posted on Aug, 29 2012 @ 09:44 AM
that is a wonderful life, but very hard also especially being alone. when I moved to Alaska in 1980 I traveled north of Fairbanks, then made a three
day hike down the river and built a cabin, one room, moss covered roof etc. I used a wood stove for heat, something I packed in on my back. when I
started I made three trips down the river. one the first one I stashed the gear I could not carry on my back. so it took three trips back and forth to
carry everything I owned to the site where I decided to build my cabin. I chose state land because unless someone found it, it would be there forever,
BLM land (federal) is watched closer than state land. I spent a whole year there, alone. If you can manage to not go crazy, you definitely will find
out a lot about yourself. I trapped, hunted and fished, never had time to put in a garden the first year, and only stayed one year. To be honest, it
was a very lonely time, extremely beautiful, beyond description in fact. and I did have a lot of fun despite being alone. but heating a cabin in the
sub zero winter takes a lot of wood, a lot of wood!!! so most of your summer is spent cutting wood. I had only the basic tool when I went in, axes,
hatchet, file, a foot adze for making wood planks. and a few books (that I read many times) including a bible that I also read a couple times.
I don;t regret what I did, if I had no one, was alone now, I probably would do it again and stay this time. But I too have family, obligations and all
the trapping of the modern world now. I will tell you this, I never missed tv, or radio, or anything else except maybe some conversation.