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Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:21 pm
by ae6black
Curious how many use their little trailers for portable hunting cabins?

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 12:13 am
by Redneck Teepee
I no longer hunt, but the first original teardrop I ever saw was on a deer hunting trip, a fellow camped near us with one, probably in the mid 1970's or so and I was infatuated even then with it. Beats sleeping on the ground by a long shot. :thumbsup:

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 11:28 pm
by TESKELLY
Yep I do up here in British Columbia

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Sat Nov 15, 2014 12:46 pm
by pjsauls
Not yet - hope to soon.

John

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Sat Feb 07, 2015 9:32 pm
by backstrap bandit
Building mine for the main purpose of hunting I hunt a lot of public land and will really enjoy the gas mileage pulling the tear and not having to pitch tent and unload gear to hunt next morning usually arrive after dark not to mention no more wet sleeping bags when it storms

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 5:19 am
by atoddy
Am building mine for that purpose also, the odd trip away with the family to keep them happy as well. The ability to have everything you need already to go, just add food and rifle and I'm gone for the night or weekend. Awesome!!

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:36 pm
by ae6black
Had a great time hunting out of my TD in both 2013 and 2014. Both years hunted out of Chapman Dam State Park in northern Pa. 128491122752 Lots of other campers hunting out of their rigs. But because they were so much larger, they had a tendency to burn through a lot of Propane. I kept warm with a little ceramic heater. Also got to enjoy a fire each night. These little trailers shine for use as a base camp in winter.
Art

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 8:45 pm
by lrrowe
ae6black wrote:Had a great time hunting out of my TD in both 2013 and 2014. Both years hunted out of Chapman Dam State Park in northern Pa. 128491122752 Lots of other campers hunting out of their rigs. But because they were so much larger, they had a tendency to burn through a lot of Propane. I kept warm with a little ceramic heater. Also got to enjoy a fire each night. These little trailers shine for use as a base camp in winter.
Art



I have a 6 leg, 10 x 20' model of the canopy. It takes two of us about 45 minutes of dedicated time to,set it up.
Yours is smaller and looks quicker to set up. How quickly can you do it? Can you do it with one person?

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 9:56 pm
by ae6black
I have arthritic fingers it's cold when I camp so I always look for the easy way. For me this has proven to be put half the ties on per side until the the tarp is attached to the frame. After the tarp is partially on I go back and install the remaining ties. Then I put two poles in one side and then stake them down. Then go back and insert the third pole and stake it down, and then the fourth. If you don't stake the poles down as you go it's going to flop all over the place. Putting the tarp up isn't much of a problem as long as you stake the thing as you go. I like the heavy tarp for cold winter camping because of all of the snow and ice. This thing is heavy duty enough that it'll take freezing temps and blowing snow. I rarely even use a tarp or easy up during the summer unless I am camping out in a field in the hot sun for days at a time. My only problem this last year was a mouse I named "Wolverine" that got in my tow vehicle while I was setting up camp. Vicious little pest chewed up a whole roll of toilet paper, got into my candy bars and ate one of them and left his calling cards everywhere. He also chewed a hole in a sock and was into my bread which I stored in the TV. His cousins also raided my TD's galley area and stole some peanuts and chocolate chips off of me. I let them have the rest. I've never liked eating someone else, let a lone a rodent. Couldn't catch him until I got home a week later. Got him with a mousetrap.

Happy camping!

Art

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Sun Feb 08, 2015 10:34 pm
by lrrowe
Thanks Art.

I am going to have to add this my things to look at after my other build tasks are done; for the trips where I do not want to wrestle with the big one. But I want to back my CT in one end. So I will have to do some measuring.

PS. I understand it about the critters. Mine was a small bear who raided our outside cooler and stole our sirlon and ice bag. Everyone has to learn the hard way and that was our lesson.

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:14 am
by DezPrado
ae6black wrote:Curious how many use their little trailers for portable hunting cabins?


That was the main purpose for me building mine. Years ago, got back to my camp one afternoon with my son, in the rain, to discover the tent had been removed by the violent wind. Slept in the truck that night.
First @ last time. Never again! Been great ever since, location appropriate of course.

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:15 am
by glenpinpat
I have not used mine for hunting as it is not offroad capable however my new one is and my design includes a gun and bow capinet and a separate area for hunting clothes to keep them scent free.

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Thu Feb 19, 2015 9:44 pm
by ae6black
Hey how about showing some pictures of your modifications. Considering how few deer I've been seeing in the last few years, some sent modification might be in order. I used to hang my Hunting clothes in a garbage bag with fresh cut hemlock but haven't done it for a few years since I haven't been seeing as many deer. I also don't hunt nearly as hard as I did in those days.

Art

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:00 am
by Mary C
I would use mine too but it seems a little much when all I have to do to hunt is walk into my back yard, perhaps just a little way behind the barn. was watching two doe this morning out my bedroom window. but if I did have to a distance to hunt I would take my TD. I would build one just for hunting out of.

Mary C.

Re: Hunting out of a TD or Tiny Trailer

PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2015 11:50 pm
by atoddy
The Todd Pod is up and running, my new home away from. I now have all the luxuries of home when I go hunting. I can even light a fire in the middle of my lounge and the wife is ok with it lol.
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