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28 minutes | Mar 13, 2020
Trip to Minto
Welcome to Roaming Alaska. It's David and Rachelle back for episode 4. We would like to thank all of our listeners for joining us on our adventures. In this episode our luck finally improves, and we double down on our trapline when we have an unexpected trip to the Village of Minto. Rachelle also reflects on returning the village that she's from.It's time to start the herb garden and Rachelle and David discuss their plans for medicinal tinctures and the collection, benefits,and uses for birch water.We posted video and another blog on the website and more pictures on Instagram so go check it out. Make sure to subscribe to our podcasts on your favorite app, subscribe to our blog at roamingalaska.com and follow us on Instagram at Roaming_Alaska
26 minutes | Feb 27, 2020
Trapping continues but Spring is coming
Welcome to Roaming Alaska. It's David and Rachelle back for episode 3. Our download numbers are growing fast so we want to thank all of you for taking the time to listen to our adventures. In our last episode we talked about how cold it was during the start of our trapping season. We discussed some of the successes and stories that we came away with. We mentioned in the previous episode that many of the trails we had our sets on had dried up and there was little activity. I had thought that it might have been because it had warmed up suddenly and then then just as quickly the temps plummeted again but after nearly two weeks there was still little activity even in the sets where we had made multiple catches. In this episode we decided to do a little scouting and found where they all disappeared too. This required breaking a new trail but we now have a large new loop to trap along. Rachelle and I did get out on the line to check it together and were very surprised to find several trails from a lynx. We had heard of lynx sightings in the area but had seen no signs ourselves. We did cut in yet another trail as well though we didn't make any sets on it yet. Rachelle talks about finding Labrador Tea and my failed attempt at using it to make the house smell nice. While trapping season continues, we have begun our planning for our garden. It seems way too early because we still have over four feet of snow. The temperature has risen from 20-30 below to over 20 above though the forecast shows it's going to dip back in the -20's again. Spring is still coming and it'll be here before we know it so now is the time for us to start planning out our herb garden and we'll be starting our seeds indoors here shortly. We'll get our vegetables going soon after that. Make sure to subscribe to our podcasts on your favorite app, subscribe to our blog at roamingalaska.com and follow us on Instagram at Roaming_Alaska
21 minutes | Feb 12, 2020
40 Below Adventures on the Trapline
In our second episode we discuss getting our trapline out in the midst of our cold snap. Rachelle shares a little adventure she had, the bruises she received as proof and we talk about what's coming up next for us as we begin looking to the end of winter. Over the past month we've been working to get our website, www.roamingalaska.com, up and running so our content on the blog and our podcasts have started out slow. Now that this is behind us we are focusing on getting information out and we are planning to post blogs and podcasts every other week so please be sure to check out and subscribe to our posts with pictures and video on www.roamingalaska.com and subscribe to our podcasts in your favorite podcast app or listen directly from our website.Thank you for listening.-David and Rachelle
8 minutes | Jan 26, 2020
Getting ready for Trapping Season
We're getting ready for trapping season. It'll be our first season in our new location. We discuss our preparation and planning so far.
3 minutes | Jan 16, 2020
Introducing Roaming Alaska
Just living in Alaska is an adventure all itself. We are just a typical Alaskan family living in a location that can be extremely unforgiving but is also incredibly rewarding and undeniably beautiful. Join us here for stories, podcasts, and videos of our experiences running our trapline, hunting, foraging, rockhounding, boat trips, snow machine excursions, camping in our travel trailer as well as winter tent camping and much more.We’ll share all of our adventures, challenges, and probably a few failures as we go about life here in this state that we love, unfiltered, unscripted, and with no agenda.
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