Vol. 1 of the Alaska Young Fishermen’s Almanac was such a success that we’re doing it again, and we need your help! The Almanac serves as a cultural touchstone, a practical guide, and window into the lives of young, Alaska fishermen. If you or a young fisherman you know have fishing photos, songs, recipes, pro-tips, stories, art, poems, musings, advice, admonitions, and/or mischief to share please click the button below or email them to email@example.com.
Need ideas? Keep scrolling for some examples from Vol. 1.
"I am a fisherman.
It is not merely something that I do,
it is who I am.
Fishing is not simply my escape,
it is where I truly belong.
Where I am supposed to be.
It is not a place I go,
but a lifelong journey I am taking.
It is a passage my father showed me,
and that I will continue to show others.
When you understand all of this, you will
then know me,
and we will fish together."
~ author unknown
Making do with Marissa Wilson
“COCONUT OIL (don't roll your eyes, the hippies probably didn't tell you everything)
Particularly in its organic extra-virgin state, coconut oil is antifungal, antiviral AND antibacterial. Are you yeasty somewhere? In need of a personal lubricant? Short on butter? Cursing your salt-cured hair? Out of shaving cream? Your friend COCONUT OIL is there for you. Rub it on wooden spoons, squeaky hinges, and the tightly muscled back of your good-looking crewmate. It's solid at 75 degrees fahrenheit, fluid at 76. Are you? Didn’t think so.
The abrasive properties make it a gentle exfoliant for the face, teeth, and dirty sink you pretend not to notice so that you don't have to clean it. Sprinkle, rub, done. DO IT.
A half teaspoon dissolved in a half cup of water is also an effective antacid. It will deodorize your fridge, garbage bin, and help fight small class-B fires (from fuel, oil, grease).”
Still need ideas? Give us a shout at firstname.lastname@example.org, we’re happy to help!