Cold Hands, Warm Heart: One Woman’s Story of Ten Years in the Alaskan Wilderness

Independently published #ad - The summers are three months long, and everything must be done during that short season to prepare for the following winter. The average contact with others was about every three months when a friend might fly out to visit and maybe bring mail. Loneliness was never a problem, says the author, but it was exciting to see someone after a long stretch of isolation.

She tells her story just as it happened and includes journal entries she made at the time. She and her family lived in the interior of Alaska where winter temperatures can drop as low as -60 degrees or more and stay there for weeks on end. She tells of encounters with bears, surviving spring floods, and setting her husband's broken leg while looking at a first-aid book.

Cold Hands, Warm Heart: One Woman's Story of Ten Years in the Alaskan Wilderness #ad - Her desire to learn the skills of bush life led her to tan moose hides, catch fish in nets, snare rabbits for dinner, and much more, most of which was learned through trial and error. Shaver for such a rough and primitive life, but her love of nature and her interest in learning all she could about this back-to-basics way of life come through in the pages of her book.

Shaver, with her husband and children, spent ten years in the Alaskan bush where they lived a simple but satisfying lifestyle with all the attendant challenges and adventures. Ms. Growing up near Boston, Massachusetts, hardly prepared Ms.


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

Samuel Tree Publishing #ad - Through sorrows and joys, survival, love and loss, God’s hand is always present in their lives as Bonnie shares her chronicle of faith, and beauty in an untamed land few others will ever know. Imagine canning a whole moose. One thousand pounds of meat, critical to survival through the brutal winter on an island in Alaska.

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. In this sequel, sam and bonnie are thriving, where williwaw winds can whip up suddenly and without warning, isolated island on Skilak Lake, building getaway cabins and continuing to joyfully tackle life on a remote, and wicked storms can blow for weeks.

. Will the love and devotion between bonnie and sam be enough for them to survive, to terrifying accidents and strangers, or will Alaska finally win?From the awe-inspiring beauty of the Northern Lights, to a Christmas miracle, this is a testament of courage and inspiration to anyone born with a wild longing in their hearts.

Winds of Skilak: The Continuing Saga of one couple's adventures and survival in the Alaskan wilderness Volume 2 #ad - And doing it in a home with no electricity, no plumbing, and no refrigeration. 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. Then, just as they are about to achieve a new dream, environmental disasters strikes, one of the largest man-made, altering their lives and threatening their livelihood and idyllic life.

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.


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

Samuel Tree Publishing #ad - Facing sub-freezing temperatures, and cabin fever, unfriendly bears, the Wards find strength in new friends, each other, 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 traces a young couple’s adventurous move from the suburbs of Ohio to a remote island on ill-tempered Skilak Lake. 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.

Winds of Skilak: A Tale of True Grit, True Love and Survival in the Alaskan Wilderness Volume 1 #ad - Winds of skilak is a true tale of absorbing force, sure to bring out your own sense of adventure. 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.


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

Broadway Books #ad - So he decided to take Aidan back to Alaska one final time before she left home. Broadway. Under the supervision of edna, Heimo’s Yupik Eskimo wife, Aidan grew more confident in the woods. The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska   Alaska’s Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place.

She even agreed to return a few months later to help the Korths work their traplines and hunt for caribou and moose. The journey would test them, in one of the planet’s most remote places: a land of wolves, musk oxen, golden eagles, Dall sheep, and their relationship, and polar bears. It would be their third and most ambitious trip, backpacking over Alaska’s Brooks Range to the headwaters of the mighty Hulahula River, where they would assemble a folding canoe and paddle to the Arctic Ocean.

Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild #ad - Despite windchills of 50 degrees below zero, father and daughter ventured out daily to track, hunt, and trap. So when james campbell’s cousin heimo korth asked him to spend a summer building a cabin in the rugged Interior, Aidan, and hours of grueling labor peeling and hauling logs? But once there, to join him: Would she be able to withstand clouds of mosquitoes, bathing in an ice-cold river, Campbell hesitated about inviting his fifteen-year-old daughter, the threat of grizzlies, Aidan embraced the wild.

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. Campbell knew that in traditional Eskimo cultures, some daughters earned a rite of passage usually reserved for young men.


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

St. Martin's Griffin #ad - Broadway. Everything, including their "civilized" past, conspired to defeat them. They built too close to the creek and spring breakup threatened to flood them out. In 1973, barely one, norma cobb, twins, her husband lester, and the their five children, the oldest of whom was nine-years-old and the youngest, 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.

They constructed a cabin and the first snow collapsed the roof. From the beginning, shoot them, 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, and jump their claim. The cobbs were chechakos, tenderfeet, in a lost land that consumed even toughened settlers.

Arctic Homestead: The True Story of One Family's Survival and Courage in the Alaskan Wilds #ad - . Arctic Homestead is her story. 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. 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.


Bring Me Wild Roses: An Alaskan Odyssey

CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform #ad - Cler and gwynne had no dog, and could only afford a. 22 rifle, which would kill a rabbit or a duck for food, but merely antagonize a bear. Bear encounters were so common that every family needed a good dog and a powerful gun. They depended on each other, and freely shared scarce resources and hard-won knowledge.

There were the old timers, like the trapper, cler and gwynne, who owned the road house at copper center and took the family and others in after a dangerous mid-winter flood; and the Ahtna native family of “Mama George, who did everything in his power to keep the fiercely independent Chechakos, from starving or freezing to death the first winter; Ma Barnes, Ben Pinks, ” who were like angels to Cler and Gwynne and their small children during those first critical years.

Ben pinks loaned cler a 3006, and gave him Buddy, “the best darn bear dog in the Interior. Besides protecting the family by sounding an alarm, Buddy could skillfully divert a charging bear’s attention, allowing a man to reload his gun. This is the true story of a time and place that are nearly forgotten, and some of the real characters who made things happen in post-World War II Alaska.

Bring Me Wild Roses: An Alaskan Odyssey #ad - With cler’s remarkable ingenuity, limited resources, they met the challenges of isolation, lack of medical access, Gwynne’s unfaltering faith in Cler, incredible cold, and their great love for each other, and other stresses that took a toll on the physical and mental health of these early Alaskans.

Broadway. Despite the odds against them, and helped others as they had been helped, Cler and Gwynne “proved up” on the first homestead at Kenny Lake, as they established a family and a community in the wilderness.


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

Independently published #ad - 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. His life's purpose lay thirty-three hundred miles northwest, deep in the Tozitna River Valley in the heart of Alaska's frozen interior. Broadway. In 1960s inner city Boston, Stan Zuray had no future.

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. 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.

Carry On: Stan Zuray's Journey from Boston Greaser to Alaskan Homesteader #ad - Deadly cold, grizzly bears, famine, and one unruly sled dog with a grudge kept Stan on the knife's edge between survival and death.


If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska

Algonquin Books #ad - There's no traffic light and no mail delivery; people can vanish without a trace and funerals are a community affair. Like bailey white's tales of southern life or garrison Keillor's reports from the Midwest, NPR commentator Heather Lende's take on her offbeat Alaskan hometown celebrates life in a dangerous and breathtakingly beautiful place.

Heather lende posts both the obituaries and the social column for her local newspaper. If anyone knows the going-on in this close-knit town--from births to weddings to funerals--she does. Whether contemplating the mysterious death of eccentric speedy joe, not even for a haircut; researching the details of a one-legged lady gold miner's adventurous life; worrying about her son's first goat-hunting expedition; observing the awe-inspiring Chilkat Bald Eagle Festival; or ice skating in the shadow of glacier-studded mountains, who wore nothing but a red union suit and a hat he never took off, Lende's warmhearted style brings us inside her small-town life.

If You Lived Here, I'd Know Your Name: News from Small-Town Alaska #ad - We meet her husband, chip, native tlingit indians, sea lions, eagles, salty fishermen, including aging hippies, and volunteer undertakers--as well as the moose, who owns the local lumber yard; their five children; and a colorful assortment of quirky friends and neighbors, and bears with whom they share this wild and perilous land.

Broadway. Tiny haines, alaska, is ninety miles north of Juneau, accessible mainly by water or air--and only when the weather is good.


Tales of Trails in the Far North: An Alaskan Trapper's Journey

102nd Place LLC #ad - He married a girl from eagle village on the Yukon River and together they raised a family, moving from cabin to cabin hunting and trapping on the trapline. Broadway. Tales of trails in the far north is a compilation of the time Mike Potts was blessed to follow his vision of the “free” life in the far north – Alaska.

. But above all, you’ll understand one man’s love for Alaska and the faith in God it would come to give him. When mike first arrived in alaska he didn’t know much about wilderness living, and quickly learned not merely to survive, but he kept his eyes and ears open, listened when the Indians and old-timers spoke, but thrive.

Tales of Trails in the Far North: An Alaskan Trapper's Journey #ad - These are their stories as much as his. A straightforward telling of life in the frontier from 1968 to 1989, Mike takes us through his trials and errors in learning to survive in a wilderness that can be both beautiful and brutal, with temperatures as low as 60 below and summers only three months long. Mike’s adventures are written so clearly you’ll feel like you’ve lived those years in Alaska and had those adventures on the trapline yourself.

This book is a precious record of a way of life that is gone forever.


Alaska Wolff Pack

Publication Consultants #ad - However, they shared a thirty-one year honeymoon before Bob's tragic accidental death. Bob and margaret wolff celebrated their wedding anniversary six months after their marriage--in case they didn't make it a full year. They mostly lived from hand to mouth, often without a dime in their pockets, occasionally their material possessions were little more than the clothes on their backs, and the tooth ferry could only leave an IOU note under the children's pillows--but their real riches were abundantly awesome.

Alaskan wolff pack is bob and margaret's story, friends, and the story of the remarkable children, and pets they accumulated along the way. Broadway. The delights of living in the alaska bush amidst four legged neighbors, and the adventures of gold mining and travel; could not be dimmed by fires, crashes, floods, the closeness of sharing a one room cabin in a forty square mile yard, or death.