Dumb decisions made at desks

Dumb decisions made at desks You're talking about survival and abandoned cabins in the Yukon bush. Well, to me, you don't have a clue what you're talking about. Leave them there. If you weren't behind a desk all day, and were actually out in the wildern

You’re talking about survival and abandoned cabins in the Yukon bush. Well, to me, you don’t have a clue what you’re talking about.

Leave them there. If you weren’t behind a desk all day, and were actually out in the wilderness, you would appreciate one of these “useless” cabins - “fire hazards,” as you call them - when they’re needed for your survival, sanctuary, comfort and security. Then, and only then, would you actually appreciate them and look at them as God’s blessing, during your adventure, wherever, whenever.

Only then can you say, “Oh, my God! Thank goodness, a cabin!”

I’ve been there. It saved my brother’s life and my friend’s foot Ð only to end me up in a jail cell for 14 days waiting for a circuit court judge to show up. That’s another story.

A sanctuary on a trapline, a resting place, a tea camp - regardless of the condition of the cabin - a dwelling, is a very welcome and comforting sight to a lost and desperate person. You ain’t been there; you probably never will be. Until then, leave be!

Want more info, facts, true adventures from a hunter, trapper, prospector, guide and expediter, then contact me. I’ll tell you tales of fact that you probably won’t believe. (PO Box 5491, Haines Junction, Yukon).

And I’m sure there are a lot of others who have seen and experienced the same: that cabin in the bush, a life saver.

Think about it. Don’t BS the experienced.

Look at all the dead timber around. Think of the fire hazard there. Never mind a cabin in amongst this. It may save your life.

Richard Beaulieu

Haines Junction