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Title: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Flinttim on November 30, 2003, 06:23:00 PM
Before everyone ends the season , how about some picturs of y'alls deer camps ? Always seems to be fun and we get to steal ideas from each other. (if you can't steal from friends, who can you steal from, heh ?)

Here's mine

  (http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid91/pcac44c8eb92078c906682e22ca73e5f8/fa6c2577.jpg)

The old slide in camper was given to me by a friend. Too heavy and too old for him to use, but once on site, it's been a nice thing for me. Behind the camper you will see my shower house. Made from a section of privacy fence , cut into 3 pcs and a floor added. A solar shower does the trick here. Picnic table and deck were made from treated lumber left from tearing down our old porch and the contractor building a new one.Got some foam blocks for shootin' bows and a block for throwing my hawk and knife to entertain myself. Power comes from a 12v marine battery (all lights in the camper are 12v) it also has a gas fridge and stove. We have a good spring about 50 yds from the camper that supplies all my water needs.

Can't wait for the grandson to get big enough to share it with me.Kinda lonely by yourself.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: GEREP on November 30, 2003, 07:04:00 PM
(http://community.webshots.com/s/image4/6/81/22/58568122xuDmCJ_ph.jpg)

Not sure if this pic will work or not, but here's mine.  Were in northern Michigan.  I only own 20 acres, but am surrounded by thousands of acres of Federal land.  We have since added a bunkroom off the back.  Its small, but we have lots of fun.  

With the help of friends, we built the main cabin one year.  A couple years later, we added the covered deck, and this year we added the bunkroom.

It's pretty remote, so no power or water.  propane powers the lights and heat.

KPC
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on November 30, 2003, 07:32:00 PM
Here is the link to GEREP's pic   camp (http://community.webshots.com/s/image4/6/81/22/58568122xuDmCJ_ph.jpg)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on November 30, 2003, 07:51:00 PM
Here is  my deer and turkey camp. Unfortunately I don't have land but I do provide the shelter when we go to friends properties.

This 1976 Apache Ramada hardsided pop up has all the comforts of home.  It is like a home away from home.

  (http://home.rochester.rr.com/rhaingray/awning.jpg)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Eric on November 30, 2003, 08:09:00 PM
Those are all real nice setups you guys have there. I'm not really a hunter, but are you sayin you leave these up year-round and use them as shelter for when you go to your favorite hunting spots?

Kinda reminds me of the farmhouse at our family's farm. Actually, the farmhouse has no electricity, plumbing, or even the ability to close the door to the porch.   :p    We do, however, have a small 10'x6' house that my dad and I use when we go up there.

Kinda makes me wish I was there right now...   :rolleyes:
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Texoma Felton on November 30, 2003, 09:02:00 PM
Flinttim, How did you come out on camper heater? Those cold wet nights aint any fun.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Flinttim on November 30, 2003, 09:14:00 PM
It was FUBAR. I took it out and bought one of those little heaters that run on a 1# bottle of propane (like a Mr Heater just another brand-must be made in the same Taiwan factory cause they are identical) Not supposed to use it while sleeping but that's OK. Have a nice sleeping bag for that.  Little heater does a fine job. Plus when I get too old to climb I can build me a ground blind and take it  in with me.  :thumbsup:
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on November 30, 2003, 09:17:00 PM
Tim, you can buy an adapter for  a connection from a big LP tank to those little bottles.  Much cheaper to run of the big tank than use those little bottles.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: '46 on November 30, 2003, 09:23:00 PM
Whitetails, muleys and elk, Missourie Breaks.
  (http://nagelg.50megs.com/jcamp.jpg)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Bowfolks on November 30, 2003, 09:28:00 PM
George-

Man oh man. Your spot sure is pretty.

Can't wait til the boys are older. We will love to take them out too.

Jesica
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Flinttim on November 30, 2003, 09:31:00 PM
Actually Meat I've been thinking of buying one of those thing-ama-bobs that let you fill the 1 pounders from a big tank. Less than the cost of a hose adapter and I still retain the convenience. Anyone have experience with them ?
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on November 30, 2003, 09:35:00 PM
Tim, I have never tried one but would be real interested in hearing how they work.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Texoma Felton on November 30, 2003, 09:58:00 PM
Flinttim, I am glad to hear you have heat. I looked real hard for a stovepipe coming out the top, but didn't see one. Good luck and have fun.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: bowguy on November 30, 2003, 11:49:00 PM
we routinely refill the little propane bottles from alarger 65 gal tank.  After connecting the hose between the big tank and the little bottle, we use a needle-nose plier to open the vent on the little bottle until liquid propane starts coming out.

It works, not really safe around an open flame. We probably refill 100-125 bottles a season this way.

best of luck
dnichols
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Gray Buffalo on December 01, 2003, 12:15:00 AM
(http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0XAB9F*wdTZ7KEH2xhURT2TziMaTeGdg0ZjnpNAMVIImUzmpLScCoWLrPSXwNS9XJwtOX9d7C686YTDCTUZ1QeY3jwXa2Sjq3n8tqVWwoyyEXKv1u*fY1o7gL0Q6trrzmnHIEP50dKFU/gang%20meeting.jpg?dc=4675448436228549811)

  (http://groups.msn.com/_Secure/0WgDhAjQddFldH!RqP1Ymczr1mckp4oLvGpDeeBGGyIYFT40k6pkUjWlLxy4ka1dU*ge5x1UTDsMfBUPMUI1NVgSHDNLzkR44*Qih6QHxTyTZBATr16iDi*TeW6!0ecFKf762g8oIdP8/early%20camp.jpg?dc=4675448436117023827)

We have to hunt on public land. This is the normal group on the week ends and the 2nd photo shows weekdays. I'm glad I'm retired and can hunt all the time.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: '46 on December 01, 2003, 01:50:00 AM
Jerry, I can't wait 'till I can hunt all season...won't be long. Nice camp.

Jesica, thanks. We have a great setup, usually with 6-12 hunters, four being myself and my boys. Have a hot shower, running water from drums,  good tents, and a cook/dining canopy, BBQ, stove, boiler and cabinets.
  When I'm too old to hunt I'll still go back to that place with my kids. Just being there is an experience, its beautiful (and good hunting). The boys are regulars every year and will carry on the tradition for their lives.
 This ain't  expensive. We've  always done our own thing wherever it is, no outfiters, and it's worked out. A few years you and Tony will will be doin' the same thing, start the tradition...have fun.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: GEREP on December 01, 2003, 06:34:00 AM
I dont know why my pic didn't work, it was there when I posted it and then it was gone when I came back...must be the evil spirits...lol

Here's a link if anyone is interested in looking.  Also, can someone tell me what I'm doing wrong on the pic posting?

  http://community.webshots.com/photo/58567226/58568122xuDmCJ  

Thanks,

KPC
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Flinttim on December 01, 2003, 07:32:00 AM
Sounds good Bowguy. I have a Coleman stove and lantern, a small grill, and the heater, that all run off of the 1# bottles. I just ordered one of the refill deals from Harbor Freight. About the same price as the hose kit they sell for the heater but a lot more convenient. I'll report back when I get it.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Gray Buffalo on December 01, 2003, 11:16:00 PM
I’ve been thinking about getting one of dhem refilling thingies my self. Has anyone used them and do they work?

  :confused:
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: the Ferret on December 02, 2003, 07:20:00 AM
Tim been thinking about updating my Coleman stuff from the liquid fuel...do the stove and lantern run a good time on one of those little bottles ie: if ya had to do it again would you go with the bottle kind or back to the liquid kind?
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on December 02, 2003, 07:38:00 AM
Hands down Mickey I would use the bottles for family camping.  No fuss no muss no pumping.  White gas spills and it stinks. The only place I still use it is in my backpacking stove.  

Obviously it depends on how long you use them but roughly I get 2-3 nights use from a lantern and the gas stove I go through a tank or two on a weekend trip. I also use the bottles for my little gas grill I take camping.

The little LP tanks are a bit more expensive than white gas but for the safety and convienience I think they are worth it.  The economical way to do it is to buy from Wally World or some other the pole with hoses that allows you to connect your lantern and stove to a bulk tank of gas. I think it is like $32 bucks.  I am going to pick one up for next season along with the refil adapter for the little tanks that Tim mentioned above.

Happy camping.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Killdeer on December 02, 2003, 07:56:00 AM
Ferret,
I have evolved over the last thirty-seven years of camping and gone through the white gas and into the propane age. I own a Coleman white gas stove but have not set it up for a good five years, I'll wager.

I own two two-burner stoves made by American Camper, and have not looked back. One is the primary unit, the other is "backup". (Always have backup!)

For the little bit of cooking I do in camp, coffee and grits or summat in the morning, dinner and hot rum toddies or soo-bok in the evening, plus dish washing, the stove uses maybe 1-1/2 (max) pounds a week. Add guests or elaborate fare and the cost in gas goes up. The stoves are lightweight and take up little space. They have never failed. The box they go in measures 17x9x2". If I were to start over, maybe I would buy the Coleman full-size propane stove, with the wings to fight drafts outside. One with more room for bigger pots or more of them.

Been running the floor heater offa the 20-lb. tank for years. Crapped out this year, and will have to look for another. Also, for the last 8 years or so I have been using a two-burner radiant heater unit on top of a twenty-pounder. I call it "the Pregnant Lady" and for a three-walled log shelter with  tarps over the front, she is perfect. You can run one or two burners at a time, and it has a high and low setting. With four walls she'd run you outta there real quick, looking for a snowbank to roll in! Too big for a tent, though. Too much heat and too much oxygen consumption.

We use both white gas and propane lanterns. The lanterns we have are cheap one-mantle jobbies that screw onto the top of a 1-lb bottle, and are quick to set up and light. They suck as a source of reading light, however, and that's what the white gas lanterns are used for. My buddy brought up his Coleman two-burner propane lantern this year, and the light is awesome. Coupled with the fact that you don't have to pump it up every so often, I think that would be the way to go. It even outshone the white gas lanterns. Makes me wish I didn't own 5 of the puppies, so I could feel better about buying the propane one!

Camp Mantra, "Thank you Mr. Coleman!"

Killdeer~the opinionated~but definitely warm and well-fed.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: the Ferret on December 02, 2003, 07:59:00 AM
Thanks Meat. I don't use them that much as a matter of fact my white gas pieces are over 25 years old but still look and function as new, but to tell you the truth I hate messing with the Coleman fuel ..I always manage to spill it, it does stink and I worry about it's volatility. I don't think I'd hook a lantern up to big tank cause that would be hard to carry when you have to walk around camp at night looking for where you laid something 8~)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: the Ferret on December 02, 2003, 08:06:00 AM
Dang Killdeer sounds like you have back ups for your backups. Having never had a Coleman product fail me I don't think I'll buy any backups ... course I'm the guy that goes out of state hunting without a back up bow or spare string too   :bigsmyl:  

You mentioned several food items there I've never even heard of   :eek:
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Killdeer on December 02, 2003, 08:11:00 AM
C'mon, I know you've heard of grits!

Soo-bok is a Korean rice wine, drink it hot.  :bigsmyl:  

Killdeer
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: wingnut on December 02, 2003, 08:14:00 AM
mickey,

I use propane with all of my camp gear.  I have a large stove for big camp apps that uses a 20#r and will run for 2 weeks easy on it.  We have 4 colman lanterns.  2 of the older 2 mantles and two of the new extra bright singles.  the older ones are pretty easy on bottles but the bright ones go through a couple of bottles a week.

my small camp stove is a beatup colman 2 burner that connie and I bought in 1972.  It doesn't owe me anything after all these years and will probably get replaced this spring.

We also have a Mr. Heater or two for taking the chill off the tent.  

Going to propane in 1972 was the best move I've made in my camp stuff.  

heck Walmart has the bottles on sale now and then for less the $2.  You can also get a refill kit and fill them from a 20# bottle.  I don't have one of them yet.

Mike
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Hal Hartness on December 02, 2003, 10:31:00 AM
On the refill bottle thing. Northern Hydraulics (see web page) has the unit for about 12 bucks. Screws in big tank like any grill would. About 3" long. screw in small tank just like you would anything that you attach to small bottle. Turn big bottle upside down, open main valve, let bottle fill (it works better in cold weather) close valve and unscrew little bottle. slick easy. Only problem is the little bottels seem to stack up cause you want let you friends throw them away.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Ron LaClair on December 02, 2003, 11:45:00 AM
My hunting cabin is located on the banks of Arm Strong Creek in Michigans upper peninsula. It was built in 1936 and moved to it's current location on our 400 acres four years ago. The outside is vertical tamerack logs and the inside is tamerack and pine with a hardwood floor. No electricty, gas lights, and gas stove for cooking and a wood stove for heat.

It's truly a paradise with the added bonus of having a high deer population.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Flinttim on December 02, 2003, 11:58:00 AM
Sounds Sweet Ron.

Mickey, I go with all the above on gas vs propane. The gas lanterns always scared the hell out of me but what threw me over the edge was a guy at our club bringing an old Coleman white gas stove into our cabin to heat coffee. Darn thing had a bad seal in it and leaked gas out which caught fire and near killed all of us. Yes a propane can do something similar but that's what made me upgrade.I do keep my old gas lantern at camp just in case I need it for deer trailing but that's about it.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Dan Reeves on December 02, 2003, 05:27:00 PM
Here's our little piece of paradise; my father, brother and I built it in the summer of '99. Had it weather tight in three months of working weekends.

Some Spec's:
20'x40' w/ half loft
7" x 8" white pine logs (not a kit)
LP lights & fridge, no water or electric.
Sits on a couple acres nearly surrounded by the Hoosier National Forest in Sothern Indiana.

  (http://clubs.bowhunting.net/itba/temp/Reeves_Cabin.jpg)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on December 02, 2003, 05:38:00 PM
My brother swung into the Harbor Frieght store  and picked up a couple of the fittings to fill the little tanks. I will let you know how they work when I get it from him later this week.


By the way Dan that is a fine looking place.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: GEREP on December 02, 2003, 05:45:00 PM
Ron:  

Sounds like a great camp...any pics?

KPC
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: GEREP on December 02, 2003, 05:47:00 PM
Dan:

When my cabin grows up, I want it to look like yours.

  :bigsmyl:  

KPC
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: the Ferret on December 02, 2003, 06:31:00 PM
Killdeer..I was talking about "summat" and that rice wine thing...

So why do you have to turn the big tank upside down to refill the smaller tanks? When you open the nozzle doesn't it squirt out the valve in the tank?
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Dan Reeves on December 02, 2003, 06:54:00 PM
Mickey,

Me thinks that you want the liquid to fill the tank, that's why you turn it upside down.
If you don't, the tank only gets the vaporized gas and you won't get much mileage from your refill.

I used to do this all the time to fill the small bottles, my adapter only fits the older 20lb tanks. Now that the "new" ones have been mandated I don't have much use for it.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Holm-Made on December 02, 2003, 08:32:00 PM
Hi I just spent the summer (I teach) building my dream cabin.  Two years ago I bought a 100 yr old Finnish dovetailed log cabin for a song and a dance.  I had limited time to move it.  It had to be disassembled which was easy do to with no nails just wooden pegs.  I stored it for a year and reassembled it on 12 acres surrounded by National Forest.  Fun project that I was able to do the majority of work myself.  18' by 26'  Sorry I don't know how to post pictures.  Chad
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Ron LaClair on December 02, 2003, 08:47:00 PM
img]http://www.tradgang.com/user_images/shrew-haven-lodge.jpg[/img]

 (http://www.tradgang.com/user_images/inside-shrew-haven-lodge.jpg)

 (http://www.tradgang.com/user_images/hanging-another-one.jpg)

pictures of Shrew Haven
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Ron LaClair on December 02, 2003, 08:51:00 PM
This picture didn;t make it on the first try
 (http://www.tradgang.com/user_images/shrew-haven-lodge.jpg)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Killdeer on December 02, 2003, 09:52:00 PM
No secret, Mickey, "summat" is a southern term for "sumpin'" or "some such".
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: joe skipp on December 02, 2003, 09:53:00 PM
Ron, nice camp and looks like beautiful country up there in the UP. You guys did pretty well by the looks of the meat pole. Great season....
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: John Scifres on December 02, 2003, 10:33:00 PM
All I want for Christmas is one of those log cabins on 100 acres in Southern IN.  How hard could it be for Santa to get me that?  I deserve it dammit.

Mickey, if you decide to unload those pieces of junk coleman white gas things you have, I'll give you fair garage sale prices for them.  After all, they are heavily used :-)

Here's   Deer Camp (http://residents.bowhunting.net/sticknstring/2003deer.html)  for me.  Sorry but I can't seem to find the other pics.  It's in Southern Indiana and consists of 300 acres of beautiful land that a local doctor lets me and 6 other guys hunt.  The barn is 40X60 and we run a generator for lights and heat.  We have a small room inside to keep heating costs down.  We use one of the propane heaters.  I was fortunate to see a bobcat and her 3 kittens ther last weekend.  Sitings are very rare in Indiana!  Wish I was there right now.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: the Ferret on December 02, 2003, 11:19:00 PM
Dang John you shoot that thang in the head?

When I upgrade I'll give ya the old stuff John. After all, you already ruined the stove at Mojam 1 with those green peppers and onions YUK

Man, some of you guys have some awesome hunting camps!
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: huntsmanlance on December 02, 2003, 11:35:00 PM
Ok, after reviewing all of the hunting camps i am going to have to go with Ron LaClair's! now, now, boys dont the rest of you feel sad. LOL
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Flinttim on December 03, 2003, 06:44:00 AM
I don't know Lance. Everytime I see Daner's camp , er cabin, er house, I drool. We'll be at a monthly 3D shoot and after he will say something like "well I have to go to the cabin from here" and the rest of us will just drop our chins.  :(
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: the Ferret on December 03, 2003, 07:04:00 AM
Hey Tim ever see Woody anymore? How's he coming along with his cabin?
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Flinttim on December 03, 2003, 07:22:00 AM
Last time I got an email from him was to tell me that he killed a deer with the bow I made for him. I think that was last year. He has posted on one of the other sites but I am not sure if he has been  here. I think he keeps real busy , what with the gambling boat drunks and all. (he;s a detective)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Roger Norris on December 03, 2003, 07:27:00 AM
Ron posted some good pictures, but they don't do justice to the character of the camp, the guys, and the beautiful country. Shrewhaven is the best hunting experience ever! It truly gets in your blood.....I can't stand NOT being there  :)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: John Scifres on December 03, 2003, 08:55:00 AM
No Mickey, that's an ATV hauling mark :-)  Beats dragging the darn thing.  Onions and green peppers, mmmmmm.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Flinttim on December 03, 2003, 11:46:00 AM
John, I'm assuming you must be getting ready to do some bird hunting, what with the 870 and all. Man you got it made. Deer with a bow in the AM and quail in the PM with a scattergun.  :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: John Scifres on December 03, 2003, 12:21:00 PM
Yea, that's it, I'm goin' bird hunting.,  Yea, that's it - hehehe.  I have a hard time finding those little quail in the scope though.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Neil Reeves on December 03, 2003, 09:26:00 PM
I guess since Dan is too modest to do so, I'll throw up a link to more pics of the cabin.

 http://www.imagestation.com/album/?id=4290933983

'Course since he's got a week old son and won't be getting to the cabin for a while, maybe he don't even want to look at pictures of it.  :bigsmyl:  

Neil - jealous of you that got deer AND birds - Reeves
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Ibow on December 04, 2003, 10:46:00 AM
Not really a "camp" but my wife and I are proud of our cabin. We did almost everything ourselves except for the crawl space, well and drainfield. We spend a lot of time here throughout the year.

  (http://community.webshots.com/scripts/editPhotos.fcgi?action=showMyPhoto&albumID=58735890&photoID=58886078&security=WpmCsi)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Ibow on December 04, 2003, 10:48:00 AM
Well, it doesn't seem to be showing up. maybe try this ...

 http://community.webshots.com/scripts/editPhotos.fcgi?action=showMyPhoto&albumID=58735890&photoID=58886078&security=WpmCsi
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on December 04, 2003, 10:56:00 AM
Ibow\\'s cabin (http://community.webshots.com/photo/58735890/58886078WpmCsi)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Doc Nock on December 04, 2003, 02:37:00 PM
OK, that's IT!  I'm committin suoupy side and jumpin outa basement window in despair!  That last one ain't no 'cabin' but a fair nice house!  Dang!  Jealousy ain't supposed to be in my kit, but this thread got me feelin a bit whimiscal!

Ron's camp brings back some great memories of my younger days in the highline of Penna. at nice camps like that w/ gun hunters... but alas, I didn't like driving deer all day when I wanted to be sneakin around...   :)

As for the most nostalgia, Nagel's did me in. Reminds me of my time in MT living out there and campin in my own small(er) 10x12 wall tent with 2 chums--mostly up the Sun River area when elk were fair game without a permit draw.  

Drove through the "breaks" once and we counted 2-3 nice size mulley bucks per mile from Zortman north to the Belknap Reservation!  

what gorgeous country!  What an incredible camp, Nagel... yup..I'd go there in a wheel chair just to drink in the scenery...  

Y'all got some things I hope you ran by the list of things to be "Thankful" for on this recent thanksgiving holiday! wow!

As for fillin bottles, well, I know about tippin the bottle (20#) to get it to fill the 1# ones...trouble is that I've been told it's really hard to know when the 1# is full!  I dunno what the repercussions of overfillin one would be... anyone?

I still have some 2 burner colmean white gas stoves... and I meant it to be typed col-mean cause them nasty buggars will bite ya. I have a converter for one of them that goes in the hole where the gas bottle hung that is supposed to allow one to use the regular 1# bottle of propane instead... I've not gotten the nerve to use it as I inherited another nice 2 burner Bernzamatic propane table top stove.

Then there is the big Camp Chef 2 burner, 30,000 btu cook stove I use for the cast iron ultimate dutch oven cookin!   :)

Thanks to Meathook's guidance, I've found one of them smaller pop up campers like his to try out next year!  :)Never be like some of your guys wonderful camps!  Congratulations on having something quite special!  Cudos to all!
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Ibow on December 04, 2003, 03:43:00 PM
"That last one ain't no 'cabin' but a fair nice house!"

Doc Nock - it might appear to be more than it is. It is simply a tiny two bedroom frame structure with vinyl siding.   :p  

Believe it or not, by doing it ourselves, we built the thing for around $20,000 - including the 4 acres it sits on. It was a loooooong summer but it was worth it. It was much less costly than some of the bueatiful log cabin type cabins/camps we have seen, but at the time, with a couple kids in college, a wedding and blah, blah, blah (we all got kids) it was far and away the most inexpensive route for us to go. And, having my wife involved from the git go makes her much more enthusiastic about spending time up there at all times of the year.  :thumbsup:  

Chuck
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Jim/VA on December 09, 2003, 10:02:00 PM
It's kinda cramped inside but I gotta good deal on popsicle sticks...  ;)  

 (http://community.webshots.com/s/image6/8/86/10/104088610kvCMoA_ph.jpg)


Actually, I'm looking for land on the WV/VA border to build a timberframe camp similiar to this model.   :help:
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on December 09, 2003, 10:26:00 PM
Here is a link to the picture (http://community.webshots.com/s/image6/8/86/10/104088610kvCMoA_ph.jpg)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Jim/VA on December 09, 2003, 10:51:00 PM
Thanks meathook. When I pull up the thread on my PC here at work it displays the pic. When I switch to another PC I get the dreaded black box...what gives?
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Meathook on December 09, 2003, 11:03:00 PM
You can't post pictures directly from webshots. The way thier pages are set up it won't let you it forces you to go to their site and view their advertisement.

Why it shows up on your machine I believe is when you accessed it was stored in your cache (temporary) so it "knows" the picture.  When you go to another machine it doesn't.  I imagine if you pulled it up in webshots on that machine you might see it when you refreshed the thread.

BTW my link is not working now. You need a link to your public album.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Jim/VA on December 09, 2003, 11:12:00 PM
Hopefully this will work...

   Cabin Pic (http://community.webshots.com/album/98908177JidgOR)
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Matt F. on December 09, 2003, 11:12:00 PM
You guys have some terrific looking deer camps.  I love the pictures of the old cabins and canvas tents with smoke rolling out of the chimneys and smoke stacks.  I can only imagine the stories that have been told and passed along in the wee hours of the morning staring in the coals of a dying fire...It sure is sad to see these camps disappearing.  So how do you guys weasel your way into one of these huntin' camps?  :bigsmyl:
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Jim/VA on December 09, 2003, 11:43:00 PM
Matt, you're right, they are getting harder to find. We bought a camp in NW PA's "cabin country" 2 years ago after a 4 year search. The days when you could just throw together a cabin on a few acres of land are over due, in part, to tighter controls over sewage requirements.
Title: Re: Pics of Deer Camps
Post by: Jim Picarelli on December 10, 2003, 01:20:00 AM
Here's mine-built it myself.It's a 1-room,20'x20',no utilities,heated by a woodstove and lit up by Coleman lanterns.I took the stove,fridge,and cabinets out of the camper behind and put up an outhouse.It's sitting on 10.5 acres in the middle of 680acres of hardwoods and ridge country in Somerset county,PA.Ain't much,but it's warm,dry,and the hunting is real good.

  (http://www.imagestation.com/picture/sraid87/p3965b632eece3c7db2f71bb84995556c/faa8ef3b.jpg)