Crow Killer...the REAL Jeremiah Johnson
We were up around Manson Creek. We saw those hippies camping out along that big lake, but you didn't see us. We were way back in the woods on horseback. Yes I heard that, as Georgia boys, we would not want to be up there in the winter, temps of -40. We were working with a big game guide for a few weeks. His freezer was a wooden shack, on stilts 12 feet off the ground. We said, What the **** is it up so high, to keep away from the grizzly? He said in January you just walked in the front door, once the snow fall was in. In November they shot two moose and just hung the meat in that shack, the temp got nowhere near 32 degrees for five more months. Every few weeks during the winter they brought a ham into the cabin, about 200 lbs of meat there. They canned it, you know the glass jars with metal lids. They also fed the meat to the sled dogs.