When you hear about a guy who lives in a cave, you naturally figure that he leads a rather rudimentary existence. But you’d be surprised. Last week I visited Caveman Bill, who lives in a cave across the river from Dawson City. His place is the size of a studio apartment and has all the comforts of home, including a TV, a laptop and wood stove (it was 25 degrees inside and I had to take my coat off as soon as I arrived)
Bill, who is a character in Wells Tower’s well-written GQ article on the modern day gold rush in the Klondike, has been living there for sixteen years and runs it on old car batteries, a small solar panel and a generator. He is a gracious host and an engaging conversationalist. He served us peppermint tea.