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What a life... Surviving Alone in Alaska

Discussion in 'Preparedness & Survival' started by Don H, Nov 8, 2013.

  1. Don H

    Don H Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Surviving Alone in Alaska... sure looks better than a cubical farm!

    [video=youtube;Iq0rZn8HFmQ]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iq0rZn8HFmQ[/video]
     
  2. TapRackNGo

    TapRackNGo PNW Well-Known Member

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    HEIMO!! thats a great vid. I would love to be able to hacksaw meat and throw it on the fire. Now I'm watching it again... Thanks for the entertainment. :cool:
     
  3. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Same guy was on Discovery's series "Flying Wild Alaska." In one of the episodes they fly him into his cabin after being in town.
     
  4. jbett98

    jbett98 NW Oregon Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter

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    His nephew wrote a book about him and his life. He's the last of the true Arctic Circle trappers.
     
  5. Caveman Jim

    Caveman Jim West of Oly Springer Slayer 2016 Volunteer

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    30 years ago I turned down the chance to go to AK work telephone, I am a Southern boy but feel as if I was born 100 years too late.
    I also turned down a job in Kuwait but turned it down after I had a dream of a grenade being tossed down the manhole I was working in... A no brainer!!!
     
  6. PX4WA

    PX4WA Tacoma, WA Active Member

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    I'm sure the hazard pay would have bought you a nice casket and plot of dirt somewhere though...that's if they find anything left to bury...
     
  7. MrNiceGuy

    MrNiceGuy between springfield and shelbyville Well-Known Member

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    I'd rather have the cubical...
     
  8. nwwoodsman

    nwwoodsman Vernonia Bronze Supporter Bronze Supporter 2015 Volunteer

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    This is another one that might be up your alley. I've watched it a few times on Netflix. Little further west than Alaska. Pretty good documentary if you can get over the narrator's accent..
    [video=youtube;V1pOjj49d9Y]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V1pOjj49d9Y[/video]
     
  9. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    As a young man I spent a month in AL in Aug. backpack, fishing rod, 22 and 44mag. I even made it up to Fairbanks (regretted it) the bush was friendly, in 30 days I saw ONE bear, keeping a clean camp/luck is the secret. Only mistake I made was taking along a lady, reduced my ManJoy by 50%!
     
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    ATCclears Seattle area, WA Well-Known Member

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    Next time find a lady with no overbite... ;)

    Peter
     
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  11. DieselScout

    DieselScout S Clackamas County Well-Known Member

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    Finally found a few minutes to finish the VICE episode and put this on my Netflix queue.
     
  12. erudne

    erudne The Pie Matrix PPL Say Sleeping W/Your Rifle Is A bad Thing? Bronze Supporter

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    That sent shivers down my spine!
    I also lived in Australia for a year, bought a L/C and drove all the way around the island camping all the way, once a month I would hole-up in a motel and restock my supplies. This was before the Gun Confiscation in the '80s. A man could live w/a 22LR and a fishing line even in much of the Outback due to the 'Water Schemes'. I had access to several firearms during my stay, even Oppressed firearms. 22 sub sonic cost about .50 US per BX.
    So I've lived in several extremes, hard to pick which is the more dangerous, desert, snakes, crocs or wolves, bears, artic temps.
    I guess it is easier to live in the warmer climate, wear fewer clothes, easier to stay warm!
     
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