Alaska Island Retreat, tremors of Y2K

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  • Tue, Oct 20, 2020 - 09:20am

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    St. John

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    Alaska Island Retreat, tremors of Y2K

I grew up in Kansas, but when Y2K came around I needed to really get away from civilization. I built a hide away on a wilderness island in Alaska. Sounds crazy, but with unlimited supply of salmon, Elk, and firewood it’s a good start to self sufficiency.

I bought 5 acres with a cabin and an outhouse. I moved my 2 years supply of freeze dried food and hunkered down. When nothing happened I decided to stay there. In the ensuing 20 years, I’ve turned the place into a comfortable house that is self sufficient. I lived there year round for a decade, but now only part time.

2020 has changed my mind. I’m back in the 1999 mindset and feel time has come to reconsider this gem in the wilderness. I don’t expect this coming crisis to fly by like Y2K did.

Being 20 years older now, I don’t want to do it by myself. I’m looking for a stone mason and a carpenter and perhaps a few other like minded folks with valuable skills to join me. This does not need to be just a bug out place, this can be a truly sustainable long term solution.

Anyone interested can see details and photos of the property at Rock Island Lodge dot com. It is listed for sale, but I plan to pull it off the market when I find others who are ready and willing to invest.

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