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Location: Alaska-Talkeetna Mountains
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I live off grid in interior Alaska on 12.5 acres. 480 square foot cabin with loft, outhouse, detached shower sauna, workshop and ATV/snow machine shed.

I’m  50, 6’ 2” tall, 230 pounds, active and athletic. I’m looking for someone (woman) that may want to try living off grid, (seriously off grid... ) but in a rather extravagant setting. The cabin has two solar systems and the workshop has a third small system. Propane stove and oven.  Blaze King Princess Wood-stove in the cabin for heat and another wood-stove in the shower sauna. Oil drip heater in the workshop. Water catchment system for summer rains (pumps filtered water straight to the sink) and winter I either melt snow or cut a hole in the lake ice for water.

Lots of wildlife. Bears (both black and grizzly) and wolves so being handy with a firearm and actually carrying one 100% of the time is required. Moose, caribou, wolverine, marten, beaver, coyote, ermine, ptarmigan, grouse, otter, snowshoe hare, squirrels etc. Berries everywhere in the fall. Fishing all over. Streams, rivers, lakes, ponds. Canoe is kept at the big lake along with additional emergency supplies/food in a steel job site box. Float plane dock but no plane yet. Working on that.

I get decent AT&T and Verizon cell service. The cell tower light is one of only two human lights visible at night. The airport beacon light is another (13.5 miles away) Awesome Northern Lights shows, which are easily viewed on the couch looking through the big north facing cabin windows. Everything about the property and location is awesome. (In my opinion, 2000 feet elevation overlooking Mt Denali) If isolation would bother you this place isn’t for you. I see a trapper neighbor a few times a year in the winter when he flys out but other than him I never see anyone else out here. Very difficult terrain and the only ways in and out are foot, plane, snow machine or helicopter, which is my preferred method. There is a nice landing zone 100 yards from the cabin.

I’d like to get a high tunnel or yurt greenhouse out here but not with my current situation. Possibly some chickens. Way too much for one person to deal with. And leaving them unattended while at work isn’t an option. I’m a professional mariner that has worked in the Arctic and Antarctica. I hate leaving this place for work and look forward to returning always. If I could stay here permanently I would. And I will one day. So write to me if your interested.
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Hi Ed, My name is Kim, I must say you have guts and skills to boot! I currently live in Wisconsin, but I  want and need an adventure. I have been flying solo for 20 years, but now I want a partner, someone I can help make it through this life, and him help me. I always wanted to go off grid, or at the very least, live in a tiny house. I was born and raised in Wales U.K, my father taught me a lot about growing, being self sufficient, and bartering goods. I worked at hotel maintenance for 15 years, obviously way different than off grid living, but I have the mindset at least. I have never shot a gun, but have always wanted to learn. I do know how to fish and clean them. I think I could manage to skin an animal, but a crash course would help tremendously. I can cook, like to clean. I am low maintenance. As I have been on my own for the better part of 40 years, I live a minimalist life style. I don't have fancy clothes or 10 pairs of shoes. I do smoke cigarettes, I roll my own. I do like a glass of wine, but I buy it by the box, but would like to learn how to make my own someday. I would need to bring in some kind of income, 150.00 a month for prior obligations, and would need to earn my keep, but I am very creative, and would be happy to explore possibilities of making goods to sell. I am not afraid to be alone, and don't mind my own company. I have a happy disposition, and I have been blessed with a constant good, optimistic attitude. I am 56, female, single, no personal obligations, no pets, slim build, 5'5, 115 lbs, attractive, no drugs, hard worker. I will obviously need to on some poundage, but I love to cook and eat, so that shouldn't be a problem. I love nature, love taking photographs, gardening, and taking care of chickens, goats and any other animals providing sustenance. I worked on a neighbors farm growing up in Wales, and bartered my work for milk and eggs, etc. I have an associates in Horticulture, which has always helped me in life. I have attempted to include a photo as an attachment, but I don't see the paper clip yet. I plan on leaving Wisconsin on Aug 1st, let me know if you are interested. Have a great day!  Kim
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Location: Canada - Ontario
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Hi Ed,
I just came across your post.  I have always wanted to live in Alaska when I was young.  I am as outdoor as it gets and just want to get away from it all
and find a mate to do this with.  I would love to get to know you better to see if we have common interests.  I am athletic, healthy and travel very light.
I do have lots of skills for backwoods lifestyle.  I have been working hard these last few years so I can finally live off the grid. 
I do have photos I can send if you are still interested in getting to know someone a little far from you.

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Evangeline Ross
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BTW I live in Canada but I was born in the US so I have dual status. 
And you created a great place for yourself.  It's absolutely amazing.

Evangeline
 
Ed Bossle
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Sent you a message.

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Evangeline Ross
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Outstanding! 
 
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