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Old September 4, 2013, 11:28 PM   #276
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His pistol look'd , to me, like a Ruger MKII, or a variant. They are Very popular here in AK.

Most guys I know, if they carry a pistool at all, carry a .22lr, and a Rifle as their Bear Pistol. "But" alotta women carry pistols of various calibe to keep their hands free and not lug a ton, whilst cutting fish alnog a river bank or picking berrys on the Tundra.

.22lr pistols are very handy for the trapper, and in AK, you can "Trap" useing a gun, for what thats worth in getting Muskrats and Beaver
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Old September 4, 2013, 11:28 PM   #277
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Can anyone tell me what the .22 pistol is that Erik Salitan is always carrying with him? Looks like something I might like to find. Thanks.
Just going from memory - (which might not be the best) I think it was a Ruger Mark III. Maybe someone else knows for sure.
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Old September 4, 2013, 11:31 PM   #278
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Thank You, that was my guess also.
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Old September 4, 2013, 11:32 PM   #279
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Ruger Target Stainless of either MKII or MKIII vintage?
Could never see it well enough to tell which.

http://www.ruger.com/products/markII...&sku=KMKIII512

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Old September 4, 2013, 11:40 PM   #280
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It dawned on me - how many folks can honestly say they've been 3 miles from another human? Sure, many have felt "all alone" before, but seriously, how many actually experience this isolation?
Actually, I would guess that many on this board have experienced that. Three miles from another human just isn't that far, really. (And some days, it ain't nearly far enough... )
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Old September 4, 2013, 11:46 PM   #281
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how many folks can honestly say they've been 3 miles from another human?
I was, growing up on the farm, many times.

It was over 4 miles to the nearest town of 55 people.
And a party-line telephone ring-up that seldom if ever worked in dry weather, or wet weather.
The rest of the time it worked, when all the neighbors 5 miles away weren't sucking the 3v dry-cell battery juice out of your phone listening into the conversation when all the phones rang everywhere on the line.

And my dad was often out farming 5 miles away, mom was gone to take him gas, lunch, and water.
Leaving me home alone with the chickens, a few dogs, cats, & cows to watch when I was 6-7 or so!

Oh ya!

I been there at a very early age my friend!!

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Old September 5, 2013, 12:10 AM   #282
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Space here, for thetime being, is "plenty".
The Northwest Arctic Borough, is also Alaska Game Unit 23, is a bit larger than the state of Indiana, and theres almost 10,000 people, total in 11 "Villages", with Kotzebue being 4,000 of them, as well as being our reional "Hub" where theres an Airport for jets and smaller bush craft, as well as a fuel storage facillity and barge Service with docks for big stuff in Summer.

Its very easy to get far and inbetween folks here, its wize to tell people where youintend to go and when you expect to be back. As well, you must know how to do for yourself , when things go wrong, and be patient. Alotta people simply go 'Missing".

The flip side is, folks here were never "hermits" and to the Eskimo, to be alone is to die. They are very family oriented, and even people who live in camps get alotta visitors, especcially if game is plentyfull, as well as family, most of those campy folks tend to visit quite a bit when games plentyfull elsewhere, so everyone kinda flows and gos with the season, and socializing as much as wanted.

Nice meats, Hangfire....looks like a headshot on the one to the right, behind the kid....
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Old September 5, 2013, 05:26 PM   #283
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Actually, I would guess that many on this board have experienced that. Three miles from another human just isn't that far, really. (And some days, it ain't nearly far enough... )
One place i use to hunt, was at least 85 miles from anyone, anything... No big deal, i liked it out there...

I hunted by myself quite often, still do.

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Old September 6, 2013, 01:16 AM   #284
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The flip side is, folks here were never "hermits" and to the Eskimo, to be alone is to die. They are very family oriented, and even people who live in camps get alotta visitors, especcially if game is plentyfull, as well as family, most of those campy folks tend to visit quite a bit when games plentyfull elsewhere, so everyone kinda flows and gos with the season, and socializing as much as wanted.
And people are also very concerned with each other.
When I was out walking/hunting during the winter, people would always stop on snow machines to make sure I was OK. It troubles people in the lower 48 to stop when they see you changing a tire.

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enjoy the show and appreciate your participation here. Here in down south rural Montana, a box of "deer ammo"...call it green box Remington or silver box Winchester...just regular ammo lacking "premium" bullets in common calibers like .270 and .30-06 is going for about $20 per box. I live in the sticks, and am certain it can be had for less than that in the big towns like Billings with their selection of bigger stores. What would a similar box go for in the store you would buy such ammo, and how far from your house would that store be?
I can't speak for Noorvik, but in Kotzebue, a box of very basic FMJ centerfire ammo would set you back $30. I brought the box of PMC I bought there back with me because it wasn't worth the trouble to sell. Before the panic, Remington .22 100 round boxes were $11 each. IIRC, a box of .44 magnum goes for about $55 at the AC in Kotz. The way to deal with ammo is get it when you're in Anchorage or better yet, bring some back from the lower 48 with you (or have a friend bring you a couple boxes) if you can.
BTW -a half a gallon of ice cream is about $10 in Kotz, as is a gallon of milk. Everything is more expensive because it has to be flown. I'd imagine it's even worse where caribou is. It has to be flown farther and there is likely even less competition.

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Old September 6, 2013, 05:20 AM   #285
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It's been years since I was in Alaska (early nineties, visiting family)... I remember quite clearly that what I paid a dollar for in my area, south florida.... I paid two dollars for in AK..... That ranged from food to accomodations, etc.
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Old September 7, 2013, 10:47 AM   #286
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All said and done BUT I'd make plans to move my outhouse BEFORE the ground was frozen 2 foot deep!
Seems like EVERYTHING on this particular program is a crisis waiting to happen. Bit then again sombody with their Crap together wouldn't attract a T.V, audience
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Old September 7, 2013, 11:11 AM   #287
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All said and done BUT I'd make plans to move my outhouse BEFORE the ground was frozen 2 foot deep!
Seems like EVERYTHING on this particular program is a crisis waiting to happen. Bit then again sombody with their Crap together wouldn't attract a T.V, audience
Actually I think its the compressed time frame those in the great North have to deal with to get things done. The weather controls every facet of life up there at least from what I can see.
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Old September 8, 2013, 08:05 PM   #288
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some thoughts on frozen grounds.....

If you wait untill the grond is refrozen on the top layers, then its not much to bust through,
as well, the ground below will be thawed to its maximum depth. As well, when you move the outhouse over the hole, when the tops is frozen, it wont settle in.

my meat racks out back are sorta leaning over, and correcting that before freez up is not gonna work very long. Most permafrost is soupy when thawed

when the next few episodes come out, you'll see the women cutting alotta fish and when you wonder "wheres Chip? ill be the guy getting firewood for days on end and in my spare time Ill be takeing a few inches of thaw in the new outhouse hole every day, although waiting for freeezeup to move it

i could just wait till freeze up and make my hole then in one shot, but its not that bigga deal.
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Old September 9, 2013, 03:05 PM   #289
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All said and done BUT I'd make plans to move my outhouse BEFORE the ground was frozen 2 foot deep!
Seems like EVERYTHING on this particular program is a crisis waiting to happen. Bit then again sombody with their Crap together wouldn't attract a T.V, audience
Really? It is TV afterall. A bit of drama should not exactly be a surprise. In the overall skeme of thing, a P**pcycle that is peaking out, might not be the highest priority. Anyway folks who don't want to watch the series, can jump on the old remote. For the others, we really enjoy the opportunity to chat with someone who has some first hand knowledge.
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Old September 9, 2013, 03:20 PM   #290
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I believe it is a Ruger MK 3, but not totally sure.

http://www.ruger.com/products/markIII/index.html

I have a Ruger 22-45, which is similar but has a smaller grip frame
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Old October 1, 2013, 09:02 PM   #291
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question for caribou (chip)

hey Man,

watching your show tonight and it's the one where you go to your bro inlaws village to trade fish for seal oil. you say that you cover everything in seal oil so you don't lower your body temp when eating frozen food. Is there a reason you don't cook the frozen fish?

Also, the woman that lives way up north by herself, What is her camp for? Is it a supply camp for the oil industry?

Love the show, thanks for your time,

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Old October 1, 2013, 09:12 PM   #292
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Sue?

Tourist trap camp.

http://www.kavikrivercamp.com/

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Old October 2, 2013, 12:22 AM   #293
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Sue runs a place that Fly-in Hunters can stop, refuel and base them selfs outta with multipull customers, as well as folks that are touring AK by airplane. not many places like that on the north Slope.

We eat raw fish , like the Japanese, and cooked fish too. Actaully Bubba on forrest Gump described it perfectly with his Shrimp recipies........We use the Seal Oil when we eat Caribou, Fish, andy meats frozen, and in the land of ice and snow, makeing a fire isnt always possible, and with a bag of oil along for light and some heat, it was best spent eaten, and it makes lean meat juicy to eat and a balance of nutrition fats/protine. If you live and workoutside, its a very excellent fuel for the body, especcially at -40
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Old October 2, 2013, 12:38 AM   #294
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Thanks caribou and RC

looking forward to next season!

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Old October 14, 2013, 07:46 AM   #295
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http://www.thewrap.com/national-geog...ero-exclusive/

6 more inna couple weeks, Our "Spring/Summer segments.........
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Old October 14, 2013, 10:22 AM   #296
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It dawned on me - how many folks can honestly say they've been 3 miles from another human? Sure, many have felt "all alone" before, but seriously, how many actually experience this isolation?
Wow. Interesting. I've never thought about it, but yeah. I mean, i have been hiking with two of my buddies in some remote places where the three of us were at least 3 mile away from anyone else, but I've never done that alone.

Thanks for bringing that up. It's always nice when someone says something totally new that makes you step back and think.
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Old October 14, 2013, 01:30 PM   #297
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It sucks that I didn't see this thread until now, but how many episodes have been made? I'm currently downloading 10 episodes of the show and intend to watch them soon.
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Old October 16, 2013, 04:07 AM   #298
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Sue?

Tourist trap camp.

http://www.kavikrivercamp.com/

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That pic of Sue must be very old
$25 for a shower at her camp...wow! I've gone quite awhile (camping) without a shower but don't think I've ever wanted one bad enough to pay $25 for it I guess it is all relative when you are in the middle of literally nowhere.
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Old October 16, 2013, 05:49 PM   #299
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The best thing I have found to use when water is a bit scarce, is a small spray bottle of hydrogen peroxide. Under armpits and crotch, apply by spray of wipe on with cloth, let set few minutes, then wipe areas down with water.

The hydrogen peroxide kills the bacteria and eliminates the odor.
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Old October 16, 2013, 09:17 PM   #300
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Theres always Kavik River............
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