Alaska's King

This site is for the exploration and discussion of a Constitutional Monarchy, as well as important Alaska news and information. Feel free to post your comments.

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Saturday, May 28, 2005

Why A King?

I have been emailed with the question; "Why does Alaska need a King, and Why do you think you are he?" or words to that effect.

Have you noticed the fraud that is the election process? One or two rich people, supported by Big Business, two sides of the same coin, are your choices. Are you happy with that? I, and many others, are not. Who knows how many well-qualified candidates are running, but no one ever hears their names, or their positions. Are you happy with the government? Happy with a Judicial system that is obviously corrupt? Do you enjoy the plethora of inane TV shows and the accompanying advertising? Do you subscribe to the mass-produced mass-feed productions masquerading as TV shows and public service 'messages'? Do you feel that there is something else, something that is like a cut in your mouth that you just can't stop tounging?

We need someone who will lead us into the 21st century. Someone who does not kiss the asses of Big Business, of petty Bureaucrats, someone who will tell those who abuse their limited powers to pack up and get out by sundown. Someone who represents The People.

If you like things the way they are, then this is not for you. If you seek something new, a radical change, then stay tuned. I am not advocating a violent overthrow of the Government, I am proposing an experiment.

Why me? Read this blog, and you may find the answer.

King Dennis the First

Sunday, May 22, 2005

Alaska Subsitence

I have been experimenting with subsistence hunting, fishing, trapping, and wild foods.

The four basic elements for survival are: Shelter, Water, Food, and Fire. Each element is involved with the other.

To have shelter near a source of water is best, as food can be eaten without fire. A shelter provides a base from which one can hunt and otherwise gather food, water, firewood, and other materials. Most importantly, it provides a shelter from the elements and a base to which one can return to.

Water is important for many reasons, not the least of which is the fact that we are mostly made of water. We won't last a week, in the best conditions, without water.

I don't need to state the importance of food. In addition to nourishment, it provides a degree of comfort, as does fire.

Fire is essential for comfort, to cook and preserve food, and to ward off wild animals and insects.

I'll be posting the results of my experiments with the various elements of survival as I test them out. While this is not the first time I have been in survival situations, this will be the first time I have recorded the results of my experiments.

The Cornerstone is Laid

Today I have begun construction on our stone structure. Inspired by structures I have found and visited in many countries, too numerous to name, and fortunate enough to have an excellent location situated on a high moraine, the source materials contain many stones ranging in size from sand and gravel to giant glacial erratics. The stones include rocks of igneous, metamorphic, and sedimentary origin.

The site is well-drained, but portions of the lower land includes wetlands, which provide water as well as berries and a defensible space. The forest is mixed willows, alder (great for preserving meat and fish by smoke curing), birch, cottonwood, and spruce. I have grown and am growing corn, beans, peas, beets, kale, mustard, sunflowers, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, tarragon, ruhbarb, oats, potatoes, tomatoes, cantaloupe, pumpkin, zuchinni, carrots, turnips, dill, garlic chives, onions, and much more.

I'm not sure what the final shape of the structure will be. I'm just following the shape of the stones and the land, and taking inspiration from historic structures and Celtic Art. I have lived in and built log cabins, frame houses, a tipi, a yurt, and other structures.

I welcome you to contact me if you wish to participate, for your suggestions for construction, and for suggestions for the name. So far I suggest "Waterstone", for the role water has played in the formation of the deposits from which I am deriving the source materials.