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    Eliguk Journal – March 24, 2020.

    Before we could get confident about staying put long term, we needed another propane run. The last one took place in the Autumn after Mountain Man shattered his ankle, all those tanks would run dry within a month. Too much uncertainty lies within that time line of where this Pandemic will be then. So the risk was taken, and a trip to the small village of Anahim Lake was made. We arranged with a friend who was currently logging down the Dean to get a ride into town, as the Jeep is buried behind several feet of snow on a road that is no longer plowed. Pulling both of the…

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    Eliguk Journal – March 22, 2020.

    Mountain Man fills pails of water for his Wilderness Woman to get to washing. It sure is hard to write at a time like this. Inspiration is something that has seemed to disappear, and uncertainty has crept into all of our lives. Physically, life hasn’t changed for us, mentally...I guess it hasn’t either. We are accustomed to the isolation. It’s the new fear of the unknown that's encompassing our minds. We've been ‘social distancing’ for years now, and we find ourselves helping others learn how to quickly adapt. So we are carrying on with our same daily routines. Wood - water - fire & meals – with our outdoor activities,…

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    Eliguk Journal – March 17, 2020.

    'Flattening the Curve' There's a statement that will go down in history, anytime someone refers back to 2020! Lets rewind for a sec. It was just about 10 years ago now, when the idea first popped into our minds, well the concept anyhow - of moving off the grid. We had already been preppers so to speak. I mean we just knew we wanted to make sure we were prepared for anything. We had both grown up in wilderness settings with 'from scratch' lives and cooking. Self sufficient with big gardens and Mountain Man was lucky enough to have been raised on a 300 acre ranch. We knew all the…

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    Eliguk Journal – March 15, 2020.

    I think we can all agree that life just hit a major stumbling block. Is there a reset button for 2020? Because the planet needs to reset! I've spent more time online than ever before, trying to figure out what was real and what was fake. Since I don't get to watch TV or news channels - it's tough to figure out whats going on. What I do know, is that with the Covid-19 has come chaos. Suddenly preppers & homesteaders are sitting back going - "Whoa!" We've been working on a new launch for Homesteading, and Off Grid Workshop courses. Since fishing is a dying industry - we have…

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    Eliguk Journal – March 12, 2020.

    Being alone has a power very few people can handle. Aloneness and loneliness are quite opposite, so don't confuse the two. In the reality of being alone, you will find the space & time required for your mind to work. Creating strength & peace within. It helps one to be able to reconstruct life in a better way, as my most creative ideas form when I am alone. Yes, Mountain Man has gone to Vanderhoof to work on the plane. As long as the snow stays firm for travel, it's what he must do - as it's one more step to an easier way to travel out of the woods,…

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    Eliguk Journal – March 9, 2020.

    Where to even begin after the week we've had? I guess from the beginning... The Chickens march through the Snow... After being buried from a blizzard & humongous drifts, when the 60km/hr winds dumped all the snow from the lake at our little resort - we thought we'd be stuck here till Spring thaw! I mean, it took forever to create a path to the outhouse, and then find the chicken coop. From that afternoon, on through the following day - the wind howled some more, and moved the snow deeper into the woods behind us. The temperature dropped as the skies cleared, and the snow went from being fluffy…

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    Eliguk Journal – March 3, 2020.

    Prepped wings! Mountain Man returned home without a hitch (or a ditch) this time! One of the few uneventful trips in and out that he’s had in a while. The week in town working on his plane had come to an end, for now. The wings for his plane are all prepped, and just need some black accent paint before the Oretex covering is put on, for his next trip in. MM's little spot in the snowbank. It had snowed the night before he left, and he awoke to 6 new inches of new snow. He waited for the grocery store to open and then purchased a pail of vanilla…

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    Eliguk Journal – February 29, 2020.

    Here we are on this intercalary day, that will bring this year a total of 366 days. All in the purpose to synchronize our calendar year with the solar year, (or the length of time it takes the earth to complete its orbit around the sun). For me, I'll notch it up to another day being less crazy without the Mountain Man. Okay,...so I'm bored! It's what happens when that spouse of mine is not around. You may not have noticed, but he's been gone all week. I know, right?? This man gets around for someone who lives out in the middle of no where!?! He left on Monday to…

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    Eliguk Journal – February 26, 2020.

    Mountain Man had arranged to help a neighbor with some plumbing installs last week, and we were just waiting for a call that their parts had arrived. We knew a trip to a few homesteads was in the works again soon enough. It was just trying to co-ordinate his upcoming trip to town again, so he could get more work done on the fuselage for his plane. When the weekend came, all in one night our plans were laid out before us. The Lamperts were heading to town with a load of cattle, (as last week MM had gone over to help get it running). Walt had called to say…

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    Eliguk Journal – February 23, 2020.

    Hold on tight - were going to zip across the lake! The snow machine traveled across the lake, with a gentle rocking rhythm as it moved over the drifted snow. The 4 stroke engine of the Arctic Cat was loud, but the sound of the wind, and the speed that we rocketed at, helped mute it out. I was tucked in behind Mountain Man, holding on to him with one arm, while trying to take the wild whipping hair out of my mouth & eyes with the other. Sometimes I forget to tie those locks down! It was sunny, and mild – another above zero day, hitting 6C (F). Minutes…

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