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    So I finally got a little time to have a look at this blind situation.
    In all the years I've lived here, I've never been on this particular hill. So I found it to be not exactly what I expected. But I was determined to dig a pit, so I dug a pit.
    There were more trees on the one side than what I thought, and I can't actually see 360 degrees all around the hill, but it will give me a great view of the valley for between 180 and 270 degrees.
    And I only had to dig about waist deep.

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    And being close to the bridge gives my position a real strategic advantage. (In case we're invaded. Also the deer like to use the bridge too)
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    I dug it into a little clump of buck brush for some natural camouflage.
    I can always trim it if it's in the way.
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    And a classy chrome chair to sit on
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    By the time I got the posts set it was getting dark.
    The plan is to attach the pallet to the posts, and screw some tin onto the pallet for a roof.
    (The pallet is just balancing on there in the picture)

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    And hopefully tomorrow should be another nice day to finish it (if I can fit the time in)
    Red sky at night, afternoon delight... or something.
    I wasn't in the navy.
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    What's the rain situation like? Maybe a bit deeper(4-6 in) and lay down some gravel then a raised platform(pallet with some extra boards) to set your chair on?Maybe a shallow perimeter ditch to redirect water around the hole?

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    I was thinking of putting a pallet down for a floor, just to keep my feet off the frozen ground.
    But I didn't.
    I'm hoping that a tin roof should keep most of the rain out.
    And it's on top of a hill, so there shouldn't be that much running into it.
    But the trench around it is a pretty great idea. I might have to do that.
    Why does the rest of the country get first dibbs on half my income?

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    make sure you have adequate drainage, nothing is worse than sitting with wet feet

    easy roof


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    So I'm done.
    It's a piece of crap, but I don't have the time or desire to put any more effort into it.
    I really should have done this in the summer when I had more time, because the 3 hours of daylight I put into it over the last 2 evenings were pretty valuable, and I should have been doing so many other things.
    I'm quite sure it will stand for a few years, but as long as it stands until Nov. 30 I'll be happy.
    This whole concept looked a lot better as an idea in my head than it does in reality.
    Up close it looks like a fort built by 8 year old boys.
    I was worried about the tin blowing off in the wind, so I bent it over in the nastiest fashion possible.
    Now any rain that hits the sides will fall right in the hole. But it is on a sandy hill, so I dont think it will matter much.
    Maybe when hunting season rolls around I'll add some burlap to cut some more wind.
    And maybe when I'm sitting on a heater in my hole in the ground this frozen november it will feel like a suite at the Hilton.
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    Hey, a bit out of the wind, no snow falling down the back of your collar, and a heater warming up your toes and bum, you're going to feel like you are hunting from a palace!
    Hopefully you actually get to see some deer from there.
    Don't blame me, I didn't vote for that clown. Oct 20, '15

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    Just beware of the scalp removing properties of large sheets of tin when you’re crawling in there.
    Cleverly disguised as a responsible adult.

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