You are going on a strange journey this time, my friend. I don't envy you. You'll have a hard time keeping your heart light and simple in the midst of this crowd of madmen. Instead of the music of the wind among the spruce-tops and the tinkling of the waterfalls, your ears will be filled with the oaths and groans of these poor, deluded, self-burdened men. Keep close to Nature's heart, yourself; and break clear away, once in a while, and climb a mountain or spend a week in the woods. Wash your spirit clean from the earth-stains of this sordid, gold-seeking crowd in God's pure air. It will help you in your efforts to bring to these men something better than gold. Don't lose your freedom and your love of the Earth as God made it.
- John Muir -

Off-Grid Cabin Life

No Public Utilities. Oh, no! What's a person to do? Think outside the box. What if . . . ?

No Artificial Refrigeration (Food/Drink alternatives): *
No Running Water (purification and ultra-conservative usage):
No Public Electricity (power alternatives):
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WV Site Amenities, Etiquette, Procedures:

- Carry a camping/hunting knife (or multi-tool) and whistle with you at all times. Will be provided if you don't have them.
- At night, keep a functional flashlight with you anytime you go outside. Will be available on-site.

- When exiting the cabin or hiking, be alert to possible wildlife activity (bear, coyote, etc.)
- Make noise to make your presence known & to avoid startling wildlife which will avoid humans when alerted
- Don't feed wildlife and don't leave any unsealed food outside

Food / Drink:
Upon prior request, alternative food accommodations can be made for visitors who are unaccustomed to off-grid living conditions mentioned in the "No Artificial Refrigeration" section above.

- Promptly dispose of ALL trash in appropriate, sealed, trash containers (inside and outside).

Toilet Use (see "Toilet alternative" above):
- Women: Unrestricted
- Men: #1 only, outside and away from structures. #1 with #2 - unrestricted.
- All: Nighttime or inclement weather - unrestricted.

Sleeping Arrangements:
- Bring pillow and sleeping bag or bedding - Clean, on-site items are available when requested prior to visit.
- 3-4 Loft (floor) or 1 top bunk (single) bed or 1 bottom bunk (double) bed positions are available (foam or air matresses included)
- 1 folding cot is available

Smoking, Vaping & Chewing Tobacco Use
- Use is acceptable outside and at least 50 feet, downwind, from any structure
- Lighted products must be extinguished with water before discarding to prevent forest or structural fire

- Coolers, with drain spouts or leaks, are not allowed in the cabin
- During the course of your visit, please make note, and advise owner, of anything that needs to be replenished or repaired