Thursday, November 22, 2007

Alaska Brooks Range Traverse DVD ready very soon!

Well, the DVD of my 1,000 mile solo trip across Alaska is all done and is currently being manufactured. It should be shipped out to me in a few days, and ready to ship to the public shortly thereafter.

You can see more about this trip, and/or pre-order your copy of the DVD in plenty of time for Christmas here.

Happy Thanksgiving everyone!


  1. I can´t believe you actually did that. Trekking the wilderness of Alaska alone has been one of my dreams for so long. What was it like. What is the most distinct feeling that it left you with. What was most memorable about it.

  2. Hi Joe,

    Thanks for the comment. Making a long trek in Alaska is a dream for many of us and I feel very lucky to have had an opportunity like that.

    It's hard to say what it was like in a few words. It was midnight sun, cold rivers, grizzlies, nameless mountains, rain, wolves, and wildflowers. But mostly it was wilderness, and that's probably the most distinct feeling it gave me.

    Some of the most memorable moments for me were:

    The tan wolf trotting down the gravel bar towards me,

    Yelling at the big grizzly as he kept on coming,

    The sleeping white wolf in the late evening sun,

    Topping what was for me the most dramatic, dangerous, mountain pass in the western Brooks,

    The howling wolf packs,

    Building the raft and crossing the Alatna river with it,

    The caribou plunging into the river and swimming past me as the black wolves chased it.

    I'll never forget that summer, and for me there is no place on earth quite like the Brooks Range of Alaska.

  3. Howie6:02 PM


    What a great adventure! I followed you along by Melanies web comments, and thought of you often with envy. I can't wait to view the film!

  4. Anonymous2:02 PM

    WHat is the running time on your new video? I didn't see it anywhere on the website.

  5. Hi Howie,

    Sorry I didn't see your comment earlier. I'm glad you followed along during the trip. I hope you like the DVD. Thanks for visiting my blog!


  6. The running time of the DVD is about 90 minutes.

  7. Anonymous1:01 PM

    Feb 2008


    I truly enjoyed your videos.

    I would like to know if we can get a list of the food that you ate during your two alaska journeys.
    You mentioned that you consumed about two pounds per day. I imagine that you must have burned up a lot of calories and lost some weight during these trips.

    Thanks again for making these videos they were great.
    Patrick CANADA

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  9. Hi Patrick,

    I'm glad you liked the videos.

    You are right, I did lose weight during both of those trips. I was down maybe 10 pounds at the end of each. It is really hard to eat enough food when the calories are being burned so fast. On both trips I had more food available on the river part of the journey which made a big difference. Plus even the fish and berries, and on the first trip wild game, added significantly to my calorie intake.

    For an idea of the foods I ate, I'm going to just cut and paste from my preparation list. This won't give you an idea of the proportion, but will give you an idea of the variety:

    10 Grain Cereal
    8-Grain Cereal
    Beans, Dehydrated
    Big Chocolate. Bars
    Breakfast Bars
    Carnation Instant Breakfast
    Cheese, Gouda
    Chicken Helper
    Chicken, Canned
    Chocolate, Bite-Size
    Chow Mein Noodles
    Coconut Powder
    Cous Cous
    Cracker/Cheese Snacks
    Cranberries, Dried
    Dried Cherries
    Dried Pork
    Dried Shrimp
    Dried Veggies
    Dry Fish
    Dry Milk
    Fruitflavor Drink
    Garlic, Fried
    Instant Potato Pouches
    Just Veggies
    Liptons: +- 5 oz. pouches of rice/pasta
    Mac and Cheese
    Mango, Dried
    Marathon Bars
    Nature Valley Bars
    Nutri-Grain Bars
    Nutter Butters
    Olive Oil
    Papaya, Dried
    Pasta, Wheat
    Peanut Butter
    Pineapple, Dried
    Potato Chips
    Potatoes, Instant
    Power Bars
    Pudding, Sugar Free
    Reese's Pieces
    Rice, Brown, Instant
    Ritz Crackers
    Roasted Nuts
    Salame, Dry
    Salmon Pouch
    Seafood Pouchs
    Soup Pouches
    Specialty Cheese
    Tinned Meats
    Tomatoes, Sun Dried
    Turkey Jerky
    Wheat Thins


  10. Bruce,
    I received your video this afternoon and just finished watching it. Amazing. For a one man video crew, you create great movies. I have this one and your 700 Mile Journey. I truly enjoy watching them.

    Thanks for sharing these wonderful adventures with us. Your website is now in my favorites.

    I find your gear review very useful. It is helping me decide on some new equipment I'm about to purchase. Thanks Again and keep the adventures coming (easy for me to say I know). Cheers


  11. Hi Brian,

    I'm glad you have enjoyed the videos and found the gear reviews useful. Thanks for taking the time to drop by and comment.

    Best of luck with your own adventures!


  12. Buck,
    I'm planning a 2 week hunting trip for the first time this year so I thought I would check out your video. What an incredible video! You made it look easy. I just ordered 700 Miles Alone. Keep up the great work.

  13. Hi Mark,

    Thanks. I appreciate that. Good luck on your hunt!