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05-26-2012, 07:12
The following is a 50+ min documentary of a man and his wife living off the land in the Arctic circle. You will see trapping, skinning, and the use of firearms for hunting and protection.

05-26-2012, 08:54
For the original, google: Dick Proenneke.
He went in and built his place by hand in 1968 and left when he was 82 in 1999.

05-26-2012, 12:02
I think Discovery or History has a new series coming out called "Mountain Men" coming out at the end of the month, this kind of made me think about the previews.

05-26-2012, 12:07
Cool thanks for posting! Tagged for later... That tv show sounds interesting too.

05-26-2012, 21:19
One thing that I have heard about survival in AK:

Don't think that just because you should have at least a couple big guns, hand cannons or rifles for protection from bears that that should be your only consideration.

From what I've heard, the most productive meat getter in a survival situation even in bada#$ Alaska:

A .22 rifle.

It will end up doing most of your food getting and has a TON of applications. You can be really putting yourself behind the 8-ball not having a .22 in AK in a survival situation. Rabbits, grouse, all kinds of eating gets done with the ole .22.

05-27-2012, 05:08
Just watched it. Very good.

05-27-2012, 10:14
Gotta agree on the .22. Great for all kinds of little edible critters.

To me, ideally,


I'd do ok.

05-27-2012, 17:01
you'd do much better with a good set of snares than a 22.

While a 22 is handy, snares work even when you're not hunting. And in AK, during the fall/spring/winter, daylight is at a premium, so you need to have as much extra help as you can.

05-27-2012, 21:01
Great video of living above the artic circle. That must have been one mean bear to take all those slugs before dying.

05-27-2012, 22:38
More than likely poor shooting was atleast part of the issue.

Tom Kanik
05-27-2012, 22:39
MCJ......thanks for posting the link for that documentary; it's really interesting!

05-28-2012, 08:02
I give the man a lot of credit for being able to survive all these years in the wild.