Unlike knucklehead earlier with a similar post, I really am moving to AK and going to live at a remote lodge. I am moving to Amiralty Island. I am going to be Guiding for Salmon and Halibut during the summer season and watching the lodge the rest of the year.
I am planning my trip properly and buying the best gear for the bucks I can spend. I have four months to go and I am boarding the plane.
I am selling everything I own. Closing my business (Painting Contractor)and heading north. Don't get me wrong, business has been good here in Seattle but theres not a dollar in the world that could replace what I am going to be getting paid from mother nature. Selling everything but my guns, rods , clothes and gear. My gear list keeps getting longer as the days get closer to moving it seems.
I am a hunter, fisherman and trapper. I truly cant wait to set some steel, here in Washington its all about cage traps and tree huggers.
Our guiding season will be from May through early September. I am hoping to score on some hunting trips with some other guides and outfitters also. I plan on packing or being camp cook or whatever, just wanna get in the field to learn the way.
I have worked for myself many years in my young 35 year old life. Working nonstop just to make extra cash to head out and hunt or fish. I have been to Alaska hunting and fishing many times in the past and finally have decided it was time for me to make Alaska home.
Its going to be a huge pay cut and a complete different lifestyle than I am acustomed to here, but the rerwards I will gain will be priceless. I should be in a position to be debt free when I get to Alaska so its a new life, new beginning and nothing but dreams come true.
See you all in a few months.