All posts by Andy Walgamott

Bristol Bay Retreat, Right On The Salmon-rich Naknek River

Come to Bristol Bay Retreat on the beautiful Naknek River to experience Alaska’s true last frontier. We offer fishing for all five species of salmon as well as rainbow trout, grayling, Arctic char, lake trout and pike, plus waterfowl hunting at its finest, ptarmigan hunting, and bear viewing at the world-famous Brooks Falls, located in the heart of Katmai National Park.

If you are in the King Salmon area and just need a place to sleep for one night or one month, you can enjoy and relax in our spacious 4,000-square-foot lodge located on 5 sprawling acres on the Naknek River. We offer a bed-and-breakfast service that rivals any bed and breakfast anywhere.

Our lodge is a six-bedroom three-bath lodge that can comfortably sleep eleven adults. You can enjoy your meals in the very large dining area inside or, if the weather permits, we have a huge outside deck that overlooks the Naknek River.

After a long day on the river fishing for the tens of thousands of salmon that swim the river just in front of the lodge, you can come back and relax in the steam room, or Banya, as they are locally called.

Your adventure into Alaska’s wilds starts here. Contact us today!

Call (855) 907-2327, email or go to

Kenai Riverside Lodge

For many fishermen, a trip to Alaska to fish for kings on the Kenai River is a dream – often never realized. Why? Budget, time, distance — sure … but more often, family. We talk to anglers around the world who worry about taking precious vacation time and money to go on a trip that seems, in a word, selfish.

Luckily, with Alaska Wildland Adventures, that worry is over. Our Kenai Riverside Lodge on the banks of the upper Kenai River in Cooper Landing, Alaska, is home to both our sportfishing program as well as adventure packages for travelers of all kinds.


We lead the way on the Kenai with great guides, top gear, personalized service and attention to the “details” of your trip. If you have family or friends along who are less enthusiastic about fishing, our sportfishing packages can easily include days where everyone fishes, one person fishes, or a select group hits the water.

While the fishermen are out on the river searching for the in-season salmon species (king, sockeye or silver), or perfecting their fly-fishing techniques for giant rainbow trout and Dolly Varden, everyone else can be on a guided two- to seven-hour rafting trip or a gorgeous hike in the Chugach Mountains.

We encourage families and couples to come together, share experiences, do some separate activities if they choose, and then gather around the dinner table, bonfire, deck, and sauna to relax and enjoy the lodge.

Our lodge and amenities keep everyone comfortable and content. Sixteen private guest cabins with attached baths and private porches are nestled into the wooded riverside setting. Our main log lodge has a cozy lounge area with a wood stove, a bar where a cold beer or glass of wine can be purchased, and our main dining room where breakfast and dinner are served. Relax on our brand-new, expansive deck overlooking the river, enjoy a bonfire, take a wood-fired sauna and (if you’re game!) dip in the river after … or play a game of ping pong, horseshoes or sand volleyball.


Another great advantage to fishing with Alaska Wildland Adventures? Ease. We take care of everything for you, even transportation to and from Anchorage. So all you have to do is pack a bag, show up on time, and enjoy.

We only book trips on the phone and via email so our expert staff can assist you in creating the perfect trip to fit your style. Once you arrive in Alaska, everyone from shuttle driver to your guide is dedicated to you and making your trip as worry-free and fun as possible. We outfit you with great gear, fish out of top-quality boats, pack lunches customized to your dietary needs, and filet, pack and freeze your fish!
Our season is short, and prime dates do book up early.

For over 35 years, we’ve been guiding guests on the water and around the mountains, creating family memories that last a lifetime. Call us today at (800) 478-4100.

Frontier Safety & Supply’s Backcountry Kit A Must For Alaskan Outdoorsmen

At Frontier Safety and Supply, we know first-hand the importance of providing the highest quality products at the most competitive prices possible! We are outdoor enthusiasts who are passionate about safety for those who push the limits on land, water, and in the air. We offer safety supplies and training to help you return safely from your adventures!

The Backcountry First Aid and Survival Kit is designed and assembled by Frontier Safety and Supply. It is the exact one used on countless remote Alaskan adventures by our staff and friends.

Its intended use is for essential items only, not things that can be improvised. It is waterproof, compact and lightweight so that you have no excuse to leave it behind. You can customize this kit by hand-picking the waterproof container and/or contents! We are confident you will be impressed! We have lots of extra items that you can add; and we won’t be hurt if you ask for items to be removed! We will adjust the price accordingly.

We pride ourselves in customizing kits for a single person, or large orders. Contact us directly to make changes to your kit or have it co-branded with your logo.

Visit for more information.

Nature Tech Solutions Offers Another Solution For Relief From The Flu


Roman Fyk of Nature Tech Solutions Inc. urged the American public to “get their flu shot” as soon as possible before they join the thousands of Americans with the flu.

Mr. Fyk, president, of the company based in Lancaster, Pa., released information concerning his new GEN-X-3 technology that manufactures a proven solution to eradicate the flu and many other debilitating viruses and bacteria.

The GEN-X-3 machine produces hypochlorous acid (HOCI) which is also produced by the human immune system to kill bacteria and viruses.  Mr. Fyk agrees that everyone must receive their flu shots, but to also consider adding his GEN-X-3 technology to their defense against the H3N2 flu that is now an epidemic throughout the United States.

When the solution of 100-percent safe Hypochlorous acid (HOCl) Anolyte was tested by Penn State University, the same solution produced by the GEN-X-3 killed the current devastating flu virus, H3N2, 100 percent in less than a minute.  The GEN-X-3 produced solution also killed many other bacteria that threaten our food supply, health and much more.

The H3N2 flu is a strain of a Norovirus which also was treated by the GEN-X-3 for proof of effectiveness and had a kill rate of 99.999 according to the test studies by the Microbiotest Laboratories in Sterling, Va.

The GEN-X-3 is now available to the public.  The GEN-X-3 uses regular tap water, electric and a food-based additive to create hypochlorous acid.  This solution is non-hazardous and safe for human contact.  It can be used in the home, office, nursing home, hospital or classroom to sanitize and disinfect.  Just spray and let dry.  The solution can also be used in a cold fogger or cold sonic vaporizer in occupied rooms to mitigate the viruses and bacteria.

The GEN-X-3 does more than just kill H3N2 and other avian viruses. It also kills a host of deadly foodborne pathogens as well, including (but not limited to) salmonella, e-coli, listeria, VRE, shingella, MSRA, anthrax, and many more. The solution is safe to use on food and food prep areas to greatly diminish cross contamination during food preparation.

Nature Tech Solutions (NTS) manufactures and distributes a variety of machines to self-generate the world’s strongest chemical-free sanitizing/disinfecting/cleaning solution on-site, on demand.  The most popular, GEN-X-3, is for multi-purpose use to clean and purify both your home and office.  The GEN-X-3 is the economical handheld model (a rechargeable mini-generator) that is all natural and safe for children, adults, and pets.  Nature Tech Solutions has a solution for any size industry, school or hospital.

Learn more about Nature Tech Solutions at and

Fairbanks Outdoor & Interior Alaska Gun Show Dates, Exhibitors List

The dates and exhibitor list for the 2013 Fairbanks Outdoor Show and Interior Alaska Gun Show, held at the Carlson Center in Fairbanks, have been set.

The outdoor show runs April 19-21 and the gun show is April 20-21.

Here is a list of exhibitors:

• 2-D Max Alaska
• Afishhunt Charters
• Alaska Angling Adventures
• Alaska Boat Brokers
• Alaska Butcher Equipment & Supply
• Alaska Camera
• Alaska Department of Natural Resources
• Alaska Fun Center
• Alaska H20 Sports
• Alaska Hunter / Alaska Angler Publications
• Alaska Outdoor Access Alliance
• Alaska Raft and Kayak
• Alaska Shoe Magic
• Alaska Shrimp Pots
• Alaska Tent & Tarp
• Alaska Wildlife Images
• Anderson Products
• Andrew Airways
• Arctic Chiropractic
• Big Rays Fly Shop
• Blue Moose Rafting
• Bow Craft
• Catch-A-Lot Charters
• Chitina Dipnetter’s Association
• Compeau’s
• Cookie Lee Jewelry
• Cutco Cutlery
• Delta Meat & Sausage
• Denali Alaskan FCU
• Denali Raft Adventures
• Dick Randolph State Farm
• Division of Air Quality
• Division of Air Quality
• Eagle’s Rest RV Park and Cabins
• FAA Safety Team
• Fairbanks Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
• Fish Central
• FNSB Air Quality
• Ft. Wainwright Department of Natural Resources
• Great Alaskan Holidays
• Heavenly Sights Charters
• Hunt of a Lifetime
• Interior Freight Dog Association
• Island Air
• Kenai Peninsula Tourism Marketing Council
• Kodiak Island Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
• Kodiak Raspberry Lodge
• Mahay’s Riverboat Discovery
• Mat-Su Convention and Visitor’s Bureau
• MonaVie
• Moosetard
• Namibia Safari
• Nenana Raft Adventures
• Ninilchik Charters
• Orca Island Cabins
• Phantom Salmon Charters
• Phoenix 2001 Soccer
• Pristine Ventures
• Reeds Snowmachine and Marine
• Renewable Resources
• River Wranglers / Nova
• Scentsy
• Seward Chamber of Commerce
• Stan Stephens Cruises
• Tanana Adventure Sports
• The Boat Shop
• The Jerky Hut
• Valdez CVB
• And More to Come!

Operator Series Of Backpacks From Tactical Tailor ‘Fit Most Any Activity’

Tactical Tailor is known for designing and manufacturing high-quality American- made tactical gear for the military and law enforcement communities. What many may not be aware of is that many of their products are also ideal for camping, shooting and many other outdoor sporting activities.

Aside from tactical vests and modular pouches, Tactical Tailor offers a full line of backpacks in various sizes to cover most any activity. Their most popular line of packs, the Operator Series, covers everyday carry all the way to a multi-day trip to the outdoors.

The Urban Operator is a discreet everyday carry pack, complete with a zippered laptop compartment, ideal for school, the office or a day of hiking.

The Modular Operator is a step up and compares to a traditional ‘Three Day Pack’ in size and features. It can also be used as a daily carry pack, but has plenty of room for a stay outdoors.

The largest pack in the Operator line, the Extended Range Operator, is perfect for long backpacking trips or multiple days in the field. It features a large compartment for everything you might need and a built-in frame for support.

Finally, the Removable Operator is a small lightweight pack that can be worn alone with its hidden straps or attached directly to larger packs like the Extended Range Operator when a little bit more space is needed.

Tactical Tailor offers a 30-day return policy, as well as a lifetime limited warranty covering materials and workmanship. Check out their full line of American-made products at


For Alaskan Jams, Jellies, Smoked Fish, Cheese, And Tasty Sauces, Stop By Anchorage’s Wild Berry Products

Every summer since 1946, children and adults in Alaska have had a favorite summer activity — picking wild berries for Alaska Wild Berry Products. We always welcome their harvests with open arms. That’s how we make the finest wild berry jams and jellies in Alaska.

That great tradition continues today, 60 years later. Our berries come from all corners of the state and our goal remains the same: to bring the taste of delicious and wild Alaskan berries to as many people as possible. Our wild berry products started in 1946 with just a few items and have since expanded.

Alaska’s very best chocolate and souvenirs are at Alaska Wild Berry Products. Our wild berry jelly center chocolates and candies are thoughtful gifts. Our wild berry jams and jellies are made here in Anchorage. Our gift baskets include delicious chocolates, wild Alaskan salmon, and Alaskan meats, perfect for friends, family or as corporate gifts. Check out our smoked salmon and smoked halibut, caribou sausage, smoked cheese, and honey, mustards, and sauces.

Purchase our products online at or visit our main store and factory in Anchorage, Alaska, the heart of the company. Take a tour of the candy kitchens, visit the World’s Largest Chocolate Fall, and during the summer, see the gift shop come alive with entertainment including singing, dancing, and fiddling.

We are located at 5225 Juneau Street, Anchorage, AK 99518; you can also call us at (907) 562-8858

Ace Air Cargo, Flying To 18 Communities Daily

Flying to 18 different communities daily takes commitment, and that’s what we have at ACE Air Cargo.

We started out as an all-cargo airline and have been crisscrossing Alaska since 1996, delivering your mail and freight from Ketchikan to St. Paul Island to Bethel. People have come to rely upon ACE Air and ACE Air Cargo to get the job done.

And as of Feb 6, 2012,  we began offering scheduled passenger service to Dutch Harbor. We are very excited about this and want you to join us on our next scheduled flight.

You can check us out at

For all your cargo, passenger charters or our new scheduled passenger service, ACE Air and ACE Air Cargo is truly your one-stop shop in Alaska. We want your business and will work hard to keep it.

Adventure Hunts Specializes In African Big Game

Adventure Hunts offers hunting and fishing trips around the world, and we specialize in Africa hunting.

Adventure Hunts is known worldwide for its “safari specials”  and unique, cost-saving, trophy hunting safari packages.

Adventure Hunts offers dangerous game, “big five” hunts for cape buffalo, leopard, lion, elephant, rhino, and hippo, crocodile, including most all species of plains game, and popular; fast-action wing-shooting for upland and waterfowl species.

Adventure Hunts represents “the client” by providing detailed information on proven outfitters, guides, PHs (professional hunters) and safari companies to meet the client’s desires, ability, dreams and — most of all — budget.

From the first-timer to the collector, we look forward to assisting you, providing personal care and attention, planning your next adventure and safari.

For more, contact Adventure Hunts at (951) 929-6151 or