life story of how this city boy came to live 100 miles deep in
the Canadian wilderness; how I mastered homesteading and an
off-grid self-sufficient lifestyle in Maine in preparation
the move to the bush. Join me for an eclectic blend of story
telling ranging from my adventures of bicycling across the
United States to my winter thru hike of the 2100+ mile long
the terror of being surrounded by wildfire and being touched
by a bear. Discover what life is like working in a remote
exploration camp. Enjoy first hand accounts of some of the
most breathtaking wildlife encounters. Entertaining and
enlightening, the narrative is at times amusing while at
other times harrowing. Appealing to readers with an
outdoors, adventurous spirit; people with an off-grid,
self-sufficiency bent, as well as the “dreamers” content to
read about adventure, I hope to inspire others to “take the
road less traveled."
book is supplemented with about 100 images which have been
carefully selected to visually reinforce the text.
About the author: Living
grid since 1980, Ron and his wife Johanna have spent the
better part of their lives "unplugged." As part of the back
to the land movement that originated in the 70's, they have
spent their adult years living the homestead dream.
Published in Backhome magazine, Small Farmer's Journal, and
Countryside and Small Stock Journal, they also appear in Life Off Grid, a film
and book about people living off grid throughout Canada.
Table of Contents:
1 Which way do I go?
2 Northbound to Maine
3 Money does grow on trees
4 Wandering for 165 days and nights
5 Sure beats walking
6 Who’s afraid of a little wilderness?
7 Smells like chicken
8 Searching for a diamond in the rough
9 Sort of homesteading
10 Do bush planes serve pretzels with the inflight movie?
11 Cook stove delights
12 Forest fires burn me up
13 Dump run swim
14 Slush makes for poor sledding
15 Camp life
16 Daily life and seasonal patterns
17 Close encounters of the animal kind
18 Is the wilderness for you?