Hunting camps are always a popular topic of discussion among traditional black powder hunters. With the arrival of Mi-ki-naak, the Snapping Turtle, and the demise of the wigwam used by Msko-waagosh, the Red Fox, the subject of an appropriate, period-correct shelter is a major focus of evening research sessions. At the same time, a number of requests for information on 18th-century shelters have popped up, either in telephone conversations or via email requests.
As is always the case, historical knowledge and understanding change with the emergence of each new journal or narrative. Now seems a good time to revisit the classification of hunting camps from the traditional hunter’s perspective. There are, of course, a number of ways to look at each topic, and mine is only one of many.
I posted “Hunting Camps: Intro” and “Hunting Camps: Night Fall Camps” under “The Basics” category in the navigation menu of this site. I thought this topic was worthy of page status, but I limited the documentation because most hunting journals mention camps, some with complete descriptions and some with sketchy passages. With luck, the next installments will appear within a week or so. And if there is enough interest, I can post a how-to showing some of the steps used to construct the different camps.
Be safe and may God bless you all.