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Old 01-08-2011, 10:15 AM   #41
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Would love to see more pics Crokit : thumbs:
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Old 01-08-2011, 10:17 AM   #42
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geogymn , do you park on the Farr rd to get to where you go ?
I've never been there but have heard about 40 mtn.
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geogymn , do you park on the Farr rd to get to where you go ?
I've never been there but have heard about 40 mtn.
No, I go in via a friends property off of Wheelertown Rd. which calls for bushwhacking and stream crossings which tends to be difficult with full pack and rifle. A rainstorm might leave me stranded once into "camp". Wouldn't that be nice? The Forty Mt. trail used to be an extension of the Lite Rd. but is now impeded by a forty yard stretch of private land. The state had plans to reroute said trail to the Farr Rd. but I'm sure that is at the bottom of the list at present. It is pretty lonely back in there, sweet.
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Old 01-08-2011, 12:57 PM   #44
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One trick i use for early season deer hanging is I keep a couple gallon jugs of water frozen. I drop them into the chest cavity while the deer hangs if i cant cut it or get it to a butcher soon. It really chills it down fast even when it gets into the low sixties during the day.

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Old 01-08-2011, 01:32 PM   #45
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Crokit - Enjoyed the photos! Did you build the cart or buy it? I used to have one but started backpacking in more and sold it. My back and legs are getting older now and I have been thinking of getting another cart for this fall.
I"ve used a variety of carts thru the years, and found the sulky, a real sulky to work best. Can't use it on portage/canoe carries much, but is ideal for the firetrails. The one in the pictures has been heavily modified: Handles come off, heavy duty wheel/tire assembly pops on/off. Jockey's seat w/springs has been removed, a couple of reinforcement rods have been welded in. I know for a fact it handles 3-400lbs well. I believe it could take up to 500lbs. It's crucial to get the weight distributed correctly, but once you get the knack of it, the cart seems to want to push ITSELF forward. It ain't easy, but it works.
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Old 01-08-2011, 02:49 PM   #46
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Those pics are great Crokit. Care to elaborate on the design features of the tent in the bear pic? Looks like a pretty good set-up.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:46 PM   #47
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I don't hunt anymore but, the pics and stories are great. Would love to see more of them.
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Old 01-08-2011, 03:49 PM   #48
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"Those pics are great Crokit. Care to elaborate on the design features of the tent in the bear pic? Looks like a pretty good set-up. "
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Where are these pictures you are talking about?
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Old 01-08-2011, 07:13 PM   #49
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Where are these pictures you are talking about?
Click on "Cokit's" screenname ( On the left side when he post), Then Click on "view public profile" and then click on the pics ( to the right) to get to his albums. This new fangled technology is a blessing and a curse.
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Old 01-08-2011, 08:36 PM   #50
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Great pictures Crokit. You have taken some real nice bucks over the years. Congratulations. Hope you have many more years of backwoods adventures in your future.

Thank you for sharing.
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Old 01-09-2011, 09:38 AM   #51
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Backcountry hunting camp 2010

Here's a few photo's of this years camp setup... I pulled out of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness, and hunted the West Canada Lakes wilderness for the past 2 years now. If you hunt the backcountry, don't hesitate to post your camp photo's.... Bluesman
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:14 AM   #52
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Bluesman, Nice set-up! That looks like my coffee pot complete with missing glass cover knob. How do you get all that stuff back there? How long do you stay in?
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Old 01-09-2011, 10:22 AM   #53
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Sorry bout quality but here is this past year hunting camp.

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Here's a few photo's of this years camp setup... I pulled out of the Siamese Ponds Wilderness, and hunted the West Canada Lakes wilderness for the past 2 years now. If you hunt the backcountry, don't hesitate to post your camp photo's.... Bluesman
Whereabouts in the WCL did you set up? That's one of my favorite spots...
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Old 01-09-2011, 04:44 PM   #55
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Crockit , Blues , and Geog , Great pics alll
re hauling stuff , I used one of these from cabelas 2 years ago and bought on for me , a little narrower to fit down the logging roads as we have no fire roads ..

They guy on the right kicked the old guy off the cart and made the mile + back to camp solo in a little over an hour.



Blues , Love the new pics

Geog , You had great weather this fall for hunting / camping this year. Did you make it till the last week of season when we finally had some tracking snow ??

And yes I'm a wuss , I prefer my soft matress , big wood stove , gas lights / oven and stove , running water is a hand pump on the porch , and a solid roof over my head
If next fall is anything like this fall was though , I would like to spend a few days waking up that mile or two from camp and being able to hunt from there
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Old 01-09-2011, 05:46 PM   #56
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The camp pics are great. Never got a chance to hunt way in NJ, when I was younger. If I did maybe I would still be huntin. Thanks for sharing!
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:30 PM   #57
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Awesome camps! I am turning green with envy.
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Old 01-09-2011, 06:41 PM   #58
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Bluesman: Nice lookin' set up. I can smell the bacon from here.

Geogymn: Man, that pic gives me goosebumps from the memories it stirs.
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Great pictures Crokit. Hope you have many more years of backwoods adventures in your future.

Thank you for sharing.
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Those pics are great Crokit. Care to elaborate on the design features of the tent in the bear pic? Looks like a pretty good set-up.
The structure is basically a yurt. I got the idea back in the late '70s when I saw a classified ad for " starplates " in mother earth news and an article in National Geographic on nomads. 11 of them to a set. Each is stamped aluminum with 5 inch and a 1/2 arms, like a star fish. Each arm has a small hole near the end. That set up in the pic with the bear, I used 25 broom handles 50" long, each drilled 1/4 inch hole in each end of them, about an inch and a half from the ends. Used fifty 2" threaded bolts with wing nuts, and connected the ends of the poles to the starplates.

Picture the dome shaped monkey bars you often see on a playground or schoolyard. Same exact principle. Seeing that, you'll get a good idea of the plates and poles that I used. The cover was a 23' diameter pool cover. Just put it over the skeleton, tuck it under the bottom poles along the ground, cut a hole for the stove jack and entry. That was the first one I built. Learned fast that having just one tarp as cover, however, created somewhat of a condensation issue. The mailbox set up for stove literally raised the temp to a least 90* in there, if you wanted, and there were a coouple of evenings you'd want to. What was neat though was when the outside temp was single digit, I'd be sitting in there literally in my skivey's. Woke up several mornings with ice crystals completely covering the inside roof.

That year was one of my most memorable hunts.. My first solo hunt. Lasted 17 days. Got the bear and that 8 pt. one day after the other on East Pond Mountain.
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