Two Letters Re: Poor Customer Service From Buckshot’s Camp

Mr. Rawles,
I hate to bother you, but thought you might have heard if someone was ill or passed away at Buckshot’s camp?
I placed an order which was billed out, and never got it. I have called several times and got the recording, and e-mailed also, but have never heard back from them. This has been since May. I was just wondering if you had heard anything about them, and thought maybe you know someone that may know them. The game trap article in today’s blog, brought this up, and I’m just grasping at straws to see if someone knows them. Thanks, – Rod


Dear Mr. Rawles,
I recently ordered a snare kit and DVD on how to use it from Buckshot’s Camp online at the beginning of July [2008]. I have yet to receive shipment and have had no response to e-mails or phone calls.

I checked the BBB finally and found that he has an unsatisfactory rating with them. So I wanted to let you and your readers know this since in the past you have suggested him as a supplier of traps and snares. Stay prepared, – Michael in Oklahoma

JWR Replies: Buckshot’s Camp hasn’t advertised with us since early 2006. I dropped them as an advertiser because of their poor customer service. (BTW, they were one of just two advertisers that I’ve been forced to remove in the three years that SurvivalBlog has been up and running. All of our other 80+ advertisers have sterling reputations.) I removed my links to Buckshot’s Camp in my Links page at the same time.

I’m sorry to hear that you had the order fulfillment problem Bruce Hemming’s ex-wife. (She owns the mail order business, as part of their divorce settlement.)

Please pray for Bruce and his ex-wife. They need to reconcile themselves to each other and to their slighted customers. And of course we all need to reconcile ourselves to God.