Company Christmas Parties at Backcountry Warriors

Rennco Electric Christmas party here tonight. What a great bunch of people. Full house, full stomachs, big smiles. They were outside all day riding dog sled and ice fishing. 15 below but still a great day 😊

The Iditorod Trail right by Backcountry Warriors

Backcountry Warriors is 2 miles from the Iditarod restart that takes place out in Willow Alaska. We take our guests to Willow lake to watch the first 15-20 teams, then we go back to Crystal Lake where our lodge is and watch the rest of the teams go right by our lodge. Follow that up with a bonfire and a …

Fresh Challah Bread at Backcountry Warriors

So I go out to bring in some firewood. The smell of wood smoke. Amazing! Bring in firewood to the smell of fresh Challah bread. Top that with it’s snowing out here in Willow. So awesome! Sheila makes the most amazing breads on the planet. Our clients don’t leave much left when she makes her bread 🙂 But then we …

Guided Snowmobile Tour For couple from New Hamshire

2/4/2017 Had a full day of riding snowmachine all over the Willow area today with Jim and Marie from New Hampshire. Just fantastic weather. Not a cloud in the sky, 0-10 degrees, great fun with a great couple. They are here for a couple days and then tomorrow we take them up to Cantwell, hand them off to Claude Bondy …

Future Mushers of the Iditarod!

In not so fond remembrance of the “Iditarod that wasn’t”…as in wasn’t in Willow. I post this epic video from a while back this winter. Al Eischens brought his dogs out to train for the Iditarod. He hooked a team up for my wife. And I would like to say how proud I am of her. She finished the race! …

Spatchcock Chicken, The best Chicken Ever!

  By Sheila Monson Gosh, about 5 years ago the kids, friends and I all went in and bought Kevin Monson a Traeger. Since then he has made some of the most amazing food! Tonight’s treat is spatchkock chicken. We made a video so you can do it to. Its super easy, takes about an hour or so and super …

Backcountry Warriors Amazing Brisket

For years I have been asked to do a full instructional video on how I do the briskets that I have served to our guests at our B&B in Wasilla, and now at Backcountry Warriors in Willow. Its actually a pain to do this right in the middle of having guests and being under pressure but last weekend I managed …