It took me a long time to figure out how to bake in the Dutch oven. Typical notes from the early days look like this. … More woodstove cakes
Without a thorough inventory, we’d end up with a lifetime supply of Q-tips and low-sugar pectin but no toilet paper. … More provisions
Years ago, Stewart built a spring box around a seep on a ridge behind the cabin. His system reliably provided running water until 2009 when the box went dry. … More what about water?
We try to have good plans in place—but sometimes stuff happens. That’s what this part is about. … More staying safe (part 2)
We depend on each other and we understand that it could take some time for help to reach us in an emergency. … More staying safe (part 1)
All at once, everything starts to dance—the spruce trees sway, the aspen leaves rattle, my ears become coils of twisting air—until the wind moves on and I’m left wondering what exactly it was that touched me. … More what the wind does