What's up saddle hunters? I have been thinking about taking a vacation during deer season and doing some backwoods camping and setting up a mobile deer camp. But before you start posting pics of your decked out camper or trailer conversion, remember this is a mobile deer camp in the backwoods. I'm in South Carolina and hunt all public land. Most WMA land you can't camp on, but I also hunt the national forest which does allow Backwoods off trail camping. The only rule is you have to be 100 yards from any road or water source when setting up your camp site. As a saddle hunter the goal is to stay mobile and light, right? So, what happens when you decide to throw setting up a mobile deer camp in the mix? For those of you not from South Carolina let me explain our weather during deer season. Our deer season starts in September which opens with bow season. The average temps for September is about A high of 84 dge. to even 90 deg during the day with a low of mid to low 60's. In October the temp starts to drop a bit more settling at around mid to low 70's during the day and about the low 50's at night. The night time temps for November through January are in the mid 60's and continue to drop to the low 50's during the day and in the low 40's to 30's at night on average. Sometimes it will get into the mid 20's at night. Also these dates are for public land not private. So it doesn't really get that cold but it does seem to rain a good bit throughout the season. So, what I'm thinking is, from September through November. I might use a Hammock and two tarps. Some type of camp chair or maybe just bushcraft one when I get out there. For food maybe some dry good style foods that you just and water to like rice, mashed potatoes you know simple things you can get from Walmart and just heat over a fire and enough to last three days for breakfast and dinner, of course a snack in between. Something for lunch that's high protein and carbs. I have a 7 gallon water container for fresh water. A small backpacking cook set. Back up batteries for lights and phone and camera. maybe a book for reading at night or just do some youtube videos for entertainment. Then for the colder months maybe switch out the Hammock for a tent and maybe a buddy heater and Propane tank. Of course I would need a cooler to store anything I kill and quarter during the trip. My biggest concern is that in itself, What do I do with what I kill while camping? Since I have never done this before. I plan on the trip being 3 to 4 days. Having one day to set up camp 2 days to hunt full days and 1 day for a morning hunt then pack up and head home. If you have done this before and have any suggestions let me know. I'd also still like to hear what set up you would use as well, what do you prefer, what's your ideal set up?