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 27, 2013

Living Remote

  I decided to write something about living a remote lifestyle because, I have talked with people, women mainly who don't understand why or think it is a dirty lifestyle. I feel I should try to inform people.

   Living a remote lifestyle is certainly not for everyone, there are people who don't understand it or don't want to. These are mainly people, in my opinion,who have never known what it is like to enjoy the Wilderness and are to use to having everything at their fingertips or given to them.

    Living remote gives you a sense of security, individualism, peace and accomplishment. There is something satisfying about building your own cabin, putting in a garden and hunting your own meat. Enjoying the quiet, clean air and clean water. Living remote allows you to think clearer and invent ways to make life a little easier.

     I also believe it it allows you a more healthy life, the physical work, as well as the mental aspect. I believe it allows you a better relationship with your significant other in sharing everyday chores and thoughts, you both become an equal. 

     Living remote is not all work as well, there are times when you and/or significant other will take time out for a Winter or summer camping trip allowing you to explore Nature and Wildlife climb mountains explore rivers, you will see things that most people will never see in their lifetime and enjoy what is left of our Great Land.

     Many people think, because you don't have modern plumbing, you tend to live an unclean life and that is not the case. I say we live a much cleaner life because, most everything we do is natural. Our meat, fish, vegetables, berries and wild foods are not filled with additives. Our outhouses if used right, don't stink and majority keep their cabins clean. 

       I could go on and on but, I figured I would give you a general idea. I think I will keep posting about life in the Wilderness on regular basis. Once a week I will write something. I also invite those of you who live remote or don't add something or ask a question in the comment section, I am convinced it will make for a good read.

      Thanks to all who stop by and just read or comment. I hope I can make it an interesting read.

Take Care

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the post John! Great read for sure! I just butchered one of my chickens today (rooster that got mean with some newbies). I know what he ate his whole life so I know what I'm eating. One good example from my corner. Thanks again & stay safe bud! -Dave from PA

Anonymous said...

Well put...

Wash

John said...

Hi Dave, butchering your own meat is a good example. Thanks for sharing

John said...

Thanks Wash, feel free to add something

Anonymous said...

A couple of big ones for me is the quietness, stillness, and the all around slowing of your pace of life. There is no need to rush. There is no phones, traffic, or large crowds, I had never had a computer when I was out, (I might miss that). Life flows with the seasons, each season there are jobs to do. Each season there are plants to harvest, and meat to harvest. There is always something to do but as John said, you have the time to mull on a problem and work out either easier or more efficient ways to do things. There is always water to haul, wood to chop and food to cook. Keeping your living space small decreases the work load. Small place to live also encourages you to be out doors in the fresh air more.

I could go on but this is John's blog. Sorry

Wash

John said...

Hi wash, thanks for the imput. I feel each comment brings something to the table. Your comnent "you could go on and on but won't shows respect.

Na Na said...

I read your blog as often as I can. Setting at a computer reading doesn't get work done. I don't think you would be setting at a computer reading either if there is work to be done. :-) Don't worry about your readers. It's your journal so write it as you want. Think of it as leaving behind something for future generations to read about your adventures living an Alaska life.

I could see myself living a wilderness life if circumstances were different. Maybe not in such a cold climate but certainly very remote. I would love to live about 100 miles away from everyone. I see nothing about wilderness life that turns me off. The more I see, the more I'm fascinated by it. Which is why I love your photos so much.

I do have questions. If you are in a remote location, with no electricity, how do you post to your blog? If you happen to seriously injure yourself, how do you get medical attention? And, since you are a diabetic are you worried about maintaining your sugar levels on a wilderness diet?

John said...

Hi na na, I am currently at my town cabin. I have Internet on my phone or I travel 22 miles roundtrip and use the local library. People who live remote have Satellite Internet. In this modern day, some cellphones work, personal locater devices, radios,etc. Living remote is the best medicine to keep diabetes under control through work and good eating habits.

Penny said...

I have never lived remote, although over the years I have wondered if I could be happy doing that. I have lived in some very challenging environs, though, in which I was happier than at other times living a more comfortable, easier life. One thing that I came away appreciating was the opportunity it gave me for testing my mettle, which actually does make you feel more secure and independent and even happy! Good on ya, John!

John said...

Hi Penny, good to hear from you. I agree, living away from all the noise, pollution, crime and crowds does wonders for a person. Thanks

Anonymous said...

Afternoon John hope you had a good weekend.Mine was restful and spent with family.Enjoyed your post on living a remote life.Your right its a lifestyle most people wont ever know and some who would love to but not able to transistion into it.Your life sounds peaceful and serene and what you love in life comes thru your post.I wasnt born with everything had to work for what i have but i could only dream of a peaceful surrounding at this stage in my life.It sounds intriging to live by the seasons and know that work must be done in order to survive.Unfortunately lots of us are too use to wanting things yesterday and its sad but this is how it is.i have chopped wood ,gone hunting, and fishing.And made a garden and put food up for the winter.Its hard work even with all the conviences but what a reward when they are put on the table.Living in a small space is probably what would be good for all of us ...but gosh what would we do with all our STUFF lol...Keep posting love reading it and dont work too hard..Bert from Bama

John said...

Hi Bert, you seem to pretty well understand what I was saying. It is nice you were able to experience a part of this lifestyle at one time.

CottonLady said...

Hi John! I'm baaack...from a family trip with DD, SIL and 2 GDS!
Not really a vacation but a fun time was had by all. Just am tired, guess I'm getting old!

I will love hearing about the new adventures in your life...log cabin, remoteness...everything! Just wish I was 20 years younger.

I am living the farm life now..have the chickens, gardens etc. Put up as much of my own food as I can and have farm-raised meat. I don't butcher the beef, tho. Just the chickens. It is peaceful here and I have wildlife come thru. I love watching and feeding the birds. Country life is in my blood! Just would rather be further from towns if I could, but as I get older, I have to admit I need help with some things.

Have enjoyed all your pictures, especially the ermine...cute little feller!

Take care, I look forward to your posts.

Blessings!

John said...

Hi Cotton, nice to have you back. Missed your comments and blog. There are times I have seriously thought of doing what you do. If I could find someone to share my life, I would do something a long the same lines.

Anonymous said...

Going to try my post again this is the second one hope it goes thru.Hi John hope your weekend is a good one.Its been raining here but that's ok it keeps the pollen down.Weather has gotten cooler but that's the way Alabama is if you don't like the weather today it will change tomorrow.Forgot to tell you the wild flower arrangement was pretty I love wild flowers.I so much enjoy reading your post about your remote living and what your future plans are so please don't quit logging.Just a lazy Saturday here rain has stopped but I cant seem to get a move on the day so I just will continue resting :) lol I do that very good nowdays.Take care and have a blessed weekend.

Anonymous said...

sorry john forgot to sign my name lol ......losing it here..Bert from bama

John said...

Hi Bert, glad your post worked. It has been raining here for 3 days and now it is slowing down. Stick around the posts will get better. I will keep posting for quite awhile

Anonymous said...

Did you get any snow the last 3 days? It snowed here but only about 2 inches stuck. Tonight after work I came out to 45 weather and everything that had been snowed on melted, roads dry and just beautiful...

3 more days then I build a small temporary pen and go get feed and I will be picking up 2 little pigs to grow out for putting up this next winter.

Wash

John said...

Hi Wash, we got lots of rain and rain with snow mixed in. Today the sun came out and 56 degrees.

e. spears said...

I love this post John. I am heading back up at the end of the month; very excited to get back to Alaska Cabin Life...What a beautiful life it is.

John said...

Hi e. Good to hear from you. I bet you are excited. There is no better life.