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Alaska man plans year on uninhabited Latouche Island (updates from Facebook)

Alaska mountain landscape
Alaska mountain landscape (Photo credit: blmiers2)
By MARK THIESSEN, Associated Press
Thursday, May 10, 2012
(05-10) 00:09 PDT Anchorage, Alaska (AP) --

Charles Baird is going off the grid for a year.

The 40-year-old oil company employee and filmmaker from Anchorage will move to the mostly uninhabited Latouche Island in Alaska's Prince William Sound at the end of May, completing a dream he's been contemplating for 17 years.

Baird will build a 12x12 shed to shelter him from the elements, and he plans to hunt and fish and fend off an occasional black bear during his sojourn to the Alaska wilderness.

He'll be incommunicado, only allowing himself to send short messages out via a satellite uplink to and no way to receive any in. He won't... //

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