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Happy People a year in the Taiga
« on: February 22, 2014, 07:07:20 PM »
I just watched a episode on netflix called happy people, a year in the taiga.  It was a great show, and it showed the russians trapping in Sibera.  What do you expierenced trappers think of there methods?  I found there ways to be pretty neat but then again I am not a trapper :chuckle:
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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #2 on: February 22, 2014, 07:39:28 PM »
Didn't watch it and what you posted only show the people and the area, no trapping.  Happy people ...... woooo it looked cold there, how happy can you be?  :chuckle:  LOL

Trapping of Fur-bearing animals are all the same.  Once you figure out how it is done and get the basic down its all pretty easy, but remember trapping is only half of the job the other half is preparing the fur for market and hoping to get the most out of your fur pelts.  I've been trapping for almost 40 years now.  I think I have a little knowledge by now and then someone comes along and I learn some new.

You should give it a try and all of you other hunters and fisher men and women.  Who knows, you might really like it.
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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 07:43:46 PM »
Really cool documentary.
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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2014, 11:54:35 AM »
Deserves a bump imo. Great documentary(I really like listening to Werner Herzog). I really think a lot of you would like it.

I especially like listening to Guenedy talk philosophy. His thoughts on hunting/trapping versus raising meat I found interesting as well as his views on his dogs.

The landscape and the toughness of the individuals was inspiring.

link to the whole documentary.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=styBZB-RD98

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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2014, 10:11:11 AM »
Good show

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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2014, 09:57:57 PM »
THOSE PEOPLE ARE TOUGH

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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #7 on: July 15, 2021, 10:20:11 PM »
One of the main guys from that movie died

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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #8 on: July 16, 2021, 04:57:10 AM »
Watching him build the cross country skiis was some impressive skills, impressive people for sure

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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #9 on: July 16, 2021, 08:13:24 AM »
Very good film. Been a few years since Ive seen it. There is a big difference in how they trap versus how we trap here. I am impressed that dead falls seem to be such an important part of their Sable lines. I also like the capstan winch he built to pull his boat up on the bank for the winter. I was talking about their axes with an oldtimer friend of mine the other day. Impressive axemanship. Also his dog is livin how dogs are ment to live. Prolly ready to go back out the next day after running all the way home.

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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #10 on: July 16, 2021, 08:25:04 AM »
I watched it a long time ago when it was free on you tube. Is that the one where he made the dugout canoe out of a smaller tree and spread it to increase its size?
The skills of making do without much of anything was pretty impressive. Watching him build a deadfall showed his skill at getting by from what the land produced.
Struck me as going back in time about a 150 years. His methods undoubtedly worked on sable and that is what he had to trap. I think it would be a tough go trapping other species with those methods.
Sad to say but with the worldwide price of fur I think it is a historical film. The men and the knowledge they possessed to live that life is probably dying if not dead.
Great film though,
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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #11 on: July 16, 2021, 09:22:57 AM »
You've seen the boom and bust in the market before. Ride it out.
One thing the Russians have over us though, is they don't have Mumblin , Bumblin, Jay the boy who cried Emergency Inslee at the wheel.

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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #12 on: July 16, 2021, 12:28:29 PM »
It is the wild west on steroids, jay would be gone by noon

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Re: Happy People a year in the Taiga
« Reply #13 on: July 16, 2021, 04:14:54 PM »
I watched it a long time ago when it was free on you tube. Is that the one where he made the dugout canoe out of a smaller tree and spread it to increase its size?
The skills of making do without much of anything was pretty impressive. Watching him build a deadfall showed his skill at getting by from what the land produced.
Struck me as going back in time about a 150 years. His methods undoubtedly worked on sable and that is what he had to trap. I think it would be a tough go trapping other species with those methods.
Sad to say but with the worldwide price of fur I think it is a historical film. The men and the knowledge they possessed to live that life is probably dying if not dead.
Great film though,
Yeah thats him. He died in one of his cabins, heart attck.

 


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