I am about to close on an off-the-grid cabin in the interior of Alaska.
I have lived in 'town' here for a few years, after immigrating from the midwest. I really want to live out in the bush and this will give me the chance to do that. After saving up money from working fishing boats and cutting timber and oil sites, I can buy this thing and keep enough savings to live off of for a while.
Shit will be expensive. Heat is wood and I am going to try to cook on that, but all gasoline will have to be flown in and I will have to fly in and out for essentials.
Hope I don't die....
Godspeed anon, post pics if you can. Are you going to be alone or with a qt gf? How big are your savings and how much have you spent so far?
>Hope I don't die
B-but we are all going to die, anon
Good luck anon. This sounds more interesting than the typical thread like this on here because 99% of the people who post these threads are just dreaming empty dreams and being laughably unrealistic. Good for you for actually thinking this through and working up to it.
Have you looked into an area that is capable of being easily reached by car or boat? It might be more expensive to purchase but cheaper over the long run.
I paid $192,000 for 27 acres with a 900 FT2 cabin in pretty good shape, wood shed, 500 FT2 storage building, and a 200 FT2 emergency shelter on the opposite cornet of the property.
It has a small runway that STOL planes can get in and out of (lotsa people fly super cubs here so no shortage of guys who can fly me or supplies in and out). Also a good spot on the river for a landing, but I will have to build that. Previous owner was a pilot and he flew in and out.
No QT GF at present. Could probably pick up a native but those really aren't my type. Maybe mail order a russian?
I still have a bit more tha $100k saved. Should be fine for several years considering I still will take work as I feel like it. If a guy doesn't mind semi-dangerous manual labor he can easily make low 6 figures up here.
Will have LOS to a cell tower so I should have internet, though it will be slow. Have solar panels for electric and a generator just in case.
There are no roads here. Really, outside of town, AK doesn't have much in the way of roads. THe place is reachable by small boats as it is on a river but flying in and out is the best option. Faster and costs less.
I need to scout the villages along the river here and find someone willing to sell me a boat. I plan to hunt and meat is a lot easier to move when floating than in a backpack.
The cabin needs some interior work....plumbing mostly and cleanup. Otherwise it is livable. Previous owner put up a lot of wood so I won't have to cut anything before next winter unless I just want to.
The landing will be my first project. Will probably take down a few trees to use as runners and pilings and just make a simple dock.
Also need to build a game processing shed and a smoke house. Salmon run up the river so I will have loads of them to smoke. Caribou and moose abound to them too.
That sounds amazing, man. I'd love to see your progress on that. You should definitely take a lot of pics throughout the process for when you have time in the winter to make a blog. I think a lot of people would be interested in that.
>If a guy doesn't mind semi-dangerous manual labor he can easily make low 6 figures up here.
What kind of jobs are those, also what did you do to get all of your money?
Pls post pictures in the future, sounds like an awesome project
Great taste bro, literally the most beautiful women on earth... and they will let you fuck the shit out of them for years for a few thousand dollaridoos.
There is a lot of state owned land near here, and federal not far away.
I can hunt my land in any season, or any of the state land provided I draw tags. I should qualify for a subsistence permit which greatly opens up the fishing and hunting areas and bag limits.
Fishing and crabbing is flat out dangerous work. Guys get hurt bad or maimed all the time and a few people die every season, but it pays well.
Timber is too but fewer people are hurt. I worked as a rigger, then as a yarder, then scored some thinning contracts with the state. Generally the pay goes up as you learn more jobs on the logging crew and it actually gets safer. Still hard work though.
I worked a contract for an oil extraction crew. It was mostly riding around on a snow machine checking to see if all the equipment was in working order. Straight dumbass work and as long as you can dress for -40F, not dangerous. Pays pretty well when oil prices are good.