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Offline AlaskanGuy

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Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:29:34 AM »
Greetings..

Name is Mark. I live pretty remote on an island in SE Alaska. Been an Alaskan for about 25 years. I make my BP, and cast. Been a general reloader for about 45 years now. Been doing BP for about the same amount of time and started with a 50 cal cannon that an old timer helped me make. I would have steered clear of that guy had I known the lifetime addiction he was passing to me..

I donít do competitions, or rondyís As there are no such things around here. I do BP as a functional tool, as smokeless is really hard to come by at times. Durring the last shortage, it was impossible to get as there are no roads from the mainland, and everything comes via boat or plane. 

Mail comes via floatplane to our boat dock when the weather is good. Nearest real store is a full day journey there and back, and Ketchikan is a 2 day run for the most part, unless you own a float plane.

I live a subsistence lifestyle, no cellphone service, satellite internet and communications, and grow any fresh veggies, hunt bear, deer, for food, trap some, fish salmon, shrimp and halibut, and so on. Prince of Wales Island is big, about the size of Puerto Rico. Approx 800 miles of old logging roads, lots of old growth timber, and one main road that is partially paved that runs north and south on the island. Many folks around here are completely off grid with no power. There are no water wells, and folks catch rainwater and store it in large tanks for use.

Thanks to GrayFox for telling me about this place over on CastBoolits where I am known as Markopolo.

Have a blessed day!

AG.
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Re: Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2019, 10:34:30 AM »
Howdy, Mark! We are thrilled to have you here with us and hope you will make it your home. All of us somewhere deep down inside wish we lived in Alaska, so feel free to share stories, pix, and any other wilderness things you do!
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Re: Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2019, 11:27:01 AM »
Welcome from Colorado.

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Re: Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2019, 11:30:10 AM »
Hi Mark, welcome to the group. I live in the socialist state of New York where our gun politics leaves me colder than living on an ice flow. I agree with Kirk that most of us would love to live the life you do.

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Re: Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2019, 11:43:27 AM »
Welcome Mark!

I'll bet you have some awesome stories to tell! And I can't wait to hear them!
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Re: Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2019, 11:45:56 AM »
Well, let me tell you, itís not all glory, and a heck of a lot of frustration and work as you get older... lol

How many times do I need to type answers to all them questions before posting??
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Re: Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2019, 11:50:53 AM »
Well, let me tell you, itís not all glory, and a heck of a lot of frustration and work as you get older... lol

How many times do I need to type answers to all them questions before posting??

1) go to the index page, save it as a bookmark.

2) clear your browser cache.

3) you shouldn't have to answer any more questions.
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Re: Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« Reply #7 on: July 02, 2019, 09:54:07 AM »
Hi Mark. I'm waving a hand from western Kentucky.  :)
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Re: Greetings from The Bush, Alaska
« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2019, 01:14:46 PM »
Hi Mark, welcome from Wisconsin. Yes, you lead an interesting lifestyle, and I would say, NOT for everyone, even if we say so. We have good friends who homesteaded a parcel of land on the Kenai Peninsula, built a house etc. and have been there over 50 years. He has some stories that will make the hair stand up on the back of your neck. They were both teachers, and very out doors people, living mostly a subsistence lifestyle, hunting, fishing, gardening. Their climate is more moderate, being close to the Japan Current. I for one, would enjoy your stories and/or pictures.