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Antelope hunt camp equipment list

Grin :grin: Want to start buying camping equipment for antelope hunt maybe mule deer.

Love the openess and my wife and I would like to camp instead of motels.

Whats on your list?

 Tent, stove, sleeping bags . ect,

 How do you pack enough water or liquids.?


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A real nice slide in camper

A real nice slide in camper or a 32 foot travel trailer. 

Other than that you are going to have to look at the time of year that you are going to be camping.  A tent that works fine in July is miserable in October.  The same with sleeping bags.  The ones that only go down to 30 degrees just don't cut it come those chily nights when there is snow on the ground. 

Other than that when I was roughing it I had a Coleman 2 burner gas buring stove, I also have a propane attachment for it to run off of a propane tank.  You'll also need a stand or something to put it on.  Water and liquids is something else.  I would pack at least 20 gallons of water in hard plastic jugs and use it sparinly.  For drinking water I would freeze water in milk jugs and place them into the coolers.  That way you had good cold water to drink and ice to keep your foods cold.  Also don't skimp on the coolers.  A cheap one is just and usually doesn't keep ice very long. 

If you are serrious about it look at a camp kitchen set up.  It all fits in a box that will fold up for travel.  Inside it you'll have your plates, silverware, glasses, some dry goods and other things that you can place into it. 

With your wife joining you I would also suggest some kind of porta poty with a tent that fits around it.  I found a Cabelas shower tent just right for what we use.  We took a plastic yard chair and cut a hole in the seat of it, then place a tolit seat on it.  Then all we need to do is to dig a hole and place the chair over it.  If the hole is deep enough you can fill it in as you go or sprinkle dirt onto it to keep the flies out of the area. 

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When I first got married my

When I first got married my wife didn't mind the roughing it routene but any more after 10 years she likes her comforts and as you may know if the wife isn't happy then no one is happy, but I still tent it since I can't afford the luxury of a camp trailer. 

As critter said get good sleeping bags and a good tent and if you can afford it a tent that is designed for winter camping.  A stove for heat inside of it would be nice when it cools off.  I made my own camp kitchen box that will hold a lot of supplies and isn't too heavy for me and my wife to pick up and get into the back of the truck.  For a stove we are using a Camp Chief 2 burner propane one and it works quite well.  It comes with its own legs that screw onto the burner box.  We also found that a plastic tarp that is large enough to go over your tent and extend some where you can have a cover on the stuff that is outside of the tent.  It is miserable trying to cook something in a rain storm and the larger tarp comes in handy if it rains.  If you are using it for antelope hunting and are not camping in some trees then you may have to figure a way to support it but it does help a lot. 

Water wise I just take a couple of 6 gallon plastic jugs and let everyone know that water is scarce.  In the morning to get washed up we take turns using the same water with a little in a seperate bown to use for a rinse.  Drinking water comes from 16oz bottles that I have fozen and placed into the coolers to suplement the block ice in them.  I never thought of using empty milk cartons filled with water and frozen but that is a good idea.  Also do not drain the water out of your coolers.  Even with the ice being melted that water is colder than the outside and will still cool the food in the cooler.