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  1. I made a face morph on Patty with Doug Hajicek's image. The files sizes were a bit off but you can get an interesting idea.
    4 points
  2. https://www.exploringoverland.com/shop/vdeg4-1a The undisputed bible of backcountry travel. I have Tom Sheppard's original edition and the later 4.1, co-authored with Jonathan Hanson, I prefer the larger format of the older version but plenty of updated info in the newer.
    4 points
  3. My book about Port Chatham will be released this month. I'm having an online release party if any of you are interested. We will be giving away copies of the book and other fun stuff. Here is a link for the Facebook release party: https://fb.me/e/13zr5kVTq It will also be live on Youtube and hopefully, Instagram. March 20th 2021 at 3pm AKDT.
    4 points
  4. Has technology helped or hindered? It's done both. I'm a huge believer in using a thermal imager. It's better than seeing during the day because at night a sasquatch may let down its guard a bit. It feels safe because the little hairless ones have never been able to see in the dark before. It is transformative. Technology can be a hindrance especially when you're humping power banks, smart phones, audio, and video equipment on your back. Uh oh, I forgot to recharge the batteries and the power bank is only at 25%! Did I bring the USB to USB connector? They can be an eno
    3 points
  5. Oh goodness. I think I had a blind date with her when I was in high school! It didn't go well.
    3 points
  6. Except in winter. The great equalizer. Frozen earth plus 6-8 feet of snow at mid elevations in the west. Lakes frozen over. Many things have either gone into hibernation or flown south. And the snow. You can be the greatest Ninja stealth warrior in the world. The snow records your every step, every time you sit or lay down, every time you make a kill and blood splatters upon it. It records everything. The only safety net is nature’s great eraser which is another dump of snow. A Mountain Gorilla eats 40 lbs of vegetation daily living at high elevation. Now imagine a primate
    3 points
  7. I would respectfully disagree with Dr Krantz on this one. Critters with the hindgut fermenter do not have ripped abs, rather, they have a "pus gut" like a gorilla, like the suit from Letters to the Big Man depicts ... inaccurately. Patty, though bulky does not have the distribution of bulk appropriate to that gut structure. The two I saw .. the littler one was built like a tight end, the bigger one like a beast of a fullback, neither like a sumo wrestler. I'm going to say, with as much confidence as you can have short of dissecting one, that Dr Krantz was mistaken. I'
    3 points
  8. I was! Please check out some of my other endeavors in Bigfoot cinema! I consider this one the Citizen Kane of Bigfoot/bikini films and among my proudest accomplishments.
    3 points
  9. Spent the day hiking out in Wyoming county, WV following up on a auditory report. Wet day but beautiful area.
    3 points
  10. I truly don't know, but i find it strange for sure. I ended up doing that as i was talking to Shane Corson a few weeks back about some recent rock throwing reports out in WA (western of course) and just thought i'd take a look in to what if any, was the public info on other non human primates and found that West African study. What got my interest was the fact that they were showing and pushing the 'cultural behavior' line as i felt it would always be possible to find that within our subject, hence the focus on Washington and that was that. But i didn't stop
    3 points
  11. Definitely getting closer. For me, there's no need to discover something I'm convinced already exists. My goal is see one unequivocally. A full-on encounter, face-to-face. To better answer your question, I've found an increase in trees coming down last year. As a lifelong hiker and backpacker, I've never once heard a tree come down in my life while enjoying those activities. I've also found tracks in hard-to-find places including a 17" footprint left in water-logged mud. I'm eager to get out in early Spring and press deeper into my areas. Myself and a buddy missed a
    3 points
  12. I'd advise quitting while you're behind.
    3 points
  13. I have mixed feelings about the BFRO. It's not for me, but (as I have to occasionally remind myself) that doesn't mean that it doesn't provide a service to others. A few posters that I respect here on the BFF have had positive things to say about the BFRO, so it does bring value to the field and offers a service to those who might not get out into the woods otherwise. If they are misrepresenting their investigation efforts, then that's pretty shady...but, at the same time, I am not taking the time and expense to put up a publicly available database like they are...so,
    3 points
  14. Headed up N to check out the latest local Class B: https://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=67335 Bushwhacked the woods behind the incident area for a few hours looking for any possible track sign in crusty snow. Not quite thick as grass but anything sizeable isn't getting through quietly... Out to the brook which I followed the frozen edge of for a while, passing beaver lodges, black huckleberry, labrador tea, rhodora and alder. Patches of open water in places. Not too fond of ice over moving water: Headed back into the woods up stream a ways--but not be
    3 points
  15. What you mean is scientifically peer reviewed and independently verified. I can publish a scientific paper about the black hole that resides in my living room? But unless it’s peer reviewed and verified it’s science fiction, not science fact. And that’s where unfortunately Ketchum’s work resides in.....fiction.
    2 points
  16. Looks depressing! A well made trailer but too much heart tugging. I'm going to stick with bad Bigfoot films.
    2 points
  17. ^^ Cannot give no explanation for why we cannot find them in the winter. I can say that I have found tracks in the snow in my area of searching. They were large tracks and also small tracks. The small tracks were the ones that got my attention. Since they were the size of a small child and it was at night and they were bare footed. Now who would let their child run out in the backwoods in the middle of the woods. It had such a long stride that I could not even create the stride even if I tried to run. But this track went on for some length down the trail at the same stride. At the
    2 points
  18. Let's face it, predation is violent. Even a Robin getting a worm is a violent act. And as humanely as we try to hunt, or science collects a species, they are violent acts. It's the way of the world. We cannot all be Jainists who practice Ahimsa.
    2 points
  19. Here is the original news link, but you may want to watch the video before spending time on it. https://www.castanet.net/news/Kelowna/326085/Kelowna-man-claims-to-have-found-large-footprint-on-his-property This print is not as big as stated (plus it comes from cover of a book) https://www.amazon.com/Big-Brother-Bigfoot-Connor-Flynn/dp/B08QRKVGPK/ And here is Bigfoot Okanagan with the follow up investigation.
    2 points
  20. Contrary to the "folk" lore about whistling my grandmas (shawnee and lenape) always taught me to whistle when I'm going in the forest to let "the spirits" know I was coming in so I wouldn't suprise them. To this day when I'm out hiking I'll stop occassionally and let out a two toned whistle. in the area im most active ive actually had the whistle I make made at me as I got into a cove. I wish I had a recorder with me when I went out that day but it was before I got my H5.
    2 points
  21. I never knew John actually operated as a investigator for the state. And then after a hair sample was threatened to be fired. I had heard his original story in the tent.
    2 points
  22. https://www.smithsonianmag.com/science-nature/how-wolves-really-became-dogs-180970014/ Scientists cannot agree on the timing, either. Last summer, research reported in Nature Communications pushed likely dates for domestication further back into the past, suggesting that dogs were domesticated just once at least 20,000 but likely closer to 40,000 years ago. Comparing these genomes with many wolves and modern dog breeds suggested that dogs were domesticated in Asia, at least 14,000 years ago, and their lineages split some 14,000 to 6,400 years ago into East Asian
    2 points
  23. Its your point that Southern cousins can reproduce at faster rates than northern cousins. Which by the way is completely wrong in the genus Homo. And looks to be wrong in canids and felines as well. So I have given you examples of Dingos vs Wolves which are closely related and South American cougars and North American cougars which are the same species. They have the same reproductive rates! What does Paleo dogs have to do with modern dogs? The domestication of the Wolf could have happened many times in many places. The family of paleo dogs that helped humans out hunt t
    2 points
  24. NorthWind, it's a mushroom! Here's the one I was photographing at the same time, 20 feet down the trail, lol! Great minds think alike and all that. I had fun yesterday!
    2 points
  25. @wiiawiwb This is not a counter-point to your argument about rarity of tree falls during hiking and backpacking. I also rarely experience tree falls while hiking or backpacking, but I have heard them while camping in highly diseased areas in the Sierra Nevada of California and more recently in WA. In August of 2019, I was camping in WA Cascades (5 nights) and heard a big tree fall on 3 nights! I don't know the WA Cascades that well, but that area probably has diseased trees too. The trees fell either late at night (~10-11 PM) or early in the morning (~4-5 AM) an
    2 points
  26. I’m definitely feeling closer to getting out there more!
    2 points
  27. Determined little miscreant, aren't you. E for Effort.
    2 points
  28. You said what I wanted to say... upvote for you! I know of a few BFRO guys that did this. Nobody knows about them... https://www.lowlandsbigfoot.org/
    2 points
  29. Yeah, but it's a correspondence college. I'll pm you the email address for your tuition payments. Bitcoin only. Once the payment clears we'll be back in touch with you.
    2 points
  30. You started this line of thought of him doing more harm then good. Is it because he doesn’t spearhead an expedition. Or because of his personality/ aggressive behavior? Where is your backing / information that ppl think him a lunatic etc? Sounds more like your opinion being projected as public opinion.
    2 points
  31. Getting out is more than half the battle. I think it was Samuel Goldwyn who said, "The harder I work, the luckier I get."
    1 point
  32. The fires from last fall really messed things up around here. However, with our July sighting and a possible one a few months later, it's hard to be too discouraged. I just wish we knew where our little family went to.
    1 point
  33. Liked and subscribed
    1 point
  34. Done. Tell him I want one of those flags for my office!
    1 point
  35. BRB, I'm using a SONY PCM-M10. Good screen. Sadly, no longer in production.
    1 point
  36. That's admirable. But, one man's 'op-sec' is another man's 'shaping the narrative'. A lot of people are upset with Moneymaker keeping details of accounts and areas private, while many of us do the exact same thing with our own areas.
    1 point
  37. That specific area yes, though one of the spots I've spent a good bit of time in and had a rock thrown was 5 or so miles away--part of why I wanted to have a look.
    1 point
  38. Do you know how often a Dingo goes into heat? Once a year. Same as Wolves. Do you know what the reproductive differences are between a Patagonia Puma and a Montana Cougar? Nothing. Zip. Zero. Nada. Im going to kindly ask that you take your theory and start your own thread about it. I’m done discussing it here.
    1 point
  39. Interesting quick video. I'm not saying the tracks in this video are bigfoot but What made the tracks? The tracks in this video seem to have a big Stride distance between the prints. 1) Do we know the stride distance (like in this video) of the PGF film site by people other than Gimlin and Patterson? 2) Do we know if others making such observations had observations which matched up to what Gimlin and Patterson may have reported if we know?
    1 point
  40. Bingo! Finally a good objection. No, there is none to answer your question, this is just my theory based on all other northern species vs. domestic and southern species. I mention it because it is a theory which can be tested and researched. We have the sapiers and Neanderthal genomes. I would do it this way. The Neanderthal condition should still be present but only in very, very low frequency. Women suffering from infertility could be tested and an effort to find a genetic basis found (of course there are many causes so the group would have to be large). Then this basis could be comp
    1 point
  41. Sorry, I said colleague, google voice printed college.
    1 point
  42. You really appear to have a personal problem with the man. Reviewing the more currently submitted reports, I noticed that Moneymaker is investigating the California reports, and those are posted with the exact same format as the others from other investigators (which are also excellently done). And as an example: http://www.bfro.net/GDB/show_report.asp?id=67480 The field labeled "Observed", is written by the person submitting the report online. How does Moneymaker "shape the narrative" in that case? isn't it the witness that shapes it? And how do the publis
    1 point
  43. I think we should focus our energy in a positive manner. Bashing one of our colleges who has contributed to the field much more than many of us, is not the way to do it. @vinchyfoot seems to be waging a personal vendetta against MM, that's the only time he posts, to bash MM. What's up with that?
    1 point
  44. Good! Exactly what I fear. He has no more responsibility than you or I. You want to point out those with the responsibility to save the world? Look no further than government. That is specifically their jobs. We pay them out of our pockets, and are actually forced to do so. That includes wildlife management, forest management, public safety, aboriginal human rights, interplanetary communication, interplanetary diplomacy, even regulating the Matt Moneymakers of the world, and every other area which bigfoot could possibly occupy. And all of
    1 point
  45. Can you show me a peer reviewed article that states the downfall of Neanderthals was based on their reproductive systems? Namely adult females only go into heat once a year?
    1 point
  46. This subject is a joke...to whom? Perhaps to those in your world but not mine. People I speak with find it fascinating and while not everyone is willing to accept it is real they are almost, to a person, open minded about it and willing to hear the reasons why I am convinced. I take exception to your characterization of MM. If you disagree with his methods, or think BFRO should handle things differently, what is stopping you from putting up your money and sallying forth your efforts to start an organization that will do the things you think ring true? Become the new BFRO and acc
    1 point
  47. The problem is, the people spearheading research, the people with the money like, ahem...Moneymaker, are uninterested in proving the species but moreso expanding his business. This does more damage to the cause than good. Instead, he could be using that money to spearhead a true expedition, a real investigation that turns up actual results. Funding is a major obstacle in this field and he is sitting on a perfect opportunity.
    1 point
  48. Valid points. "As one who reads almost all new reports, I have seen a trend in the last year. Recent reports are coming in and being published with little or no investigation at all. Most of these are done by MM himself. This alone does not make them inaccurate, but it's BFRO's claim that they vet all reports. That is simply not true." Redbone, why do you think that the majority of these recent, inaccurate reports are coming from Moneymaker? Are other BFRO investigators not submitting vetted reports? Or are they being submitted but not published?
    1 point
  49. Yes. This is what it will look like when done. AEV suspension systems allow you to run 37” or 40”. The guys wanna use my pickup as a flagship for their company. So go big or go home! After the suspension kit they will start work on the front fenders. Then the flatbed and bumper.
    1 point
  50. I'd be very reluctant to wear the Rocky Mountain High gaiters if snake protection is what you seek. The RMH gaiters are a multi-purpose gaiter that are not designed to repel a snakebite. OR doesn't even mention the word snake when describing these gaiters. The website says they are for hiking, backpacking and cross-country skiing. https://www.outdoorresearch.com/us/mens-rocky-mountain-high-gaiters-243108#eyJvcl9zaXplIjoiNzIifQ__ There are a number of gaiters that are designed specifically for snake protection. The lightest is made by Turtleskin. I have a pair of these
    1 point
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