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"

Saturday, April 28, 2012

Saturday, no place to go

  Well it's Saturday and a bit overcast which makes me lazy. The forecast was, it's suppose to rain today and so far it hasn't. With that in mind I did most of my work yesterday. As you can see, the snow in front of my cabin is melting slowly exposing the trees I cut during the winter.

  Here is my AC/DC TV, I am using now. I had to get it out of my camper where I had it stored. Yep, I like this much better that the 19" LCD TV I had. It uses less power and takes up less room, It annoys me to have so many wires going everywhere also. I bought this years ago at Value Village in Anchorage for $10 no remote.

  I replaced that Android phone with my old Motorola Flip Phone. I have a truckers antenna that I will install on the roof to get better reception, picture to come when done.

  If you are interested in a good book about Alaska, I recommend The Quiet World. This is a very good book. I bought mine at Costcos for $17.

  An elderly neighbor of mine came down to my cabin on thursday and asked if I would be interested in a tarp and some insulation, of course I say. So I hopped in his side by side 4wheeler and rode up to his place. Well the tarp turned out to be huge, it was like 30x60. It was pretty well used so, when I got it back to the cabin, I had to move both of my vehicles to spread it out and cut the bad parts out. It was about twice the size of my driveway, length and width. So I had to fudge it and started cutting. I came out with a bunch of tarps fairly good size. I got 6 1" sheets of foam insulation.





Getting there

Finally done

  As you can see, I got quite a few different size tarps out of that one.

  I enjoy scavenging, I will pretty much collect anything of wood, you can make so many things from scrap wood.
   I am enjoying these nice sunny days, even tho the nights still hover around 30 degrees. I don't get much sun in my cabin which is fine with me because, in the summer, it will stay cool and I really can't take the hot weather very well. I usually go to bed with a cold stove and wake up about 4 a.m. and start a fire to take the chill off. The snow in my yard isn't melting fast enough for me as I have much to do. I need to build a wood shed and a small shed to keep stuff in so I can sell my camper and put some fill in. I think I will be pretty busy this year. Take care.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

John,you do more by 5am than I do all day..You take care and don't over do it...Be safe....Thomas

John said...

Thanks Thomas, I appreciate the thought.

Anonymous said...

How much land do you have at the road property, John?

Why get rid of the camper? Need money? Is it an eye-soar now?

R.

John said...

Hi R, I have 1/2 acre. As far as the camper, I just want more room and it's one more thing out of my life.

Anonymous said...

I understand. Half an acre isn't a ton of room to start with.

Talk to you soon. Have a good day.

R.

John said...

HeyR, it was only to be a place to stay when I come to town. Wasn't thinking of homesteading it,LOL

Anonymous said...

I'm sure plenty would kill for that spot. Nice and shady with a driveway for the "city folk". :)

R.

John said...

Well R, so far no takers.