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ehailstone wrote: The tents are the same, our, the girls, the ''extra'' that Im sure is soon occupied.
I cut and peeled the black spruce, 15 poles for frame, and 1 for the outside, the ladys sewed the liners and covers.We have a hoop to tie in place, but sometimes we use a square frame to keep things up in the heat.
The tent frame at the Arctic Circle is moved to another camp where were building a small frame house this last summer. The camp where we had it does flood, not so much in the Spring Break up, but during big storms of south winds that bring up VERY high tides, any time of year. Its litterally where the River meets the Sea. The Inupiaq word is long and unspellable by me.LOL!
The folks thet lived there, of my wifes mothers family, and on other river mouths here in the Kobuk Delta built 4 posted ''Towers'' to stay on in times of flood, to look out across the waters before boating on, to spot travelers and game in Winter and cache stuff up off the ground. Some are 60 feet tall with many floors 'inside'. Gives you a look over the willow lines for Rabbits, Ptarmigan and Moose, who live there, and when my wife was young, she used to spot and shoot Pike in the slough theirs was built next to, used a .22lr.....
Chip wrote...Some are 60 feet tall with many floors 'inside'.
Gosh... 60 ft tall with many floors?
How did they get it that tall. That would be something to see made with native timber. Very interesting. Quills
Its -23f, almost 3 am and I just sat down to read my e-mail bfore getting sonme sleep..... :DQuillsnkiko wrote: Chip, if you still around and not out on the hunt again....Ive got one more question. You folks are pretty bundled up...in modern style insulated layers pretty much like folks use down in the lower 48.
You use some furs for bedding.Have you personally used ever any fur clothing like what Agnes's parents & grandparents would have used and if you have...how does the modern gear compare when its really cold....Just wondering.
I would imagine if fur parkas get wet they would soon be cold ..but you say usually that area is more like a dry cold desert.
Some modern hunting clothing has waterproof abilities as well. When they were out in umiaks or any watercraft they often used gut skin waterproof parkas over their fur clothing. Anyway any thoughts on that subject would be very interesting. Quills