Adjusting to Life in the Wilderness

We moved from a cul-de-sac in El Paso, Texas, to a cabin off-grid and off the road system in Alaska!  We brought our daughter-in-law with us.  It was a culture shock, to say the least.  We could no longer turn on the heater when we needed heat.  We had to gather enough wood to last us through our first winter.  Instead of running by the grocery store when we needed something, we had to get enough supplies to last us for a couple of months.  My husband, Shon, and I bought many of our supplies in bulk to last a year.  What we didn’t have, we learned to live without.  Our first few months were challenging as we learned to adjust to life in the wilderness of Alaska.

Stories in this chapter:

Wood for Winter

Food Storage

Northern Lights & Chocolate Moose


Living with Less