Post-hunt Camp Care
After a hunt, it’s easy to get home and dump all of your gear in the garage. Don’t do that. Putting a rolled-up tent away for months that has even the slightest moisture on it can result in a ripe, unappealing surprise when you unroll it next time. Other things, like worn-out lantern mantles, dirty stoves and any gear that’s used and abused during a trip should be attended to before being stored.
It’s extra work, and not much fun, but doing so will preserve your expensive gear and ensure that you’re ready for your next trip. Skip the post-hunt camp-care steps and you’ll regret it in the future.
PHOTOS BY TONY J. PETERSON