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In 1987 a dream was born (Part 3)…

The Iditarod celebrated its 40th anniversary this past March with Willow (AK) musher, Dallas Seavey winning the race. While checking out YouTube I came across a series of videos that captured my attention. They were Iditarod videos, old school style! When they were made, this years winner was just born days after. Robert Forto and Team Ineka are training for …

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In 1987 a dream was born (Part 2)…

The Iditarod celebrated its 40th anniversary this past March with Willow (AK) musher, Dallas Seavey winning the race. While checking out YouTube I came across a series of videos that captured my attention. They were Iditarod videos, old school style! When they were made, this years winner was just born days after. Robert Forto and Team Ineka are training for …

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Scary Movie Bracket: It vs. The Thing

Here at the Fort we love sports, March Madness and scary movies. Play along with us and find out what is the scariest movie of all time, voted on by you, my rabid readers! See who’s winning and the “official rules” Scary Movie Bracket Round 1: It vs. The Thing vs.        It In 1960, a group of …

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Iditarod 40: Scratches and Rule 36

The Boulevard of Broken Dreams, also known as the Iditarod, has claimed it’s first victim. In the third night of the race, the first musher to scratch did so in Nikolai, Just 311 miles from the starting line. Each year, 60+ mushers invest countless hours, incredible resources and close to forty thousand dollars for the opportunity to run in what …

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Hobo Jim at Willow Trading Post

The little hamlet, village or whatever they are calling it these days, of Willow Alaska comes alive next weekend for the start of the Iditarod. Thousands of people will flock to watch their favorite mushers on March 4th as they race towards Nome in the 1,049 mile dog sled race. An Alaskan legend, Hobo Jim will play three shows at …

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I shop at Target for Mushing Gear

Every musher has their secrets when it comes to training plans, feeding regimens, race strategy and the like. But there is one thing that we talk a lot about and that is our gear. All of us have our favorites that stand the test of time and can handle the elements. Whether it be a debate about a parka from …

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Gone to the Dogs: Part 3

It is true, the world has gone to the dogs. They are everywhere. They lose weight to chase after volkswagens, the bury the cat, they understand the economy and deposit their bones in the back yard. In this commercial the dogs head out to the woods and play the guitar around the campfire, until… What is your favorite dog commercial? …

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Gone to the Dogs: Part II

It is true, the world has gone to the dogs. They are everywhere. They lose weight to chase after volkswagens, the bury the cat, they understand the economy and deposit their bones in the back yard. In this commercial the dogs try to parallel park. Parallel parking is something that I never mastered. In my 25 years of driving I …

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Gone to the Dogs

It is true, the world has gone to the dogs. They are everywhere. They lose weight to chase after volkswagens, the bury the cat, they understand the economy and deposit their bones in the back yard. Now they are trying to hit the lake to spend the day on a canoe. Funny thing is the dog drives a trailer just …

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Serum Run Boot Camp: Yentna Station

We arrived at Yentna Station at about 4:00 pm and started on our chores right away. I started up the cooker and began to melt snow. It took about 25 minutes to bring the water to a boil and prep the food–a mixture of raw meat, fat, and kibble. I then let it soak for about 30 minutes. I sat …

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