Go North, Young Man: Modern Homesteading in Alaska

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Go North, Young Man: Modern Homesteading in Alaska #ad - Go north, young man, first published in 1957, is Gordon Stoddard's account of his first four years as a homesteader on Alaska's Kenai peninsula in the 1950s. From building his first cabin with only the aid of a basic do-it-yourself pamphlet, to hunting and foraging and surviving the long winters, to growing an abundance of over-sized vegetables, Stoddard portrays a down-to-earth look at the simple life he desired and created for himself.

Includes 19 pages of photographs and maps.

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Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of one couple's adventures and survival in the Alaskan wilderness Volume 2

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Samuel Tree Publishing #ad - One thousand pounds of meat, critical to survival through the brutal winter on an island in Alaska. Winds of skilak: the continuing saga of one couple's adventures and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness continues the journey of Bonnie Rose Ward as a “wilderness wife” and her tough-as-nails husband Sam in the stark, challenging, and exhilarating wilds of Alaska.

In this sequel, where williwaw winds can whip up suddenly and without warning, building getaway cabins and continuing to joyfully tackle life on a remote, isolated island on Skilak Lake, Sam and Bonnie are thriving, and wicked storms can blow for weeks. Imagine canning a whole moose. Then, one of the largest man-made, environmental disasters strikes, just as they are about to achieve a new dream, altering their lives and threatening their livelihood and idyllic life.

Through sorrows and joys, love and loss, god’s hand is always present in their lives as Bonnie shares her chronicle of faith, survival, and beauty in an untamed land few others will ever know. In an era before cell phones and internet, their ability to communicate with the rest of the world, accessible only by boat or plane, is at the whim of the temperamental lake.

Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of one couple's adventures and survival in the Alaskan wilderness Volume 2 #ad - . Will the love and devotion between bonnie and sam be enough for them to survive, to a Christmas miracle, or will Alaska finally win? From the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights, to terrifying accidents and strangers, this is a testament of courage and inspiration to anyone born with a wild longing in their hearts.

For the wards, this is just another ordinary task in an environment that can be unforgiving of mistakes but immensely rewarding to those willing to embrace the work of creating a home in a harsh but beautiful land. And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration.

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Carry On: Stan Zuray's Journey from Boston Greaser to Alaskan Homesteader

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Independently published #ad - In 1960s inner city Boston, Stan Zuray had no future. As the vietnam war took more and more of his friends, and many of those who returned sank further into drugs and despair, Stan looked for meaning and found nothing. Humbled by the power of nature, the Boston greaser who was destined for prison found a new life in the wild, where one mistake can prove fatal.

Carry On: Stan Zuray's Journey from Boston Greaser to Alaskan Homesteader #ad - . Deadly cold, famine, grizzly bears, and one unruly sled dog with a grudge kept Stan on the knife's edge between survival and death. His life's purpose lay thirty-three hundred miles northwest, deep in the Tozitna River Valley in the heart of Alaska's frozen interior. This is the true story of stan zuray's incredible journey; the reformation of a man's heart and mind in the forbidding darkness of Alaska's endless winter.

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Winds of Skilak: A Tale of True Grit, True Love and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness Volume 1

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Samuel Tree Publishing #ad - Winds of skilak traces a young couple’s adventurous move from the suburbs of Ohio to a remote island on ill-tempered Skilak Lake. Winds of skilak is a true tale of absorbing force, sure to bring out your own sense of adventure. First place - journey awards for narrative non-fiction chanticleer book reviews 2015 winner - next generation indie book award memoir 2014 honorable mention - foreword review's book of the year 2014 finalist - uSA BEST BOOK AWARD Autobiography/Memoir category 2014 Leaving behind friends, family, and life as they know it, the Wards embark on a journey into the Alaskan wilderness that will change them forever.

Facing sub-freezing temperatures, and cabin fever, unfriendly bears, each other, the Wards find strength in new friends, and the awe-inspiring beauty of “the last frontier. Just when they finally settle in, a freak accident proves to be the ultimate test of their resolve. As sam and bonnie adapt to a life without running water, the unforgiving, electricity and telephones, desolate environment tests their courage early on.

Winds of Skilak: A Tale of True Grit, True Love and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness Volume 1 #ad - Will they be able to survive in this isolated wilderness filled with unseen dangers? Author Bonnie Ward chronicles an exciting and thought-provoking tale of one couple’s faith in God and dedication to each other through all of Alaska’s curveballs.

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My Life In The Wilderness: An Alaskan's Story

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My Life In The Wilderness: An Alaskan's Story #ad - Robert hilliker was born in the southern lower Peninsula of Michigan, in the late 1920's, just before the Great Depression of 1929 and the 1930's. As a young boy, jim bowie, the tales of daniel boone, and the stories of the Mountain Men who roamed the great Rocky Mountains in search of beaver struck a chord deep down inside that he could neither understand nor explain.

They did, however, produce in him a strong desire to experience such a life for himself. To go into the wilderness, build a strong and warm log cabin with my own two hands, and hunt for my food. In the following years, almost every decision he made was in accordance with an "inner compass" which pointed steadily to the Northwest.

My Life In The Wilderness: An Alaskan's Story #ad - Trap fur bearing animals to sell to the fur buyers for money to buy the things I couldn't produce myself, get my water from the creek, cut the firewood I would need to cook my food and to keep me warm through the long cold winters of the 'North Country, ' could I do something like that?" This is his story.

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Arctic Homestead: The True Story of One Family's Survival and Courage in the Alaskan Wilds

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St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Arctic Homestead is her story. In 1973, norma cobb, the oldest of whom was nine-years-old and the youngest, barely one, twins, and the their five children, her husband Lester, pulled up stakes in the Lower Forty-eight and headed north to Alaska to follow a pioneer dream of claiming land under the Homestead Act.

Bears prowled the nearby woods, stalking the children, and Lester Cobb would leave for months at a time in search of work. But through it all, they survived on the strength of Norma Cobb-a woman whose love for her family knew no bounds and whose courage in the face of mortal danger is an inspiration to us all.

They constructed a cabin and the first snow collapsed the roof. The only land available lay north of Fairbanks near the Arctic Circle where grizzlies outnumbered humans twenty to one. In addition to fierce winters and predatory animals, the Alaskan frontier drew the more unsavory elements of society's fringes.

Arctic Homestead: The True Story of One Family's Survival and Courage in the Alaskan Wilds #ad - Everything, including their "civilized" past, conspired to defeat them. They built too close to the creek and spring breakup threatened to flood them out. From the beginning, the cobbs found themselves pitted in a life or death feud with unscrupulous neighbors who would rob from new settlers, attempt to burn them out, shoot them, and jump their claim.

The cobbs were chechakos, tenderfeet, in a lost land that consumed even toughened settlers.

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The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness

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Atria Books #ad - Now, heimo lives with his wife and two daughters approximately 200 miles from civilization—a sustainable, the dangers of swollen rivers, more than three decades later, nomadic life bounded by the migrating caribou, and by the very exigencies of daily existence. The final frontiersman heimo Korth and His Family Alone in Alaska s Arctic Wilderness.

In the final frontiersman, their adventures, Heimo’s cousin James Campbell chronicles the Korth family’s amazing experience, and the tragedy that continues to shape their lives. The korths wait patiently for a small plane to deliver their provisions, listen to distant chatter on the radio, and go sledding at 44° below zero—all the while cultivating the hard-learned survival skills that stand between them and a terrible fate.

Awe-inspiring and memorable, at least, and alone in a stunning wilderness that for now, The Final Frontiersman reads like a rustic version of the American Dream and reveals for the first time a life undreamed by most of us: amid encroaching environmental pressures, apart from the herd, remains the final frontier.

The Final Frontiersman: Heimo Korth and His Family, Alone in Alaska's Arctic Wilderness #ad - Originally from wisconsin, Heimo traveled to the Arctic wilderness in his feverous twenties. The inspiration for the last alaskans—the eight-part documentary series on the discovery channel! called “one of the greatest life-or-death-tales ever told” Esquire, and it stands too, James Campbell’s inimitable insider account of a family’s nomadic life in the unshaped Arctic wilderness “is an icily gripping, intimate profile that stands up well beside Krakauer’s classic Into the Wild, as a kind of testament to the rough beauty of improbably wild dreams” Men’s Journal.

Hundreds of hardy people have tried to carve a living in the Alaskan bush, but few have succeeded as consistently as Heimo Korth. With a deft voice and in spectacular, at times unimaginable detail, Campbell invites us into Heimo’s heartland and home.

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Impossible Beyond This Point: True Adventure Creating a Self-Sufficient Life in the Wilderness

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CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Impossible Beyond This Point: True Adventure Creating a Self-Sufficient Life in the Wilderness #ad - The final frontiersman heimo Korth and His Family Alone in Alaska s Arctic Wilderness. With nearly 400 pages and over 100 photos, Impossible Beyond This Point is a compelling must-read for anyone interested in or contemplating getting away from it all. Join the horn family on the adventure of a lifetime. Learn how a couple from the city moved to the wilderness with three small boys and carved out a life in the middle of nowhere that has endured for nearly 50 years.

. The true story of one family's struggle and triumph creating a self-sufficient life in the wilderness.

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Twenty-Seven Years in Alaska: True Stories of Adventure in the Alaskan Wilderness

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Jennifer Hellings #ad - With her partner david she helped to build a cabin on a remote piece of property, off the grid and accessible only by boat. From canoe camping next to unnamed lakes, to kayaking in Alaska’s pristine waters, she describes her many encounters with the bears, moose and other animals that make this wilderness their home.

Twenty-Seven Years in Alaska: True Stories of Adventure in the Alaskan Wilderness #ad - The final frontiersman heimo Korth and His Family Alone in Alaska s Arctic Wilderness. Illustrated with the photos she took along the way, her story is sometimes comic, and sometimes tragic, but throughout its pages she speaks with the voice of one who loves nature and the wilderness. Twenty-seven years in alaska is the story of one woman’s adventures in the remote wilderness of the north.

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Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild

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Broadway Books #ad - The journey would test them, and their relationship, Dall sheep, golden eagles, musk oxen, in one of the planet’s most remote places: a land of wolves, and polar bears. So when james campbell’s cousin heimo korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, bathing in an ice-cold river, the threat of grizzlies, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, Aidan, Aidan embraced the wild.

Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose.

Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild #ad - Under the supervision of edna, Heimo’s Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. At turns poignant and humorous, braving it is an ode to America’s disappearing wilderness and a profound meditation on what it means for a child to grow up—and a parent to finally, fully let go. Broadway.

The final frontiersman heimo Korth and His Family Alone in Alaska s Arctic Wilderness. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men.

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On the Edge of Nowhere

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Epicenter Press #ad - His father is a white trapper, his mother an Athabascan Indian who walks a thousand miles in winter to reunite with her family. Huntington is only seven when his mother dies, and he must care for his younger siblings. Broadway. Thus, jimmy huntington learns early how to survive on the land. The final frontiersman heimo Korth and His Family Alone in Alaska s Arctic Wilderness.

On the Edge of Nowhere #ad - . A courageous and inspiring man, survives close calls too numerous to mention, fights bears, Huntington hunts wolves, and becomes a championship sled-dog racer.

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