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Bush Huts & Base Camps
Dec 14th, 2007 at 6:45am
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Just thought I would start a thread on those of you (and there are more than will admit it) who have bush huts of their own design tucked away in that favoured hunting spot. I'm not seeking coordinates or incriminating details here but just photos for fun and interests sake.  Lets bring bring out the photos of those Railway Tarp wonders and show them around a bit.

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This is an old camp that I know off that was well used for 8 years at least and as far as I know is still going in the Rowallan/Dean Forest area in Southland.






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This tarp I actually found abandoned in the bush about 2 days full walk in the Southern Fiordland area. So I set it up and used to still pack tent in but it made for a brilliant shelter to cook and sit under with a fire going. I had used this for about 4 years.  Possibly still there as far as I know;


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Reply #1 - Dec 18th, 2007 at 9:41pm
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Stagsroar,

Please don't tell me thats a phone on the side of the tree in that top photo!  Grin Grin Grin

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Reply #2 - Dec 19th, 2007 at 1:48am
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Stagsroar,

Please don't tell me thats a phone on the side of the tree in that top photo!  Grin Grin Grin

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We actually were going to have a Fax but they were to hard to carry in and we had thoughts that the paper might get wet!
  
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Reply #3 - Dec 19th, 2007 at 2:01am
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phone Shocked Shocked what the Roll Eyes dont need those to find deer
  

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leathel wrote on Dec 19th, 2007 at 2:01am:
phone Shocked Shocked what the Roll Eyes dont need those to find deer


Na! its for making trunk calls!  Grin Grin
  
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Reply #5 - Dec 19th, 2007 at 3:48am
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Nice that you're branching out in your humour ...
  

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Reply #6 - Dec 20th, 2007 at 8:13pm
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Hey cleaky!  We're going to make a new one this february arent we?  Wink  will post pics when its done...
  
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Reply #7 - Dec 20th, 2007 at 8:44pm
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Definitely. Who's turn is it to lug up the cement for the floor?
  

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Reply #8 - Dec 20th, 2007 at 9:25pm
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Heres a couple from central Plateau.  Top ones mine, about 8kms from where TONE and I hunted,  and one I found that belongs to some guys in Auckland.




  
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Reply #9 - Dec 20th, 2007 at 9:35pm
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Somewhere up the Ruakituri River February 07 ... it's temporary for now, this Feb it will be adjusted thanks to the various bivvy threads there have been.


  

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Reply #10 - Dec 20th, 2007 at 9:52pm
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Hi Cleaky. over the years ive tried many methods of construction, the best in my opinion is the stainless wire rope thru a garden hose to minimise tree damage and wear and tear on the cover. we have a tent under that cover with all the usual extras, table, chairs cooker etc, I dont worry that Rsoles may steal the gear, but could,  as most blokes prepared to walk in that far thru that crap are usually hunters and good blokes, I leave a notebook inviting hunters to use the gear but please respect it, and a few pens in a snaplock bag, one person in the last 5yrs wrote a date in the book.
  
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Reply #11 - Dec 20th, 2007 at 9:58pm
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This year there's a fly instead of the crappy tarp, just thinking of making a bit of a frame for the fly to sit over, stainless wire sounds like a great option. Cheers.
  

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Reply #12 - Dec 21st, 2007 at 12:27am
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BruceC's and Cooch's in the Ruahines. We have everything we need up there in sealed containers. We take the fly down when we leave to keep it discrete. About 2.5 hours walk in.

  
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Reply #13 - Dec 21st, 2007 at 5:12am
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Fiordland Coast - we flew in for 2 weeks for a Roar trip. Made all the paving with rocks and sand so we wouldn't be trapsing through mud and had a home away from home for 2 weeks. The old dingy made a brilliant backing for the fireplace.
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Reply #14 - Dec 21st, 2007 at 7:49am
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[quote author StagsRoar : The old dingy made a brilliant backing for the fireplace.

Grin great bit of kiwi inginuity  Wink



  
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