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Build a shelter
Sep 2nd, 2016 at 2:04pm
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We have been toying with the idea of our own "secret shelter/bivvy"

Would one be allowed to build a shelter for personal use (others can use it too if they find it) on doc land? It wont be anywhere near any track, or would we be in trouble if someone finds it
  

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Re: Build a shelter
Reply #1 - Sep 2nd, 2016 at 3:37pm
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Odds are if DOC find it
  
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Reply #2 - Sep 2nd, 2016 at 5:06pm
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No, you are not 'allowed' to.
You can only get in trouble if DOC know who built it.
If they find it they will probably rip it down.
  

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Reply #3 - Sep 2nd, 2016 at 6:14pm
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There's hundreds of unofficial/illegal huts/bivvies throughout OUR DoC estate.

Some are hidden away and really tidy. Others are a pile of crap that barely keep out the weather, and are an eyesore.

One way of keeping things discrete and tidy is to cart in those big plastic drums, the ones with watertight screw on lids. Dig them into the side of a bank (not straight down!) and secrete all your tents/fly/cooker/billys/pots etc in them. Then you only carry them in once. People then won't find all your hard effort hauled in goodies, won't be given the hint that the place must be close to a 'hot spot' and won't piss off  the pristine brigade.

By the way, while they don't weigh much they are an absolute bear to carry. And no, don't ask Shocked Shocked Shocked
  
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Reply #4 - Sep 4th, 2016 at 8:58pm
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I built one last summer in a doc spot I hunt regularly. Built the frame out of trees then laid poly over the top. Was mint till some prick slashed it up. Carried in stretchers etc. after it got slashed I now have taken in more poly to go over the top of the frame but take it down and stash it when I leave. Just stack my beds up with a tarp over them. No ones touched it since
  
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Reply #5 - Sep 5th, 2016 at 9:46pm
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Have been known to build one or two on prime donated real estate, but be aware that if DOC or Twig and Tweet find them they will pull them down. Bottom line, keep the area clean but be prepared to relocate at a moments notice.
PS. Don't take photos with a cell phone and then post them on the internet. Photos might have GPS coordinates attached.
  
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Reply #6 - Nov 26th, 2016 at 2:31pm
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Apparently they also use these to grow tomatoes.... Wink


  
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Reply #7 - Nov 26th, 2016 at 4:13pm
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Rich wrote on Nov 26th, 2016 at 2:31pm:
Apparently they also use these to grow tomatoes.... Wink





They do make great little camps aye Rich.  I have gone to using a heavy wire rope  pushed through a garden hose to hold up the heavy tarps, they  resist heavy snow falls and any windfall that may and does occur, I have wide straps for wrapping around the support  trees and use turnbuckles to tension it up as necessary.
  
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Re: Build a shelter
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ICEMAN wrote on Nov 26th, 2016 at 4:13pm:
Rich wrote on Nov 26th, 2016 at 2:31pm:
Apparently they also use these to grow tomatoes.... Wink





They do make great little camps aye Rich.  I have gone to using a heavy wire rope  pushed through a garden hose to hold up the heavy tarps, they  resist heavy snow falls and any windfall that may and does occur, I have wide straps for wrapping around the support  trees and use turnbuckles to tension it up as necessary.


I have a nylon coated wire rope in the shed for that reason. Also have a 6x6 heavy duty tarp which I've been meanining to take in, weighs about 36kg which I think is the reason it's still in my shed  Grin
  
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Re: Build a shelter
Reply #9 - Dec 6th, 2016 at 7:46am
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Here's a few words I put together a while back..there's a bit of a science to a good build!

http://www.fishnhunt.co.nz/forum/YaBB.cgi?num=1345190097
  
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Re: Build a shelter
Reply #10 - Dec 6th, 2016 at 9:28am
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The broom still in one piece ?
  
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Reply #11 - Dec 6th, 2016 at 1:53pm
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On its 3rd handle...all good! Smiley
  
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