I'm looking at this property (via web) http://www.remoteproperties.com/yentna/belugalk.html for building a cabin and living year round. Anyone familliar with this area? Yentna-Susitna Drainage Beluga Lake Area. It's between Little Susitna mt and Beluga lake. Issues like : logistics for hauling in material, supplies and equipment. Permafrost and foundations, would expect posts in 4+' hole w/ concrete footer or up to above ground. Real hunting experience in the area, not brochure info.. Feasibility of barging stuff down river near site, could build a small barge and than use it as the lower portion of my cabin. Maybe build the cabin in sections 2' wide and assemble it there. Expect to build 12' x 16' cabin, Should I only expect to build it w/ logs? Bears can get through stick built, have seen it in the adirondacks. Expect to do a lot of smoking and canning, I want a garden, but what about a container garden on a porch? Father away from varmints and can drag em in in winter. Seems it'd be pretty tough to have a horse up there? Raising a few meat rabbits, comment please... Logging my own timber and milling it w/ a chainsaw rather than buying sticks and plywood?
I'd have to carry the store stuff past the same trees I'd be cutting anyways, seems likely? TV reception in the area? Not a real requirement, I don't have cable or phone down here. Someone wants to talk to me, "knock on my door!" What month would the earliest first trek in be passable? I guess I mean,snows thawed but grow is still hard for initial excesive travel.
Sorry this spun out so far, considering the logistics first, than life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. Thanks in advance