My old boat on Six Mile Lake


My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Wednesday, November 25, 2015


                         Happy Thanksgiving

Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and a fun day with your friends and family. I do ask that you think about others who are alone or without means to enjoy this special day and help them if it's within your power.


Tuesday, November 10, 2015

AHHHH! Winter is finally here

What a wonderful sight to wake up to
We received about 14" and I couldn't have been more pleased, even though it meant a lot of shoveling.

The 2 humps to the right of my car is, my snowmachines, I will get them shoveled out soon. Now that Winter is here, I become alive and it's time for soups, stews and casseroles. Mmmmm! good.

I spent today shoveling and cleaned my stovepipe, speaking of which, I am really enjoying my new woodstove. It works great, I am using less wood and getting up way less during the night to feed the stove.

Once again, I made a great buy on a stump grinder, no more cutting stumps by chainsaw. I paid $100 for it delivered and it works, imagine that, lol.
Pretty impressive, eh? I love it when a deal comes together. Here are some pictures with the oil lamps going.

This one is a battery operated light.
Well, that's it for now, I will be posting more now, that Winter is here. Take care.


Monday, November 2, 2015

Happy days, Winter has arrived. (I hope) ��

Hi everyone, yesterday, got our first snow and pretty much during the night and I couldn't be any happier. Woke up to a great sight this morning.

I celebrated with a good breakfast Caramel flavored Dunkin Donuts coffee.
I was hoping to have a special blog for everyone but, it didn't work out. I friend of mine called last week and told me, he had bought Supercub PA12 on floats and we planed to fly out to mmy remote cabin yesterday, Sunday. So, I gathered some things together to take to the cabin. Well, Sunday morning he called to let me know that his lake had frozen over during the night. Yep, just how my luck runs. Anyway, he will wait a few days and see what happens. If it stays frozen, he will take the floats off and put wheel skis on and we will fly there when possible. It was close.

I am feeling really good, now that Winter is setting in. My favorite thing is to wake up in the morning when it's snowing and drinking my coffee. It is so quiet. I am finding myself watching less tv these days and reading more and listening to radio. I am trying to use my generator less and live a more quiet life.

It's 10:40 pm and I am a bit tired so, I think I will turn in and see what is going on tomorrow. Take care

Monday, October 19, 2015

Howdy folks

It's been quite a long time, so, my friend Debbie reminded me that it was time to put up a new post. Thanks Debbie, glad you are here. Well, I have no excuse except, been busy and mostly lazy. I finished the Arctic Entry finally, I wihed I had added this a long time ago, it's a big help.
Everyone knows that I wanted to build a shop, I built an 8'x10' deck for a shop, after thinking about it, I decided it wasn't big enough. I figured a 10'x20' would be much better. After pricing out the materials, I thought, YIKES. So, I came up with a better idea. I bought a 10'x20' carport and put it on a bigger deck.

It's kind of flimsy but, I will reinforce it with plywood walls for shelving and to hang tools and whatnot. I did buy a couple of things for the inside remodel, which is my last time remodeling, got tired of changing it around. The first thing is, I bought a new wood stove from Sportsman Warehouse and works really great, way tighter than my old one.
Bought a new refrigerator, 10cu. ft. My old one is 3.3cu. ft.

It puts out 120 watts which runs off my EU2000i generator. I like having the extra space in it.

As usual, I have change the interior around and I promise, no more, I'm completely happy the way it is arranged. As a matter of fact, no more major building or remodeling. I need time for myself and to get ready to do things at my remote cabin. Here it is

Well, it pretty much has been raining here everyday but, this morning,  I can see a hint of blue sky. The temps have been in the 50's during the day and 40's at night. I think we will have a mild Winter, normally, we would have snow by now. That's it for now, take care.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Fall 2015 changes

Hi everyone, I am really enjoying this Fall weather after suffering through this hot Summer. This morning was a pleasure to wake up to. Actually had to start a fire to take the chill off.
It's easy to know it is Fall just by looking out the picture window.
I have been hard at work and finally got my Arctic entry done on the cabin. Every piece of material was free.

It's been pouring rain here and we are supposed to get a break today and I will finish off the inside today. I plan to paint the inside the same color as the cabin interior as to make it brighter. I have also made changes inside the cabin.

After all that work, I treated myself to a fine dessert, a mini Apple pie and Caramel Vanilla Swirl ice cream. Oh yeah, it was "yummmmmy".

I'm pretty sure, I am through with any major chan
nges for now. I'm pretty happy the way the cabin has turned out. It's cozy, clean and functional. What I am really proud about is, about 95% of this cabin including the inside was built and furnished for free. This goes to show people, you can own something without spending a lot of money. You just have to use your imagination. I will now spend my time on my remote cabin, which will give me plenty to blog about. I want to thank all of you who have stuck with me and those who have just came aboard. Now, things will get interesting. Again, thanks to all of you.


Saturday, August 29, 2015

Fall 2015

Well, Fall is here and I am excited about that, no more hot days. Woke up this morning to a clear Fall morning.
32 degrees

Started a fire to take the chill off
I decided to have an early breakfast to celebrate
I acquired a bunch of building materials and will now take on 2 projects, my shop and enclosing my porch to have an Arctic entry. These materials will save me a bunch of money, they were free. I had to stack them to air dry.

It doesn't look like a lot but, there is. The Arctic entry will help a lotlot, especially in the Winter. This town cabin is shaping up and now I can turn my attention to the remote cabin. 

I suppose I have the time now to meet someone to share my life and the Wilderness adventure. I will close for now, take Care

UPDATE: because of the 30 degree temps. I decided to pick my tomatoes and bring them in. These are the beefsteak.
Then, I brought my Early Bush girls in, hoping they will ripen inside.

They take up a lot of room but, I'm hoping it's worth it.