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Old 10-03-2016, 05:36 PM   #1
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Dirty Trailer Unsuccessful Hunt

Figured I would share a couple of photos of what the DW called a "filthy" trailer. What did she expect after three guys went on a moose hunt in central Alaska. We towed the trailer up a goat trail where my two partners had to walk along guiding with the trailer so I did not knock the step or the tank drains off on roadside cut banks and rocks with the truck in 4 Lo. We managed to get the ATV so stuck in the mud we even had to walk the truck cross country and utilize a 30 foot cable, 50 foot chain, four 30 foot 5000lb ratchet straps, 1 30 foot 10,000lb ratchet strap and 120 foot rope doubled over to 60 foot to pull the ATV out. The hunt was unsuccessful, but the times were great and the trailer held up great for the mileage along rough dirt mountain roads it traveled.
For those who are curious, 7 days, no solar, no generator, no plugging in the truck. Just strictly batteries, and on board water. Two 12 volt deep cycle batteries, and extremely strict power discipline (no on board heater, or other fan usage) (just a Big Buddy portable heater inside), and the batteries never went below 2/3. It can be done.
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Sounds like it was a hell of a time!
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Now That is my idea of camping! Jealous..
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:14 PM   #4
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Awesome. The only thing better would have been a moose too.
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So did the DW wash it for you?
That would have been the loving thing to do especially since you came back moose less ��
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Spend 20 years off and on in Kodiak hunting Bambi and bear. Wish I'd had the problem you did towing a veritable palace; even a couple waterproof tents can't compare with your accommodations - judicial use of electricity notwithstanding. However, the pics of the ATV looked extremely familiar! Why not just hit Bullwinkle with your vehicle en route Anchorage?!
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Spend 20 years off and on in Kodiak hunting Bambi and bear. Wish I'd had the problem you did towing a veritable palace; even a couple waterproof tents can't compare with your accommodations - judicial use of electricity notwithstanding. However, the pics of the ATV looked extremely familiar! Why not just hit Bullwinkle with your vehicle en route Anchorage?!
LMAO, the only problem with hitting bullwinkle on the way back to Anchortown would have been vehicle damage.
Since the central North hunt with the rolling palace was unsuccessful, when we got back, we spent a day re-kitting our load and did a 5 day float hunt. There we utilized the old tent on the ground method. This time we were looking for bullwinkle's and bears.
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So did the DW wash it for you?
That would have been the loving thing to do especially since you came back moose less ��
lol, nope, DW did not wash it for me. We had to do that ourselves. She even made us clean the inside and wash the bedding as well, even though we used sleeping bags and did not sleep on the sheets and blankets. I think she just took advantage of the cleaning aspect and got a little extra....
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You describe it as "unsuccessful". I say it was a successful trip! Even though you didn't harvest any game, it sounds like you still had an outstanding trip, building memories and kindling lifelong camaraderie with friends! A resounding success I say!!
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Hey, next time you go..take me! I'll do all the cooking and I'll even bring my big event grill!


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