Caribou Camp

Setting Up Camp

  • Camps go in, and out of the field with the hunters.
  • Weight limits for Camp Rental hunters is 60 pounds of gear per person. This includes all of your personal gear, weapon, -20 rated sleeping system, backpack, field dressing equipment and game bags.
  • Additional fuel surcharges will be assessed when weight limits are exceeded on a case by case basis.
  • You are responsible for setting up camp and taking it down.

Camp Rental

Bringing all of the gear needed for this hunt with you on the airlines is difficult and expensive. There are also some critical items that cannot be taken on commercial flights. For that reason most of our clients choose the Camp Rental and Food Package. If you bring your own camp, be sure to look at our gear list to make sure that you have the essentials covered and are within weight limits.

Setting Up Camp

There are few key components to consider when selecting a campsite: access to water, ground surface, sight lines, protection from the elements, and possibly access to firewood. All camps are located in areas with plenty of driftwood/willows for makeshift camping, temporary meat caches and building fires.

Access to Water

Situating your campsite near a good water source for cooking and doing dishes is always a good idea. Camping too close to water can be noisy, so setting it back a bit is a good idea.

Try to Find Dry Ground

Pitching your tent on the soft tundra might seem like a good idea, but you’ll most likely end up with a soggy tent floor and a damp sleeping bag. Instead, look for small, flat gravel patches.

Glassing from Camp

It’s always nice to be able to glass right from camp. Plus, if there are bears in the area (and there probably will be), being able to keep your eyes on them is a good thing. It might be tempting to set up your tent on a high ridgeline or prominent lookout; the glassing is great, the views and phenomenal, and your photos look fantastic. However, avoid the temptation to place your tent in such exposed locations. Strong winds are common and can occur unexpectedly. Instead, choose locations at a lower altitude if possible and look for a windbreak, such as a stand of trees, or a rock outcropping to shelter your tent. Winds typically move down valleys, so focus on protecting yourself from the uphill direction. And remember to always use the guide lines on your tent; a calm evening can be followed by a midnight windstorm, with little warning.

Cooking in camp

Cooking Location and Food Storage

Cooking in or near your sleeping area is inadvisable when in bear country. Instead, create a triangle with your campsite so that food preparation and storage are 100 yards from your sleeping area. A perfect campsite has good sight lines at both your cooking location and tenting area.

Build a meat pole away from the tent, but within sight to hang your game bags on once you harvest your animal. Try to put it in the shade (cover it with a tarp if necessary), and as high as possible.