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Surviving Alone in Alaska

Discussion in 'Survival/Preparedness Forum' started by MadCityJack, May 26, 2012.

  1. Last edited: May 26, 2012
  2. Jonesee

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    For the original, google: Dick Proenneke.
    He went in and built his place by hand in 1968 and left when he was 82 in 1999.
     

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  3. RMTactical

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    I think Discovery or History has a new series coming out called "Mountain Men" coming out at the end of the month, this kind of made me think about the previews.
     
  4. RYNOCG201

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    Cool thanks for posting! Tagged for later... That tv show sounds interesting too.
     
  5. G29Reload

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    One thing that I have heard about survival in AK:

    Don't think that just because you should have at least a couple big guns, hand cannons or rifles for protection from bears that that should be your only consideration.

    From what I've heard, the most productive meat getter in a survival situation even in bada#$ Alaska:

    A .22 rifle.

    It will end up doing most of your food getting and has a TON of applications. You can be really putting yourself behind the 8-ball not having a .22 in AK in a survival situation. Rabbits, grouse, all kinds of eating gets done with the ole .22.
     
  6. Aceman

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    Gotta agree on the .22. Great for all kinds of little edible critters.

    To me, ideally,

    .22
    12g
    30-06

    I'd do ok.
     
  7. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    you'd do much better with a good set of snares than a 22.


    While a 22 is handy, snares work even when you're not hunting. And in AK, during the fall/spring/winter, daylight is at a premium, so you need to have as much extra help as you can.
     
  8. pmwglock19

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    Great video of living above the artic circle. That must have been one mean bear to take all those slugs before dying.
     
  9. AK_Stick

    AK_Stick AAAMAD

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    More than likely poor shooting was atleast part of the issue.
     
  10. Tom Kanik

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    MCJ......thanks for posting the link for that documentary; it's really interesting!
     
  11. pmwglock19

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    I give the man a lot of credit for being able to survive all these years in the wild.