From 1980 to 2005, Wayne Lutz was Chairman of the Aeronautics Department at Mount San Antonio College in Los Angeles. He led the college’s Flying Team to championships as Top Community College in the United States seven times. He has also served 20 years as a U.S. Air Force C-130 aircraft maintenance officer. His educational background includes a B.S. degree in physics from the University of Buffalo and an M.S. in systems management from the University of Southern California.
The author is a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flying experience. For the past three decades, he has spent summers in Canada, exploring remote regions in his Piper Arrow, camping next to his airplane. The author resides during all seasons in a floating cabin on Canada’s Powell Lake and occasionally in a city-folk condo in Bellingham, Washington. His writing genres include regional Canadian publications and science fiction
What are the essentials you’ll need to begin an off-the-grid lifestyle, and how do you get started? This practical how-to guide considers all aspects of remote living, including site selection and the creation of your own utilities. Investment and ongoing costs of backwoods living are evaluated, based on the building-block approach to solar power and other readily-available technologies.
In the spirit of 'Up the Lake' and 'Beyond the Main,' join the author for quad adventures to destinations on Powell Lake only accessible by boat. Nature and the timber industry combine to provide access to sublime destinations where mountains drop into the sea and lifestyles focus on self-reliance and a different sense of purpose.
Up close and personal, the Powell River region has special meaning to those who explore it in their off-road vehicles. In the spirit of remote living and recreation off the beaten track, we journey to places only accessible by machines fit for rough terrain.
When our Milky Way merges with the Andromeda Galaxy in 4.75 billion years, Earth will be facing even bigger problems than a cosmic collision. Two parallel worlds confront an uncertain future, while an astrophilosopher and a modern shaman struggle with decisions that will establish the fate of intelligent beings throughout the colliding spiral arms.
River and lake paddling in a sea kayak – not your typical jaunts in the Pacific Northwest. Here’s proof that enchanting journeys are born in dreams of personal exploration. A Canadian paddler heads south to probe the rivers of Washington, searching for “slow pusher” rivers to propel his kayak lazily downstream mile after mile.
Cabins float in a cut-off fjord of British Columbia's South Coast, where mountains drop into the sea and lifestyles focus on self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Up the lake and off the grid - Canada at its best. What's it like to live in a remote setting, and how do you get started? The ideal book for those new to off grid lifestyles, providing a realistic look at the experience of rem
Cabins float in a cut-off fjord of British Columbia’s south coast, where mountains drop into the sea and lifestyles focus on self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. One man tackles an on-going dream to construct a floating cabin on Powell Lake, from the water up – not his first, but his finest. A study of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea.
Boating and survival off the grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Destinations on the Strait of Georgia, with contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia. A follow-up book to the original 'Up the Strait,' which constitutes a set of two books that can be read in either order.
Coastal British Columbia from Jervis Inlet to Desolation Sound serves as the backdrop for stories of quadding, hiking, and survival. Tales from remote areas where people are isolated from the bustle of the surrounding world. Stories for the stout of heart and those who crave wilderness adventure. A follow-up book to the original 'Up the Main.'
Winter in coastal British Columbia is supernatural. Off-road riding on quad and motorcycle, with emphasis on the people and local geography. Hiking and survival off the grid in coastal BC, where mountains drop into the sea and individuals possess self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Winter hiking adventures in the Powell River area, including numerous photos and maps.
Off-road riding on quads and motorcycles in the region surrounding Powell River, BC. From Desolation Sound to Jervis Inlet, coastal British Columbia at its best. Canadian stories about the Sunshine Coast, focusing on quad destinations and the people who ride. Off-the-grid lifestyles are explored by the author of the series 'Coastal British Columbia Stories.'
Flying Coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Airports in British Columbia, along with Arctic destinations, are featured. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, and off-the-grid living. Written by a flight instructor with 7000 hours of flight experience.
Living off-the-grid in coastal British Columbia, where mountains drop into the sea and people practice self-reliance and a different sense of purpose. Life in a floating cabin, with travel by boat, kayak, bicycle, and all-terrain vehicle. Contrarian views of the people and places of coastal British Columbia, including the author's extensive study of one of Powell Lake's best float cabin designers.
Tannon Bessimer is an amateur astronomer who has discovered an object that is inbound to our solar system. And it’s getting the world's attention. The final destination is unknown, but if earth is the UFO's target, communication is the key. But the object is silent – until Tannon becomes the unexpected contact.