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The Resource The Alaskan retreater's notebook : one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness, Ray Ordorica

The Alaskan retreater's notebook : one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness, Ray Ordorica

Label
The Alaskan retreater's notebook : one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness
Title
The Alaskan retreater's notebook
Title remainder
one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness
Statement of responsibility
Ray Ordorica
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In the fall of 1978 Ray Ordorica packed everything he thought he would need into his Toyota Land Cruiser and drove north to Alaska. He came to a land he had never seen, to find something he wasn't even sure existed: a wilderness cabin he could use for ayear or more to live, think, relax, read, and write. Ordorica found his cabin, fixed it up, and, although it was just an uninsulated twelve-by-sixteen-foot one-room log structure, he spent three winters in it in relative comfort. Ordorica's life in that cabin fulfilled a dream he had had for more than ten years. During his long winters in Alaska, it occurred to him that there must be many others who have put off an extended wilderness visit out of ignorance or fear. They would have as many questions about Alaska as he'd had before he arrived. How do you cope with forty below? How do you get water? Is it totally dark in mid-winter? These questions and many more gave Ordorica the idea to write the Alaskan Retreater's Notebook, an epic memoir about one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness. With his wisdom, you will learn how to live with the country, and not against it"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Ordorica, Ray
Dewey number
979.8/051
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ordorica, Ray
  • Pioneers
  • Frontier and pioneer life
  • Log cabins
  • Wilderness areas
  • Wilderness survival
  • Alaska
  • Alaska
  • Matanuska-Susitna Borough (Alaska)
Label
The Alaskan retreater's notebook : one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness, Ray Ordorica
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Cold and clothes -- Tools -- The cabin -- Heating units -- Lights -- Food -- Guns -- Oddments -- Breakup -- Army Point journal -- The call of wild country -- Photography in Anchorage -- Red cabin -- Cookie and the beeks -- Summer "chores" -- First autumn-- More Cookie -- Engraving -- Leaving Alaska -- Home at last
Control code
BK0016803378
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 229 p.
Isbn
9781634502474
Lccn
2015031007
Other physical details
ill.
Label
The Alaskan retreater's notebook : one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness, Ray Ordorica
Publication
Note
Includes index
Contents
Cold and clothes -- Tools -- The cabin -- Heating units -- Lights -- Food -- Guns -- Oddments -- Breakup -- Army Point journal -- The call of wild country -- Photography in Anchorage -- Red cabin -- Cookie and the beeks -- Summer "chores" -- First autumn-- More Cookie -- Engraving -- Leaving Alaska -- Home at last
Control code
BK0016803378
Dimensions
21 cm.
Extent
xi, 229 p.
Isbn
9781634502474
Lccn
2015031007
Other physical details
ill.

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