Before my now Physical limitations, Adam / Sky and I considered PRE-BUILDING a number of hidden “camp spots”. Places leveled and ‘tent ready’…with a twist. PRE-CUT framing material hidden a bit aways from each spot. Walk in with Pre-Cut GOOD tarp….pull out the hidden frame(s)…put tarp over and you’re all set to spend time enjoying. Need to relocate? Off withe tarp…hide the frame again n then off to next spot. Aho?
This is not a new idea,,,both Native Americans and Eskimos did just that. Using stones / etc. as cover “tie downs”. These “stone rings” can still be seen occasionally in parts of North America,
If you are discovered and need to move….no ‘biggy’, as you’ve many OTHER spots in “walk to” distance. ALL PRE READY. Aho?
This can be done with a small LOW backpack tent as well….no Pre Cut Framing needed. Just a Pre-Prepaired SPOT….well off the ‘beaten path’….in and place that helps HIDE your presence. TOO BIG a tent = EASY TO SEE.
I’ve a number of “hide” tarps. Canoe ‘covers’ I use them too! Over the tents I take or to drape over a pre-made spot.
Two are ready-to-erect Lean-Tos (LOVE Lean-Tos)…the rest as a cover over tents or simply ROLL INTO ( like a Human COCOON ).
Some are standard “plastic” Camo tarps….three are Burlap CAMO. ALL “FIT IN” to match the areas I go to (use to).
Rarely do I have a camp “tent” TALLER then SETTING-UP HEIGHT.
If needed I add to the structure various bushes etc., this to make the “tent” less obvious.
To date I’ve only had two discovered. This since 14 years old (I’m now 70). BOTH were caused by ME ….
NOT HIDING SOMETHING…(“GAVE THEM” AWAY). Aho?
Twice others were mere FEET from me AND NEVER KNEW IT.
When using I’d GO TO THE SPOT from various DIRECTIONS….trying Not to make a SPOTABEL trail. Aho?
Many time I ate ‘COLD’. SMOKE and FIRES’ LIGHT GIVES YOU AWAY. Remember this!
There has been times I had no blanket or sleeping bag..I then STUFFED my CLOTHS and sleeping spot with gathered FAR OFF Leafs. Once I covered with MUD to insulate. Messy, but it worked,
More than once I used Brows to make a HEAD COVERING, This keeps Heat from escaping.
I hope something here will be beneficial to some.