Hunting camp can have a variety of meanings, with varied amenities. For some, it might mean a rustic cabin equipped with beds and a stove; for others an RV with propane tank and a generator; and for others a wall tent or other shelter deep in the woods.
Grand Junction manufacturer Seek Outside has its own solution in a lightweight, tipi-style tent, whose floorless design keeps them light and accommodates a titanium stove that, placed in the middle, can turn a freezing, soggy day into a warm, dry evening.
The shelters come in a variety of sizes and styles, ranging from small, one-person tents to larger, 16-person models (which sleep seven when fitted with the stove). Weighing 13.5 pounds with stakes and aluminum pole, the 16-person may be too large and heavy for hike in hunting, but is perfect for a four-wheel-accessed base camp or those using pack animals. The eight-person tipi, which can accommodate four people and their gear with the stove, weighs 7 pounds, 10 ounces.
Available in a variety of sizes with an efficient design that lets them burn wood for hours, the stoves can also be used for cooking. The smallest weighs just 15 ounces and can literally burn twigs, while the largest weighs 4.6 pounds and is sturdy enough to handle cast-iron cookware and larger pieces of wood.
Sewing tents and other outdoor gear for more than a decade, Seek Outside also designs and manufactures backpacks, including expandable models designed for hunters that are also lightweight but incredibly durable. None weigh more than five pounds and most can carry up to 200 pounds. Lead time on tents is six to eight weeks, and 12 weeks for a backpack.