Well, after a quick overnight trip on Friday to Flint, Michigan, I'm off on Sunday to Alaska for a couple of weeks. I'm really looking forward to it, too, since this is my first trip "up North." While we are there, I'm going to be flying into the interior to interview some REAL homesteaders - a couple who lives 100 miles from the nearest road, year round, existing on what they can trap, shoot or grow. They visit town about twice a year to sell their furs, but other than that, live completely independent and off-grid. They were both born and raised this way, and so they really don't know any other lifestyle. I'm so excited to meet them I can hardly wait! I'll be spending a few days with them, learning how they do things. So if you could come along, what kinds of questions would you want to ask of this couple? I'll take the best of your questions along with me, and will report back when I return home. In addition, look for an article about my experiences this year in an upcoming issue of Countryside Magazine. I've visited nine countries this year so far, and have observed the different farming and homesteading practices of the people I've met - from mexican subsistence fishermen to the bedouin of Wadi Rum and the Navajo in New Mexico to German gentleman farmers. So I'm going to write about the similarities and differences that I've seen this year. Anyway, log in with your questions!