I know it’s been awhile since I’ve had the opportunity to update my website here. I’ve done better on facebook; I guess because it’s just easier to sign in and post. Plus I know right away if my posts/images are appreciated or not there. I’ll try to do better here though.
So, this year, I went to Alaska again. I’ve learned that there IS gold up there, and quite a bit in some areas. But to be productive one really needs a crew and heavy machinery. I won’t be going back up this next summer. I need to get finances in order, prepare my campers better, and plan a better course of action.
I’ll explain this year’s Alaskan adventure later on. I do have a lot of great images from the trip, a little gold, and some Alaskan Stones that I brought back and polished up (tumbled). The images and the stones will be for sale.
Since being back, I had some hernia repairs. I went through hell with that, and am still recovering. I’m due to go back to work on December 10th. I wrote up an article on the surgery (preparation, post-op, and recovery) so that I might help someone else going through it.
You can read about it here.
That’s about the latest. I’ll get to the 2016 and 2017 Alaskan blogs as soon as I get a chance.
I am home now, but my travels through Canada and Alaska and back was a truly awesome experience. I met a lot of fantastic people, saw snow-capped mountains, traveled down mountain switchbacks and snow packed passes, panned for gold one claim over from where the Yukon Gold Rush began in Dawson City, Yukon, and camped and sluiced for gold on the edge of Denali National Park. I saw a multitude of wildlife such as forest bison, black bear, grizzly bear, mountain goats, elk, moose, fox, and some critter that may had been a ground squirrel, but I’m not sure.
I traveled in some VERY desolate county, had truck trouble in Fargo, ND, had the same trouble in Malta, MT because the problem was fixed right in Fargo, but from Montana on, the tuck and travel trailer (and I) survived. It’s a wonder they made it up there actually, let alone getting back home! I was down some hellish roads. I left the camper in a secure storage lot north of Anchorage as I’ll be heading back up to prospect and mine in 2017.
I have a lot of photos and videos that I will try to get online as soon as I can. At the moment tho I’m working full time, getting overtime, working on a new used Alaskan Camper that I recently acquired, and preparing to have my truck checked out due to a careless UNINSURED driver backing into me at AutoZone. But I’ll do my best to put my experience in writing, and with photos and videos, as soon as possible. So stay tuned and check back often!
I will be leaving either this Friday afternoon or
Saturday morning for the shore of Lake Superior.
I’ll be testing and evaluating some fishing gear, LMR400
cable, a parabolic (directional) WiFi antenna (although I
don’t expect to pick up anything out there in the sticks),
a directional cell phone antenna, a cell phone signal
booster, and more.
Items I’ll be RE-evaluating will be insulated waders,
insulated rubber gloves, a “Mountain Man” grilling
system, and more.
You’re invited to come along, via this website.
There will be text, photo, and video coverage
of this adventure, and I hope that you enjoy it. 🙂
I recently installed some LED light strips in my travel trailer.
It wasn’t as hard as I thought it would be, and you
might say that I was “enlightened” (pun intended) :).
See where I put the LED light strips in my camper-RV,
and how I installed them… complete with pictures.
Click here for the article.