Maybe you can give me ideas of what to keep in our hunting camps yearly history journal. We have been keeping it since the 70's. It has stuff in like Date/ Tempertures/where we hunted/what we saw/number of hunters/game taken /and some funny stuff. Pictures is something I want to add. What do you do?
I keep a journal at my camp. All I ask is that folks put the date and sign their entry. They can write about anything they want. Some are short and sweet, others are pages long and go into great detail.
I encourage everyone who stays at my camp to make an entry. One entry from a few years ago begins, "I'm only writing this because Lugnut's making me." LOL
I love going back and reading the older entries. And I really look forward to reading the new ones made by vacationing members and guests when I get back to camp after a long absence.
One of our guys took 60 years worth of pictures and put them on a CD. God knows how long it took him. He mailed everyone a copy. The albums stay at the camp, but if there was ever a fire, we would easily be able to reproduce all the pics. A few times a year I pop the CD in , pop open a cold one and relive those times, its priceless!
"Be nice, until its time to not be nice" (Patrick Swayze...Roadhouse)
a couple different camps do a couple different things - one has a simple journal that you write and date in there whatever moves you. Couple paragraphs or couple words.
Other camp has a 3 ring binder that members take pictures from the prior trips and years and print out on regular paper and just throw in the binder. No words, just pictures. Either way both are pretty neat
We are on book # 4 Started in 1961 from day 1 when camp was purchased.. Each book is approx. 300 pages each... All general info. and pertainant things that took place during the trip as the author see fit to write.. Great to look back and remember the past and the folks that made it all so great to have a camp.. The front of the book has all emergency numbers listed if needed...
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