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Product Details

  • Paperback: 162 pages
  • Publisher: Alaska Northwest Books; First Edition, Illustrated edition (November 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0882408119
  • ISBN-13: 978-0882408118
  • Product Dimensions: 7.5 x 0.4 x 9.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 10.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #45,843 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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“As someone who loves esoteric knowledge and timeless homesteading and survival skills, this book fascinated me. In addition to being an interesting read, the book could also serve as a preparedness manual.” –Leon Patenburg, The Sportsman Pages blog

About the Author

Brown is a writer, editor, freelancer, program and book developer, journalist, quilter, mother, grandmother and wife. Her work has been nationally honored for compassionate, insightful depictations of Alaska natives and for children's literature. She began her award-winning literary career in journalism, and in 1984 was the founding editor of 'Heartland"", the Sunday magazine of the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner. Later she wrote for the Anchorgae Daily News, then shifted into editing the popular monthly magazine Alaska, with a readership of more than a quarter million. She holds a Bachelor's degree in journalism and a Master of Fine Arts degree.


Nancy Gates has gathered information and compiled the updates for the Alaska Almanac for the past nine years fromher home office in the state.

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Tricia Brown is an author, editor, and book developer with a lengthy booklist. She has written more than twenty titles, among them seven children's picture books, all of them on Alaska subjects. Tricia first moved north to Alaska from the Chicago area in 1978. For the next twenty-one years, she wandered the state and wrote for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and the Anchorage Daily News, and later edited Alaska magazine before entering book publishing in 1996. For five years, she was acquisitions editor for Alaska Northwest Books and WestWinds Press, a job that took her to Portland, Oregon.

Tricia's editing credits include dozens of print and/or enhanced e-books on dog mushing, Alaska Native cultures, Alaska travel, and the frontier lifestyle. In addition, national publishers have asked her to help develop their books on gardening, self-help, autobiography, and other genre.

Tricia travels often and is a popular speaker in schools, libraries, and events in Alaska as well as the Lower 48. Her multi-media presentations, which include lessons on Alaska natural history and culture, regularly receive high praise from educators and parents. She loves to get kids excited about reading, writing, and art. Tricia welcomes invitations from schools and libraries anywhere in the country. Check her website at www.triciabrownbooks.com to view her calendar and for details on how to arrange a day or half-day visit to your town.

Customer Reviews

Good information even for a deer camp, or recreation lodge.
Joe Bowman
I would suggest people read this book with the expectation of needing to seek other sources for more in depth information on some subjects.
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Not exactly a foxfire book, but you will be able to get the flavor of the book.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Leon Pantenburg on January 9, 2013
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Ever wonder how homesteaders in the Alaskan bush manage to get by in the extreme conditions? This book can give some insight.

by Leon Pantenburg

My typical reaction to getting a new book in the mail is to leaf through the pages, and decide when (and if) I want to read it completely and do a review.

But The Alaska Homesteader's Handbook grabbed me from page one and held on for about 40 stories and a couple hours. My first impression, re-enforced through a variety of stories, was that this book is a well-written, informative collection of useful knowledge. In addition, most of information would be valuable to homesteaders anywhere or to anyone interested in emergency preparedness.

The writing is superb, and the authors show the communications experience gained in years of newsroom publications.

Tricia Brown is a former writer and editor for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, Anchorage Daily News and Alaska Magazine. She spent nearly 30 years traveling the state of Alaska writing about the state and the people.

Nancy Gates is an Alaska resident since the 1970s, and has written for various magazines such as We Alaskans, Alaska Magazine and the Cup of Comfort anthologies.

Together, the writers interviewed more than 40 pioneer types ranging in age from mid-90s to mid-20s, and compiled a series of how-to articles that covers everything from building an outhouse, to skinning a moose to baking sourdough bread.

The publication is lavishly illustrated with drawing and photographs that enhance the information.

Some of the people interviewed were actual homesteaders. Others were bush-dwellers and/or city dwellers. The common attraction was the adventure of living in Alaska.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on July 27, 2013
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This is a great book if you don't live in Alaska and don't know a thing about living up here. For someone like myself who has been born and raised here, its still a good book. I enjoyed reading about others experiences here, and reading more into homesteading. Some chapter's I already knew quite well about, such as those darn moose attacking you broccoli and cauliflower, and outhouses. But things such as the sourdough, gold mining, and making yourself a cold storage were nice information. This book is informative and great for starting into Alaska living and homesteading. I would suggest people read this book with the expectation of needing to seek other sources for more in depth information on some subjects. But this book is great for letting you know what you need to ask and where to start.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Lisa Kearns TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on January 9, 2014
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I read every book I can find on Alaska, and was happy to find this one among titles I didn't already own. It's written with a separate chapter for each person or couple who have been homesteading in Alaska. Some stories are about people who passed away in the last few years but lived in Alaska most of their lives. Some are from younger people who are currently living there. But all of the stories are full of hard-working, resourceful, tough people who have survived by their determination and the Alaskan spirit.

There are many maps in the book, showing where various homesteaders live, and each highlighted homesteader gives his or her own tips for living in Alaska - like how to dress for below-zero temperatures, how to care for sourdough, how to identify edible berries, how to make birch syrup, etc. There were photos and recipes and side-bars that really added to the stories.

I was pleased to recognize some of the names in the book from other books I've read or products I've used - Jim Helmericks (Arctic Hunter, We live in Alaska), Lisa Frederic (Alaska's Golden Spoon sourdough), Leslie Leyland Fields (Surviving the Island of Grace), and Glen Alsworth (son of Babe Alsworth of Richard Proenneke fame).

This book is a quick read but one that any homesteader or fan of Alaska and her residents will enjoy.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark Clarke on February 15, 2014
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It was just bunch of peoples stories and how they live in Alaska. It is not a "How to" book.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By dbragg4 on June 23, 2013
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Really easy to read and informative. Mail was a little slow. Apparently when you order things to be sent to Alaska it take forever to actually receive the item.
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More about the people, their stories of how they ended up there... not really a technical book on survival skills, but a good evening's read if you like brief tall tales of adventure, in short two or three page lumps. I had a good time reading it, but it did not make me want to sell everything and move to Alaska, instead, I was VERY happy to realize that the prairie was a nice place to land all by itself...
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By Ray Bondorew on February 28, 2014
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Great Book informative yet humorous enough to make it truly enjoyable-full of useful and interesting info

Ray Bondorew
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I was overly excited about getting this book which lead to even more of a disappointment. The only how to's are very odd and not very practical....if they are practical and you live in Alaska you already know how to do them. The stories about people are nice.....but as an Alaskan it takes a lot to keep me entertained. Its nice bookshelf book, but nothing too interesting.
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