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Monday, August 12, 2013

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga...Movie Review

Happy People: A Year in the Taiga is a documentary by Werner Herzog that documents fours seasons of life in a northern Russian village along the River Yenisei.

This movie had alot of cool bushcraft skills being used in daily life. It is very neat to see how the traditional skills being used have a slightly different twist in the Russian culture. Some of the highlights where the type of deadfall trap they build to catch sable which is like a pine martin, the ski/snowshoe they build, the type of dugout canoe they build, using birch tar as a insect repellent..etc...I have watched it several times and would like to pass it on to those of you who are interested...here is a trailer

2 comments:

Preston said...

Fantastic!

Andrew Hirzel said...

Ben, any luck getting more detail ont he canoe? What type tree, and some thickness dimensions for the dowels would be great.