in Michigan's Upper Peninsula.

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Bringing a deer into camp up Armstrong creek

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Ron LaClair
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The Shrew Crew

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Some of the guys by the main cabin which was built in 1936

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John, that is a great cabin and setup. That gets you out in a quiet secluded area. Wonderful!

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Ron LaClair
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Inside the cabin on company night

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JakeD
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Ron, I always love the posts about shrewhaven. It really seems like a great place full of wonderful memories. If you wouldn't mind, could you give a little bit of history about it? I don't think I've ever seen anything about how long it's been around, how it originated, etc.

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TIM B
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John- what solar package did ya get?
Tim B

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Tim, It'a a Harbor Freight package. 3 15 watt panels hooked to a 750 watt solar charger. That goes to two marine batteries that are cabled as one. Then an inverter/converter is hooked to the batteries to turn DC into AC. The cabin was wired so I can plug into an outside outlet and power the breaker box. A heavy duty outside cord from the inverter to the outside outlet. Cord has male plugs on each end. Got to be careful. I plug into the cabin first then to the inverter and reverse order to undo. Other end is hot after plugging into inverter.

The power goes to the box as 2 legs of 6o instead of 120. Confused even a life long electrician friend. If you enlarge the pic you can see a small dog house (with removeable roof) where I keep it all. It is doing the job but will probably upgrade when it is time.

Too much information [Smile]

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TIM B
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No not too much! That's great - thanks for taking the time to post that!! So if your going to upgrade - your probably not getting the juice ya need?
Thanks again
Tim B

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Always very much enjoy the Shrew Haven pics!!
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I like that solar set-up, might have to rig something similar. I have power at camp but would like to be as off-grid as possible just in case. Wonderful places guys, loving this thread.

[campfire] We need a little cabin "emoji-ma-callit" on here.

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