A part of living off grid in the mountains is the abundant wildlife around us. A few weeks ago we had to leave our Jeep in one of our switchbacks. It has been annoying having it there (causing a lot of extra backing in the switchback), and this morning I was planning on pulling it up to our homestead. But, when I came to it…I saw that a bear had eaten a chunk of our Jeep…
This is what met me when I came to take a look at the Jeep:
Plastic pieces ripped off the vehicle, hoses and wires, on the ground, etc. No time to try to start the vehicle…
I just backed the truck to the end of the tow rope, and made sure that the tow rope was as short as possible, to have the Jeep close to the back of the truck. This would help when we went through the couple of switchbacks on the way up to the top…or our homestead.
My wife is a petite lady, and it is hard for her to steer a non-running vehicle without any power steering, etc. Besides, when she has to use her whole weight to hold the brake in and making the Jeep not roll backwards in the first switchback…yep she was a bit terrified…
But, it went totally fine, and the Jeep is now parked in an area right by our trailer.
All this just makes you try to prepare better next time, and also not push off things for “tomorrow” that you can do “today”… Some times life is just way too busy on our homestead. I sure am so blessed to have a beloved wifie that I can share all the adventures with, and that is such a good “helping hand”. 🙂
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