Strain Hunting Alaska
I was strain Hunting Alaska many moons ago. I almost died bringing this strain back to British Columbia. Here’s my story about getting a top strain out of the Alaskan wild. Please enjoy this short read after smoking some indica.
Dying for Alaskan DelightMy Alaskan Delight acquisition starts with a tip. I had heard of a some landrace cannabis plants growing on a remote slope from a pilot friend. He spotted them on a remote mail route and shared the news with me. I knew it would be a difficult journey to reach them, but a helicopter was very helpful. I set out early in the morning with all my gear and equipment. It was a typical winter day in the mountains, and I was on a mission to find this rare and elusive plant that survives at high altitudes.
My Alaskan Cannabis Hunt BeginsI got dropped off about a 700 meters from the site. I had to climb a lot to reach them. As I climbed higher and higher, the snow began to fall harder, and the wind picked up. I knew I needed to be careful, but I was so focused on finding the plant that I didn’t pay attention to the warning signs. Suddenly, I heard a loud rumble and realized that the slope I was on was about to avalanche. I tried to run, but it was too late, and I was swept away by the snow. I think it was the echoing of the chopper started the avalanche.
Surviving an Avalanche: A Close Call While Searching for a Rare Cannabis StrainI was tumbling and rolling, unable to control my movements as the avalanche carried me down the slope. I thought for sure that it was the end for me, but somehow, I managed to grab onto a tree branch and hold on for dear life. When the avalanche finally came to a stop, I was bruised, battered, and buried in snow but alive. It was hard to find which way was up. Luckily I still had a glove in my hand. I moved the snow around to make space to drop my glove. Now I knew which was was up and I starting digging. After about 20 minutes I was free and hobbled on my way towards the marijuana. Luckily, the avalanche fell to the west and the south side unscathed. The plants were still there but frozen solid. I cut them down and brought them home. Once thawed out, I found many fully ripened seeds. These seeds were so important to me.
Be Aware While Hunting Marijuana in the WildIt was a close call, and I realized that my determination to find the plant had almost cost me my life. It was a harsh lesson, but one that I’ll never forget. From that day on, I knew that I needed to be more cautious and aware of my surroundings, especially when in nature.
Mr. BC Seeds
Mr. BC Seeds is an over educated old school hippy who has been involved in the cannabis industry since the 1970's. He is one of the most experienced marijuana breeders in Canada if not the entire world. He was the first to use the most advanced breeding techniques in 2008 to create 42 of the world's strongest cannabis strains. He has been writing in-depth articles about cannabis in Canada for decades and looks forward to continue bringing you cutting edge cannabis strains for the decades to come. Mr. BC Seeds uses a "pen name" because he still travels the world collecting cannabis strains and continues researching cannabis in laboratories of non-legalized countries.
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