Friday, May 14, 2010

Long Hard Winter


Three months cooped up in the cabin with limited internet access and broken truck. Let me tell you it was a long hard winter. Although I did learn alot about myself and the difficulties of true self reliance and isolation.

17 comments:

Sixbears said...

Welcome back to the world. You've been missed.

Beautiful photo of snow.

Isolation gets old after a while.

Hope to have some regular posts from you again.

Mayberry said...

Yes, welcome back! Glad "you and the team made it safely back to CONUS" ha ha! Yes, the knuckleheads have had some fun in your absence as I'm sure you've seen. Anyways, I'm with Sixbears. Beautiful photo, and hope to see regular posts again.

The Urban Survivalist said...

Welcome back. It's good to see you made it through the winter OK.

letter23 said...

Look at that snow! How many inches?

Yukon Mike said...

Glad you made it through the winter! Now ya got to tell us about any issues you had during this time so we can plan for them ourselves...

chinasyndrome said...

Welcome back.Do tell us what it was like.

China
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Jon said...

My sister (I got her hooked on your blog) asked me why you hadn't posted in a while , I began to wonder if you threw in the towel, I'm SO glad to hear that you didn't So many of us future mountain cabin dwellers are counting on your tenacity to give us the insurance we need to know it really can work! Now my NC cabin has been in Spring mode for awhile now, and your place may have a bit less warm season, but, we ARE rootin for you out here, and hoping you succeed, more than succeed, EXCEED! Hang in there, and share some more stories soon!

Karl9x said...
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Karl9x said...

Hope you kept notes, Bigbear. There are many of us interested in your struggle vs. the environment and the unexpected challenges you surmounted. I'm sure it would read like a Hemingway novella.

Anonymous said...

Reminds me of the importance of a bug out vehicle. A friend of mine has two almost identical 64 Ford pickup trucks. He originally but the second one for parts but it ran well so he decided to keep it as a backup. He regularly swaps his plates and drives BOV 2 just to make sure it is running good. A few years back he decided to prepare them both, new tires, dual batteries, lock boxes and locks on the hoods, anything to make them more reliable. If BOV 1 quits he has a backup.

Anonymous said...

You sound down.I am sorry.

Anonymous said...

Hey, glad to see you are back, even for a bit. I hope to hear some posts of what you learned and / or experienced.

author said...

Awesome to see you're back. I'm extremely interested to hear about your experiences, as I am, fo rnow, living out my cabin-dwelling fantasies vicariously through you.

Vikki and the Kid said...

Agreed. Looking forward to hearing what ya did and how ya did it. And what ya ate! Vikki at http://vikkisverandah.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

BigBear,

Long time no check in. AAMOF, I haven't checked into any of the survivalist type blogs of late. Oh, an occasional look at the woodpile report, but nothing much else. Good to see you're still hanging in there. I just bought 10 acres in North Florida with a couple old shacks on them for my own get out of town place. Your photos, as beautiful as they are, make me darn happy I was able to stay in Florida. Heck, I'm wondering how to make my circa '68 600 sq ft trailer fit for 20 degree nights. I guess that's nothing compared to your woes.

Survival Chick said...

Great pic!

Alex Dumpfree said...

I would like to tell you that the picture of the snow covered valley is really breaktaking and wonderful. I would like to know more about your life and pasttimes. I think you love photography, isnt it?