Russian winter camping .

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  1. riverjoe

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    Ayno my friend . So glad you got out to your little cabin this winter . Looks really cozy . Did you spend Christmas there ?
    We've been out a few times too . Here is my grandson in our little woods getting practice for our winter trips .[​IMG]
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    Winter camp in Northern Indiana . I like to use a hammock with an insulated bundle .

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    Here is a camp we did in Northern Michigan . Climate there is more like Russia it got down to - 5 fahrenheit . Grandsons father got kind of cold in the hammock and changed to the lean to the second night .

    We are attempting to smoke a turkey in this little tee pee but didn't quite get done since it was so cold . We had to finish it over the fire for about 30 minutes but it was delicious .
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    very sweet. Proof people really are the same all over the world. this guy has some serious balls using that barely inflated inflatable canoe in those frigid waters. I love his clear plastic hot tent and the fact he split his own actual planks to build that sweet cabin. Very cool indeed.
     
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    Wonderful winter camping, mammoth bones, meteor pieces, this thread is the best!
     
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    :33:I do not know ...
    But I was very hot)));)
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    I love your little house in the woods! Looks like you are having a great time.
     
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    Yes. We came to our small house (1000 km from Moscow) to have a rest from a civilization and to celebrate Christmas.
    I always rejoice if I see the correct education of children!
    People shouldn't forget that they are part of the nature.
    You are very correct grandfather!
     
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    Виктор,

    Я даже не знал, что здесь на сайте еще кроме меня люди в России! Супер!

    Мне ваши приключения и фотки очень, очень понравились. У Вас там прекрасное место!

    Я живу в "диком востоке," в Республике Тыва ближе к Монголии. Природа у нас в этой стране замечательно. Пожалуйста, когда будет еще что-то интересное, обязательно его здесь показать!

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    O-o-o! Это моя мечта - побывать в ваших диких местах!
    O-o-o! It is my dream - to visit your wild places!
     
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    This material well reflects heat.
    But this material has very large volume.
    The big bag is necessary what to transfer it.
     
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    This person - a superpowerful American bison!!!
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    Very big pan! The powerful bison has to eat much and tasty!))
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    How this American tree is called? in a fire. It is a maple?
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    In what purposes this device is made?
    Here it is possible to smoke fish))

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    Smoker is juat a little woodburner in the reflective shelter . If I were doing it over I would use a shorter chimney pipe . It was so cold that day that the teepee was not warm enough . The teepee was made with the same reflective material as the lean to .
    I think fish would have smoked much more easily . The turkey was about 12 kilos and we should have cut it into strips or something .

    Josh tending the smoker/woodburner
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    Shelter is for group camp . Large in volume but low in weight . It is all contained in sled number 3 .


    Reflective material is for insulating under concrete slabs .

    Old Bison is not too strong but is able to get young bulls to pull sled for him .

    Large pot is aluminum and not heavy when it is full of snow you can get 1 litre of water after melting .
    In the fall it is used to cook squirrel stew .



    Those logs are Maple and the two of them burned all night long while Josh slept next to them .
    He only had to get up once and shove the two logs together to burn all night .

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    Small animal big pot
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    Grab some Autumn berries on the way back to camp .

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    Autumn berries "

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    Brown the squirrel in a little oil

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    Ayno- Amazing pictures! Thank you for taking the time to to capture all these great pics while out on your trips. Your cabin looks warm and cozy, your hard work certainly seems to have paid off!
     
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    We too do night fires - "nod'ya".
    "nod'ya" gives not enough light, but burns completely night.

    But we are compelled to wake up 2-3 times too what to correct fire.

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    I think Joshes fire burnt all night because it was about 3 meters long and it kept burning down the length of the logs .

    Most American trappers use snowshoes . Not a lot of skiing tradition in America .


    I believe that a lot of our outdoor traditions are based on Natvie American ways . This is why we have such a strong archery background in America unlike Europe . Natives all used snowshoes . I don't believe there was any real skiing in America until the Europeans arrived .

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    More cross country skiing in America(nordic) since they started televising the winter Olympics , but not many trappers I don't think
    Canadians would more likely use Nordic type cross country skis ( narrow )

    Here is an experiment I did one time with Rakovalkea ( same as nodya ?)fire which burnt unattended for 9 hours . I had eastern Red Cedar which was perfect . I tried it with Red Elm one time and I only got about 3.5 hours unattended .

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/showt...-nighter-rakovalkea-fire?highlight=rakovalkea
     
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    There are a lot of guys on this forum that could answer this question better than me, but from what I've seen over the years, it seems like snowshoes are the most common device used by trappers for deep snow conditions. While cross country skiing is quite popular in the U.S., almost all the skis you commonly see (even for "off trail") are quite a bit more narrow than the ones you showed in your posts.
     
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    pretty much summed it up. Most trappers in tradition used what they learned from the natives, which was snow shoes. I do know that if ski's are used they're a more traditional euro style, low amount of camber and real wide. Used nearly in the same fashion as snow shoes where your not gliding more of a step and push.
     
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    Hello to all those who read this topic, Aino now on Lake Baikal, so that probably will soon lay out fresh photos. It is a pity that I have not been able to meet with him.
     
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    Tried to guess my way though joining the Russian forum... Failed :) pretty cool to see guys doing the same stuff we like to do in Russia. Not that is is a surprise or anything.
     
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    Amazing place, was just there this summer, has to be one of (if not the most) beautiful lake in the world.

    You from Irkutsk? I was born there myself, city seems to be really improving and looking better.
     
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    Yes, I'm from Irkutsk. I live on the seventh village builders hydroelectric station. Are you in any area of the city where he was born and lived in your parents?
     
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    No I'm actually living in Canada now but I visited this summer to see my aunt and grandma. I was born in the yubelenii area, lived there for a little while, until we moved to Buryatia. My grandma lives in Tal'yani if you know where that is. Beautiful areas around there, I love Siberia, I miss it dearly.
     
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    Yes, I know where where the Talya was there a few times. Yubielyny this neighboring area of the city with me
    Yes, I know where where the Talyani was there a few times. Yubielyny this neighboring area of the city with me
     
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    Great so you know how beautiful the area is. I can't wait to go back there again sometime soon.
     
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    spit on all returns home
     
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    Thanks for sharing! those are awesome pictures! True Bush-crafting!
     
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    That's a lot of protein there Alex . Can you still catch them like that . The pictures look kind of old .
     
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    I think this is my all-time favorite thread, I always go back through the amazing wilderness photos every winter.
     
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    I agree. This thread is four years old, but remains at the top for good reason. Great cure for cabin fever.
     
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    Americans and Russian are very similar)))
    Food is very similar too))

    But the Russian people prepared their food is very simple, not difficult and primitive)).
    Little fat and closer to nature)).
    Equally delicious!
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    Maybe I could sleep like that if I could get my dog to keep my feet warm .

    I never thought of saving the tail of a squirrel . Thats a few more bites there .

    Looks like fish eggs frying along with the fish , my mom always rolled fish eggs in cornmeal and fryed them ,they were great .
     
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    Ayno ! We were just talking about members who have not posted in a while . We missed your adventures my friend .
     
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    great pics and good looking food. thanks for posting.
     
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    I can't believe I didn't see this thread before! I love to see your outings, it reminds me of when I was working in the Canadian boreal forest (15 years ago). I appreciate that Bushcraft USA is really an international Bushcraft forum. We all share the same hobby, no matter where on earth. Now in Europe, I miss that freedom (dense population, regulations and private land...). I have 2 Russians in my crew at work and might print out some of your adventures to get more accurate translations (they are, unfortunately, "city guys" not into camping, fishing and hunting). I actually plan a trip to Poland but northern Russia might come next on my travel list. Keep it coming: I've already learned so much just from watching the pictures...
     
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