Outdoor Safety & Ethics
Seven Principles of Leave No Trace
Leave No Trace information is rooted in scientific studies and common sense. The information is framed under the Seven Leave No Trace Principles.
General Rules to Live By
Be cautious in bear country. Bear Facts will provide more information. Clam diggers should be cautious of Paralytic Shellfish Poisoning. We recommend taking local maps, a compass, flashlight, waterproof matches, a strong knife, a first-aid kit, a space blanket, candles, flares, and personal protection such as a gun or bear repellent if you wish. A handheld VHF radio may be useful to summon help in the event of an emergency.
Cabin users are requested to: PACK OUT all garbage including unused food and fuel; PACK OUT empty fuel cans, and leave a supply of firewood. A permit day begins at 12 noon on the assigned day and ends at 12 noon the following day. (Gear should be packed and out of the cabin for the next group.) Please leave a clean cabin so the next users will also enjoy their stay.
Know Before You Go
Copies of fishing and hunting regulations may be obtained from the Alaska Department of Fish and Game.
How You Get There
Getting there can be half the fun. It can also be a challenge. Very few cabins can be reached without the use of a boat or an aircraft. Many require a hike.
Give special attention to the tide information provided for each saltwater cabin. The lower the tide, the longer the walk to the cabin, sometimes as much as 2 miles. Some cabins are inaccessible by boat or plane at low tide. Tide information is also extremely significant.