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Author Topic: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN  (Read 5792 times)

Offline BubbaBrown

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THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« on: April 20, 2011, 12:39:07 PM »
I'm going to try and design the perfect deer camp! So, I'd like your input on the things that you think are must haves for a camp, i.e., size, power systems, materials, types of spaces, etc. I'd love to hear your opinions. I plan to design a camp for shipping container, I've been studying this for a while, but I'd like to design a camp that most of us here could build in a few weekends and at an economical price. Lets here your wishes, desires, and must haves!
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2011, 12:44:21 PM »
i'd address the power issue. if you have power going to it, things get a whole lot easier. will you have electric?
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #2 on: April 20, 2011, 01:05:48 PM »
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #3 on: April 20, 2011, 01:36:37 PM »
I would want ample sleeping area, storage area and ability to store food in a refrigerator and cook over a stove (provided electricity was on site).  I'm not that into luxery at a hunting camp - so basics is what I would look for.  Good luck and look forward to seeing your design.

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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #4 on: April 20, 2011, 02:03:48 PM »
Storage areas for equipment is a great idea - I think overhead bins would be ideal to use space, many times we don't use the space we have efficiently enough. Hooks for hanging things on would also be good and not take up too much room.

Bug and critter proof would also be important. I woke up once (camping, when I was a small kid) with an ARMY of grandaddy longlegs all over me - ugghhh !

I'm with whoever luxury wasn't that important. Your at deer camp, for goodness sakes ! Which brings up a point - scent elimination wafers and seperate area for cooking, etc....

Clean bathroom facilities are important to me but not so much to you guys, I'm sure  - from what I can smell when I have been in a men's rooms (from necessity !  @--0--0116 )

Most importantly, a good area with necessary supplies for cleaning and gutting that monster buck !!  @--0--0101

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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #5 on: April 20, 2011, 02:04:53 PM »
Oh, yeah and if you've got electricity - a good spot for the coffee pot !
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #6 on: April 20, 2011, 02:44:14 PM »
A good meat pole to hang all the deer on

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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #7 on: April 20, 2011, 03:19:06 PM »
I'm designing this for anyone, anywhere, not for me specifically, it might have power, it might not, so I want to design one that can be built almost any where.
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #8 on: April 20, 2011, 03:59:10 PM »
if it's made from a shipping container, with space at a minimum and long and narrow:

fold down bunks
Slide outs?  (like a RV)
attic fan for air flow
ability to build up  (on the roof)
Solar panels
gutters for collecting "flushing" water.
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #9 on: April 20, 2011, 04:01:02 PM »
how about using a truck trailer, portable and could run off diesel engine etc.

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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #10 on: April 20, 2011, 04:31:53 PM »
For me I think you need restroom with a shower if possible-- cook stove and refrigerater, room to sleep and to store your gear, good meat pole, heat source and a porch to sit on.
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #11 on: April 20, 2011, 04:43:01 PM »
An ideal accessory would be a shower!  @--0--0123

But every camp must have a  good kitchen.  Men need to eat!  Nothing is better at camp than the food and of course friends.

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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #12 on: April 20, 2011, 08:01:20 PM »
We built one in two weekends that had a great room 20 x 40 foot 2 piggy back Container trailer's attached for used for 12 bunks one was for light snorers and the other one for heavy snorers...
The great room has recliners chairs kitchen with 10 ft Bar, dishwasher, washing machine and a Bathroom with 2 stalls and a small shower with hot water... Too Bad the Club went bankrupt because of mismanaged...
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #13 on: April 20, 2011, 08:49:17 PM »
I did something similar about 5 years ago. I bought a old used single wide trailer, 3 BR 2 bath, we gutted it into a 2 bedroom, with a build out kitchen from an old deck I tore out. We put in a full bath with a shower and  a large living room. We installed a wood stove for heat. I run it with a 4000 kw Generator, as well as a battery 12 V system for early morning, when we just run lights, getting ready for hunting. I have 2- 20 gallon propane bombs that run heat, and kitchen, and a15 gallon Hot water heater I removed from an old RV. I have a 500 gallon water tank with a 3/4 hp pump that runs the entire trailer. We installed agraveless septic system out of an old fiberglass water tank.
Believe me we started this thing with a dream and a prayer. But over the years we have kept on adding and adding, until we have a place our families enjoy coming to.
I would have never done this without a long term deal.
We built 2 tripod wenched cleaning stations, so when 2 or more deer come into camp, you dont have to wait on the other cleaning pole.
We built a covered cooking area, with a redneck outdoor kitchen for BBQing and cooking fish etc...
Those are just some of the things I have done. Hope you can steal an idea or two.
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Re: THE PERFECT DEER CAMP PLAN
« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2011, 01:14:36 PM »
This is an unfinished plan that I started a while back, for a 40 foot container with doors at both ends. If you wanted bunks at both ends, you would have good emergency exits. I don't want to cut in any more door and windows, I want to keep it as secure as possible. A camp like this could be set up for AC or DC power or both.
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