November 19, 2014 at 5:13 pm #29758
‘Cree Hunters of Mistassini’ is an interesting documentary filmed in 1974. You can watch it for free via the National Film Board of Canada.
It’s about 3 families of Cree up in Quebec who spend the winter hunting and trapping for the modern fur trade. The Cree use what modern technology that they find useful combined with traditional techniques.
There are some interesting lessons to be learned here for a bug out. For example, they hauled everything out there the hard way, so what they brought was what they felt was important. In addition to modern firearms, traps, knives, and axes, they brought in a steel wood burning stove, a small chainsaw (plus gas and oil), and a large roll of clear sheet plastic.November 19, 2014 at 5:42 pm #29763
There are a number of sources of information from people who go out and live for months at a time in areas like that.
The documentaries of Richard Proeneke, are worth every penny.
If you don’t mind TV and the associated bs, There is much to be gleaned from “Life Below Zero” on Discovery. The Hailstones go out for days to months hunting in pairs and taking the entire clan along.
Watching the episodes where they go out with just their boats/skidoos shows what they take along and what they use.November 19, 2014 at 5:47 pm #29764
Too bad it’s not really “free” since the taxpayer’s of Canada have been covering the cost since the inception National Film Board of Canada in 1939. The NFB was originally use for war propaganda for the Government of Canada. The NFB has been producing government propaganda ever since. Here’s the history:
Saying all that, I still like some of their documentaries. I just stay mindful of the propaganda. (I do the same thing listening to CBC Radio.)
As a taxpayer, I would rather not be forced to pay for their so called “free” service. I would rather pay market price for services I choose to buy and not have government make those choices for me.November 20, 2014 at 5:52 am #29811
alone in the wilderness was a good one. he was a tough mofo. out there till he was 80-83 if i am not mistaken. still had a few teeth lol. hope i do at 80.
Never be afraid to do the righteous thing, nothing righteous is ever easy.November 20, 2014 at 10:46 pm #29853
I actually know Chip on Life Below Zero from another online forum. He is good people. I wish they had used the footage of him taking an old knife that he made into a spear and harvesting 20 some caribou with it. He took the boat right up next to them in the river and just stabbed them with his homemade spear…. Pretty interesting to hear the story, but they didn’t use that footage on the show.
You are 100% correct on how much good information there truly is on some of those shows.
The Alone in the Wilderness guy was awesome as well. I love his line “now it stays a balmy 45 degrees in my cabin.” lol
http://ageofdecadence.comNovember 21, 2014 at 6:35 am #29872
Would that be “Caribou” over on survivalistboards you are referring to?November 21, 2014 at 7:34 am #29875
Probably. He is also on BCUSA.
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