Re: Custom loincloths, Mohican gathering decathalon, etc.

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Posted by Chris on December 19, 1997 at 23:50:14:

In Reply to: Custom loincloths, Mohican gathering decathalon, etc. posted by Bill Rooks on December 19, 1997 at 10:10:44:

: Chris, Elaine:

: You two babeolicious girls give me more credit than I warrant. Being of the over 40 crowd, I was speaking of a nice forest green, porcupine quilled pair of plastic pants for myself on entry into the gathering! Not a loincloth! However.......if you really think a loincloth is more appropriate then thanks for the compliment. And hell, you may even be able to twist my arm and persuade me to stand for numerous
: custom fittings.....ow, okay enough. I'll do it!!

: As to Chris' volunteering for the carry the elk and canoe paddling say you have some experience in that regard???? Tell
: me more - that sounds like a story. Funny thing is, after they drop
: the elk and do their little religious thing over the thing you see is them with the elk on the horse coming up to the cabin. Nobody ever really thinks about how much damn trouble it is
: to carry the SOB out of the woods to the car (or in this case horse!)
: I am sure you women will agree that DDL probably just threw that sucker on his shoulder and TROTTED 6 miles to where he had the horse parked!!

: Question.....will somebody please distract my S.O. while I am getting
: "fitted" for the loincloth? Otherwise I am likely not to have much left to hide with a loincloth once she finishes "settling my hash"...
: or in my case "mush" ...for me!!

Well, my Hawkeye bones his elk (read: moose, caribou) out in the field before we carry it anywhere. It's all tied up in neat cotton game bags. Then we carry it in packs or on packboards to the 4wheelers or the airboat (or in the winter, he carries it to the snowmobile- I don't do winter camping!). At the moment, I have most of a moose sitting in the bottom of my refrigerator thawing so it can be butchered this weekend. Hawkeye was in Fairbanks for the week. Well, as the meat thawed, the blood leaked out onto the floor and I spent one evening wrestling bags of moose out of the refrig and into tubs and cleaning up puddles of blood. Moose are BIG! Hawkeye happened to call from Fairbanks as I was in the middle of the cleaning up/wrestling match and asked what I was up to. Very poor timing on his part, I must say. He got an earful of what I was doing. Fortunately he still looks pretty good in a loincloth, so he's forgiven. I may be in the over 50 crowd, but I think I can hold my own in moose (elk) wrestling.

I did have one nasty thought though. Does anyone know the altitude of Chimney Rock? I'm doing all my training down here at sea level, and that could be a disadvantage. I need to know how much to up my training in order to be competitive.


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