They did, however, produce in him a strong desire to experience such a life for himself. In the following years, almost every decision he made was in accordance with an "inner compass" which pointed steadily to the Northwest.
"To go into the wilderness, build a strong and warm log cabin with my own two hands, and hunt for my food. Trap fur bearing animals to sell to the fur buyers for money to buy the things I couldn't produce myself, get my water from the creek, cut the firewood I would need to cook my food and to keep me warm through the long cold winters of the 'North Country,' could I do something like that?"
This is his story.
|Publisher:||My Life In The Wilderness: An Alaskan's Story|
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)|
About the Author
Bob's life experiences are interesting and varied: running a trapline and panning for gold, learning to fly a 1960 Super Cub, building his own muzzleloaders, surviving several near-death experiences and shooting an aggressive grizzly bear on his front porch.
Bob lives in his log cabin on the East Fork of Dry Creek in the Interior of Alaska with his wife Betty and their Australian Shepherd, Blue. Bob is 88 years old and has lived in the Alaskan bush in the same cabin he and his family built with their own hands more than 40 years ago. Since his cabin has no running water, he and his 83-year-old wife Betty use an outhouse to this day (even when it's negative 60 degrees outside).
Bob and Betty are well-known and loved throughout the Interior of Alaska and have many friends and family throughout the world who are buying his book and sharing it with their friends.