Fleroo asked, so here is the story.
Some four decades ago, my W 1 FE unit and I raised and trained English setters, and at one point were heavily into field trialing them all over the northeast and even down south for a few all-age stakes. My first setter was named Rip's Bold Ranger. He was a big running dog, not particularly well-suited to foot hunting, but he became fairly good at it in later years. Ranger had a pretty good pedigree that included Champion Flight Commander. My second setter was a female named Bull Run Lee. She was a direct daughter of Sam L's Rebel. Rebel was a legendary setter who was owned by Sam Light of Punxatawny, PA. Lee was just about the birdiest dog I have ever owned, and I have written a few stories about her and our hunting adventures together.
We decided to raise a litter of puppies out of them, and as the pups grew, they certainly did rip around the yard, tearing up the turf in their digging, so when it came time to name our kennel, Rippantare Kennels was a fairly logical name for it.
We later took Lee to be bred to one of Elwin Smith's fine setters, Tomoka. The puppies out of that one breeding put together well over seventy wins, but that is another story entirely.
About seven years or so ago, my son in law started a business. His main activities centered around the repair of Harley Davidson motorcycles, but Crawford is also a skilled welder and metal former, so he got into actually building motorcycles from the ground up. I am not sure why, but he named his shop "Rip-N-Tear Customs." Well, maybe I do have a clue why he picked that name.
When we bought the camp in Somerset County, he picked the name for it. What else would it be but Camp Rip-N-Tear?
Since we bought the camp in the spring of 2007, we have had a whole lot of great times there. I moved most of my hunting operations to the new camp from Camp Bucktail, the other camp to which I belong, in southern Huntingdon County. Every year I write a story that details the events of that year, and I have done so since the late 1980s for Camp Bucktail, and since 2007 for Camp Rip-N-Tear. Some of those stories are in my first book, THE LUCKIEST HUNTER ALIVE, and some in the second, THE LUCKIEST HUNTER IS STILL ALIVE.
There now, Fleroo. I hope that one didn't bore you to tears, but I warned you it wouldn't be all that exciting.