Oct 02 2007

All time low

Published by at 1:01 pm under Expeditions and Experiences

I have been eating nothing but lean fish and meat now the last days and the body is crying for fat. I didnt even manage to stay properly warm last night. Even with lots of clothes on. On my hunting trip yesterday I was within 100m of 3 moose. Too bad I dont have a license. The fish is almost finished spawning up here now and doesnt count as food anymore in my opinion. Hopefully both the hunting and fish quality will be better at a lower altitude. I am staying at my parents farm tonight to regain some energy until tomorrow. Right now this is just an experience of suffering. I am not making anything. I am too weak to do anything but try to get some real fatty, juicy meat. About traps. If I am going to post it here it has to be legal. Very few primitive traps are that here. Plus catching something isnt easy before the snow falls. Too much for them to eat. And Talleiv, mentor my ass…

Regards
Torjus

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6 responses so far

6 Responses to “All time low”

  1. Marcon 02 Oct 2007 at 3:09 pm

    Hey man,

    I hear you are having soem hard times!!! Most of the times the first 4, 5 days are the hardest. What I learned is NOT to panic and just keep things simple and safe. You are making an amazing effort and that in itself is allready fantastic and a great learning experience. I think it is very courageous and you are a great inspiration for me in what you are doing. Don’t let it get you down!
    I guess if this was a real situation with no other options you would use the best option possible that is available. So if you find a place where you can stay warm, use it! (Even if it is a 21st century farm!). And if there are ways to get more energy form food available I’d take it too. Most important is that you are well and safe.
    Said it the other day, but in such challenging times that ‘S.T.O.P.’ principle has been helpfull for me. (Stop Think Observe Plan).
    Hang in there, you are doing an amazing job!!!

    Marc

  2. Marcon 02 Oct 2007 at 3:12 pm

    PS I just saw, you are allready out there for 7 days!!! That’s FANTASTIC man!!!
    Who can do what you have done so far? I hope you can feel proud and content with what you have achieved so far!

    Marc

  3. Pabloon 02 Oct 2007 at 8:34 pm

    Torjus,

    You should feel proud of what you’ve achieved so far. The really brave part is realising when you have to refuel and rest.

    All the best.

    Pablo.

  4. suburban bushwackeron 02 Oct 2007 at 9:54 pm

    What you’re doing is a massive inspiration to the rest of us. After seven plus days in the wilds you’ve done what for many people would be the unthinkable and for many more the impossible. Be of good cheer mate, you have our respect and best wishes.
    SBW

  5. michaelon 02 Oct 2007 at 10:27 pm

    TG: You are doing a fantastic job. Hang in there, but do what you must. Let the mind clear and then you will see how to carry on. Take care, Michael.

  6. Sam_acwon 03 Oct 2007 at 9:02 am

    It is a good idea to take the rest when you can. It is better to practice your skills rather than simply practice being hungry.
    It sounds like modern laws are making the job a lot harder for you!

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