My tent cabin on the Kvechak River

The Bush Life

The Bush Life
My old buddy "KAYAK"

Sunday, July 16, 2017

My gate

Well, it's Sunday and it's a nice day. Woke up this morning and made a great breakfast.
Afterwards, I went out to finish my project.

I would say it turned out pretty nice. I took a few pictures of my back yard. The Fireweed are starting.

Then, I replenished and reorganized my arctic entry/pantry.

I still have 1 box of pasta, beans and rice and 1 box of powdered eggs to put on the shelf.

I think I have enough to last awhile. That's it for the day. Stay tuned and take care.

Sunday, July 9, 2017


Today, the sun finally came out. It's been raining here sometimes pouring or on and off.



Had my coffee and quiet time then, breakfast
After breakfast, I went out to work on my driveway gate project. In my shop cutting trim on my table saw. I sure am glad I bought it.
After getting the trim cut and painted, I went out and trimmed the gates. When I painted the gates, my intention was for 2 coats but, the first coat made it look Rustic so, I left it with one.
It was a heck of a project, and it cost me nothing. I got the pallets free and I used the nails from the pallets I took apart. Well, almost free, I bought the paint.

Here is what I started out with.
I had to take the pallets apart which I thought would be hard, nope, it wasn't using the right tool

This little $4 pry bar did the trick and made it easy

After all that work, I came in and made lunch. A tortilla pizza.

Looks good, eh? I made it in one of those Red Copper pans as seen on tv. I bought a couple of them, when you cook in them, no matter what, you can clean it with a paper towel.

For supper, I had Taco soup with Penne Ziti.
Watermellon for dessert.
I bought one of those screens you see on tv, it's split down the middle. When you walk through it, it closes automatically behind you using magnets. It works great, well worth $14. 

That's it for now, I will post again soon when I finish my driveway gate. Take care.

Tuesday, July 4, 2017


Happy 4th to all of. Hope you are enjoying it with family and friends. I myself am just sitting back and taking it easy. Not much going on,  Randy is still in the dumps but, I'm sure he will recover. I have been working on a project,  I am building gates to close off my driveway hopefully to prevent theft.

I am building them from pallets I got free from Lowes. I've noticed new flowers growing in my front yard.

I also noticed the first Fireweed.
I've made acouple of purchases. A new generator, a Generac IQ2000. The guy I bought it from paid little over $800 for it and sold it to me for $450. He decided he needed a bigger one.

It works just as well as my Honda EU2000i except, it is quieter, has a fuel gage, tells you how much running time is left and has 3 speeds, eco, standard and Turbo.

I also bought a post hole digger for a $100, it is 3 months old. I can change the bit and use it to drill through the ice.

I haven't been doing to much of anything else because it's been raining here for ever it seems like. I do miss going out to the cabin, Randy said he would ask around to find me an affordable pilot un til he is back in the seat again. He is such a good friend.

Well, that's it for now, will try for a more interesting blog soon. Take care

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Once more, bad luck has struck

This morning, I received a call from Randy informing me that he had an accident with his plane. He said he was on his way out to his cabin and as he made his approach to land, something happened to veer him off course and he hit the top of a tree and then to the ground. He wasn't severely hurt except for some bumps and bruises, he is complaining of pain in his shoulder. He is home and feeling really down. He has been flying for about 40 years without an accident.

The funny thing is, he felt bad because it will be awhile before he can take me out to the cabin. He said he will try to find someone, I told him not to worry about it and he should take time and work on himself. Flying is his bread and butter. He needs to find someone to take over his obligations so he won't have to return money to his clients and he can have some income.

I feel really bad for him and if I was a rich man, I would buy him another airplane. So, I guess I will work around my town cabin and hopefully take some road trips with my camera and fishing pole. That's about it for now and will update you on any changes.

Saturday, June 17, 2017


                          U.S.S. FITZGERALD  DDG 62

As a U.S. Navy Veteran, my thoughts and prayers go out to the Commanding Officer and crew that were hurt and hope for a speedy recovery.  I am especially thinking about those sailors that are missing and hoping they are found soon.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017


Before leaving the cabin, I took a walk about on my property to share with you what's going on. My property consist of many old growth trees, some range in diameter of 12-24".

Many of these trees grow Fungus

Here are some flowers growing around the cabin

As you can see, the ferns grow big and plentiful here. I like the ferns but, they have a tendency to take over and I will have to get rid of some around the cabin. The problem with these are, they cover the ground so much, the ground stays damp from the rain and can't dry up. This breeds mosquitoes.

Unfortunately, a Chickadee committed suicide by ramming into my window. R.I.P. little guy.

I got the cabin set up to cook

I forgot that I brought out some freeze dried meals awhile back, I know it doesn't look that appealing but, it didn't taste bad at all. All you do is, add 2 cups boiling water to the pkg. stir and close for 10 min. and dinner.

Don't it look tasty, LOL.

Randy is here to pick me up and loading the plane.
Taking off

The landscape on the trip back, my property.

and last but not least, my buddy, RANDY who makes it possible to take these photos.

I hope you all enjoy these photos. My next trip out will be around July 1st and I will be the the whole month and will blog from there. Take care and enjoy.