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11/29/2020 02:58PM  
If you find yourself looking for a way to spend some time indoors this winter, this four part film about life in the taiga of Siberia is excellent.

It's even better if you can find the studio version with the Werner Herzog narration.
 
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Portage99
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11/29/2020 08:38PM  
Awesome! Thanks for sharing. I was able to go to Russia for the first time in 2018 for a medical exchange. I met some people from Siberia. I really want to visit an area like this one day.
 
11/30/2020 06:45AM  
You’re making my going to Arizona for the winter look pretty lame there 99. That’s pretty cool you did that medical exchange. I’ll bet that was quite the experience.
And thanks fadersup for sharing...
 
12/01/2020 09:44AM  
Portage99, amazing that you've visited Russia and mingled with Siberians! The lives of those hunting and trapping families is fascinating.

You also might enjoy checking out homesteader Heimo Korth in the Alaskan arctic.
 
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12/01/2020 06:10PM  
I was in a smaller city near Moscow most of the time. Some of the people from Siberia were taxi drivers, etc. Some went back home at various times of the year. My lack of speaking Russian definitely hurt me, but it was cool when you "jived" with someone without being able to speak. I could tell my fellow wild people. : )

I spent a day in Moscow and that completely blew me away! What a beautiful and alive city. Wow. Kinda nervous with some of the international relation problems, but (per usual) most of the population are just caring people curious about one another.

When the pandemic hit, I was trying to get accepted for one of the medical expeditions where they take supplies into remote areas of Siberia. That is all on hold for international travelers right now, of course. But, definitely on my bucket list.

I will check out your video on the Alaskan arctic, Fader. I absolutely love this type of stuff!!!! Keeps me dreaming. And, coping with the virus.

And, Nctry, Arizona sounds like a fantastic adventure right about now! Lucky duck. Check out the Desert Botanical Garden if you are close to Phoenix (and it's open re: covid).

The book I recommended earlier (Ava Blackjack) focuses on Wrangler Island. I googled it today and a few people (mostly scientists) live there now.
 
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12/01/2020 06:32PM  
Fleeing into Siberia

This is one of my all-time favorite stories. It is crazy fascinating. And, sad/interesting/intriguing. It is a long read, but worth every minute.
 
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12/01/2020 10:21PM  
fadersup: "Portage99, amazing that you've visited Russia and mingled with Siberians! The lives of those hunting and trapping families is fascinating.


You also might enjoy checking out homesteader Heimo Korth in the Alaskan arctic. "



anyone interested in Heimo and wilderness living might also check out the tv show “The Last Alaskans” on Animal Planet. This show follows the Korth family and a handful of others who actually live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In 1980 it was determined that no new cabin permits for ANWR would be issued. Existing permit owners would be allowed to maintain and transfer permits to their I own children, and after that nobody will be allowed to live in the refuge. It’s a pretty neat documentation of wild, hard, incredible lifestyle.
 
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12/02/2020 07:13AM  
thegildedgopher: "fadersup: "Portage99, amazing that you've visited Russia and mingled with Siberians! The lives of those hunting and trapping families is fascinating.



You also might enjoy checking out homesteader Heimo Korth in the Alaskan arctic. "




anyone interested in Heimo and wilderness living might also check out the tv show “The Last Alaskans” on Animal Planet. This show follows the Korth family and a handful of others who actually live in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. In 1980 it was determined that no new cabin permits for ANWR would be issued. Existing permit owners would be allowed to maintain and transfer permits to their I own children, and after that nobody will be allowed to live in the refuge. It’s a pretty neat documentation of wild, hard, incredible lifestyle."


Wow, now I have so much to catch up on, and I have to work. : ) Something to look forward to in the evenings. Thanks.
 
12/02/2020 10:58AM  
I love the traps the Siberian trapper makes. Much more humane than our leg holds traps. I also love his Russian snow machine.
 
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12/02/2020 10:24PM  
Does anyone have a source for the happy people that does not have so many advertisements? YouTube is driving me crazy right now with the advertisements. Just curious if I could purchase it somewhere?

I’m surprised he arrived in 1970. I assume that he must have lived there his whole life to learn all those skills. Interesting.
 
12/03/2020 03:09PM  
Portage99: "Does anyone have a source for the happy people that does not have so many advertisements? YouTube is driving me crazy right now with the advertisements. Just curious if I could purchase it somewhere?


I’m surprised he arrived in 1970. I assume that he must have lived there his whole life to learn all those skills. Interesting."


You can rent on Youtube for $2.99 here.
 
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