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A remarkable compilation of practical information for living in one of the most impractical and inhospitable landscapes in the United States. 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 bA remarkable compilation of practical information for living in one of the most impractical and inhospitable landscapes in the United States. 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. 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....

Title : Homesteader Handbook: The Alaska Book of Knowledge
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ISBN : 9780882408118
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 192 Pages
Status : Available For Download
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Homesteader Handbook: The Alaska Book of Knowledge Reviews

  • Rachel Schichtl
    2019-01-16 07:04

    I really enjoyed this book. It's not a "typical" book , in the sense that each section is written or at least about a different Alaskan Homesteader. There are chapters on fishing, food preservation, how to build things etc. One of the neat things my huband and I enjoyed was a list from the 1950's ( I think) that was a grocery list for when the family went to town for the year. 200 pounds of sugar, hundreds of pounds of flour, salt, cans upon cans of veggies. Just a really neat look into the way Alaskans live, both historically and today.

  • Lara Polk
    2018-12-28 04:15

    This was such a good book for this Alabama girl - it had some very interesting things in it. I highly recommend to everyone who is interested in living of the land, saving money - like our grandparents and their parents did.

  • Christine
    2019-01-16 09:00

    I thought it was interesting to see how Alaskans live and I know they are apart of USA but it seems like they are a world apart from where I live and it sheds new light to that.