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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2009, 12:24 pm 
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http://www.nfb.ca/film/survival_in_the_bush/

I wish it was that easy to start a fire. I didn't like the part with the mother and bear cub :(

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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2009, 1:02 pm 
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List of survival essentials:

Matches
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Your very own Woodsman

I love how he did nothing and called it "surviving" while the other guy took care of him! Also interesting how killing a bunny was not ok for the home viewers, but a bear cub - well - so it goes.

Finally, I doubt one person could feed and shelter that producer, do all the other chores AND build so beautiful a canoe in such short time. I suspect a bit of trickery.

Great show!


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PostPosted: February 23rd, 2009, 1:24 pm 
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That, was a gem of a find!! Thanks for sharing that!

"Fire that fast"?? How about a whole damn canoe that fast!

Funny how they didn't refer to the 4th person. I mean they made the effort to mention the ONE cameraman, but not the other?

I book marked that site to check out more. Again, thanks for sharing that find!

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PostPosted: April 24th, 2009, 7:29 pm 
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Note to self: Bring along an Angus Baptiste on next canoe trip. :)


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PostPosted: April 24th, 2009, 9:56 pm 
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Ghost wrote:
Note to self: Bring along an Angus Baptiste on next canoe trip. :)



"Angus Baptiste"?????

Sounds like someone Farley Mowat would make up...... *envy*

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PostPosted: April 24th, 2009, 9:57 pm 
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They were there for three weeks or so according to what they said in the film. While I don't doubt what they said could be done can be done in the time they said. I do think they had some help not show on camera.

Km...low blow :tsk: :clap:

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PostPosted: April 24th, 2009, 10:32 pm 
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I just finished "No Man's River" by Farley Mowatt. Not what I expected, but a very engaging book none the less.

I seem to recall from "Noah's Last Canoe" that it took a few weeks to make one, and there were four of them working on it, and they didn't have to simultaneously take care of foraging/hunting/trapping their own food and making their own shelter. Also, the near-perfect shape of the finished product in the film makes me think it wasn't hastily assembled by one man trying to make his way out.
I suppose it is possible, but it does seem very unlikely.


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PostPosted: April 25th, 2009, 6:20 am 
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mr_canoehead18 wrote:
I just finished "No Man's River" by Farley Mowatt. Not what I expected, but a very engaging book none the less .


That was a great book. It is a retelling of People of The Deer, but to understand why it is retold you should read Farley Mowats biography

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PostPosted: April 26th, 2009, 7:18 am 
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It was an interesting film for sure. I also think there was a bit of "artistic" license" in producing the film. Great looking canoe though! It would have been good to see in more detail how he constructed the canoe. I also didn't like how they handled the baby bear cub (one slowly strangled bear growing up).

By the way, how did they shave? Oh yes, I guess with the ax or a sharpened bone......

Still, a great film, thanks for the link.


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