Old Hickory, So do u live in Old Hickory? I am in Lancaster by Center Hill Lake.The cooking is a team effort. We use the down time during the heat of the day to do a lot of the prep work, so all we have to do is light the fire when we get in at night. The camping has its pros and cons. It’s a lot of work for sure but it’s also nice setting around at night and not seeing a light or hearing car traffic etc. It also puts us right where we want to start hunting the next day which on this trip saved us about an hour and half drive from the nearest hotel. The heat out in the Sandhills was actually a relief from the heat we are use to in TN. My dogs usually run twice a day during the summer so a 2 hour or so run out there wasn’t too hard on them. There was also a shower house at a RV campground nearby so that was a game changer for sure, hot shower each day while camping makes a huge difference.
I understand. That is why you bring your generator for the blanket. We have done that on trips out west in the Mountains. Crazy Nice....As most of you know, at night in the mountains it is cold....brrrrrrIf I can't plug in my electric blanket, I'm too far out!
This is strange. I actually went to a huge hog killing several times at a farm, big social event. Owner of the farm was Andrew Jackson, he was a direct descendant of your know who. Great time, food was frog legs, elk meat, shrimp, open bar, then at 12:00 the pickup truck would drive into the horse arena with a 400-500 pound hog cooked for 24 hoursl Very hot pork, you would grab a big handful bare handed, and bread. It was very cool to say the least. At that time I had a friend who was a big shot, so he would invite me. Long live his memory... Mr. Les.....No, I’m in Covington, TN. My last name is Jackson and I was always a fan of Andrew so that’s where old hickory came from.
heavier springs and shocks? gas milage?My truck/camper is on the small end but I offroad often enough that the smaller size is nice. At max I have me and my girlfriend plus two dogs. Wouldn't want any more people or dogs for this setup but it's perfect for solo hunting with dogs. Nothing fancy inside, a good quality mattress and then just use camp stove and the mr buddy heater inside.
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Currently I only have airbags on the rear to help level it. The stock springs and shocks do suprisingly well, although I would like to upgrade them at some point. I do run E rated tires though. After gutting it, I believe it's around 1,000lbs which doesn't leave a whole lot for GVWR so I'm looking to buy an aluminum camper like the 4wheelcampers to help reduce that weight.heavier springs and shocks? gas milage?
You can just pull off the road and camp.No campground needed.I've always thought about doing some camping for upland hunting. There are plenty of times where we go on a day trip, but other times if I drive 2.5-3 hours to hunt and want to make a weekend out of it I wonder if getting a camper is the way to go. What experiences have you guys had camping? And is it easy to find a place to set up during bird season, or are all the campgrounds closed down?