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Surviving in the Siberian Wilderness for 70 years  RSS feed

 
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Earlier post with Smithsonian video. I think about this everytime a hunter gatherer scenario is mentioned, it wouldn't be easy.


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Unbelievably beautiful. What an amazing woman and story!
 
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Last year I saw a documentary of this woman. Its awe inspiring her life and it is great to see this newer video.
 
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I wonder what the dog eats.
 
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I was left with many questions. What will the new goat eat? Where'd she get that hay for the sheep?

My husband and I argued whether or not she had top teeth. Quite sure I saw bottom teeth.

It sounds like they (she) would not have survived if they were not discovered. Once your saw & axe breaks your done in Siberia... too bad she doesn't know what a RMH is but she was very opposed to "science."
 
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Wow. She makes me ashamed of myself. I need to suck it up! Part of me feels so very sorry for her, and I want to fly over there and take her more supplies--things that would make her life so much easier. The other part of me respects her and is maybe even a little envious of her simple life (not easy--simple--big difference!), and understands why she'd probably reject all the supplies I'd send. This was so encouraging to me; if she can survive there, I can surely survive anything southern Virginia throws at me! I just lost all my rights to complain ever again.
 
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This is an amazing testament to the strength the human spirit can possess with God!
 
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Cj Verde wrote:I was left with many questions. What will the new goat eat? Where'd she get that hay for the sheep?

My husband and I argued whether or not she had top teeth. Quite sure I saw bottom teeth.

It sounds like they (she) would not have survived if they were not discovered. Once your saw & axe breaks your done in Siberia... too bad she doesn't know what a RMH is but she was very opposed to "science."

hay is grass-she probably grew it in the summer. "she would not have survived"??WTH she survived for 70 years didn't she. an axe handle can be made from wood, they have trees even in Siberia, they were in the very first shot on the video.
 
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cairn paul wrote:hay is grass-she probably grew it in the summer. "she would not have survived"??WTH she survived for 70 years didn't she. an axe handle can be made from wood, they have trees even in Siberia, they were in the very first shot on the video.



Growing grass isn't the problem, unless you live in the middle of the forest (as I do and she did, I think). Processing and storing hay, by hand, is an entirely different matter! And for a 70 year old woman? Alone? In Siberia? No way.

I know she survived for 70 years but she was beyond the point of needing a new axe handle. She needed things she couldn't really replace like the axe head or dishes.

If this was an indigenous tribe with thousands of years of cultural knowledge to back them, then sure survival is realistic. A very small group of people relying on vestiges of modern civilization? No.
 
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