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post #1 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 12:16 PM Thread Starter
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That's not a hunting "camp"

I had a good laugh yesterday when one of my friends posted some photos titled "hunting camp" on a certain social media website. It showed photos of his "log cabin" with faux logs that is located in a paved and gated development in the Poconos. Everyone was standing around the store bought fire ring with the sillouttes of deer carved in it. They were drinking beer from a glass and wearing fancy shirts and designer jeans. All of the brand new ATVs were parked out on the manicured lawn next to their $60,000 perfectly clean SUVs. Then there were some cell phone photos of them drinking shots from a clean, shot glass in a bar that had a perfectly clean and lacquered top. I know that hunting camp means something different for everyone. However, I don't think that these fellas would survive a minute in the hunting camp I know. My most recent "camp" does have all the "luxuries" of home, but there is never a guarantee that they will all be working when I get to Potter County. And, I still maintain and use the outhouse quite often. Hunting camp for me was always a 5 hour drive in the front of an old pick up truck, dirt/muddy roads the last 1/2 mile to camp, no cell phone or landline service, driving 10 miles to use the payphone to call home, filling up 5 gallon jugs with spring water up the road so we could cook and clean, an old musty two seater outhouse with no heat in the winter, hanging off of a tree in the woods to do your business when the outhouse was full, a bed that only an exhausted hunter could sleep in, no real showers, dirty old pick up trucks, walking to stand right from your back door and dragging the deer back with your own two feet, wearing old camo/orange clothes even when we are not hunting, listening to the radio and reading books in an old hand me down chair at night because we didn't have TV, a fire ring made out of rocks from the stream, grub that was at times tough to identify and beer out of a can at a falling down 100 year old bar. Hunting camp also was never a term we used when we got together with a few members to go bow hunting. Hunting camp was reserved for bear and buck season when we squeezed 12 guys in a camp that only holds 6 comfortably. My friend owns a cabin not a "camp". Those of you who have owned or stayed at a "camp" will understand. I will continue to let him think that he was at "camp" this weekend, even though we know he wasn't.

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post #2 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 02:11 PM
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I think I see your point, but who cares? I don't mean that in an unfriendly way, just matter of fact. I LOVE that psuedo country boys and fake rednecks spend BILLIONS on the sport I love. Those "Hombres" are a big part of what keeps the outdoor sports machine rolling. Its about being comfortable in your own skin. I have been a guest in some mighty elite "camps", but I would not join one. I am with you on what makes a camp a camp. Old junk, hand me downs and good times are all you need, but I don't hold it against the drugstore cowboy camps around me, they are helping the sport I love prosper !

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I had a good laugh yesterday when one of my friends posted some photos titled "hunting camp" on a certain social media website. It showed photos of his "log cabin" with faux logs that is located in a paved and gated development in the Poconos. Everyone was standing around the store bought fire ring with the sillouttes of deer carved in it. They were drinking beer from a glass and wearing fancy shirts and designer jeans. All of the brand new ATVs were parked out on the manicured lawn next to their $60,000 perfectly clean SUVs. Then there were some cell phone photos of them drinking shots from a clean, shot glass in a bar that had a perfectly clean and lacquered top. I know that hunting camp means something different for everyone. However, I don't think that these fellas would survive a minute in the hunting camp I know. My most recent "camp" does have all the "luxuries" of home, but there is never a guarantee that they will all be working when I get to Potter County. And, I still maintain and use the outhouse quite often. Hunting camp for me was always a 5 hour drive in the front of an old pick up truck, dirt/muddy roads the last 1/2 mile to camp, no cell phone or landline service, driving 10 miles to use the payphone to call home, filling up 5 gallon jugs with spring water up the road so we could cook and clean, an old musty two seater outhouse with no heat in the winter, hanging off of a tree in the woods to do your business when the outhouse was full, a bed that only an exhausted hunter could sleep in, no real showers, dirty old pick up trucks, walking to stand right from your back door and dragging the deer back with your own two feet, wearing old camo/orange clothes even when we are not hunting, listening to the radio and reading books in an old hand me down chair at night because we didn't have TV, a fire ring made out of rocks from the stream, grub that was at times tough to identify and beer out of a can at a falling down 100 year old bar. Hunting camp also was never a term we used when we got together with a few members to go bow hunting. Hunting camp was reserved for bear and buck season when we squeezed 12 guys in a camp that only holds 6 comfortably. My friend owns a cabin not a "camp". Those of you who have owned or stayed at a "camp" will understand. I will continue to let him think that he was at "camp" this weekend, even though we know he wasn't.
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I had a good laugh yesterday when one of my friends posted some photos titled "hunting camp" on a certain social media website. It showed photos of his "log cabin" with faux logs that is located in a paved and gated development in the Poconos. Everyone was standing around the store bought fire ring with the sillouttes of deer carved in it. They were drinking beer from a glass and wearing fancy shirts and designer jeans. All of the brand new ATVs were parked out on the manicured lawn next to their $60,000 perfectly clean SUVs. Then there were some cell phone photos of them drinking shots from a clean, shot glass in a bar that had a perfectly clean and lacquered top. I know that hunting camp means something different for everyone. However, I don't think that these fellas would survive a minute in the hunting camp I know. My most recent "camp" does have all the "luxuries" of home, but there is never a guarantee that they will all be working when I get to Potter County. And, I still maintain and use the outhouse quite often. Hunting camp for me was always a 5 hour drive in the front of an old pick up truck, dirt/muddy roads the last 1/2 mile to camp, no cell phone or landline service, driving 10 miles to use the payphone to call home, filling up 5 gallon jugs with spring water up the road so we could cook and clean, an old musty two seater outhouse with no heat in the winter, hanging off of a tree in the woods to do your business when the outhouse was full, a bed that only an exhausted hunter could sleep in, no real showers, dirty old pick up trucks, walking to stand right from your back door and dragging the deer back with your own two feet, wearing old camo/orange clothes even when we are not hunting, listening to the radio and reading books in an old hand me down chair at night because we didn't have TV, a fire ring made out of rocks from the stream, grub that was at times tough to identify and beer out of a can at a falling down 100 year old bar. Hunting camp also was never a term we used when we got together with a few members to go bow hunting. Hunting camp was reserved for bear and buck season when we squeezed 12 guys in a camp that only holds 6 comfortably. My friend owns a cabin not a "camp". Those of you who have owned or stayed at a "camp" will understand. I will continue to let him think that he was at "camp" this weekend, even though we know he wasn't.
To each his own. But yes I grew up going to the same kind of camps as you and that is my idea of a real hunting camp.

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Re: That's not a hunting "camp"

If men (sorry, people) are having a good time, pursuing game, burning wood, smoking cigars, eating lots of red meat (wild preferred), playing cards, busting each other's chops, and lifting a few bevies after a day in the woods, its camp. It ain't the place, it's the spirit!

Having said that, I love my little run down place, but to each his own. Let's hit the woods!
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post #6 of 49 (permalink) Old 09-30-2012, 11:34 PM
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If it don't smell musty, have mismatched silverware and a collection of hand me down plates, bowls & frying pans...

If there is no massive collection of spike & y-racks adorning the walls...

If it has indoor plumbin'...

It ain't hunting camp!

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post #7 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 01:37 AM
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Nothing wrong with being a metrosexual redneck!!
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post #8 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 11:45 AM
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I went from sleeping in my truck,Then a popup to towing a travel trailer,Now a camp with all the luxury of home. I guess you can look at it from being young to getting older.
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post #9 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 11:53 AM
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Gee, is this fella a friend of yours or someone you know? You really chopped him on his "camp" for him being your friend. I guess if you were invited to go to HIS camp you would decline since you do not approve of it being a Hunting Camp. Are you jealous or just can't get into the present and can't get out of the past.....times are changing!!!
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post #10 of 49 (permalink) Old 10-01-2012, 11:59 AM
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I like any opportunity to get away and my first camp experiences were and still are like most guys here I suppose. The thing is I would go to a "luxury" camp and enjoy it just as much as my camp, just a different cachet. To each his own.
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