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    Timing for Silvers in Valdez this year

    I am looking at putting together a trip to Valdez for some Silvers this year (assuming they show up :hmmmm:) but I was curious as to what people thought about the timing in relation to the late Labor Day this year. Commercial fishing still opens the day after Labor Day, correct? Assuming the...
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    Bear fence height on tundra

    So I am debating the idea of buying a bear fence (or making my own setup) but I wanted to get some input on what people have found to be the best height for use on tundra. Long story short, I am doing a caribou hunt on the slope this September and there is a high probability that I will be...
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    Looking for a place to camp in the Cooper Landing area

    I apologize if this is a redundant question. I tried to search around this forum but I didn't find any answers. I will be bringing my girlfriend up to Alaska and I thought it would be interesting to check out the Russian River. We will be looking for a place to camp on Sunday, August 17th...
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    Suggestions for activities for a winter trip

    Long story short, I have long dreamed to live in Alaska and we have a target of 2016. In reading a lot of threads here and elsewhere, I see many people that suggest visiting in the winter. Makes perfect sense to me and I really want to do that before the commitment to move is made. So, what...
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    What is this in the back of a silver?

    I almost forgot to post up this question and wasn't sure where so hopefully it fits here. Way back in August we were up fishing on the Parks Hwy near Troublesome Creek. I caught this silver and it had this cord run through its back behind the dorsal fin. Is this some sort of survey tag? It...
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    Could an orange emergency blanket falsely signal an emergency?

    I posted this question on another forum but didn't get any response. Since the question really does apply to pilots, perhaps there would be opinions found here. I was talking with a buddy and we were discussing using one of those SOL emergency blankets as a superlight tarp to cover meat, gear...
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    Random outsider question for you bush pilots

    Please forgive the ignorance and the random question but I love reading the "obscure" portions of this forum and learning new things. Yesterday I was reading a thread where someone posted some accident reports involving a Super Cub on remote air strips. One report stated that a gust of wind...
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    Need help planning a black bear hunt Aug/Sept 2014.

    Well, my father is turning 65 and we had a party for him last weekend where I gave him the gift of a trip to Alaska and the choice of the game he wanted to pursue. The basic choices were caribou off the Haul Rd but I knew this would probably be too tough, black bear down in on the coasts or...
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    Lets talk smokers!

    Have you ever tried smoked cream cheese? Very light apple or cherry smoke at very low temps. It is to die for. Fantastic with some lox or nova lox. Easiest cold smoker setup ever...soldering iron in a tin can with wood chips...
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    Looking for salmon mount examples, specifically the wood/branch bases

    Ok, long story short, my father turns 65 in a few weeks. He was instrumental in exposing me to the outdoors and hunting and fishing. I owe much of my knowledge and love of the outdoors to him. That said, it is about time I return the favor. I have decided to try to surprise him at his...
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    Please help educate me on the Glock 10mm's

    I have pretty much decided to look further into getting a 10mm and I see the Glock 20 and 29 mentioned here quite a bit. For obvious reasons it is prefered by some as a lighter weight alternative for personal protection from the heavier .44 Mag or larger cannons. Plus, I really like the option...
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    Small, printable first aid guide

    I have been searching around for a bit but I just cannot seem to find what I am looking for. Currently I am putting together a couple first aid kits for various applications (car, base camp, backpacking, etc.) and I would like to include some sort of guide with basic first aid information like...
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    Trekking poles - Slightly different questions

    I know the topic of trekking poles gets beat up quite a bit but I have some questions I cannot seem to find direct answers to in reading old threads here and on the net. 1. It is abundantly clear that many people prefer Black Diamond poles but quite often people don't actually mention which...
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    GoLite Shangri-la SL8 info please

    I know these are discontinued now but I have some interest in keeping an eye out for one should one ever come up for sale. Unfortunately I cannot find any specs about the fly and nest like actual pitched dimensions and weights. I know some people here have them so any assistance would greatly...
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    Posts are backwards with Linear view

    I tried to search for this but I did not find any answers. I prefer to read forums in a linear view but posts in this forum are always backwards. For instance, post #1 can be on the 5th page while the latest post is on the first page. So, when I go to read a thread I have to start at the last...

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