Dan Doty talks how to select a campsite that will better enable you for that next public land hunting adventure.
The guys at MeatEater have a deep knowledge of how to select a campsite in those remote nature areas so that you can focus on your next hunting or fishing adventure.
It takes a bit of pre-planning to make sure your considerations for your campsite are handled well. It can be the difference between a great hunting or fishing trip or a miserable ordeal.
Having a good source of water and adequate shelter from the elements and bugs, if it’s spring or summer, is key. The campsite is your haven, and no matter how wet or miserable it is, when you are out hiking around, you have a warm and comfortable place to return to.
The one tip I learned in the infantry was to ensure you keep your sleeping area and bag dry no matter what. This you can achieve by ensuring your sleeping gear is in dry bags. Also, use a Gortex type bivie bag to protect it all. I even top it off by putting it all in an industrial garbage bag inside my backpack.
When setting up get your shelter up first, then lay out your sleeping gear, and if you are hiking away all day, pack it back up in your dry bag to shelter it from any mishaps.
As we work into the winter season start planning for your next spring fishing adventure and prepare for a great backcountry camp to get to those less pressured fish.