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Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: mark] #1910685
03/22/10 09:55 PM
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Okie, get thee behind the keyboard.


A "half truth" is still a whole lie.
Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: mark] #1910800
03/22/10 10:23 PM
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Working on it now. It'll be posted shortly.


Alaskan certified...
Taught the traditional Alaskan "bush" life by the legendary white17.
Taught the modern Alaskan "bush" life by Hupurest and Alaskan.
Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: Okiekajun] #1910804
03/22/10 10:25 PM
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Northern Maine
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Thank you.

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: Bruce T] #1910878
03/22/10 10:51 PM
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Days 10 & 11

Friday February 19/Saturday February 20
Rain/Snow...Too dang warm


Weíve decided that, based on the weather forecast, weíll wait out the next two days of the heat wave. Skinning, tidying up the camp, mixing gas, cutting wood, making minor snow machine repairs, and just generally have a good time while dealing with the snow, rain, and thawing conditions.

As we eat our morning meal, we watch the steady drip of water from the roof. This Friday morning has started out the warmest yet, but relief is on the horizon. By Saturday night the lows should get back into the single digits, and the highs should stay in the teens.

Instead of troubling Curly to fly in and taking the wolverine back to his freezer, we decide to try a new product that Ken has brought in. Itís called Stop Rot, and is designed to do just what itís name implies. It is also reported to make fleshing significantly easier. It is a clear liquid that can be brushed onto the hide before fleshing, and used with or without salt. We apply the product as directed to the wolverine, wrap it back up in itís plastic bag, and then sandwich it into a pail of snow. Hopefully this will hold the hide through the warm spell.

After a late night of skinning, Iím down to the previous dayís catch, as well as two marten left from earlier in the week. I know Iím slow at skinning, and granted I am taxidermy skinning everything, as well as trying to do each one perfectly, but I didnít realize that it would be so time consuming. I spend the afternoon and part of Saturday getting completely caught up. So far I have managed to keep the four marten boards Ken has in near constant rotation.









As bad as I hate to admit it, time is no longer on my side. I realize that I have to start looking forward to the date of my departure. It seems like Iíve just gotten here, and at the same time, itís like Iíve been here for months. Ken and I start looking at when would be the best date to begin pulling the lines. Iíve brought Ken a calendar as a present, thinking he may not have one at the cabin, and hoping he could find this one useful. I donít know if heís excited to get rid of me, or if he just wants me to believe he likes his gift, or maybe heís just a really busy guy. Whatever the case he certainly spends an inordinate amount of time studying that calendar.



Ken also apparently really enjoyed the gift that Hupurest had sent along. Iím not sure which I spent more time sharpening, the skinning knives or his crayons.





While gathering water on Friday we pulled the beaver set without having made any connections. I can tell Kenís disappointed, but I tell him itís fine by me. I donít want the OlíBlister upset with me for catching her favorite furbearer. Ken tells me that she really enjoys chipping through the ice in pursuit of these critters. I donít want to be the one responsible for disappointing her! We do manage to slip away from the camp work on Saturday morning, while the snow has a decent crust, to ride over the creek line we had recently set up. We figure we will avoid the section of the Northern line where the canine sets are, even though they may have a significant crust over them, we figure itís best to let them lay undisturbed until we pull that line on Monday. Contributing the lack of animal movement to the weird weather, we check the creek line with no success. The snow has put a nice touch to our sets, hopefully the next time through we will need two sleds to carry back all the fur.





Ken put a fresh moose roast on Thursday. I think the roast was probably ready to eat on Thursday night, but I had to suffer the torment of smelling it cooking until Friday night when Ken pronounced it ready. Moose roast and rice, moose roast and noodles, moose roast poíboys on homemade toasted rolls. I always wanted to kill a moose to put on the wall, now I just want to kill them and eat them.


Alaskan certified...
Taught the traditional Alaskan "bush" life by the legendary white17.
Taught the modern Alaskan "bush" life by Hupurest and Alaskan.
Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: Okiekajun] #1910911
03/22/10 11:06 PM
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Lol.Looking forward to white17's next post.Should be very interesting..........

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: Bruce T] #1910989
03/22/10 11:35 PM
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Yep, good installment Okie. Now get busy on the next one, lol.


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Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: mark] #1910995
03/22/10 11:36 PM
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I would have thought you would have caught a beaver though. Come to think of it though, I often went a week or more without making a catch in that type set.


A "half truth" is still a whole lie.
Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: mark] #1911363
03/23/10 07:54 AM
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Love those pictures of the marten hanging around.The drama continues........

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: Bruce T] #1912046
03/23/10 03:49 PM
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Okiekajun You are doing an excellent job of telling your story. Thanks. Tom

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: tmrschessie] #1912067
03/23/10 04:00 PM
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I agree, he just needs to be a little more timely in telling it.


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Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: mark] #1912138
03/23/10 04:27 PM
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It's just now getting to the good parts.


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Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: white17] #1912299
03/23/10 06:17 PM
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Ken you TEASE! laugh


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Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: mark] #1912322
03/23/10 06:27 PM
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Ken if it gets anybetter will have to believe it is fiction...LOL Tom

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: tmrschessie] #1912328
03/23/10 06:32 PM
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Believe me, even OKIE couldn't write fiction that's better than the truth.


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Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: white17] #1912343
03/23/10 06:36 PM
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hanging on to this story like the last chopper out of vietnam.
Rumor has it,,,,,,,nevermind, ;-)

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: swamphaunter] #1912802
03/23/10 09:58 PM
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TTT

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: tmrschessie] #1912947
03/23/10 10:44 PM
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Piney va. soon be 19
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oh dang the waitting is killing me


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Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: cotton] #1912963
03/23/10 10:48 PM
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Originally Posted By: cotton
oh dang the waitting is killing me

Lol smile Patience........

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: Bruce T] #1914699
03/24/10 09:40 PM
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Any updates coming smile

Re: Great Alaskan Adventure Day 1 [Re: Bruce T] #1914710
03/24/10 09:45 PM
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Lol Patience........
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