My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

My recovery

Hi everyone, just wanted to let you know, I am starting my recovery and really feel much better. I am starting to eat better and getting around much better. Thank all of you for your concerns and kind words. I'm still a bit slow but, getting things done. I want to take a moment to thank my friend Wash and her 14 year old son Seth. She is the friend everyone wants. She really thought ahead. She brought fruit, vegatables, water and some firewood. Her son split wood and cleaned up a tree that fell in my driveway. She is a true Alaskan woman and friend. She will always be my friend. Thanks wash and Seth.

Friday, January 17, 2014

I'm still here

Just barely, I'm very sick right now and can' t the last time I've been this sick. First I want to thank everyone for your concerns, it really feels good to know you are there. Thursday morning I got up to go to the VA and when I went to warm up, there was a very large berm across my driveway and it was like cement. I had no strengh to shovel it. A friend who would plow for me works remote and should be home tonight. I'm very tired right now and will try to keep you informed. Thanks for understanding.

Saturday, January 11, 2014

As luck would have it

I just came down with the flu and not feeling so well. Will answer comments when I am feeling better, thanks.

Friday, January 10, 2014


Hi everyone, not sure where to begin except, HAPP NEW YEAR, I hope. The bad news, a few weeks ago I woke up around 4a.m. with severe leg pain and had to go to emergency at the Air Force Base. The doctor did some xrays and physical tests and determined that I need an MRI. He suspects a nerve in the small of my back is causing it and may have to have surgery so, that puts the halt to travel anywhere over rough ground until the MRI.

Yesterday, the borough came through with huge brush cutters and took off branches that were hanging over the road and they also did it to some trees that were no threat and put gauges in them. Then they sent a crew to cut down any potential trees that may cause trouble in the near future, within 2 to 3 years. They cut down trees within 3 feet of the property line. This makes me mad that they can do whatever they want to your property.

So, I have decided that I am selling both my town cabin and remote cabin in the Spring. I have a line on a 5 acre remote parcel about an hour south of Fairbanks, no taxes, no restrictions. There is a big lake and lots of trees. The lake has rainbow Trout and it is close to waters with Salmon. I will build a new cabin there and start all over. I feel this is the best thing to do. Hoping the surgery, if needed doesn't interfere. But, I won't let it personally.

I haven't been blogging for awhile as I have been busy cutting tree that had fallen down from the heavy snow and shoveling the roof and chipping ice from the roof edges. I did take pictures but forgot to load them on to the computer. I will admit that I was suffering from cabin fever for awhile and finally forced myself to get outside and smell the roses, well, the snow anyway.

I hope to get back to my normal self real soon and start this new year properly. I think this move will be the best for me, a new beginning, a new adventure. The property mentioned above isn't set in stone. I will advertise both properties for trade for a remote cabin and land of equal value.

So, stick around for a new episode in the life of one man seeking his new life.