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In the fall of 1978, Ray Ordorica packed everything he thought he would need into his Toyota LandCruiser and drove north to Alaska. He came to a land he had never seen, to find something he wasn't even sure existed: a wilderness cabin he could use for a year or more to live, think, relax, read, and write. Ordorica found his cabin, fixed it up, and, although it was just an un-insulated 12- by 16-foot one-room log structure, he spent three winters in it in relative comfort.
Ordorica's life in that cabin fulfilled a dream he had had for more than 10 years. During his long winters in Alaska, it occurred to him that there must be many others who have put off an extended wilderness visit out of ignorance or fear. They have as many questions about Alaska as he had before he arrived: How do you cope with 40 below? How do you get water? Is it totally dark in mid-winter? These questions and many more gave Ordorica the idea to write the Alaskan Retreater's Notebook, an epic memoir about one man's journey into the Alaskan wilderness. With his wisdom, you will learn how to live with the country, and not against it.
©2016 Ray Ordorica (P)2016 Audible, Inc.
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4 out of 5 stars
By Tm on 09-27-16

A brave man on a timeless quest.

I enjoyed this tale every step of the way. Alaskan adventures are my guilty pleasure. The story starts as an expert to do list and ends as a mans timeless quest to find peace of mind. I also enjoyed the narration and will look for his work.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Red Knight on 03-18-17

Solid info, good story

Frustrating when the speaker would talk quiet, for effect. Too quiet for the volume level so you miss things. Happens frequently.

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By Bev on 10-18-16

if you like Alaska the Final frontier try this

really enjoyable, I preferred the journal information but the survival tips were good too. I found the stories about his pet critters very sweet

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By Josh van der vlugt on 06-16-16

thoroughly enjoyable

This book is now up there with my favorite 'one man's wilderness, I enjoyed the storys of his wild friends and the information and it truly is a fountain of knowledge for the adventurer heading to alaska. The narator was upbeat and jolly throughout made it a delight to listen to.
It is much like the book I mentioned one man's wilderness even set in the 70s and even the naration was the same.
so if you enjoyed that one you will enjoy this one and vice versa.

best of luck to you and your wild friends Ray!

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