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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7164051
01/31/21 06:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Aknative
Young bull in mid September. My oldest's first long hunt! We've trimmed caribou and moose fat before, and added it to grind. We haven't had a bad experience yet, but I've heard it can spoil in the freezer if it's in there too long.

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Eating junks of raw fat and cooking some too with meat last 2 days off a cow oldest oldest boy killed last January. Perfect and been doing it forever. It don't spoil in freezer. Only fat that goes strange in freezer is soft off water birds, seals and the different kinds of whales. Cure is vacuum pack or bottle or eat before stored too long. Moose and caribou fat is dry and hard compared to the other stuff.

Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: crosspatch] #7164110
01/31/21 06:56 PM
01/31/21 06:56 PM
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Fairbanks AK
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Originally Posted by martentrapper
The kids are going to pull the couch out from under the loft and jump down on to it when you have your back turned.
Busy kids make for good adults. Keep up the good work.

Crap, didn't even think of that! I hope they don't either, but as long as the lesson doesn't kill them, it should make them stronger.

Originally Posted by crosspatch
Originally Posted by Aknative
Young bull in mid September. My oldest's first long hunt! We've trimmed caribou and moose fat before, and added it to grind. We haven't had a bad experience yet, but I've heard it can spoil in the freezer if it's in there too long.

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Eating junks of raw fat and cooking some too with meat last 2 days off a cow oldest oldest boy killed last January. Perfect and been doing it forever. It don't spoil in freezer. Only fat that goes strange in freezer is soft off water birds, seals and the different kinds of whales. Cure is vacuum pack or bottle or eat before stored too long. Moose and caribou fat is dry and hard compared to the other stuff.


We do vacuum pack all our meat, but with the growing kids and family with us it's odd to have meat in there for more than a year, though oddities happen and I found a patch of meat in the freezer from fall 2018. Still tasty!


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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7164278
01/31/21 08:22 PM
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Heard that stuff about fat spoil in freezer but applies to animals with soft fat like the water birds, salmon, char, seals and different kinds of whales, porpoises and dolphins. That stuff got to be bottled or vacuum packed to last any amount of time. The hard dry type fat like on moose and caribou holds a long time in freezer. People say cut it off before freeze is BS. Over last 2 days we eating some of the last of a cow moose oldest boy killed last January and perfect the fat cooked with the meat or shaved off and eaten raw when cooking. We keep chunks of fat in freezer to munch on time to time like it is or, like you, to mix in with leaner meat.

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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7165041
02/01/21 12:01 PM
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Fun sled video...i needed the laugh this morning haha.

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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7165045
02/01/21 12:09 PM
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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7165113
02/01/21 01:09 PM
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Glad you could get a laugh out of it!


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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7165248
02/01/21 03:29 PM
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The part where you said screw it and ran the brush had me in tears!

Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7165411
02/01/21 07:36 PM
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It sure seems like trail clearing never ends, just when you think you have it knocked out it snows or deep cold sets in and the brush and trees sag some more.

Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7171988
02/06/21 10:44 PM
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Fairbanks AK
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I made my boys new hats, they'd grown out of theirs so they were passed on to Sister and Cousin. Some of this video is redundant...I been making steady progress towards the the end of the trail and getting more gear out. We got the loft up in the shop, still need to finish the drywall. Be safe out there!



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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7172561
02/07/21 12:45 PM
02/07/21 12:45 PM
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Montana ,Rocky Mtns.
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A good one all round. Your fast forward of you walking on the trail sounds just like riding a horse in snow...minus the chipmunk voice smile Could tell the cold factor, by the steam rising off you . I just cringe hearing that hollow crunch when you walked onto that overflow...and when your boot went through the ice my BP spiked....man I know that feeling...don't make a habit of that !

Shop is progressing nicely, fun with helpers !

Appreciate your attention to detail in animal gaits. Ive spent hours studying videos of various animals moving, in slow motion. Not only do trappers learn what is in their area, and how to set their traps accordingly, but artists get their action right in frame by frame slow motion study. Your attention to detail is great.

A hyena lopes very much as wolverine ...they have always reminded me of each other that way. In a run, they change leads when turning just as a horse does. The front leg "leads" on the axis for balance.

Your ending sage advice on applying the spark was a hoot...and your shirt sentiments just killed me !

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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7172899
02/07/21 05:34 PM
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Fairbanks AK
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Oh, stepping in the overflow mound was more surprising than dangerous.

Thanks Sharon!


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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7172995
02/07/21 06:35 PM
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Well that's good...the fright for me was cross country skiing on a lake at night, a full moon made it like daytime...I thought it was froze all the way across , with about a foot of snow on top. About 3/4 of a mile out on the surface, my ski sunk and the snow gave way into pitch black open water. It was just enough to cover over an open lead. The skis distributed my weight and allowed me to back out the way I went in. I had lived on that lake for 15 years and knew where the soft spots were, but that was the first cold winter that it still didn't freeze all the way across. Usually it always did.

Two other times I was on overflow river areas and felt the change in the sound of the ice to that hollow crunch sound as I walked . Could even hear running water just under one spot. I was very near the shore, but it still unnerved me.

Traveling on frozen water surfaces scares me....you all be safe out there. I do smile at your humor when you are in circumstances in the outback grin

Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7225000
03/23/21 10:00 PM
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Fairbanks AK
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All the real action on my line happened early. After that it was all misses or they never crossed my trail near gear, no matter when I put more gear out.

But with the right cutting, thematic music, and photogenic progeny, it can really seem like an adventure.




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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7225095
03/23/21 11:48 PM
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That's great
Better than tv
Great work

Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7225130
03/24/21 02:20 AM
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Wasilla AK
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Look forward to seeing the next one!

Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7225332
03/24/21 10:27 AM
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Fairbanks, Alaska
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Well...... aren't you just the next Steven Speilberg....?!!!!!!! grin

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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7225506
03/24/21 01:39 PM
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I think you just found your calling Temple!


I love the smell of burning spruce---I love the sound of a spring time goose---I love the feel of 40 below---from my trapline I will never go!
Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7225510
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Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7225599
03/24/21 03:58 PM
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Good stuff!

Re: Aknative 2020 [Re: Aknative] #7226309
03/25/21 03:58 PM
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