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Building Alaskan Dreams: A modern day homesteading memoir (The Jason Highcamp Saga. Book 1)


Adventure, hardship, heartbreak and ultimate victory are woven through this true story of one man’s modern-day Alaskan homesteading experience. After a series of disastrous events triggers a bitter divorce that destroys his prosperous mid-Western farming life, Travis hits the road in an old flatbed truck. Aimless and aching, homeless for several years, arrested in a…;





Adventure, hardship, heartbreak and ultimate victory are woven through this true story of one man’s modern-day Alaskan homesteading experience. After a series of disastrous events triggers a bitter divorce that destroys his prosperous mid-Western farming life, Travis hits the road in an old flatbed truck. Aimless and aching, homeless for several years, arrested in a string of small towns in the Deep South for being a vagrant and other petty ‘crimes,’ he finds himself on a downward slide until he reads of Alaskan homesteading in an issue of Mother Earth News magazine, and begins to dream of his own land. That dream comes to life in the shadow of Alaskan mountain splendor, where he creates a working homestead from little more than thin air and his rugged determination and guts. Face-to-face encounters with bears, surviving 60-below zero winters in a tiny dirt-floored lean-to, learning to use dogs as draft animals to get the homestead work done, living totally off the grid – these are just a few of the challenges he overcame to carve out a life in harsh sub-arctic Alaska. Interviews, original diary entries, photos are an important part of the historical record of this homestead saga.



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