Beside Fire Wood, Antlers, Horns and Fur , we gotta get out and get the raw materials that the ocean has to offer. Often its beach washed Mammoth, that are in the very shallow sands and mud slew from tahwing sloughing Permafrost that is sluiced and sorted by the waves. Storm action and a nice calm can really be productive when looking for ivory or bones for carving.
Spruce Roots, carving wood, and poles are good to get right now , washed up along the beach. Sometimes a dead Seal can have its skin salvaged or a Walrus have its head and flippers removed while it bobs in the Ocean. Dead Whales are best left alone, and followed as each tide and wind move the body. When a big blow hits with a big tide, it'll beach the Whales carcass and you take note for a later day.
Prospecting gold is a hobby too, and a few peices have hit our hands , but not enough to make it more than a hobbie. Antiques and crashed planes are cool as well, when we cros paths.
Of course I dont have photos of this comming summer, but to get a good idea, heres a few from the past, before I had reliable picture takeing capabilitys with digitals.
Staying in our own little huts is always fun.
The second Son returning to the boat from a long hunt across the ice, while I hunted Sea Ducks and Trout fished a couple mile from their stalkings...
Everybody enjoying the ride with the front half of lunch still in the skin to protect the meat from sand.
Mammoth from the beachcombing.
Using your feet is a smart way to be looking for tusks in the low tide muds, it's rather productive....