Saturday, August 16, 2008

Alaska Food Cache Nightlight $40

Food cache's are commone in rural areas of Alaska. The food cache is a small building on long log legs, so that it is high up in the air. It’s original use was for food storage. Keeping food up away from living areas like tents and cabins helped keep wild animals like bears, wolverines, and squirells from stealing food. A long wooden ladder usually lies on the ground next to it, when the cache isn’t being used. It usually had a small door as the only way in. They are usually located within 100 feet of the owners living area.