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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.
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.
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.
Cool thanks for posting! Tagged for later... That tv show sounds interesting too.
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.
Just watched it. Very good.
Gotta agree on the .22. Great for all kinds of little edible critters.
To me, ideally,
I'd do ok.
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.
Great video of living above the artic circle. That must have been one mean bear to take all those slugs before dying.
More than likely poor shooting was atleast part of the issue.
MCJ......thanks for posting the link for that documentary; it's really interesting!
I give the man a lot of credit for being able to survive all these years in the wild.
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