Time to join a forum..

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by HOOLIGANS, Jul 15, 2016.


    HOOLIGANS Monkey

    Instead of lurking in several forums I decided to choose one and make some friends! For money, I work in a gold mine. For fun, I am in my third year of raising/running sled dogs and learning to be a competent musher. I live with my wife and eight dogs outside of Fairbanks, Alaska. We are slowly developing an off grid property and I'm always interested in gaining knowledge.
  2. Yard Dart

    Yard Dart Vigilant Monkey Moderator

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  3. Asia-Off-Grid

    Asia-Off-Grid RIP 11-8-2018

    Welcome. Grab a branch and hang around for a while.
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  4. AD1

    AD1 Monkey+++

    Welcome sir
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  5. Bandit99

    Bandit99 Monkey+++ Site Supporter+

    @HOLLIGANS I have always wanted to ask this of a real musher... What do you say/yell at the dogs to get them going? Is it really 'MUSH!'? I am sure it ain't 'Giddyup!'... :)
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    HOOLIGANS Monkey

    Hi Bandit99 and thanks to all for the welcome. The go command is not "Mush". Some say it never was, but I've seen it used in some very old books. What I say is "Alright". I think most people say "Hike". If you are training dogs that don't know any words yet, you can use any word you want, so long as they learn what it is that you want them to do upon hearing the word.
  7. Dont

    Dont Just another old gray Jarhead Monkey Site Supporter+++

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  8. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

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  9. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Welcome to our Monkey Tree, from another Alaskan Bush couple.... We live on the southeastern corner of Glacier Bay National Park, in Excursion Inlet, Alaska.... Lots of Great information here in our forums.... have a good look around, and meet some of the Monkeys...
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  10. GOG

    GOG Free American Monkey Site Supporter

    Welcome here from the great State of Jefferson.
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  11. Salted Weapon

    Salted Weapon Monkey+++

    Welcome from Oregon.....
    I have family up north glad to see others here.
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  12. Motomom34

    Motomom34 Monkey+++

    Hello @HOOLIGANS we are glad that you chose the monkey. Those are beautiful dogs in your picture. Welcome to the Monkey. If you need help, give a shout,the members are quite helpful here.
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    HOOLIGANS Monkey

    Thanks Motomom. I will try to be of use as well.
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  14. Witch Doctor 01

    Witch Doctor 01 Mojo Maker

    Welcome to the Monkey.... Take some knowledge... leave some knowledge...
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  15. BlueDuck

    BlueDuck Monkey+++

    Welcome from north Idaho...
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  16. Tully Mars

    Tully Mars Metal weldin' monkey

    Welcome to the tree!
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  17. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    Welcome to the forum. I'm an off gridder from the foothills of the Talkeetna Mountains.
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  18. Sgt Nambu

    Sgt Nambu RIP 4/19/2018

    Welcome to the site, Hooligans! I hope that you enjoy it! :)
    Sounds like you will be able to teach us some stuff too!
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    HOOLIGANS Monkey

    Thanks again to all for the welcome.
  20. Ura-Ki

    Ura-Ki Grudge Monkey

    Welcome! Glad you decided to climb aboard!
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