Category Archives: Northern Life

In the Church of the Big Dipper

Sometime after midnight I stopped looking at the outdoor thermometer. The last reading I remember was -24F/-31C. Even with the wood stove blazing I could only get the front of the house warmed up to 56F/13C. The back of the … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving to our American listeners! If you’re wondering what to play on the way to grandma’s, consider downloading some episodes of My Yukon Life podcast radio. All of our shows are kid friendly and they’re a great way to … Continue reading

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How to Install a Whole House Portable Generator

Generators are good to have when the power goes out and can help with basic survival. It can mean the difference between all your perishables surviving an extended summer power outage or having heat in the dead of winter when … Continue reading

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Freezing to Death

Intriguing article from Outside magazine about how easily one can find themselves fighting for their life against the cold: http://www.outsideonline.com/outdoor-adventure/As-Freezing-Persons-Recollect-the-Snow–First-Chill–Then-Stupor–Then-the-Letting-Go.html?utm_source=facebook&utm_medium=social&utm_campaign=facebookpost

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As I Explore a Possible Bear Den

I love exploring caves. Recently, I found one nobody else knew about as it’s located in a semi-remote area of Alaska. Remember those photos I posted on My Yukon Life‘s Facebook page of big grizzly tracks beside a riverbank? This … Continue reading

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Moose Hunting

The end of moose hunting season is almost here. For most of us who live in the Yukon and Alaska, moose hunting isn’t a sport, it’s a necessity. We rely on moose meat to feed our families through the winter. … Continue reading

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