THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My old boat on Six Mile Lake

THE BUSH LIFE

THE BUSH LIFE
My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring time in Alaska

Hi  folks, Monday was the day  of Spring. I decided  to celebrate by making a trip to my remote cabin. Monday, I met my friend Randy at his house about noon and we loaded up and left about 12:30. What a beautiful day to fly, the sky was clear and the sun bright.

We got to the cabin and Randy dropped me off and he left to go to his cabin 6 miles away. As I approached my cabin, I noticed snowmachine tracks leading up to my cabin. Oh no, ran through my mind.

I got some work done inside. I put down a rug I had at my town cabin.
I bought a new phone and hooked it up to my fixed cell box.

What you do is, hook the phone up to the box to the right then, hook the yagi antenna to the box
This antenna should be mounted above the roof but, My ladder is under the snow somewhere. I'll mount it when the snow is gone. I have in inverter below the shelf hooked up to a 12 volt battery to plug the phone and box in.


Here are some more photos I took. These are the Beluga mountains behind my cabin.


Here is the view of Denali from my place


These are random photos of my property and lake. This one is my lake




This is the antenna for my phone


Mmy new coffee pot
Enjoying a good cup of coffee

Randy picking me up



Had a visitor in my yard





The weather is getting much better, the daytime temps have been in the 20's and 30's, clear and sunny. We are now having 12 hours of daylight. I am presently waiting on my freighter to haul stuff out. He is very busy.

I am looking forward to the snow melting and my lake opens so I can get a lot of work done. By the way, remember the new refrigerator I bought? It turned out to be to big. It was hard to keep full for 1 person so, I sold it and replaced with a smaller one and it is working out very well. 



  Hope you like the pictures. Take care


























Saturday, February 11, 2017

Getting close

Good morning, it's 8:05 am and just had breakfast. Hash browns topped with 2 eggs.
mmmmm
I know it's been awhile since I posted, that's because not much going on and pure laziness. We've had quite a bit of snow since my last post.
Snowmachines





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I cut up some  trees I cut down for a neighbor a couple of years ago.

Anyway, what I mean by getting closer is, I got a hold of a freighter to haul a couple of freight sled loads out to the cabin. Starting next week, I will be taking stuff to the staging area. Once it is all there, he will haul it out to the cabin. I haven't decided whether I will follow him out or fly out and meet him at the cabin. He figured about $400 for 2 sled fulls. The sleds are about 5'x14' long.

Next week, I will be running around getting propane, gas, etc. I plan on taking photos from now on to post and document the whole move. I'm getting really excited now that I am closer to getting it all together. so, stay tuned and I will try to post more frequently. Take care.









Monday, January 16, 2017

CABIN TRIP

Hi everyone,  made another trip to the cabin on Sunday. We left my friends house about 10 am and for once, no problems. It was a decent day to fly. I didn't take much stuff this time. Got a fire going and I hauled stuff out of the cabin and cleaned it out. Afterwards, me and Randy sat down opened a thermos full of coffee and had some homemade cookies. I apologize for no picture, I forgot my tripod. I did take a few pictures of my property.

I did start the day off with a good breakfast. Eggs, ham and hash browns.


MOOSE TRACK, they were all over my property.

Looking out towards my lake


My plan was to get the cabin completely cleaned out and as I started, Randy yelled to me that weather was setting in. Meaning snow.
Once again, the weather cut my trip short. It started snowing and it started to get colder and I couldn't more pictures because, my camera started freezing up. I took a picture of my wood stove fired up.
Sorry, it's the weathers fault.


When Randy and I were sitting there having coffee and cookies,  we decided that, there is no better life. It's beautiful out there and quiet. I decided, on my next trip out, I will spend 2-3 days and blog each day from the cabin. I was thinking about next weekend but, it is suppose to be in the negative figures and don't really want to leave my town cabin unheated for that long but, we shall see.

This week, I am going to get a hold of my freighter and make arrangements haul the bigger stuff out by snowmachine. I will definitely keep you all informed. I have to admit, I am getting excited about the move. Hopefully my next adventure will be finding a good partner. OK, that's it for now, hope you enjoy this trip. Take care.