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    You are right crashdive. There was definitely a...

    You are right crashdive. There was definitely a bounty of food in that area, the challenge was getting it to cooperate! It took about six weeks to catch my first halibut, and nearly that long for...
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    That's a run of very good luck. Congrats to you...

    That's a run of very good luck. Congrats to you both.
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    I put together a highlight video of the...

    I put together a highlight video of the experience:


    http://youtu.be/SlZoZxIe6CQ
  4. The State Medical Examiner’s Office conducts...

    The State Medical Examiner’s Office conducts autopsies.

    Quoting from the article: Through an autopsy, medical examiners determined that McCandless had starved to death, and all evidence pointed...
  5. It seems clear to me that he starved to death. ...

    It seems clear to me that he starved to death.

    He said he was starving to death.

    If you look at his "journal" and tally up the calories he was eating he was doomed to starve to death...
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    That's an good idea but the way it's laid out it...

    That's an good idea but the way it's laid out it wouldn't copy and paste very well. I just wanted to post it to show a compass and a spare were in fact on my gear list.

    I am a big fan of GPS but a...
  7. I'm not sure ANY fat old guy would. :) I guess it...

    I'm not sure ANY fat old guy would. :) I guess it would depend on how fast and deep and cold the water was. What do you think he should have done?
  8. Into the Wild: What happened to McCandless?

    I ran across this article on Christopher McCandless.

    Krakauer has presented five different hypotheses of what killed "Alexander Supertramp." This foraging expert says he starved.

    What do you...
  9. I'm leaving for a 2 1/2 month Alaska survival...

    I'm leaving for a 2 1/2 month Alaska survival trip Monday.



    No SAR was needed.
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    Hi RoninAmok, a compass and a spare is a great...

    Hi RoninAmok, a compass and a spare is a great idea. I had both. I linked to my gear list but forum rules prohibit it.
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    I just finished up a book about the experience...

    I just finished up a book about the experience but I can't tell you what it's called. Forum rules.

    Buck
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    I salute Mr. Bibber and his life full-lived!

    I salute Mr. Bibber and his life full-lived!
  13. I often don't tell people where I'm going to be...

    I know what you're saying, OP, and it's very good general advice.

    That said, losing the freedom to go where you want, and when you want, and to not deviate from a plan is a huge loss of liberty...
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    Depends on the usage. For insulation, like a...

    Depends on the usage. For insulation, like a jacket, in cold, damp/wet weather I much prefer synthetic fleece in most situations. It's lighter, soaks up less water, and you can "whip" most of the...
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    That's true, to a point. It's easy to keep...

    That's true, to a point. It's easy to keep putting things off and putting things off. We never do everything we want to do.

    This is one of my favorite quotes:

    "Twenty years from now you will...
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    Thanks Tundrabadger, Farmer_Al, hunter63. ...

    Thanks Tundrabadger, Farmer_Al, hunter63.

    Winter, you had some good advice, sea asparagus for example. I looked for it based on your advice and ate it many times. Thanks!

    Canning is common...
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    Thanks crashdive!

    Thanks crashdive!
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    I'm a member...

    Buck Nelson here. I did have a lot of gear. I was jumping in with both feet and promised myself that I wouldn't push the panic button.

    That is wet country, that definitely had a big impact on my...
  19. Hey Winter that's some great information. Really...

    Hey Winter that's some great information. Really good to hear from a local person with real-world experience.

    Are there similar species of snails/limpets in tidal pools in SEAK and if so, are...
  20. Thanks 1stimestar. I don't have a Spot. I was...

    Thanks 1stimestar. I don't have a Spot. I was going to buy a card for my Iridium sat. phone but it looks like there will be cell coverage at certain spots so I'm going to go that route.

    Hey...
  21. 1stimestar, I'll be in the Admiralty Island area....

    1stimestar, I'll be in the Admiralty Island area.

    crashdive123, I appreciate that, thanks!
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    I have a hunting and fishing license, harvest tickets, duck stamp, copy of the fishing and hunting regulations etc. I've got a page listing what I'm taking and my preparations but...

    Initially I...
  23. Fair enough. I guess if people are interested...

    Fair enough. I guess if people are interested someone can post a link.

    Wilderness adventure invariably involves some risk but I've done a lot of planning and have wilderness experience. Barring...
  24. I'm leaving for a 2 1/2 month Alaska survival trip Monday.

    I am not bringing any food but will rely on foraging, hunting and fishing.

    It won't let me post a link for some reason. (see Rick's comment, below)

    I hope to post updates to my journal if I...
  25. Thread: Watches?

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    I try to always carry a watch

    Often people argue that they go to the wilderness to get away from such things as keeping track of the time, but I find a wristwatch very useful.

    I'm one of those people with a compass on my watch...
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