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A family living remotely in Alaska.
12 April 2017, 20:33,
RE: A family living remotely in Alaska.
Some points you kicked up MB and are good value worth a bit more discussion , dependence on outside resources and money to get the things needed.... funding this type of existence.

The other point is who does the work ...the heavy stuff ...even day to day stuff , years past you could rely on family members to help out , a strong sense of family if you will, tied and bonded and made close nit family .....those days are mostly gone these days, the times i remember as a boy, families and even neighbours were closer than today ...i talk through the eyes of the older person , When tshtf i do wonder if this will be a catalyst to bring families close...and old farts sit on the top table ....(of knowledge ) .
To take a look back in times past, its easy to see future direction you need to be.
13 April 2017, 03:09,
RE: A family living remotely in Alaska.
I've known several people who lived their wilderness fantasy in Alaska when they were young. Every one of them moved to a warm place in lower 48 states by the time they were 60. Texas was a preferred relocation.

73 de KE4SKY
"Almost Heaven" West Virginia
14 April 2017, 04:26,
RE: A family living remotely in Alaska.
One of the strange things I have noticed through my life is that women live the place!

I have known dozens of women that were married to Air Force men who were transferred to AK. They whined and cried and declared they would die in the arctic and after they got there they found that they loved the place.

My MIL was a reluctant AF wife transferred up there and my wife spent her first 2 years in AK. My MIL never liked the place but after living in all 50 states for at least a short time my FIL declared that she had never found a place she did like and he quit worrying about her b!%$hing.

One woman told me she had never been happy since they were transferred back to the lower 48 and had a permanent craving for caribou burgers and moose meat that would never be fulfilled.

She claimed there was nothing that compared to the joy of opening your deep freeze and seeing a ton of meat that had cost you only the price of a hunting license.

Several of the couples retired back to AK, but not to live in the bush, just in the suburbs of Fairbanks or some such place.

Even the suburban Alaskan is expected to kill his own food, cut the winter wood and take care of their own needs and be prepared for power outages at -50 if necessary.

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