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OD Green ATV utility trailer

Posted by Justin in Supplies & Tools

DLOR-46 ATV Utility Trailer

I simply can’t keep borrowing utility trailers (thanks Mike Berg and Gary ?) or renting them. They aren’t always available which holds up progress, and I’m risking breaking other people’s equipment. As for the rental, that money is better spent on the cabin itself. During the course of a couple of weeks — an hour […]

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Review: Repel Lemon Eucalyptus Bug Spray

Posted by Justin in Supplies & Tools

Repel Lemon Eucalyptus bug repellent

In the fall of 2009, while browsing the sporting goods section at an Anchorage based Fred Meyer store, REPEL’s Lemon Eucalyptus insect repellent jumped out at me. Having used more than my fair share of DEET in the past, and aware of it’s ill effects, I have long been interested to find an alternative chemical […]

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Winter Weekend with Scott & Dee (Trip 12)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account, Supplies & Tools

Scott packed down the snow around the cabin with his rented snowmachine in order to pull the windows up closer.

With snow still heavy on the ground, I made a trip out to the property on Saturday, March 20 with my girlfriend’s neighbor, Scott. He was eager to assist in hauling out windows and interested to see how things were taking shape at the cabin. Of course, I hadn’t been out since the previous October, […]

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Charles in Charge (Trip 11)

Posted by Justin in Each Trip, Full Account, Supplies & Tools

Chuck and friends loading up the lumber

I had the good fortune of having help to haul lumber out to the cabin in the fall. Charles Wood insisted he could grab a couple of pals, load up their vehicles and make a quick, easy run out to the cabin with building materials. Charles had a six wheeler, and the other two had […]

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Cabin No Longer a Cave

Posted by Justin in Supplies & Tools

I’ve got windows! What a good feeling. Last night I received a text from my boss, John, which instructed me on the whereabouts of a “goldmine” of free windows. I quickly jumped in the car and went prospecting. the location was a window shop that puts their customers old windows out at the street weekly […]

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Portable Power = More Accomplished

Posted by Justin in Supplies & Tools

Power tools can really improve the progress of your cabin project. Unfortunately, in the backcountry they also provide some logistical issues. Standard power tools that require a power outlet will need to be accompanied by a generator. That also means fuel. Now you’ve increased your expenses, your loads to the property, and have to listen […]

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Crucial Tools

Posted by Justin in Supplies & Tools

If you’re interested in building a cabin, don’t make the mistake of starting the task without securing the proper equipment. Keep in mind, having the proper tools is one thing. Knowing how to use those tools, now that’s what’s important. It will help greatly if you have a bit of skill and practice to back […]

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Garage Sales in the Great Land (The Ladder)

Posted by Justin in Supplies & Tools

I decided to walk through my community in Anchorage last Saturday to visit some garage sales on the hunt for cabin stuff. Anyway, the one big item that I knew I needed most? A ladder, something like an 18 to 20 foot extension. Slim chance to find that, right? So, with $100 in my pocket, one of the […]

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