My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Friday, November 30, 2012

Hi ya all

OK, OK,I know I said I would post more often and have been slacking off. I have been pretty busy though. To start out with, this is my new camera.

It is a really nice camera, it is smaller than my last one and it has all the capabilities as the last one and more.

It is 16 megapixals with a 26x optical zoom. It is lightweight and easier to handle, not so bulky like my last one. The telephoto is above the handle and the wide zoom is on the side of the lens. I am really enjoying it. The cost is not bad either, $229. This is my Christmas present to myself this year.
  I took a couple of shots of the moon the other night.

Here was dinner last night. Pork chop, instant mash potatoes, dried mushrooms, reconstituted. Don't get any better than that. Or does it? LOL. I also changed my woodstove around, not sure if I had mentioned it before.

Woodstove close up with new camera.

I am doing some major renovations inside but, I wanted to wait a bit before I post more pictures. I think you will like what I am doing inside. I also plan to run Christmas lights around the roof of the cabin to make it more cheerful.
  The one thing I have done of which I am glad is, I got rid of my MTA cell service. It was way to expensive and I was always getting drop calls. I found a new service which is far better. Straighttalk, they have 2 plans and no contract. The $30 plan, you get 1000 nationwide minutes, Internet and 1000 texts. The $45 dollar plan, unlimited nationwide minutes, Internet and texts. They operate through AT&T. It is a great deal. Anyway, I am still around and will be back Monday. Take care. Wish for snow.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

OK, Good news this time

Howdy everyone, the good news is, I broke down and bought a brand new Nikon camera. I really like it a lot. It is smaller than my last one but,it is actually better. Just haven't figured out how to get a picture of it yet. Maybe take a picture of the box that it came in. Things are going good although, my chainsaw went to you know where so, I can't cut the wood that I have right now. I am looking at a used STHIL chainsaw a friend has. There isn't much snow on the ground yet but, the temps have been about -10. I am keeping warm and pretty much been lazy. I have a lot of inside work to do on the cabin. I plan on going up to my remote property and working on building my new cabin as soon as there is more snow and can find someone to give me a hand. I have a good feeling about the rest of this year and 2013. Anyway, just wanted all of you to know what is going on. Take care and


Friday, November 9, 2012

Bad luck has struck

Last Wednesday as I was packing up after blogging, I dropped my camera and it doesn't work anymore. Money is tight right now and I won't be able to post any pictures until I get a new one. Hopefully, I can find a cheap one until I get a new camera.

  I have been in contact with my friend Chucks wife and she and the two 8 year olds plan to return to the Homestead and resume their remote lifestyle. A fund has been set up at Wells Fargo under the name              

"hiline"Chuck Lamb Donation Account"

Right now, helocopter is the only way out, when everything freezes up, myself and some others will travel out to help her get set for Winter. Today it is snowing here and have about 4". Nice to see the new snow, makes everything look clean. I have decided to change my Internet time to Mondays and Fridays for now. I have way to much work to do at this time. So, stay tuned and enjoy Winter.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Back in the saddle

Hi everyone, as the title states, I am back in the saddle again. First, I want to thank those of you with your words of support concerning the passing away of my two friends. Just to let you know, my friends wife and her 2 young children are returning to their remote homestead to live. It will be hard for them but, a few of us will be going out to her along and get her settled at least for the winter. I am getting back into my routine also.To start off, I decided to change things again. Here are the new changes in my cabin.
Old kitchen

New kitchen

Old living room

New living room

I haven't quite figured out the bed situation yet. I use my cot at night and put it away during the day. While at the library a few days ago, someone dropped off a couple of plants with "FREE" written on them. So, I gave them a new home and they look good in my cabin.

Here are some pictures of the moon during the morning.

Anyway, I am getting back to my somewhat normal routine. I am going to be bucking up trees I cut last year to resupply my firewood. I also plan to finish the ceiling in my cabin and if I get a chance, I will do my roof. I have a tarp covering it now so, hopefully when it comes time, I can remove it and do the roof. So, thanks to those of you who are still checking in.