Chris Czajkowski will describe her evolving life living in an isolated area near the southeast edge of Tweedsmuir Provincial Park at the next meeting of the Sunshine Coast Natural History Society.
Meet and hear Czaj-kowski on Friday, Dec. 3, at 7:30 p.m. at the Sunshine Coast Arts Centre in Sechelt. Refreshments will be served and guests are always welcome.
Her self-built cabins, located by a high-altitude, fly-in lake completely surrounded by the Caribou Mountains, are a 32-km walk from the nearest road and 150 km from the nearest store. Besides learning how to live with wolves, bears and other wildlife for over two decades, her sole-wilderness living has been tempered also by recent serious forest fires and devastating floods.
Czajkowski was born to Polish refugee parents in England. She studied agricultural and then lived in Uganda, Australia and New Zealand. Now she is a wilderness dweller in British Columbia.
She started her writing career by sending letters about her wilderness experiences to Peter Gzowski's Morningside program on CBC Radio in the mid 1980s. She will be featuring in her present presentation, her latest and 9th book: A Wilderness Dweller's Cookbook (or the 100 Mile Diet), complete with photographs of a new home, Nuk Tessli and the environs.