Ive been state for a bit, the only thing cheap in Alaska is talk.
I came to work in the arctic with no expectations, so far Ive never been disappointed.
Be prepaird to deal with strange people, long winters, harsh weather'
http://youtu.be/0_50yeUtwggDont be too surprised to see stuff that'd get you arrested or ticketd down states happening right in front of you, the aroma of pot waifting out some old grannies home is quite common, teenagers on a 4 wheeler pulling a wheelie in the parking lot of the Alaska Commercial Company is also normal, you might as well decide right now that the Alaskan driving experence is 100% defensive driving, be prepaired at all times.
Water Trucks delivering water in (1989 Barrow water was $.39/gal deliverd), Honey Buckets and bagging your own waste? you bethttp://youtu.be/3jiY1pdmKAA
its normal in areas outside of urban centers for childern to in streets, toddlers will be playing with ther Tonka trucks right on a State maintained road.
Keep in mind that cute little native chick at the bar giving you the com-on eye's, You may just might want to steer clear of.
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Great odds she's had run-in's with the law since middle school and has 3-4 kids living at grandmas, your fresh meat (like chum in shark infested waters) the new Sugar Daddy ticket out of where she is.
we have a high per capata of domestic violence, (female on male is violence quite prevalant)
says today theres 39 registerd sex offenders/ kidnappers in my town of 3400today.
lands are either public and ministerd by BLM/National Park Service/US Fish & Wildlife Service, State Land's
or its privately ownd allotments and Native Corporation Lands
all them you should get permission to use or buy a use permit, some native Corporations will lease camp land to you for soft (No trace when done)
any place you can find good or bad if your looking(dont turn blind eye either)
Off road system travel is by Air, Land or Sea, winter travel is by sno-go reguardless of what the fair weather poster before said, somtines you have to ride staked trail for 3 hours at -27F wind in your face if you want to travel.
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