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    Default Alaska Survivial Trip: 2 1/2 months, living exclusively "off the land"

    That's the plan, anyway. It will be a coastal trip, with much of the travel by kayak. I leave on Monday.

    I have posted my plans, gear list and a link to my journal. Please check it out!

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    Well i feel stupid. I typed up a big message about "have you seen the "alone across alaska" DVD, and was posting to link to Bucktrack.com and was about to recommend you visit the site first.

    Now I feel stupid.

    I love your website. I was especially fascinated about the Alaska trip you took.
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    Those who can, Do.
    Those who can't, read about those who can on the internet.
    Have great trip. Be safe!

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    Wow. Good luck to you. I hope it works out well.
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    Will you be completely in the wild? Or will you be using technology to still get online and give people updates?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ricky&Jack View Post
    Will you be completely in the wild? Or will you be using technology to still get online and give people updates?
    I saw this on his blog page:

    "Although this is the Alaska wilderness I will be on the coast 99% of the time. There should be places where I can get data coverage and if so I will be posting occasional updates on my journal. I will be solar charging electronics on sunny days. In case of of no coverage or electronics failure I’d be able to wave down a boat sooner or later in case of emergency."

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    Thanks Wayne and Bob!

    Ricky, I'll be in the wild but for better or worse it's possible to be in contact just about anywhere on the surface of the globe with sat. phones if nothing else. On the coast there, where communications can travel over stretches of water, I should be able to find spots where I can get data coverage, so I hope to occasionally update my journal.

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    Awesome! Have a great journey.
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    Best wishes for a beautiful journey!
    If not NOW, then WHEN?

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    Make sure to treat your water.

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    I had some family members who used to live in Hyder AK across from Stewart BC they said if I ever came out that I wouldn't want to leave, and while I never made it out there...I know they were right.

    Colter stay safe, and keep your powder dry.

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    Any plans to document it with another dvd?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dogwood View Post
    Make sure to treat your water.
    Dogwood beat me to it. Have a great adventure.

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    You might want to review some of Andrew Skurka's experiences in Alaska. Good luck and enjoy the trip!
    "I told my Ma's and Pa's I was coming to them mountains and they acted as if they was gutshot. Ma, I sez's, them mountains is the marrow of the world and by God, I was right". Del Gue

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    Best of luck, I'm looking forward to following your journal.
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    Thanks folks. I won't be doing a DVD on this trip, but I'll likely write about it.

    Here's a direct link to my journal which I hope to update when I get a chance and find places with coverage.

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    The way you are doing it puts more immediate pressure on you for food. Basically, you are putting yourself into an emergency survival food situation - are you not? You said you're not bringing ANY initial food? I find this odd since you are already hauling in all the rest of that gear. It's like you are saying I'm going to tough this out food wise but yet you have all this other gear. Why not bring some food to start?

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    A drysuit would greatly increase your comfort / safety while paddling. Have you had to acquire special permits or licenses?

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