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"

Thursday, December 31, 2015

2016



Well, this has been a crazy year for me, some ups and some downs but, I survive it. I especially wish for those of you who have had some setbacks with health problems or other problems, I hope this year will be a better one. I for one, will not make any resolutions specifically. But, I will put an effort in making the New Year a year of personal changes.

I haven't done much with my blogs so, hopefully I will make my posts a whole lot interesting. I sort of lost interest for a while and was just plain lazy.


Anyway, I am hoping for a better world in the coming New Year. I hope for people all over to strive to make our environment cleaner, save our National forests. Nature, the Wilderness  and Wildlife need to be preserved for those in the now and future. I myself am going to work on the impacts that I make on the Environment


So again, I appreciate all of you who have stuck with my blog and those of you who have just arrived. Again


HAPPY NEW YEAR

Wednesday, December 23, 2015

MERRY CHRISTMAS

  MERRY   CHRISTMA

Wishing everyone a wonderful Christmas
Hoping as you, family and friends gather for this special day, enjoy the bounty that is put upon your table. Please remember, there are those who are less fortunate for whatever reason and maybe invite one person to share with you on this Christmas day.

As always, I found a family this year and provided them with a nice Christmas dinner. They did invite me to join them but, I declined, as I am joining a neighbor friend and his wife this year.

See ya in the new year

Monday, December 14, 2015

IN MEMORY

                                                        U.S.S. OZBOURN DD 84                


12/14/1966

IN MEMORY OF

ROBERT COOK

ED O'BRIAN



On this date, my 2 best friends and shipmates were killed in action off the coast of North Vietnam while handling shells for the after gun mount in support of a Special Forces compound being overrun by North Vietnamese regulars and Viet Cong forces.

While providing gunfire support, we came under fire of 81mm mortar shells, close to 200 rounds bracketed our ship when one went through the deck into the after handling room where Robert and Ed was stationed. We also were hit in the Electronics room wounding 3 and took 2 rounds in our Anti submarine rocket launcher starting a fire. We also took some rounds in the hull at and close to the waterline. Despite all this, we remained online and along with Navy fighters planes, prevented the enemy from overtaking the Special Forces camp.

Ed and Robert will always be in my memory

ANCHORS AWAY MY FRIENDS

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

Winter update

Ok, Winter is here and we have lots of snow as you can see.
There are 2 snowmachines under there

Now for the rest of the property




I have been pretty busy shoveling, hauling firewood. I haven't really started doing my usual Winter cooking yet. Just been eating simple meals.

Stack of hot cakes, egg on top and Dunkin Donuts Cinnamon coffee.

Pork chop on an Everything bagel.
I haven't really been up to par, I had surgery a couple of weeks ago and have stitches. I won't go into what it was about, kinda personal and way more info than you would want to hear. I am still on the mend, as the doctor said it takes longer because of my age. I have to go back to the Air Force hospital Dec. 16 for surgery follow up. Hopefully, I will be myself soon and get back to being busy again.

I think you all remember the problem I had with my laptop, the screen going black and I couldn't use it to load photos from my camera. I could figure a way to load them onto my tablet from my camera. That has changed, a young man at Walmart showed me what I can do. He sold me a regular SD card with a micro card that fits inside of it. I take pictures, pull the micro SD card and put it in my tablet to download photos onto it. That's how I did the photos above. See, You're never to old to learn from the young.

My temperatures have been hovering between 0 to -15. With the new woodstove, my cabin has been very toasty and uses less wood than my old one. I am going to buy another one for my remote cabin. As soon as my stitches are out, I will be going to the cabin. I would like it to be a bit warmer so, nothing freezes in the town cabin while gone.

Well, that's it for now, just wanted to check in. Take care.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

THANKSGIVING

                         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.


                            THANKS

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.

JOHN