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Life Below Zero

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by Dr T, May 23, 2013.

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  1. Dr T

    Dr T Well-Known Member

    One of our board members--and a tremendous resource on Mosin-Nagant M39 information (and Artic hunting) is in a reality show Life Below Zero. Since it is on the National Geographic channel, I expect that it will be well done.

    The rerun of S01/E01 is on tonight. I look forward to seeing him.

  2. SilentStalker

    SilentStalker Well-Known Member

    Nice. Who is it?
  3. wankerjake

    wankerjake Well-Known Member

  4. Cosmoline

    Cosmoline Well-Known Member

    Must be Caribou! For once I'll be interested in seeing one of these Alaska reality shows. But the clip seems to show someone with a modern Marlin levergun, suspiciously looking like a WWG custom. I wonder if Ken has infiltrated the production.
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  5. RustHunter87

    RustHunter87 Well-Known Member

  6. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    And his gun collection is outstanding!!

    THR member Caribou: http://channel.nationalgeographic.c...6cgqbe3ncurxrbvj6lwuht2ya6mzmafma_380x285.jpg

    Congrats Caribou!!!

    Here's some snips...


    Sometimes I wish I had cable or satellite TV. For years now I've been sharing his posts/threads from here and gunboards.com with family members of mine who fancy themselves as "hunters". Caribou defines 'hunter'!
  7. caribou

    caribou Well-Known Member

    Yes, that is "me" and "us" :D

    We were actually impressed with the productions end, and its amusing to see that it took 10 days of filming to get us on for 15 minutes.
    Some things are a bit jumbled, but what really made it shine was that , as the 'local' and subject of the filming, we had ALOT of control on content and we even narrated our own, rather than some grovlly voiced narrator. As well, we just flay refused to make any 'drama' and the only such of that kind is me a bit fruterated that me and the wife couldn't hook our net weight (it slipped the line, we never got it back) and that was about one sentence worth, so it got repeated. ~~LOL!!~~
    basicly youll see us as we are, though its just short bursts and they had to leave out a lot due continuity and the fact that hunting with extra guys in tow is very diffacult.

    Still, it s on Snundays, we have 16 episodes and starting inna week or two, well have 6 more down.
    I hope you like it.
  8. okiewita40

    okiewita40 Well-Known Member

    Congrats to you. I really like the scenery. Have read a lot of your posts. It is good to know that the old ways still exist in some areas. Best of luck to you and your family.
  9. Dentite

    Dentite Well-Known Member

    That is cool...I've always enjoyed your posts and I love that you use an M39. I have two '44 Sako M39s and they are sweet.
  10. CoRoMo

    CoRoMo Well-Known Member

    Kill some food with one of your 'weapons of war'! :evil:

    Seriously though, do it. It'll go lengths toward illustrating that so-called 'assault weapons' have more purpose than the media gives them.
  11. SilentStalker

    SilentStalker Well-Known Member

    Crap! I missed it last night. Any chance they will be re-airing this or maybe putting it online somewhere?
  12. gamestalker

    gamestalker member

    I watched it. Really good show! I'm going to follow it closely, Alaska is hands down my favorite state, as is that particular life style.

  13. gspn

    gspn Well-Known Member

  14. caribou

    caribou Well-Known Member

    So how much did ya like the second episode?

    It was just us at "Freeze up", but I wish they had shown the artwork, sewing and tanning we do at that timma year, maybe next episode :D
  15. xxjumbojimboxx

    xxjumbojimboxx Well-Known Member

    I like it caribou, I'm jealous of your lifestyle.
  16. Bull Nutria

    Bull Nutria Well-Known Member


    I like it too, i wish it was more about you and your family and less about Sue and the other 2 guys. so how long can you keep caribou meat rolled up in his own hide like you did? your wife can really handle that skinning knife looks like it is sharp as a razor.

  17. Dr T

    Dr T Well-Known Member

    Missed it last night, but I did discover that Comcast has in their free "On Demand"--with no commercials. It is under TV Shows.
  18. caribou

    caribou Well-Known Member

    We hunt at the "freeze up" just before the Bulls go into Rut, all Prime meats.

    So the carcass actually began to freeze the day we caught the bull, as we wait until ice forms along the rivers edge and make a large catch.

    This year I caught 14 with archery and 26 with a lance. That's how we started winter after a terrible rainy flood summer that ruined fishing and drying fish. Food security at the start of Winter is important, as well as healthy and lets us work through the Dark Winter of the Arctic, till Light Winter arrives


    Both episodes of the show can be found on youtube now, I see.....
  19. Agsalaska

    Agsalaska Well-Known Member

    Ha. I know Ken.
  20. lloveless

    lloveless Well-Known Member

    Thank you Caribou and your family for sharing with the rest of the world your life style. It would do people well to realize you are living a life similar to what our forefathers lived. (different weapons now, and gas engines, planes). I lived in Kotz for 3 months in 2010 and 4 months in Barrow this year. I really appreciate the culture of the Inupiat people.
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