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Dogs and dog-sleds of war! The saga continues. The old ways are the best ways? Perhaps in the military sense they are? When the snowmobile stops the dogs do not.
From the "Coffee or Die" Internet web site and the story by Mac Caltrider.
"Navy SEAL Jeff Reid joined the military with one goal: to fight. After two kinetic deployments to Afghanistan, Reid found an unlikely calling — dog mushing in a remote corner of the Alaskan wilderness. In 2017, Reid launched Frozen Trident, his sled-dog operation on the icy edge of the Yukon"
"musher: noun - - The driver of a dog-team in arctic Alaska. The dog-teams are harnessed in the style customary among the Eskimos and the driver walks behind the team urging the dogs while a woman walks ahead of the dogs."
DOGS THAT ONE ANIMAL IN THE WORLD THAT BECOMES STRONGER THE MORE IT EXERTS ITSELF.
As extracted from the "Coffee or Die" webzine article: [COD = Coffee or Die]. JR = Jeff reid.
COD: "How do you think serving in the SEAL teams prepared you for dog mushing in Alaska?"
JR: "The big thing would be mission planning and gear prep. When it’s 40 below, if you lose a glove or go through the water, that could be catastrophic. You could die. Ensuring you have the right gear — and enough of it — is vital. Also, finding myself in a dangerous situation and knowing how to keep my cool. One time, I got my hands wet, and I had a pair of extra gloves, but my body was not capable of reheating my hands back to normal. I knew I had to get back, but you can only go so fast. I could feel my hand slowly starting to freeze, but allowing yourself to stay calm and not freak out is critical. The dogs can read off of those emotions, so I was able to stay calm, recognize the situation I was in, and accept that it was largely out of my control. I was able to get back and warm up with just a little superficial frostbite. Those types of situations get much worse if you freak out instead of staying focused on what you can control."
See previous blog entries military forces still using dogs and dog sleds in the Arctic regions.
That foremost practitioner of military dogsleds in the Arctic regions the Sirius SOVPATS [Sovereignty Patrols] of the Danish armed forces!