Many deer hunters like going deep into the woods and setting up a deer camp. There are some important things to consider when you’re going camping, safety being a number one priority, then the camping gear that you’ll need when you’re out there in the wild.There are also hunting trips you can book out west in places like Montana and the Dakota’s that require you to pack up your camping gear as well as your hunting gear and ride horseback to your deer camp site.But whether you’re setting up camp locally in the woods or heading out west by horseback, your list of camping gear should camping tents, a good hunting knife, camping stoves, extra clothes, dry wood, matches, and First Aid kits.One of the first things you may decide to buy is a camping tent. Some hunters may enjoy sleeping outside under the stars, but personally, camping tents are a must if you’re like me and you don’t want to wake up looking like a pin cushion from all the bugs attacking you.Another good item to have in your deer camp gear is a good knife, especially if you need to clear out an area to set up camp. They also come in handy for cutting rope to use with setting up a tree stand or even making a temporary carrier for an animal you may have shot.A folding pocket knife also comes in handy to gut or field dress your buck or doe after you tag it. A tactical knife can be almost any type of knife that deals with anything from surviving in the wild to tactical uses in the military.While as a hunter you may never set up camp in the middle of a remote jungle, you can still take advantage of the benefits a tactical knife. You can cut branches and split tender with the serrated edge of a tactical knife to clear a camping area or to build a campfire, and you can gut fish or skin animals with the straight blade of a survival tactical knife.Regardless of what type of knife you decide to get, always be sure to shop around and get opinions or look at reviews in hunting magazines or on hunting websites. You don’t want to buy a knife that isn’t going to do what you need it to do.Another piece of deer camp gear you might want to look for is a camping stove. Camping stoves are a great way to cook all those yummy burgers and eggs for breakfast along with the dishes, spoons, forks, etc. If you prefer cooking over an open fire then you would need some kind of rack or plate to cook on and dry wood to burn. But whether you cook with a camping stove or over an open fire, nothing tastes better after a long day of hunting than a cheeseburger from campfire.
Indoor Camping TricksI’m the kind of person who enjoys camping. I like to camp out, watch the stars above and occasionally snap to mosquitos feasting over me. The best thing I like about camping is the camp fire — the dancing orange flame, more like a tongue actually. The glow of everything around the fire is beauty to me.But camping is discouraged when it’s winter. It is understandable though, one might end up freezing outside. Nonetheless, no amount of snow stops me from enjoying my campfire — when I can’t camp out, I camp in.Camping in can be really fun too (close to camping out), if one has prepared the necessary stuffs. So here, I have outlined the usual things I toss in before I go camping!1. The FireplaceNow this can’t be missing, the entire camp feeling emanates from the fire. Prepare your fireplace — store in enough wood or gel to keep the fire burning. You can even decorate your indoor fireplace mantle with leaves or tree branches to have that “outdoor” feeling. Just make sure you are observing proper safety measures (you don’t want to end up burning your house). Clear the front area near your indoor fireplace so that you can set up your camp there.2. The TentWell, one can really be on the go even without the real thing — blankets, carpets plus some pillows will do. But I don’t discount the additional “outdoor” feel when you are using a real tent. When you have one, simply set it up close to the fireplace (but far enough to keep it from catching the fire). If you are into using blankets, tie a rope across your room (near the fireplace) and hang the blanket over the rope. Then secure the corners of the blanket by tying it close to the floor or you can just put weights on each corner and try to resemble a typical triangular tent shape.Just throw in a lot of pillow and you are ready to go.3. The Camp FoodOf course, inside your house you can actually just use your stove or microwave to cook food fast, but it will ruin the entire “outdoor” feel. So the best thing to do is to prepare some camp food. I don’t know what makes up your camp food, but for me it’s simple marshmallows, hot dogs and marinated barbecue. Sometimes I roast burger patties. Plus some root beer or cola. But you can use alternatives — hot choco drink, coffee, tea or just about anything you want to drink.4. The MusicTurn your i-pod on! I used to include cricket sounds in my playlist (I think that was too much outdoor). Keep your speaker volume low, so that you will still have the consciousness to admire the fire and the roasting. From my experience, loud music can be a source of distraction — instead of enjoying my indoor camping I end up staging my own concert.But you can either choose between indoor camping and indoor concert, actually. Any will do.5. The CompanyAlthough you can camp alone, it will be really nice to have someone camping with you. Your company can be your family, friends or your sweetheart. It’s more fun to hear ghost stories or play spin-the-bottle by the fireplace, and you know you can’t do that alone. Make the indoor camping experience a good memory you can look back into someday.So, there! You have set-up for yourself your very own indoor camp. Invite me in sometimes, I really love camping.
Summer camps and day camps provide a way by which young people can spend their summer vacation experiencing new adventures and meeting new friends. Studies have shown that these camps are very effective in making children appreciate the value of independence and teamwork. They have also been proven to help children relate better with other people. However, there are other types of camps that offer a different experience to those that enroll in them. Some examples of these are weight loss camps that help young people with weight problems through exercise and diet programs. Other examples of these types of camps are boot camps, which are camps that offer military-type training to their campers.Boot campsBoot camps are training camps that last for about two to four weeks, which are designed for special purposes and which are handled by people trained to extract the best performance from campers. These camps usually have the same harsh conditions that can be found in military camps where recruits are pushed both physically and mentally to test and build discipline, leadership and comradeship. Given this, some organizations have found a way to use boot camps for various purposes that fit their requirements.Special boot campsAn example of a specific purpose boot camps can serve is the way local governments use them to rehabilitate juvenile offenders as part of their program. Other examples include boot camps for brides and would-be parents, which are designed to help people prepare for the responsibilities that they are about to face. Companies also use these boot camps for their workers for the purpose of encouraging teamwork and for training. However, the effects of these boot camps are subject to debate especially for those who advocate positive reinforcement as a means to instill discipline among people.Boot camps are special kinds of camps that are designed to push a camper to his physical and mental limit as a way to build character, discipline, teamwork and other values. Going through this kind of experience has made it easier for people to remember what they have learned and to apply them in their daily lives. Given this, various organizations have now used specialized boot camps that help them with their needs such as how local governments use them to help in the rehabilitation of young offenders.