With the best intentions, I have tried to answer every question you have asked me.
No matter how many questions I answer or how simple I have tried to make to make the website to use and find those answers, it can still be confusing.
I thought that now, nearing the end of the year, would be a great time to highlight some of those questions and the answers to those questions.
Those of you that have asked questions of me, here and other places we have connected, like Face Book, Twitter and LinkedIn, know that I am forever battling bandwidth to stay online as well as power, this winter, to keep the lights and computers on. These issues of late, have given me the gift of time. Time to reread all that I had written.
After two years, writing these posts, (and rereading them again) I see that I am still lacking in the talent to come up with proper titles! (Sigh.) So, as part of the thoughts behind this post, was that I went through and reread each post that I had written here and chose the ones that best answered each question posed.
Who is Pioneer Outfitters?
Master Guide Terry Overly is Pioneer Outfitters. Amber-Lee Dibble, aka Alaska Chick is Pioneer Outfitters. The Pro-Team Guides (The Good, The Bad & The Ugly) are Pioneer Outfitters. The Pioneer Outfitter Guides are Pioneer Outfitters.
Who is (are) Pioneer Outfitters? These posts answer that.
- Alaska Guides and Outfitters, Beware
- Alaska Horseback Adventures
- The Best Experience to have, in Chisana, Alaska
What is Pioneer Outfitters?
Easily said; Pioneer Outfitters is family.
As I was reading back through all the posts that I have written for you, so that you may come to know “what” we really are, I noted each one that really spoke to that, “What Pioneer Outfitters is.”
- Search: Alaska Guide
- Family Friendly Vacations in Alaska
- Fighting the Grind, in Alaska
- Chisana Communications
- Busy Time & Free Time for Pioneer Outfitters
- 23 Questions you want Answered about Pioneer Outfitters
- The Big 4 ~ Pioneer Outfitters
- Wilderness Horseback Adventure in Alaska
- Experience Alaska with Pioneer Outfitters
- Horseback Adventures in Alaska ~ A Big Thrill or Big Scare?
How do I choose?
First, you have to have made the decision to make Alaska your destination. Then, you must decide if you need or want a professional guide, to accompany you into the Last Frontier. (That should be an easy one! Yes!!)
After those two decisions are made, you have many different options with Pioneer Outfitters to choose from.
- Horseback Adventures
- Winter Excursions
- Big Game Hunting
- State of Alaska approved Guide Training and Ethics classes
Ok. You have chosen to come to Alaska, you know that having a Professional Guide with you is smart and safe. You already know what you have dreamed of, to experience. Now, these posts will help you feel confident in all your choices.
- Alaska Guides and Outfitters, Beware
- Big Tips on Big Game Hunting in Alaska
- Dall Sheep are Not Out of Your Reach
- Top 7 Reasons for a Summer Horseback Adventure
- Horseback Riding for Dummies
- Reasons for a Horseback Riding Adventure, Even for the Inexperienced
- 6 Points Your Guide Should Want to Know About You
- Your Physical Fitness and a Horseback Adventure
- Vacation Too Busy to Fit it All In? We Have New Adventures!
- Your Fitness Adventure
- Dreaming of an Exciting and Unique Adventure?
What do I bring?
This is question is always asked and is a very important question, which I am constantly refining my answer to.
Alaska’s weather can be tricky to pack for. Whether you are coming to Alaska for:
You will want to have what you need to have, for comfort as well as safety. When you are going to be in a remote area, such as Chisana with Pioneer Outfitters, you also want to have with you, what you want.
These are the posts that speak directly to this question:
- Hunt Alaska Naked
- Summertime Gear for Your Alaska Horseback Adventure
- Insider Tips on Your Alaska Horseback Riding Adventure
I also made some pretty significant changes, additions and adjustments to the Guide Training FAQs lists.
Here is also, a close-up look at what an Alaska Guide Trainee needs, when he or she hears:
How do I get there?
Don’t worry, I have the answers! (Yes, there is more than one option.)
Here are some posts that directly help in answering that question, too.
- Driving to Your Summer Vacation
- 15 Steps From Your Door to Your Alaska Horseback Adventure
- A Sneak Peak at Your Summertime Alaska Adventure
People also ask (as well they should), quite often, about our horses and the weather. Both are a huge part of our lives at Pioneer Outfitters in Chisana, Alaska.
Pioneer Outfitters Horses
- The Range Horses, Springtime at Pioneer Outfitters
- Range Horses, Where, How and Why, for Pioneer Outfitters
- Range Horses, Saddle Horses, Pack Horses and Pioneer Outfitters
- Range Horses and Your Adventures
- Alaska Hunting Horse, Gone Crazy
The weather in Chisana, Alaska is as varied as Alaska’s terrain. On our General FAQs page, about half way down, there is a section on the weather for the different times of the year.
So, you want the “skinny” on and about Pioneer Outfitters?
The Insider … A Professional Guide
“The quickest way to the truth, is to get it directly from the horse’s mouth.”
…Well… since most of our horses wont talk to anyone….
I am not simply a licensed Alaska Guide. I am not even simply a Professional Alaska Guide. I am an active Professional Alaska Guide.
I have been active in the field, year-round, guiding guests and clients on horseback and with snow machines since 1995.
I will give it to you straight out, without fail. The great successes, the humiliating failures and the daily struggle and effort to improve. I will give you the “skinny.”
- A Professional Alaska Guide
- The Bottom Line for a Professional Alaska Guide
- Living in the Bush, Hints for Guide Trainees
- Will You Survive?
- Experience This, Cheechako
- C’set La Vie, the Alaska Wilderness
- In Pursuit, With the Intent to Kill
- Alaska Wins, You Loose
Now that My Identity Crisis has been finished, my new project is to discuss with you and to pass along what advice I have to share.
Women in the Outdoors
To help you get excited about this new project, along with me, I pulled the following posts out to share with you:
- Dangers and Worries for Women in the Outdoors
- Women Adventurers and Women Hunters
- Will You Survive?
- Keeping Up with the Boys, In the Bush of Alaska
- Finding Your Own Way, with Alaska Chick
- 6 Lessons Learned in the Remote Alaska Wilderness
- Alaska Guide Trainee Mackenzie Rutledge
Well, that’s it! I hope I answered the questions you have asked. If I missed one, let me know. I hope that this break down, will maybe answer a question for you that you haven’t asked yet.