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LeAnn InAK (Homestead Dreamer)
Attended University of Alaska
Lives in Alaska, United States
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Now is a great time of year to learn some new recipes from scratch!
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Volume 3 will soon turn into BOOK 3, the final in the Jimmy Walker series! Have YOU read books 1 and 2 yet?
Week 20 of the Saturday Survival Serial hints at things to come down the line as key players are getting into place. Enjoy and thanks for reading!
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There is so much Mr. Dreamer and I wish we knew how to do. Like being able to completely build a house from scratch – HA! Sure, we could fuddle along with it but in the end, all the hard work would likely be for naught. Being unskilled in certain things isn’t bad of course. …
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We are a spoiled country. Most people have zero plans for what they would do with their trash if someone didn't come pick it up for them. That can mean another disaster for YOU!
It’s no secret that, in a survival situation, you’ll face an enemy just as dangerous as a man with a gun: disease. Survival hygiene can be just as deadly as a mob if not prepared. I asked my friend, Dan Sullivan of SullivanSurvival.com to help put things into perspective and give some expert advice on …
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Vacuum sealers aren't just for food! Get the most out of yours!
Vacuum sealers are wonderful tools that can be used for plenty of things other than food. We love to go fishing, camping, hiking, and hunting. I’ve come across and discovered several tips and tricks for vacuum sealing food, but I’ve also used it for several non food items over the years. I’ve broken them into …
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SO FUN!
About two months ago, I was contacted by a company who wanted to send me something to review. Now, I get three to four of these types of emails a month and usually don’t even read them. I admit the name, The Nomadik Box, caught my attention. When I was younger, and sometimes still, I had a …
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This is week 22 in volume 3 of the Saturday Survival Serial. To learn more about what the Saturday Survival Serial is, click here. To start at week 1, click here. The day could not be any more perfect as Jimmy and Amie walked down the trail to the Spring Gathering. They had the twins …
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It's important to have a plan. The plan helps put you in the moment, fight off panic, and focus on what needs to be done!
You’ve spent time prepping for disaster. You’ve collected vital survival supplies, designated safe places for various types of storms, and drilled survival procedures. Then, you find yourself in a disaster situation. Though you may know your gear, practiced skills, and done all you can – you can’t prepare for everything. Practice is never quite the …
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I’ve learned an awful lot about canning over the last few years! From falsely sealed lids to broken jars, I’ve definitely had my share of bumps in the road. Thankfully, no one has ever gotten sick from any of my mistakes. I chalk that up to being a stickler for doing things right and not …
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We're BAAAACCCCKKKK!!! Book 3 is being written NOW and YOU can help to shape it! Click the link for more information found in the first line of the article. :) For those in the know....ENJOY!
This is week 16 in volume 3 of the Saturday Survival Serial. To learn more about what the Saturday Survival Serial is, click here. To start at week 1, click here. Miller was resigned to the fact that it was going to likely take all day long to make it to Reed City, even though …
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Examples are given!
“Prepping” is a term tossed around in mainstream media constantly these days. Generally speaking, it shows some guy who is an over-the-top type with questionable mental stability showing off his guns in a bunker 10 feet underground. They prepare for disasters that, while possible, are so far fetched as to make them look out of …
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Mystery Explained!
Canning is something most newbies want to do but are intimidated by. Their imaginations go into overdrive and they worry about things breaking, blowing up, or any number of other calamities happening. There is a learning curve that can turn some people away, thinking it’s too complicated for them. The truth is, while there are differences …
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  • University of Alaska
    2014
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I have been going to All American Auto since they first opened. In the last 4 years, these gents have taken VERY good care of me and my family's vehicles. I LOVE their pickup and drop off service, very convenient. As a woman, it's hard to find a mechanic that doesn't treat you "like a woman" when it comes to car stuff. These guys are open, straightforward, and I never worry that they may tweak something that would cause me to come back. They fix what needs to be and provide me with a list of other repairs they see should be done in a prioritized list that makes it easy to plan and budget. They go above and beyond, too! One day, I was driving along and a rock got stuck, REALLY STUCK, in the tire between the plate and the brake. It made a god awful noise and nothing I did would get it to loosen and drop. I drove the car up to them and they took care of it for me - no charge! These gents took time out of their very busy day to help me with it, and then waved me off with a smile. Who does that anymore? THEY DO! I am a very loyal customer and will tell ~anyone~ who will listen about why they should go there. And no, I am not in any way related to anyone who works there. Zero affiliation other than I will be their customer until they close or I die.
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Public - 8 months ago
reviewed 8 months ago
I am still here at my stay and will update if needed but this is what I've got thus far: The Good: Excellent WiFi. I was out back sitting at the tables they have in the grassy area (nice touch) and had full reception. It was great! Very.Friendly.Staff. Warm, engaging, professional. One of the shuttle drivers was rather chatty but, better than being ignored like other places. Great complimentary breakfast! You'll find no pathetic baskets of muffins and old looking fruit here! Eggs, seasoned red potatoes, vegi breakfast burritos, sausage, cereal, muffins and all sorts of breads. Don't forget the waffles you can make, too. ;) Complimentary printer. I needed to print some information off to study with badly and asked how much it would be. Nothing. Zip. Nada. Even though I printed off 20 pages! Prompt shuttle service. Very courteous drivers and nice vans! Larger rooms with large windows that open up. Great A/C, too. Typical bathroom/shower/tub area but spacious on the sink/counter area. HUGE television. It has got to be at least 4 feet across! Easy to navigate interface. No sign of any pest infestation (yeah, I check for that stuff.) The "Bad" Mattress was likely some standard firmness but to me, it was way too firm. Most would likely say they are comfy. I used to clean rooms for a living and you can always tell the attention to detail about the staff by checking in 3 places. They failed all three spots for thick dust when swiped with a finger: 1. Top of the television 2. Top of picture frames and/or door frames 3. The corner behind the bathroom door. I first checked the TV upon walking in and it was so thick, I immediately went back downstairs and showed it to the front staff. They apologized, of course, said they would tell the cleaning staff and thanked me for telling/showing them. That was it. I was rather surprised no further steps were taken and will be sure to include that in the review I send directly to the company after my stay.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
This place used to be one of the gems of eating out in Ketchikan. It has absolutely tanked in the last several years. I don't know if a mack truck with a winch could pull it back up into the light. DINING IN: It is loud in there. And when I say loud, I mean that even if you have perfect hearing, the way it's set up allows the noise to bounce off walls, floor, and ceiling. You will be across the table and have to lean in, read lips, and talk loud to be understood. Having a 'nice, quiet dinner' would be easier with a pack of 7th grade boys in a mini van. The wait staff leaves a lot to be desired. Their attitude seems to be one of "we are doing YOU the favor by serving you." While I never expect anyone to kiss my backside, I DO expect at least a smile and 'glad you are here' vibe. The food is largely filler anymore. Cheap filler of beans and rice. While the portions are healthy, the food overall is kind of bland. The chips and salsa they start you with was almost better - if the 'salsa' was more than a marinara sauce. The menu is WAY too large. A good restaurant has a smaller menu in my opinion. Find what you do well (they used to do Italian and Mexican really well and their pizza used to be the best on the island) and stick to it. A large menu makes you do half assed work on too many things instead of doing a few dishes consistently well. ORDERING FOR DELIVERY: Sweet mother of god this one drives me nuts. 45 mins to an hour delivery time, even if you are literally less than a mile away from them. We live on an island! I get that traffic can be tight sometimes but really? They charge a $3 delivery fee to cover gas. I'm sorry but the mark up on all the rice and bean filler is plenty enough to cover the gas on delivery. Perhaps if you cut your menu down by about 50-60%, you wouldn't lose so much money tossing out stuff that goes bad. Maybe you could make more stuff from scratch, too. The last three times (in about a 5-6 month time) I ordered for delivery, it took a minimum of 80 minutes to get to me and it was cool or outright cold (the cold one was two hours from time of order and the kid looked high). Don't bother calling to complain, you will just get even more ticked off with their paltry offer to 'make it right.' They offered me half off my next delivery. That is when they lost me. I can make better tasting food for less cost and have a better atmosphere at home or take my money elsewhere. They USED to be amazing. They USED to care about food quality and the community and people who eat there. Now it seems all they care about is money and that is pretty sad for us who knew how awesome they used to be.
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Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago
This has turned into my favorite place to eat on the island. The owners are warm and friendly and it is usually them who is serving you! The food...oh ye tiny Gods the FOOD.IS.AMAZING. I have never, ever had a bad meal here out of the (conservatively speaking) 20 times we have gone there in the last few years. It is warm and intimate without being stuffy or crowded and their back deck in Summer is a joy to experience while having an amazing meal. Garlic mashed taters for the win!
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Public - 2 years ago
reviewed 2 years ago
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I have not done any business with this company personally. The reason for that is how I was treated on the phone the times I called in for information. That in itself is enough to know that working with these people is a bad idea. First, they are HORRIBLE about returning phone calls. Absolutely awful. As in they don't. Second, they are bad about answering the phone at all. If you call between 9 and 9:30 or 5:30-6, they will not answer the phone. Good luck during the middle of the day, too. Third, there is little to no professionalism when on the phone. It sounds like I am talking to some wash out, drop out high school student whose every other word is "dude" or "like." Find someone else, do NOT waste your money with this Mickey Mouse operation. It is a wonder they are in business at all anymore.
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Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
The customer service is really great but most stuff you can buy on Amazon for half the price and get free shipping too. Their excuse has always been the fact that shipping to Alaska is expensive but that is old and worn out and doesn't really apply well to the digital age. If not for the customer service and knowledgeable staff, I wouldn't really shop there until I needed lumber. I WILL say that when you need help, they are really awesome with reliable information.
Public - a year ago
reviewed a year ago