Caribou...

... as Augustus McCrae once said whilst raising a toast in the film masterpiece "Lonesome Dove"... "here's to the sunny frozen slopes of long ago.. " .... and today, well, I could not agree more...

... Adak Island, October 1991.... LCpl Brown and LCpl Warnick out prowling the tundra in search of the ever-elusive (and quite tasty) caribou...

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... the quality of the photo leaves a bit to be desired, sure... but hey, it was just a wee bit damp... probably from the condensation of sweat from being stored between an inner layer of fleece and an outer layer of Gore-Tex...

... heh... those were the days...

by Eric on July 31, 2006 | Bullshit (10) | TrackBack (0) | Military Stuff
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That pic sure looks like spring time in Canada Nort

Bullshitted by Dan Toom on July 31, 2006 03:26 PM

... we were a long way from Canada, Dan... closer to Siberia, actually....

Bullshitted by Eric on July 31, 2006 03:41 PM

That doesn't... look like fun...

Bullshitted by Bou on July 31, 2006 04:11 PM

We could use a blast of that cold up at my place right now for sure!

Bullshitted by Richmond on July 31, 2006 05:36 PM

And they both would have screamed like little girls if one of those caribou had stepped out behind them.

Bullshitted by drc on July 31, 2006 06:40 PM

Augustus McCrae is one of my all time favorite characters - book or film. Robert Duvall did a bang up job in that role. I've always thought there was a little "gus" in Rob Smith.

Bullshitted by Teresa on July 31, 2006 09:13 PM

The caribou on the rock must taste better than those in the interior of Alaska because the ones in the interior taste like a goat that has been fed on bitter weed. Plus, a man could eat his fill of the meat and still die of malnutirtion becausee there is not enough fat on them to grease the barrel of the rifle one shoots them with.

But mixed with bear fat and moose meat the caribou does help as a filler in some damn good sausage.

Bullshitted by GUYK on August 1, 2006 10:29 AM

I can't believe you're not wearing a hat! HOw cold was it. Can you tell I'm a mother?

;)

Bullshitted by Michele on August 1, 2006 08:34 PM

gee whiz, does that look desolate...

Bullshitted by Libby on August 1, 2006 11:30 PM

Augustus is also one of my favorites, One of his best lines was, "A man who won't lie for a poke, doesn't want a poke very bad."

Bullshitted by Patrick on August 2, 2006 06:29 AM