Echo Lake Superior Meats has *the best* double-smoked bacon I've ever eaten. And now that I've tried their double-smoked beef bacon, all others will pale in comparison forever. And if you like cheese, I recommend the garlic white cheddar. Can't come to the Peninsula this summer? They ship!

Northland Furs in Soldotna is your one-stop shop for all things cozy and luxurious. Frozen toes? Chilly nose? They've got you covered. From infants to big men, there's something for everyone, whether you're looking for outerwear or warm pillows and blankets. Look for Lee Martin's line of Arctic Design fur sewing patterns to come out later in 2010, for those of you who'd rather buy a pelt from Leon and make your own hat or mittens. Coming to Alaska for a hunting trip? Owner Leon Metz is also owner of Artistic Taxidermy. He can have your trophy animal mounted and shipped to you. Come on by and see them at 113 Smith's Way in Soldotna.

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