Anyone go to camp over the winter (Late Dec., January and February); and if so, what do you do while there? Would love to go to camp over the winter, but trying to think of some good activities to do while there. Suggestions?
I've used my camps year round except if I can't get in because of a massive snow. I have trail cams to check, firewood to split and just enjoy hiking. We watch movies series such as 24, 6 ft under, 2 and 1/2 Men. We like to go to thrift stores and indoor flea markets. We love just driving and exploring areas we've never been to. My wife likes to do her pottery there. Try it. You'll like it!!
Ice fish ,scout for deer,relax and enjoy the scenery, I use winter to make indoor repairs or remodel less stuff to chase so I have more hours to work, this year is going to repair some broken floor joists so new vinyl floor and cabinets
I go every week, unless I have a trapline to check at home...like I do now. In the winter I like to cut wood, hunt squirrels, scout for deer and cat sign in the snow.....and do nothing. I have a nice fireplace and wood burner, along with cable tv and internet. So if I get bored at home, the worst that can happen is Iíll be bored at camp too.
Reading this thread, I have thoughts of the reasons I long for camp in the winter. For me, it is to get closer to the things that matter, and farther from the things that don't matter. I have learned the hard way that my time spent at camp ( 95% of the time is alone) is time spent with the Truth. 95 % of the time I spend away from camp is doing what other people think I should be doing.
When flintlock season is over I still go to camp all winter. If there is snow I snowshoe the trails. I do some Ice fishing or late open water fishing. I scout, see what the coyotes are doing, find where the turkeys are yarded up, watch the deer sign. And,,I cook. Like to make everything from meat loaf to scallop potatoes and ham and lots of things in the dutch oven on the open fire outside or the wood stove inside. Coffee and bannock taste pretty good when you've been out in the cold a while. Read a lot. Its a slower time to be sure but all seasons are good.