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The Alaskan retreater's notebook : one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness / Ray Ordorica.

Ordorica, Ray, (author.).

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Item details

  • ISBN: 9781634502474
  • ISBN: 1634502477
  • Physical Description: xi, 229 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2016]

Contents / Notes

General Note: Includes index.
Contents: Cold and clothes -- Tools -- The cabin -- Heating units -- Lights -- Food -- Guns -- Oddments -- Breakup -- Army Point journal -- The call of wild country -- Photography in Anchorage -- Red cabin -- Cookie and the beeks -- Summer "chores" -- First autumn -- More Cookie -- Engraving -- Leaving Alaska -- Home at last.
Summary, etc.: "In the fall of 1978 Ray Ordorica packed everything he thought he would need into his Toyota Land Cruiser and drove north to Alaska. He came to a land he had never seen, to find something he wasn't even sure existed: a wilderness cabin he could use for a year or more to live, think, relax, read, and write. Ordorica found his cabin, fixed it up, and, although it was just an uninsulated twelve-by-sixteen-foot one-room log structure, he spent three winters in it in relative comfort. Ordorica's life in that cabin fulfilled a dream he had had for more than ten years. During his long winters in Alaska, it occurred to him that there must be many others who have put off an extended wilderness visit out of ignorance or fear. They would have as many questions about Alaska as he'd had before he arrived. How do you cope with forty below? How do you get water? Is it totally dark in mid-winter? These questions and many more gave Ordorica the idea to write the Alaskan Retreater's Notebook, an epic memoir about one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness. With his wisdom, you will learn how to live with the country, and not against it"--Provided by publisher.
Subject: Ordorica, Ray.
Pioneers > Alaska > Biography.
Frontier and pioneer life > Alaska.
Log cabins > Alaska.
Wilderness areas > Alaska.
Wilderness survival > Alaska.
Alaska > Description and travel.
Alaska > Biography.
Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Alaska) > Biography.
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