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Old May 23, 2013, 11:38 AM   #1
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Life Below Zero

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.

Literally.
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Old May 23, 2013, 01:33 PM   #2
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Nice. Who is it?
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Old May 23, 2013, 01:46 PM   #3
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Caribou?
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Old May 23, 2013, 02:21 PM   #4
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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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Old May 23, 2013, 02:29 PM   #5
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its Caribou alright
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Old May 23, 2013, 03:49 PM   #6
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And his gun collection is outstanding!!

THR member Caribou: http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ma_380x285.jpg

Congrats Caribou!!!

Here's some snips...
http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...he-hailstones/

http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ing-to-freeze/

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'!
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Old May 23, 2013, 08:05 PM   #7
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Yes, that is "me" and "us"

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.
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Old May 23, 2013, 08:34 PM   #8
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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.
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Old May 23, 2013, 11:29 PM   #9
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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.
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Old May 24, 2013, 10:21 AM   #10
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Kill some food with one of your 'weapons of war'!

Seriously though, do it. It'll go lengths toward illustrating that so-called 'assault weapons' have more purpose than the media gives them.
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Old May 24, 2013, 02:01 PM   #11
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Crap! I missed it last night. Any chance they will be re-airing this or maybe putting it online somewhere?
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Old May 24, 2013, 02:05 PM   #12
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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.

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Old May 25, 2013, 07:09 PM   #13
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And his gun collection is outstanding!!

THR member Caribou: http://channel.nationalgeographic.co...ma_380x285.jpg
Holy mackeral...that dog looks like he could put a whoopin on a grizzly...for fun.
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Old May 27, 2013, 12:28 AM   #14
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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
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Old May 27, 2013, 04:01 AM   #15
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I like it caribou, I'm jealous of your lifestyle.
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Old May 28, 2013, 12:59 PM   #16
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Caribou,

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.

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Old May 28, 2013, 04:55 PM   #17
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Missed it last night, but I did discover that Comcast has in their free "On Demand"--with no commercials. It is under TV Shows.
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Old May 28, 2013, 11:35 PM   #18
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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

http://www.thehighroad.org/showthread.php?t=679549



Both episodes of the show can be found on youtube now, I see.....
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Old May 28, 2013, 11:54 PM   #19
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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.
Ha. I know Ken.
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Old May 29, 2013, 06:49 AM   #20
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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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Old May 29, 2013, 10:41 AM   #21
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Over the 25 years i lived in Alaska, i spent more time Ft Yukon, Artic Village way, although i have spent time in and hunted the Brooks range and the Nowitna river too.

I was surprised to see that registered guide shoot a caribou with the pipeline in the back ground. (surprised that they showed it) Last i checked it wasn't legal to shoot a caribou within 5 miles of the pipe line. I will say, from what i've seen, no one who lives up north worried too much about regs, they just hunt, shoot and kill what ever they want, any time they want, spring fall or when ever! I've even seen natives jump shooting ducks right off their nest and takeing all the eggs.

I did enjoy the show, because i've also spent quite a bit of time up there so it looks fimilar... Looks like you have a great family!

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Old May 29, 2013, 10:34 PM   #22
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Ya, were a bit amazed at the pipeline in the background, but I guess he didn't do any damage.

Shooting Ducks and gathering eggs, that's what were doing now I prefer Seagull eggs, as I don't eat the seagull, but if I kill a parent duck off a nest, the eggs get eaten too.
You gotta understand, we don't have 90% of our birds for 9 months of the year and eggs at a store are 20$ a dozen, and seagull eggs are yummy, and no different in flavor than a chickens and twice as big. Well get a couple hundred (3 in a clutch) and we gather for 3-4 days, and yet the birds lay more eggs and still raise their young.
We boil the eggs and picle them, or oil them and peel back the moss from the permafrost and save them chilled, until Sept and we take them home and save them inna cool place. Between 7 of us, thay don't get far into winter befor were done
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Old May 30, 2013, 07:25 PM   #23
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This looks really cool, hopefully no "Sons of Guns" bullcrap subplots, just real life in Alaska I hope, I will definitely check this out.
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Old June 4, 2013, 01:47 AM   #24
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Chip,

I love seeing that M39 used for hunting. I have a pair of Sako '44 barreled M39s that I love. One old warhorse and one that's pretty nice.

One question for you. What is the point of that woman "Sue" living where she does? Is it some sort of camp? Is she paid by a company/government to stay there during the winter? That's the one part of the show I tend to want to fast forward.

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Old June 4, 2013, 08:06 AM   #25
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@ dentite

I hear you as to the segment about that woman - she is not a pleasant person IMNSHO.

And she seems full of herself to a fault.

But the show is amazing and I admire those hearty enough to be THAT far from medical care ,makes you get a real grasp of how easy we have it in the lower states.

I would really love to spend about a month up there and see how tough I really am [ at my age,not more than that amount of time,I aint that stupid/stubborn ].

Good to see y'all actually miss on game shots - THAT is the real world.

I will be watching,like seeing what you use for all tools as they mush be hearty.
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