Alaska Homesteader's Handbook: Independent Living on the Last Frontier
|Rating||:||4.83 (851 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||162 Pages|
"Review: The Alaska Homesteader's Handbook" according to Leon Pantenburg. Ever wonder how homesteaders in the Alaskan bush manage to get by in the extreme conditions? This book can give some insight.by Leon PantenburgMy typical reaction to getting a new book in the mail is to leaf through the pages, and decide when (and if) I want to read it completely and do a review.. "Meet the old-time and current homesteaders who settled Alaska" according to Lisa Kearns. I read every book I can find on Alaska, and was happy to find this one among titles I didn't already own. It's written with a separate chapter for each person or couple who have been homesteading in Alaska. Some stories are about people who passed away in the last few years but lived in Alaska mo. Great entertaining Book Homestead Dad This book is organized into over 40 chapters about different homesteaders, bush dwellers, country folk, and city folk and how they arrived in Alaska, a little bit about their life stories, and at the end of each short chapter there is a tip from the person whom the chapter is about on something t
More than forty pioneer types ranging from their mid-nineties to mid- twenties describe their reasons for choosing to live their lives in Alaska and offer useful instructions and advice that made that life more livable. Whether it be how to live among bears, build an outhouse, cross a river, or make birch syrup, each story gives readers a window to a life most will never know but many still dream about. A remarkable compilation of practical information for living in one of the most impractical and inhospitable landscapes in the United States. Fifty photographs and 150 line drawings illustrate the real-life experiences of Alaska settlers such as 1930s New Deal colonists, de-mobilized military who stayed after World War II, dream-seekers from the 60s and 70s, and myriad others who staked their claim in Alaska.
“As someone who loves esoteric knowledge and timeless homesteading and survival skills, this book fascinated me. In addition to being an interesting read, the book could also serve as a preparedness manual.” –Leon Patenburg, The Sportsman Pages blog