My dad taught me just about everything I know about being in the woods – except my directional skills. He’s known for taking a “detour” now and then. When I was growing up, he often threw on his camo & disappeared in the evening to go bow hunting…and I wanted to go with him SO badly.
I finally got old enough to come along and sit above him in my very own climbing tree stand. I remember those first couple of hunts better than the ones where I actually harvested deer. Getting out there and spending time with the man I looked up to for everything in life was such a great experience! More than once I busted his hunts by moving around too much or not keeping quiet. He never got mad and always used them as learning opportunities to help me get better. It was more about spending time together in the woods than actually getting a deer.
After a year or two of him showing me the ropes, we started hunting in separate trees and eventually hunted our own sections of land. While it was exciting to be out on my own, I missed spending time with my dad in the tree. We always had the rides to and from the land though, and I cherished those moments. From giving each other a hard time when one of us missed (since it’s my story, we’ll go ahead and say it was him) to talking sports, we always had a good time.
Fast forward a decade or two and we often took separate vehicles out hunting. We lived nearby but needed enough cargo space to throw a deer in the bed of the truck. This was much faster but I missed our chats during the rides to and from the land.
I always wanted a bigger truck so we could ride out there together like the good ol’ days. Our climbing tree stands, bow cases, hunting totes, scentlok bags, cooler and other gear left no room for a deer in the back, and certainly not two. We always go out there at the same time though. Several years ago he fell out of his hang-on tree stand while getting out of it. He was seriously bruised up, but miraculously OK otherwise. Since then, I’ve made sure that I’m always there with him to ensure our safety. Besides, half the fun of hunting is being with the people you do it with anyway.
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Our Cargo Solution
I’ve eagerly anticipated adding a cargo hitch carrier to our product line since I started Vault Cargo Management. If we had a rack to throw our deer on, Dad and I could go back to driving out there together and chatting it up like the good ‘0l days. Vault is big enough now to offer this solution, I’m proud to say. Dad and I ride out to the land together again, talking about God knows what and meeting up with each other after the hunt.
For the first year in a long time, I harvested a buck this season and shared the story with my dad on the way home. That day I realized how much I had missed riding home with Dad after the hunt and reliving the harvest story together.
Vault Cargo Management Solution –
- Cargo carriers are perfect for road trips, camping, and hunting.
- Provides plenty of storage
- Easy to Use & Install
What Vault Is About
This is exactly what Vault Cargo Management & our community are about – creating stress-free solutions that help people go about their adventures and enjoy them with friends and family. It’s about taking the hassle out of the preparation and just grabbing our gear and heading out. Hunts still require a good amount of preparation, but loading your gear into the truck shouldn’t be part of it. The more efficiently you can pack your vehicle, the more room you have for loved ones and great conversation.