CREATING A TRADITIONAL ELK CAMP: WHERE THE HEART OF THE HUNT IS FOUND
Author: Jack Ballard
Publisher: GLOBE PEQUOT ( THE LYONS PRESS, FALCON), Mar 2006
The details of building a traditional elk hunting camp are revealed, & the result will be a comfortable, functional camp that can take anything the mountains may throw at it. B&W photos; 6x9 inches, 224 pgs.
How to set up a fully functioning & comfortable camp.
Elk hunting is one of the most rugged of outdoor sports, and the camp is a big part of the experience. In ELK CAMP, the details of building a traditional elk hunting camp are revealed, and the result will be a comfortable, functional camp that can take anything the mountains may throw at it.
* There?s advice on choosing a site, with tips on drainage and wind protection.
* There are notes on picking a long-term tent, with discussion of canvas weights and height, floors and windows, and advice on pitching the tent.
* There is information on heat, from propane or wood, and instructions for building a barrel stove at home.
Other chapters include information on cots, mattresses, sleeping pads, gear storage, hot water, and electricity. ELK CAMP is packed with notes on cooking, water, weather hazards, and even bear-proofing your camp, building a safe cache, and putting up a makeshift corral for horses.
Endorsed by the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation?with 300,000 members and chapters in forty states?ELK CAMP will be the standard reference on the subject for years to come.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
JACK BALLARD has hunted for fifty years in the Snowcrest Mountains of Montana. He has written for Sports Afield, American Hunter, and Deer & Deer Hunting.