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Watch The Beautiful Young Russian Girl Milana

A couple of days ago, I was watching YouTube videos of young girls performing yoga partner exercises in imitation of experienced yoga practitioners.  These videos were all similar in that these girls could hardly stop laughing long enough to accomplish any of the poses that they were imitating.  They were also similar in that they all had on shorts that were way too short and revealing, and they didn’t care.

I left some comments to their videos making fun of them, but not in a mean way.  I wanted to taunt them some more, because they were kind of looking for trouble and attention anyway, but I didn’t want to get into trouble with my comments, because these girls were about 16 years old.

Later, YouTube included in my list of recommended videos, a Russian video that I thought could have been classified as child pornography.  For those of you not familiar with the internet website YouTube, they are very strict about prohibiting videos with nudity, but it sometimes happens that videos get uploaded to YouTube that haven’t been complained about and removed yet.

I was unsure what was going to happen in this Russian video with a young girl of about 12 years old.  As this video ended, it turned out to not have any nudity, and it was not pornographic, but I wondered what they were doing with this young girl, it looked like she was being exploited.

It turned out that I was wrong, she was not being exploited, I got the wrong impression from the first video of her that I watched.  After watching about five more videos of her, I found out what was going on.

This Russian girl is named Milana.  She is the youngest child, and perhaps she came as a surprise to her parents, a middle-class Russian couple, because their other children are full grown.  Her mother and father are rather large portly Russians, sturdy, with dark features.  It must have come as a surprise to them that not only did they have one more child late in their life, but that this child would be such a fair, delicate, beautiful girl.

Because this girl Milana was such a surprise to her parents, especially her beauty, they began video recording her, and posting these videos to YouTube showing her when she was eleven or twelve years old.  Rather than exploiting her, her father and mother are very proud of her, watchful, and protective.

This first video below, I originally planned on including this video in a blog post without much explanation, just to anger women, who would be sure to think the worst, like I did.

Once I had watched about five of these videos with Milana, my purpose in showing her videos changed.  Her mother and father who are in their fifties, who are not glamorous looking people themselves, realized how remarkable looking their daughter was, and wanted to capture this on video, and share it.

Her parents frequently take her on outings, and it is fun to see how she reacts to things, experiencing sights and places for the first time, as a young new person, unburdened by care, worry, fear, or self-doubt.

In this second video, this is a better representation of what her parents are trying to do with her videos.

What is also interesting to me, is that due to the way that Milana’s parents are, she is not focused on material possessions, cell phone, celebrity news, money, or wanting things.  There are many more videos of her and her family, which show a much different way of life than we have in the United States.


The Danger Of Getting Towed In Dickinson, North Dakota

About five days ago I had a bright orange ticket from the Dickinson Police Department left on my vehicle windshield.  This ticket was for having my vehicle parked on the street in one spot for more than 48 hours.  The ticket was only $15, but there was a notice that my vehicle would be towed away in 48 hours if I did not move it.

Since I bought this vehicle, I have had a fear of it getting towed.  It is a full-time four-wheel-drive vehicle, similar to an all-wheel-drive vehicle.  If my vehicle is towed the wrong way, the damage that is caused to the transmission costs over $4,000 to repair.

Jeep Grand Cherokees with Quadra-Trac, AWD Audis, AWD Mercedes, AWD BMWs, AWD Subarus, and Range Rovers, have all four wheels permanently linked to the transmission and transfer case.  If a tow truck driver lifted one end of one of these vehicles with a wheel cradle, and towed it with the other set of wheels on the ground, it would break the linkage in the transfer case.  For a Jeep Grand Cherokee the linkage is a chain in the transfer case, and this repair costs about $2,800 from what I have read, but for all the other vehicles mentioned above the linkage is a viscous coupler, and the repair is more than $4,000.

Would a tow company admit to causing $4,000 damage to a vehicle from towing it the wrong way?  If you watch The People’s Court on television, the answer is no, tow companies do not usually admit to towing a vehicle the wrong way.  You would have to file a small claims court case against the tow company and you would have to prove with evidence that the tow company caused the linkage in the transfer case to break, which they would deny.

Another problem that I worry about now that I see that I am going to get ticketed for leaving my vehicle parked on the street for more than 48 hours, is what kind of parking rotation procedure am I going to use every 48 hours, to where my vehicle doesn’t end up in the same exact spot six days later.  I could move my vehicle three times in a six day period, and the Dickinson Police Officer who ticketed my vehicle would be back on duty, and he would say, “I am going to call to have this vehicle towed, it is in the same exact spot where I ticketed it six days ago.”

I telephoned the manager of the apartment building where I live, and I said that in the 1-1/2 years that I have lived in this building, I have parked on the street, because I realized that there is a shortage of parking in front of the building, but since I am going to get ticketed now for parking on the street, can I have an assigned parking space?  The apartment manager said that they can not assign a parking space to everyone, there are not enough spaces for everyone.  I asked if they had a garage available, and the manager said that they might have a garage available, and it would cost $60 per month.

On the same day that my vehicle was ticketed about five days ago, the vehicle behind me was also ticketed.  The owners of the vehicle behind me, I don’t think that they understood the ticket or the threat of being towed, because they are from a foreign country, and they did not remove the bright orange ticket from their vehicle, or move their vehicle.  About one day ago, their vehicle got towed.

Today, as I was walking up the stairs, the owner of this vehicle was walking down the stairs.  I asked him if his vehicle got towed, and if there was something wrong with it.  He said, yes, that it had a dead battery.  I asked if there was anything else wrong with it that it would not run, and he said no.  I asked him if he was going to get it out of the tow yard, and he said, “Probably.”  I couldn’t understand why he let it get towed in the first place.

I asked him, and he told me that he was willing to sell this vehicle, and how much he wanted for it, about $500.  I don’t know if there is something else wrong with it, or if he does not have a Title for it in his name, because if it runs O.K. it should be worth at least $1,500.  I don’t think that he knew how much the tow fees and storage fees were going to be, because if he did, he probably would have pushed it or dragged it to a different spot, to prevent it from being towed.

I called the tow company to ask how much the tow fees and storage fees were, and the tow company said $125 for the tow, and $40 per day for storage.  This is the second day that the tow company has had my neighbor’s vehicle, and if it goes just a few days longer, there is almost no chance that he will ever get this vehicle back.  After just a few more days, the tow company fees will be equal to one month’s rent for the apartment that he lives in.

Poor people, are poor because of their life circumstances, mental problems, emotional problems, health problems, accidents, bad decisions, lack of education, lack of understanding, irresponsibility, and so forth.  All they may be able to afford is a studio apartment in an old building downtown with not enough parking in the parking lot, so they park on the street.  All they may be able to afford is an old vehicle with some mechanical problems, that sometimes doesn’t run, that maybe they can’t even drive because they can’t pay for insurance.  So it gets ticketed by the Dickinson Police and towed away a few days later.

At $40 per day storage fees, a poor person is very likely not going to ever get their vehicle back.  They do not understand how quickly the storage fees will accumulate.  The first day $165, in one week $405, in two weeks $685.  What are these fees all about?

In Dickinson, I have some vehicles in storage, and I pay $45 per month.  At the Dickinson Airport, I believe that it costs $8 per day to leave your vehicle inside of their fenced, access controlled parking lot.  However if you are a poor person, with not very good understanding, the Dickinson Police will help to make sure that you get charged $40 per day for your vehicle so that they can take it from you.

To be clear, if you are wealthy enough to own a home, where you can park your vehicle in your driveway, garage, or yard, you won’t have the Dickinson Police bothering you.  But if you are very poor, and you live in the poorest area of Dickinson, and your car doesn’t always run, the Dickinson Police have this scheme where they will take your car and you won’t be able to get it back.

Being so poor, having nothing left, and making poor decisions, the only way that these desperately poor families have to come up with $405 to $685 to get their vehicle back, is to sell their children to sex traffickers.

Miss Teen Poland Swimsuit Competition

I don’t really like beauty pageants, and I kind of feel sorry for young women trying to get ahead by appearing almost completely nude.  However, this feeling of sympathy, comes from being brought up with the wrong idea and understanding of women.

It’s a trick and deception to feel sorry for women.  The reality is that you will never in your life come across anything more treacherous, dishonest, scheming, and malevolent than women.  Once you understand this, you are on your way to having a happier, more successful, more productive life.  If you fail to understand this, you will fail in life, likely always being poor, in debt, and miserable.

So sit back and enjoy this video of young Polish women competing against each other to prove who is the hottest, most attractive, and most desirable for mating:


Contestant #10 at the 2:50 mark, is that Codi Miller?  I didn’t know that Codi was Polish.  Is she allowed to do this, I think that she is like 25 years old now?….O.K. I saw from the pageant banner at the end of this video that this pageant was in 2013, so Codi would have been 19 years old then.

Here are some of my favorite viewer comments:

Gerald Wilson
Not a tattoo in sight….. simply lovely !
Peter Stevenson
Nice to see girls that are not covered in tattoos
c Mc
All the diversity you need, red hair, blond, dark and light brown, black hair, light skin, tanned skin, brown eyes, green and blue eyes, don’t need any more diversity.
Nobody Move
Next year, Miss American contestants will be required to wear full bee keeper outfits at all times. Sad. 😦
micky rooney
How very politically incorrect…..i’m glad to say
John Campbell
See ya later, I’m moving to Poland. 😀
Mike Boyd
Greatly enjoyed this. But actually would like to see their moms, too!
Something to keep in mind, is that Polish women age very well, they keep their looks for a very long time.  And these women are willing to work, you could get one of them and put them to work right away doing book keeping, working at a bank, being an office administrator, dispatcher, dental hygienist, beautician, bartender, or stripper.


Two Very Funny, Short, YouTube Videos

It has been very, very cold and windy in Dickinson, North Dakota lately.  I choose to not go outside or go anywhere unless I have to, like move my vehicle to a different spot further down the street so that it doesn’t get ticketed again by the Dickinson Police, and threatened to be towed.  But if I actually left my apartment and went anywhere, the Dickinson Police would get me, the Meth addicts would get me, or the hoodlums would get me.  Read the Dickinson Press newspaper Police Blotter.

I spend a lot of time watching YouTube videos:  Dixie Cryptid and Brenton Sawin Mysteries To Search about Bigfoot;  Scotty Kilmer about cars and car repair;  and Nika Banana to see what she is doing and leave her annoying comments.  But in between I watch a lot of random videos about new discoveries, the history you don’t know, abandoned places, unexplained mysteries, badly behaving people, and funny animals.

Below I am including two of the funniest animal videos that I have ever seen:


What Living In Dickinson, North Dakota Is Like, Like Being In Prison

In many previous blog posts, I have mentioned that living in Dickinson, North Dakota is like being in prison.  I want to give a recent example.

I have been working at a particular job site outside of Dickinson for a little over one year.  For the first eight months that I was at this job site, there were just a few employees from the company that I work for, and we had our own office trailer.  The employees that had been here before I got here, they had set things up, and they had established the rule that everything was going to be kept clean.

The refrigerator, the microwave, counter tops, floor, and outside portable toilet were all kept clean.  We each cleaned, purchased cleaning supplies, and took out the garbage.  Something that was very important, was that my co-workers had installed some insulation around the outside portable toilet, and inside the portable toilet there was a small electric heater beside the toilet seat.

For several years prior to me arriving at this job site, the few company employees that were here, they had made it through several winters where the temperature got down to -20, -30, -40 degrees Fahrenheit.  Once they even got snowed in, where they couldn’t drive home, and they had to stay here in the office trailer, which was O.K., because they set it up for people to be able to stay overnight if they had to.  When it got really, really cold, the electric heater inside of the portable toilet was left running all the time, which kept it at about 40 to 50 degrees Fahrenheit.

Five months ago, due to increased work activity at this site, my company personnel got moved to a different location on this site.  We no longer had the use of the office trailer.  Due to many personnel changes, I became the only person on this entire site, who had ever been here through the winter, and knew that workers had been snowed in here before.

When it got to be November this year, where the temperature began to drop below 20 degrees Fahrenheit, I installed an electric heater inside the portable toilet that we were using, at a height of about two feet above the toilet seat, and two feet to the left of the toilet seat.  I brought my own 3500 Watt portable electric generator, which costs about $500 new, to power the electric heater.  I had to buy a poly containment basin to place the generator in per site regulations regarding fuel and oil spills containment.

Within about one week, it was reported to me, that someone tried to urinate into the electric heater inside of the portable toilet.  Someone used the portable toilet, and right after he exited the portable toilet, two of my co-worker saw that he had urinated all over the back wall and bench seat of the portable toilet.  One of my co-workers thought that he had had an accident, where the zipper got stuck on his overalls.  The other co-worker was certain that he had deliberately tried to urinate into the electric heater.  How could you accidentally urinate two feet up on the walls of the portable toilet?

I explained to my co-workers, not to let anyone vandalize this portable toilet and electric heater.  Though it might not seem that important now, it will be when it gets down to -20, -30, -40 degrees Fahrenheit.

The next thing to get abused and misused was my 3500 Watt electric generator.  When I wasn’t around, people began putting garbage in the containment basin that the generator was sitting in.  The generator fuel valve was left on, some other things were done to it, and it wouldn’t start.  When I removed the generator oil tank filler cap, a bunch of fuel came out of the oil tank.

I took my generator home and I spent several hours working on it to get it to run again.  I got it to where it would start on the first pull of the starter cord.  I kept it on my truck, not being able to decide if I could leave it there on the job site without someone messing it up again.  Then, I was notified by my co-workers, that someone had ruined my electric heater that I had installed inside of the portable toilet, to where it wouldn’t work at all now.

I thought to myself, what kind of people, deliberately urinate into an electric heater that is two feet above, and two feet to the left of the toilet seat?  This week it has gotten to below zero degrees Fahrenheit at this job site, and it is only going to keep getting colder.  Why would site personnel try to destroy the only heated toilet anywhere on site that they could use?

Meanwhile, there is a small prefabricated building with no electricity to it, that has a small propane heater.  When the small propane heater is set on low or medium, it keeps the small building at about 60 degrees inside, when it is 20 degrees and windy outside.  A particular co-worker, has been found several times to be setting the propane heater to high, and then complaining about how hot it is inside this building.

Two co-workers have explained to this one co-worker, to stop setting the propane heater to high, because he has caused the small three to five gallon propane tank to run out of propane in a day or two, instead of this propane tank lasting four or five days if the heater was set on low.  We began using larger size propane tanks, but this one co-worker is still being found to be setting the propane heater on high, and then complaining about how hot it is inside of this small building that we use.  We are now completely out of propane, having nothing to heat this small building with now, or in an emergency.

My point is, that I can’t believe how these people in North Dakota are deliberately sabotaging the facilities that we use.  This kind of primitive, ignorant, destructive behavior is like something you would find in a prison amongst criminals.  It’s like these people in Dickinson are so fucking stupid, ignorant, and criminal minded, that they destroy and sabotage the things that they need to use, only making their own personal situation even worse.

As frustrated as I am, I realize that probably about 60% of the North Dakotans who read this will think, “Heh, heh, that is what I would do too.  Pee into the electric heater, and run the propane heater out of propane.  Yeah, that is what I would do.”

Be Careful With Your Debit Card In Dickinson, North Dakota

One of the things that I previously explained on this blog website, is the danger of allowing automatic deductions from your checking account to pay monthly bills.  Every year I have read in newspapers about a utility company debiting a checking account for $10,000 for a water bill or an electric bill, causing a person’s checking account to be brought down to a $0 balance, and every other check written on their account to “bounce” or “NSF” for non-sufficient funds.

The reason why these $10,000 debits by utility companies to people’s checking accounts made the news, was because when the customer disputed their bill which was obviously a mistake, the utility company responded with a letter saying something like, “We have looked into this matter, and found no error in our billing, the charges are correct.”  Only after a newspaper or television station reported on these stories did the utility company respond with a statement like, “We regret this situation, which was the result of a misunderstanding, and these charges have been corrected.”

But another way that all of the money can be removed from your checking account, is by an error when using your debit card.  A couple of weeks ago I was in the check out line at a store in Dickinson.  The customer ahead of me had a quantity of various supplies, which totaled about $60.  One of the items had an incorrect product code, and when the cashier scanned the item product code and entered in the quantity, the total came out to something like $3,460.

The cashier was paying attention, and she said, “No, that can’t be right.”, and she stopped the transaction herself, and she began trying to correct and determine what had gone wrong.  But many times in Dickinson, I have been at the check out line and the cashier does not look at or tell the customer what the total is when the customer is paying with a debit card.

If you weren’t paying attention and accepted a $3,460 charge to your debit card, depending on how much money you had in your checking account, you might begin “bouncing” or “NSF-ing” checks for your rent, mortgage, car payments, car insurance, credit cards payments, and other bills.  You would likely be in a lot of trouble, because everyone you owed money to would just assume that you were unable and unwilling to pay them, and they likely wouldn’t care what kind of story or explanation you gave them.

But a second reason why you need to pay attention when using your debit card in Dickinson happened to me last night.  I placed a carry out order on the telephone with a restaurant in Dickinson.  The person on the telephone was having a little bit of difficulty with my very simple order.  She asked me if I wanted to pay with a debit card, or pay when I got there.  I said that I would pay when I got there.

When I arrived at this restaurant to pick up my carry out food order, and I tried to pay, the cashier was having a problem, because my order was listed in their system as having already been paid.  A manager was called over, and she realized what had happened.  The manager called the employee over who had taken my order over the telephone, and when I saw her, and the way that she was acting, she was the epitome of a meth addict with everything about her, her appearance, and the flighty,  skittish way that she was acting.

What had happened, according to the manager, was the women who had taken my order over the telephone, she charged my order to someone else’s debit card or credit card.  I don’t know how she managed this, but she did.  When I got home with my food order, which was a very simple food order, it was wrong.  I realized that in giving a person like this my debit card or credit card information over the telephone, I could end up having my debit or credit card used to pay for someone else’s order, or instead of being charged $14.85, she could have entered $148.50, or even $1,485.00.

When your debit card is incorrectly charged, it’s not just being overcharged that is the problem, it’s being overcharged to the extent that your rent payment, car payment, utility bills, credit card bills, car insurance, and other payments could “bounce” or “NSF” causing you all kinds of problems.

Winter Preparedness And My $1,000 Trip To The Killdeer Mountains

A year and a half ago I began driving to a wooded valley in the Killdeer Mountains on the Fort Berthold Native American Reservation.  I happened upon this valley when I was working for an oil field service company, working on oil well sites.  When I first saw this valley, it really amazed me because in the six years that I have lived in North Dakota, I had never seen a forest.

When I was in the High Plains Cultural Center in the town of Killdeer, I read a pamphlet about the Killdeer Mountains.  Because of the mountain peaks shielding the deep valleys, it created a mini-ecosystem, where this is one of the few or only locations in North Dakota where Burr Oak trees grow.  Native Americans lived in these valleys of the Killdeer Mountains for more than a thousand years where they prospered because of the forests, the wildlife living in these forests, and being shielded from the high winds of the Dakota prairies.

In this valley, I had seen turkeys, deer, and wild horses.  I had also been told by one of my co-workers, that different people, including him, had felt like they were being watched from the trees by something, to the extent that he and others refused to work in this area by themselves.  This was probably Bigfoot, I looked up Bigfoot sightings in North Dakota, and there have been many Bigfoot sightings on the Fort Berthold Native American Reservation.  Why wouldn’t they be in these hidden valley forests with all of these turkeys and deer to eat?

After this past summer was over, I had not felt like driving up to the Killdeer Mountains.  I had a long drive to and from work every day, and I didn’t feel like driving on Highway 22 any more if I didn’t have to.  I was also not in the mood to have something go wrong out there, there are all kinds of things that can happen, and you are a very long way from getting help.

A friend of mine who is in his sixties, is a very enthusiastic long-time hunter and trapper in North Dakota, Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming.  I asked him if he wanted to drive up to the Killdeer Mountains with me, and he said that he did.  The first time that I felt like going and he was in town, was Monday December 24.

The vehicle that I wanted to take, has full-time four-wheel-drive, and it also has differential locks, which lock each wheel so that there is no limited-slip non-four-wheel-drive bullshit going on when you don’t want to get stuck.  It has new, deep tread, 31 inch off-road tires.  It has never had any mechanical problems whatsoever.

In this vehicle, I have about four tow ropes, a two-ton cable come-along, a jump start box with air compressor, a large can of fix-a-flat, a shop jack and an emergency jack, a set of tools, a spare tire and wheel, another spare tire, coolant, engine oil, bottles of water, an extra winter jacket, extra clothes, gloves, a sleeping bag, a pistol, a rifle, and a mountain bike.  And I made sure that my phone had nearly a full charge before we left.  Later on in this story, you will see that all of this stuff was still not enough.

I set my trip odometer before we left Dickinson, to let my friend know how many miles it was from Dickinson to the turn off from Highway 22.  I set my trip odometer again at the turn off from Highway 22 to get the distance to the next turn off.  I pointed out to my friend, the houses that were the closest places to go to if there was some kind of emergency.

When we got to the turn off leading to the valley that I wanted to go to, there was snow on the ground and on the road, even though North Dakota had just gone through a one week period where the daytime high was about 40 degrees Fahrenheit.  I slowed down and tried to drive carefully on the winding, up and down, red scoria oil field road.

When I got to the “Y” in the road where I wanted to turn to go down into the valley, to my surprise, there was now a fence and a locked gate across the road.  I couldn’t believe it, though I had always feared that this would happen.  I had written two or three blog posts about this valley, showed pictures of it, and made a couple of videos showing it.  My first impression now was that the Native American who owned the land on the west side of the road had unlawfully closed off this road, to keep people out, even though there was Bureau of Land Management public land on the east side of this road.

I stopped and thought about this, and I tried to figure out what was going on.  Could it be that the Bureau of Land Management put up this fence and this locked gate to keep people from using this road, because too many people had gone down this road but couldn’t get back out having to drive uphill through deep snow?

I called a friend of mine who had been to this area before I ever had, and he said that no, this road shouldn’t be closed, that it was designated as a public use trail to access the BLM land.  Did the fence and the gate have any BLM signage or North Dakota Game & Fish signage, he asked?  I said no, it doesn’t.  My friend who I called on the phone said, well then, that’s your answer about who put that fence and gate up, a private land owner did that.

I looked around the area of the gate to see if there was another way to get in, but there wasn’t at this spot.  I had a vague idea from having looked at Google Earth satellite imagery that there were trails that wound around, going downhill, and reached the valley at different points, but these trails were on private land.

The friend that was with me, said that he would like to drive down an underground pipeline easement, so we drove down an easement for about a mile.  We turned off of this pipeline easement to see about taking another trail, but I didn’t want to go on other trails for a couple of different reasons.

Going on a trail that I did not know, it was possible to go down a hill that was so steep, that I would not be able to climb back up it on the way back.  Or, I could end up sliding off of a trail into a ravine, and there would be no way to get my vehicle out.  I was also concerned that the landowner could have spiked the trail in order to flatten the tires of trespassers driving on his property.

Before long, we were back on the red scoria oil field road, and I found that my right rear tire was completely flat.  This tire had a cut across the face and the sidewall of the tire, like only a jagged piece of metal sticking out of the ground could have caused.  The tire bead had separated from the wheel.  I had to jack up the rear axle to get the tire off the ground to try to get the bead to seal when I used my can of Fix-A-Flat on the tire.  This didn’t work at all, the tire bead didn’t seal or the tire cut was too big.

I got my spare tire out from under the vehicle, and I replaced the rear wheel with my spare tire.  When I lowered the rear axle back down and removed the jack, the spare was half-way flat, and it appeared to be getting flatter.  I connected my air-compressor to the spare tire to try to inflate it, but it just kept deflating.  I had already used my can of Fix-A-Flat.

It was now almost dark, and it was December 24, Christmas Eve.  I felt that all I could do was get hauled on a flat bed tow truck back to Dickinson.  I knew from working in the oil field on the Fort Berthold Native American Reservation, that any vehicle left unattended overnight in a remote area will get stripped and destroyed, so I couldn’t just try to get a ride back to Dickinson and leave my vehicle.  I knew that the friend of mine that came along with me would probably like to get back to Dickinson without any more problems.

I called a tow company in Dickinson, the tow truck driver had worked in the oil field, and he knew where the turn off was at Highway 22.  I told him that I would meet him out at the paved road, because there was no way he was going to be able to find me out on the winding scoria road in the dark.  I completely destroyed my spare tire, and possibly the wheel, driving it flat for several miles on the scoria road back to the paved road where the tow truck driver could see me.

The flat bed tow back to Dickinson was $510, and I knew ahead of time that it would be this much or even more.  On the following Wednesday the replacement tire for my badly cut tire was $250.  The spare tire that I destroyed and the wheel that I may have destroyed will be another $250.  Altogether about $1,000.

Knowing that this kind of thing can happen, I had tow insurance coverage on this vehicle, but I don’t know if the insurance company will try to get out of paying for the tow all the way back to Dickinson, instead of Killdeer.

I didn’t mention in this story yet, that on a fairly safe looking trail, my full-time four-wheel-drive vehicle got nearly sideways on some snow that must have turned to ice.  If I had not recovered from this slide, which I very nearly didn’t, my vehicle would have slid down into a ravine, about thirty feet down.  The only way to have gotten my vehicle out then, would have been with a four-wheel-drive tow truck with a heavy duty commercial winch.  This might have cost $1,000, and I don’t think that insurance would have paid for this.

My lesson from this, is that in the Winter in North Dakota, you want to try to do everything you can to not have problems.  Don’t take chances driving, especially off road.  I got off very lucky, and this still cost me $1,000.  I could have gotten stuck much further back in the woods, or I could have slid into a ravine, where a tow truck company might have been unable or unwilling to try to recover my vehicle.  Leaving a vehicle unattended overnight in a remote area, can result in your vehicle being stripped, vandalized, or destroyed.  So don’t get yourself into this position to begin with.