Oct 17 2007

Sorting Things Out (Back in Civilisation)

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First of all thank you for all of your comments and interest! It has been very encouraging. Thanks to Matt and Roger for donatations!

I have several hundred photographs on my camera, a lot of thoughts and stuff that needs to be sorted out, spam needs to be cleared and some more domestic things also has to be taken care of.

The experience in itself has been rewarding, but without any great victories. In such a situation the only possible motivating victory is a kill. Catching fish is something I already excel at so even if it is food, I don’t count it as an achievement, although it is food. I love fish usually, but the lean and spawning trout isn’t really much in the way of food.  I would have been better off with a bow (illegal) than a rifle, except the instance with the moose.  With a bow I could have shot trushes and other small birds, without as much loss of meat. Other than that, a shotgun would have brought me a kill almost every day.

Next year I will have a wild reindeer (caribou) license, so then I guess things might be somewhat easier. I’ll try to post something more later today.

Regards
Torjus

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  1. Marcon 17 Oct 2007 at 1:08 pm

    Hi Torjus,

    no great victory? That just depends on where you start off and how you appreciate your experiences I guess. The training, the experience and the time on itself is a gift and is unique and has great value. As I said before, I think you did a marvelous job.

    Maybe longterm wilderness life isn’t that much about victories eitehr but more on the slow, intense experience and training that makes you such an expert in the crafts and skills you know so well.

    You did really well man, be proud!

    Talk to you soon!

    Marc

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