Over my nearly 40 years of hunting in the Alberta wilderness, I have noted a decided decline in the overall quality of hunting camps set up by other hunters. Often, little regard is given to how a camp should be laid out and made safe and healthy. In my September Alberta Outdoorsmen column, I discuss what makes a successful hunting camp.
Our hunting party enjoys camping in the traditional way: canvas wall tent complete with wood-fueled stove, cooking outside on an open fire, etc. We can have a very comfortable camp setup within a couple of hours that provides a warm and safe place to sleep, and ensures our footprint on the landscape is minimal.
[Update: Go to my 2011 August 10 blog entry The Successful Hunting Camp for a description of how a camp should be laid out.]
So what’s wrong with that?