Thursday, September 26, 2013

Sharing the Best-My Go-To Cookbook

My favorite go-to cookbook is finally available in Print. Just follow the link below to order yours.
Included in this updated version are more stories, recipes and strategies for cooking for a crowd. Bonus material has been added from my man camp  experience up in Yellowstone National Park.
CreateSpace eStore: The Cookbook Project-Sharing the Best

This book would make a great gift too for Christmas. Each page has a  little extra space below for adding notes and your own recipes. This is a family friendly cookbook with recipes for those on a budget, too.

Monday, September 23, 2013

Video of Trails In Alyeska, Alaska

Hiking up behind the Resort is breathtakingly beautiful. There are wild creatures. I've encountered a black bear and porcupine. Both times I was hiking with a friend who likes to hunt treasures.

Now that I have my mountain bike on location, I have several choices for recreation: hiking, biking, and soon, skiing. Stay tuned. Rain gear is paramount, still, to enjoying Alaska.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

My Journey Available In Print

I've finally arranged for My Journey to Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking to be available, on demand, at CreateSpace.

The cover is a little different because of their formatting and help, but the interior is the same, except for a little improved editing.

I'm working now on An Ultralighter's True Trail Stories-beyond the Journey. I hope to have it available, for the first time ever, in paperback, as well. It is the second book in the Journey Series. You can still buy it for Kindle or Nook e-readers through or Barnes and Nobles. Just follow the links at the right side bar.

As I prepare my books for print, I'm editing out misspellings that somehow escaped me the first time around. At the same time, I'm adding more stories and details to the work. Please write a review if you have a few minutes. My goal is to help inspire people to enjoy life, take some risks, and never give up.

I've just returned from a road trip, beginning in Idaho, going through Canada and back to my job here in Alaska. The first photos can be found at

I'll be detailing the actual route here, tomorrow. Thanks to all my readers for their support and encouragement.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

The Journey Series-A New Look

Coming soon via Create Space: a print on demand option for e-books.
I wrote My Journey to Freedom and Ultralight Backpacking in 2003. You can still find a few of the first printing original paperback books, although its not easy.
Two years ago, I made my book available for Kindle or Nook Readers, through and Barnes and Noble in e-format.
You can also read this book on you laptop by downloading the free PC application which enables you to enjoy any e-book.
Within a month, I hope to have My Journey to Freedom and the second book in the Journey Series An Ultralighter's True Trail Stories-beyond the Journey available in paperback at
The cookbook I wrote for camping and backpacking adventurers entitled Everything Except Corn Pasta  took its name as a tongue- in- cheek hats off to Ray Jardine. He is renown for his early years of promoting the consumption of corn pasta. If you've ever eaten corn pasta, you know how difficult it is to find in small stores while resupplying on the trail, or how difficult it is to cook it properly over a tiny backpacking stove.
In my second book, An Ultralighter's True Trail Stories- beyond the Journey, I talk about many more trails, their key characteristics, some stranger characters and some unusual adventures. By sharing these stories, I hope to warn, entertain and inspire others to leave their comfort zones behind and head out to face the elements.

A third book which I've just begun will be added to this string of books in the Journey Series.
 In Journeys and Random Free Spirits, I'll tell what really happened up at the Hold in Wyoming, a strange and dangerous bunker-survivalist encounter that lasted a week. I'll tell why I escaped and hid, sort of incognito, way up high, camping alone in Grizzly country, then bushwhacking in the Snowy Range, later meeting strangers for stranger adventures near Steamboat Springs.
Of course, the crazy hike along the Ennis Bypass should be included, with its long rainy 41 mile rush to shelter, an honorable mention going to the cowboy who invited me to dry out at his home. I declined and he said he understood when I said I was on a mission.
Included will be a stories of other encounters, hiking in the Monte Bell Range near Aspen, Colorado, a struggle for identity, taking on the role of the all seeing Black Feather for a week in Idaho,  then at last moving to Alaska with a job cooking for a ski resort.
The Journey is a series of outdoor and backpacking adventures, a maze of sorts, a strange time of discovery and decisions. I hope to do the theme justice.