*️️️️*️️️️*️️️DUE TO Covid, HERE ARE MY WORKAWAY NEEDS FROM NOW TIL Jan. 2022: We are in flux here in Alaska, so, with the world wide lockdowns, my needs could change and you could be stuck here for an extra 4 weeks or MORE! So, you must be prepared for this possibility and have the money, plan, etc to make this a successful Alaskan experience in this day and age!!!! You will ALWAYS be feed here in Ruby though, no matter how tough things get, we always can live off the land and river!!!!
SOOO, I could use possibly one person to help with the subsistence chores, fishnet, firewood, chickens, etc.....and right now, Alaska should be ok for travel, RIGHT NOW, and currently we don't have to quarantine at this time to travel to our small village.
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***UFO watchers, bird watchers, writers, etc, I have it all for you! I have a remote cabin high on a hill that looks at Mt. Denali 150 miles away. Lots of aurora's, UFO's each night and satellites!
BASIC INFO: I'm Scotty and teach special education here. I do alot of cultural subsistence activities that I enjoy workawayer help with. IT’s must safer with two in the bush, also!
So I focus on subsistence activities such as hunting , fishing, trapping, recreational gold panning, butchering, fur handling, etc all set in a small native village called Ruby, on the Yukon River in the heart of Alaska. Ruby is about 300 river miles from Fairbanks which is a $300 plane ride away since we don't have any roads leading to our village!
Ruby was established in the early 1900's as a gold mining city with the local native village 27 miles up river. Sometime about 40 years ago, the native village of Kokrines moved up to Ruby so their kids could go to the Ruby city school. So we are an integrated village which makes the living very good, although we have our 'small town problems', we have so much to do here!
I have a friend here in Ruby that is a workaway host farm and he has sold me on this site! His workers come over and have helped me run a fish net for salmon, run a small dredge, helped me when I shot and processed bear, done moose hunts, mountain hiking, hauling garden dirt, driving out our 40 mile gold mining road to sleep over at my 2 cabins, jet boating up our white water river, rebuilding my house, and lots of cook outs with good food and beer! Always something to do here in Ruby!
Also, i have a NEW SAUNA/SHOWER, we visit and are rebuilding our local hot springs, Ice fish, and watch the northern lights!
Also I'll be traveling to my cabins via side by side, or in the winter by snow machine to cut trail, rebuild the Cabins, set traps, hunt, gold pan, etc.
Depending on what time your here during the winter, you'll be able to have fun seeing our local community hot springs, viewing the Northern Lights, riding out the Iditarod trail via snow machine, watching the Iditarod dog race, running a trapping trail, ice fishing, and participating in local native community events!
Depending on the time of year, you'll get to go with me on bear/moose hunting trips and can help me skin, prepare hides, process meat, etc but you can't hunt since I'm not a guide and your not a U.S. citizen, sorry!
Our mosquito's can be bad, so please be prepared when you come here! You'll need a hoodie, head nets and the will to have fun no matter how tough the elements are!
Ok, the bad news: My house is a 'dry' house where I haul all my water and have an out house. There is a large community shower house with washer/dryers and toilets that is open for use about 150 yds from my house.
The good news: I am have a shower/sauna!
Feel free to let me know what type of activities, time of year you like, etc so I can let you know what time or season is best for you to visit! *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️ Just a legal note: You can go hunting and fishing with me, BUT, you may NOT pull a trigger since your not a U.S. citizen but may skin, process, and consume! Also, I am NOT a guide, so, you will NOT pay me to do any guiding, YOU ARE FREE to live MY LIFE with me though!
Think about what your "Alaskan Bucket Wish List" is, ie going camping up a mountain, going subsistence fishing, jet boating up a river, photographing the Northern Lights, etc.... and I'll see what I can do to fulfill your bucket list!
Here is what to expect for fun, by seasons:
April- May: (clean up, help on cabins, bear hunting, preparing for recreational gold mining and fishing in the boat) 20's to 50's, snow through the end of April usually with some snow machining to the hot springs and my gold cabins, few mosquito's, bear hunting, traveling out the road, fishing, possible hot springs in April via snow machine, gold mining, boat trips in May
June- (bear hunting, help on cabins, gold mining, fishing) 30's -60's, few to moderate mosquito's, boating/bear hunting, gold mining, work around house
July-mid August: (Fishing, gold mining, helping on cabins, etc) 40-70's, bad mosquito's, boating, salmon fishing, bear hunting, gold mining, house work, preparing for moose season and school starts for me around Aug 13th.
Late August through end of Sept: (Moose/bear hunting, fishing, gold mining, helping on cabins) 20's - 70> no lie!~ all in one day, especially in September! We moose and bear hunt from the end of Aug through the end of September. I'll be processing bear and moose meat, maybe some fish. Then finishing up on preparing for the winter by cutting wood, trails, and stocking the cabins up!
October-November: (Prep for winter, prep for trapping season, last bear hunt and fishing, ready winter gear adn machines, prep cabins for winter recreational gold mining ) Temps go from 40 down to -10 or so. Snow begins somewhere in October and really picks up in November. I'll be trapping, preparing for winter, helping on my house and cabins, going ice fishing, etc. *️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️*️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️️I think I will be getting a tough person to help me with my trap line this winter! That's Oct. 15 - 31st for prep and trail cleaning and then Nov. 1 - March or so. It's tough, you'll be snow shoeing or skiing my trap line which has no longer trails than 2.5 miles.
December-February: (Trap line, ice fishing, going to the hotsprings, helping around the canins. Temps from -30 up to 10 on average, but we can get some -40 days or even 20's! I build around the house/cabins on warmer days and build inside on the colder days. We can maybe hit the hotsprings in Feb on above 0 days, trap, ice fish, etc. Oh, the Iron Dog snow machine race comes through our village this month!
March: ( Iditarod begins, trapping is coming to an end, hotsprings rebuilding is going on, preparing for spring seasons, ) -20 to 30! The Iditarod race comes through this year! We hit the hotsprings, trapping, wolf hunting, ice fishing, helping at my recreational gold mine cabins and enjoy the sun!!!! Lots of play from now til the end of April!
A note on the 'frontier culture' here: We are a mixed culture of whites and natives and a 60's to 70's culture is very much alive in our music and social characteristics. Marijuana is cultural as well as legal here, we have a beer store and old blues/country/rock rules here! So, with all the hunting/fishing subsistence activities of the native culture, then it's a good mix of the old native ways and old white frontiers ways! Hard work and hard play make Jack a well rounded person!
A note on technology: I have no internet wifi but borrow from friends. I use gci cell phone net and GCI is the cell phone carrier here. I do NOT have TV due to my own personal beliefs about the subject, it's destructive to a human's mind! I do watch selective dvd’s!
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Pratique d’une langue
Aide avec des éco-projets
Bricolage et projets de construction
S’occuper des animaux
Aide dans une ferme
Cuisine/repas pour la famille
Aide à la maison
You will get to see native and white frontiers culture in the Alaskan bush...
You will be helping me with building on a small farm/bunkhouse here at my house for next year's recreational mining season. Also, you will be helping around my house, then rebuilding two old cabins on my gold mine claims which are small operations I work on in the summers when I'm not teaching, recreational only!
Hopefully in the end, I'll have bunk houses at my home and then my gold mining cabins rebuilt for recreational miners to stay at and metal detect, dredge, etc. I have a 3 in dredge I run, but most of the help is the SETUP! So, we can do some gold mining if you are here at the right time!
I'm also rebuilding my house by building shelves, rebuilding a sauna, building a garden. Also, you'll be doing cooking, wash, processing meat/hides, gardening, etc..
But, in it all, you will get to live my life with me which includes a lot of fun stuff like boating up the Melozie river or the Yukon river in my 50 hp jet boat to fish/hunt, OR, you can hunt or explore with me out our 40 mile road to the gold mines which doubles as the Iditarod dog race trail. We camp out down many of our smaller rivers to pick berries, hunt, fish for grayling/trout...AND we jet boat up into the 'canyon' on the Melozie which is where the mountains meet the river! So, you'll get plenty of play time with lots of other native cultural activities to participate in!
Also, there is another workaway host family near me, so we do alot with them!
I live in a two story 20 x 16 frame cabin with: a sauna/shower/compost toilet in the making, a small shop, storage barn and outhouse on my property.
Public showers/toilet/washer/dryers are 150 yards away! I am installing a washer/dryer as we speak! So, by the end of September, I should have it all going!
I have a guest bed down stairs, I sleep up stairs. i also have a nice pad for camping out if that's your gig! I will be building a 12x16 walled tent platform for multiple guests next year!
At the gold mining cabins, we sleep on cots. I am fully setup to camp out in nice bags, nice tents, etc.
Time off: helpers can visit our post office, clinic, wash/dry/shower facility, 2 local stores, beer stores, Yukon river, hiking, camping, boating, interviewing elders, participating in local native cultural events.
You MUST fly in to our village, there are NO roads! It's a $300, 1.5 hour flight, not bad, from Fairbanks, Alaska. Carriers are RAVN and Wrights out of Fairbanks, Ak. I would book with Wrights air!
also, you need medical emergency insurance, incase you need a 'careflight' out of here! The insurance is $150 a yr, or they pro-rate it cheaper for weeks. A careflight costs $20,000!!!
Accès Internet limité
Nous avons des animaux
Nous sommes fumeurs
you can put your van on the barge to get it here!
Maximum 4-5 hours a day, 5 days a week