Getting ready for deer season .

tootallwaltootallwal Ocoee, Fl.Posts: 4 Greenhorn
edited June 25 in General Hunting #1
How many of y'all camp during the season ? Do you prefer tent or campers? I started getting my old camper ready for this upcoming season over the weekend. What do y'all use? Any pics?

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  • bowhunter4lifebowhunter4life Posts: 1,050 Officer
    That beats a tent all day in my opinion. I’ll camp only if its cooler out. Walked and scouted a spot today and it was freaking HOT! Pulled a few ticks also!...... shower and ac are necessities for me most of the time!
  • tootallwaltootallwal Ocoee, Fl.Posts: 4 Greenhorn
    Bowhunter4life,
    I couldn't agree more, when I was younger I would tent camp anytime no matter how hot it was. I guess we get wiser with age. Although I still do a duck hunting camp on the St. Johns river in November and sometimes it hot, but have the river to cool off in.
  • spanglerspangler daBurgPosts: 872 Officer
    edited June 25 #4
    If I'm hunting more than one consecutive day, I've been solely tent camping.  Gotta use an inflatable mattress cause my back and the ground don't agree anymore.  Won't do it unless it's reasonably 'cool' out either.  On hot days, I'm just stuck getting up WAY early to drive an hour and a half, before I hike an hour.  For just a day of hunting.  Hard to do that days in a row.

    At some point, I'll have to get a camper.
  • swampwalkerswampwalker Posts: 1,536 Captain
    Currently using and old camp trailer with an ac and generator. It has a good bed and sleeps me warm or cool depending on the need. I just need to rig an outside shower assembly with hot water to make it perfect. If anyone has a DIY shower they recommend-I'm interested. Even a store bought one would be good.
    The original - "Renaissance Redneck"
  • bgeorgebgeorge Plant City FLPosts: 1,443 Officer
    Currently using and old camp trailer with an ac and generator. It has a good bed and sleeps me warm or cool depending on the need. I just need to rig an outside shower assembly with hot water to make it perfect. If anyone has a DIY shower they recommend-I'm interested. Even a store bought one would be good.


    I bought a propane instant heater and rigged it up to a 12 volt pump. It came with a removable shower head. 55 gal barrel of water.  This year I put a tee in it and ran hot and cold to a normal shower valve so a person could tame the heat.  Turkey season people sure enjoyed taking a good shower and not having to worry about having to use just a trickle of water.  It is amazing how many barrels of water a camp can go thru.

    In addition to heat/ac and bedding desires I also factor in the added desire to sleep with my wife, and that I enjoy more than a little extra sleep.

    The man who moves a mountain begins by carrying away small stones. Hopefully the next man is not dropping his stones on the mountain you are trying to move.
  • gator4evergator4ever Posts: 2,530 Captain
    Now that is one sweet redneck Hilton 

    I bet you can figure yourself out of most situations good imagination fer sure.
    "sometimes it's OK just to kill a little time" my grandpa 1972
  • GeetchGeetch Posts: 83 Greenhorn
    Buy a portable tankless water heater. 

    Eccoptemp L5 would do it. $112 on Amazon. 
  • PinmanPinman Posts: 1,503 Captain

    For a long time it wasn't hunting unless I was camping also.  Mostly duck hunting on Lake O, primitive camping.  Now I mostly camp while Turkey hunting, don't Deer hunt much.

    Campers can be hot.  Tents are cooler. If you can get off the ground on a cot you will be cooler (or bone shaking cold if a front comes through). Sleeping in a hammock is cooler too but Im not used to it. I have used a Redneck AC in a tent during Turkey and it works well. 

    As far as showers, if its cold I dont need one for a weekend. If its hot Ill take a cold one or jump in the nearest body of water.



  • Turner River TerrorTurner River Terror Posts: 5,818 Admiral
    I've camped everywhere just about. Allways had a good time and I can handle bout anything.
    Bad memories are some of the funniest ones about 5 years later.
    Finally broke down and went upgrade on the comfort level.
    My Camp in far N.florida. On a 93 Thousand Acre lease that starts at my back fence.
    Life is good...
    Killin and Grillin :grin
  • swampwalkerswampwalker Posts: 1,536 Captain
    Yes TRT - the rough hunts camping are some fun memories. Sweating profusely on stand, exhausting walks and stand setups, biting bugs of all types, thunder storms, wet combat boots, bathing in a creek, eating out of cans, pump up stoves and lanterns, canvas tents, cleaning game with a flashlight... "big grins even today when we get together and reminisce".  Oh to be in that stage of life again... Thank God the passion to hunt is still burning brightly!!
    The original - "Renaissance Redneck"
  • LostconchLostconch Posts: 177 Deckhand
    For years I used a black pump sprayer. I just rigged a hand held shower to it. I used black so I vould use solar gain.
  • erik-the-rederik-the-red Posts: 77 Greenhorn
    Turner river terror.....93 thousand acre lease. I can't imagine that. It would take years to get to know them woods.
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