18 Year old moves to Alaskan wilderness

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by 18FLak, Jul 12, 2016.

  1. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

    I like the way this new guy thinks.
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  2. Bishop

    Bishop Monkey+++

    bears are not your friend.
  3. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    If he is dealing with Alders and Bark Beatle Killed Spruce, then he is likely up in your territory @MountainMariner and not down here, close too me.... My "wench" is finally due home, TODAY.... YAHOOOOOOOO.... and she rides on our Rhino 660....
    Just a NOTE, here.... Best you file the Front Sight off the Muzzle of that S&W .50, so it will not hurt so much, when the Grizz, shoves it "Where the Sun Don't Shine" while he munches on your Bones.... or you could Trade it in, on for a nice Stainless Winchester 1300 12Ga Pump Shotgun with Extended Magazine, and Pistol Grip, with Sling, loaded with 00Buck & Slugs, alternating thru the LoadOut.... Then just before Hunting Season Opens in your GNU (Game Management Unit) buy yourself something MUCH bigger than a 5.56/.223 for actually hunting with.... Oh and you will NOT be able to get a Resident Hunting License, in Alaska, until AFTER you have spent your first Winter.... Even though you may be a Voting Resident, Alaska has three different levels of Residency. Voting Residence is the easiest to get... Just Apply.... Hunting Residence REQUIRES that you have been in State for a YEAR, before you qualify... and PFD Residency REQUIRES that you have been In State for at least 9 months, of the Previous Year, to Qualify, which you MUST Do, each Year..... So don't plan on any Resident Hunting License, or PFD Money this fall, because you don't Qualify.... YET....
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  4. 3M-TA3

    3M-TA3 Cold Wet Monkey Site Supporter++

    @18FLak Please don't take the comments from our snow and ice monkeys up north as negatives - they are truly interested in your well being and so are being very direct. They frequently see similar situations that end in disaster. Pay careful attention to what they have to say regarding bears, firearms, and winter preps.

    I personally wouldn't be caught alive in the AK bush without a 12 gauge shotty or a 338 Win Mag.

    Regarding winter preps, have a plan to stay warm and fed enough to survive. Set milestones and an important one is to have a long time Alaskan who lives in the bush give you an assessment before it's impossible to leave before winter prevents it. I would bet if you post pix and videos here that some monkeys would be happy to give feedback.

    Have an exit strategy and a set date or weather condition to make that decision - it may be wise to retreat somewhere warmer and return to complete your preps next summer if you run out of time. Make sure you have the time and materials you need to protect/secure anything you leave behind and winterize anything like vehicles/motors/etc that needs it.

    Good luck in your venture.
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  5. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Believe -
    No do-overs with these guys.
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2016
  6. MountainMariner

    MountainMariner Clearly Ambiguous

  7. Dunerunner

    Dunerunner Brewery Monkey Moderator

    Pulling on your Alders??

    Welcome to the Monkey @18FLK. Watching your progress with interest.
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  8. 18FLak

    18FLak Monkey

    I appreciate everyone's, concern, knowledge, and tips. I've saved money up for years working as a waiter and other tasks over the year. I'm around Denali national park. I do keep a loaded model 88 with slugs in the cabin. And don't think I'd have anything less than a .308 except for maybe a .22 for small game.
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  9. 18FLak

    18FLak Monkey

    Yea, pulling them out by the roots.
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  10. BTPost

    BTPost Stumpy Old Fart Snow Monkey Moderator

    Actally, Your best bet, on keeping the alders at bay, is to cut them off at ground level, and DO NOT DISTURBE THE GROUND. Alders reseed instantly in freshly disturbed Ground.... If you just cut them off at Ground Level, and then do the same next Spring, with any new shoots, the come up. Then repeat the next Spring. You will have NO NEW Alders, in subsequent years...
    Cruisin Sloth and chelloveck like this.
  11. chelloveck

    chelloveck Diabolus Causidicus

    Which probably explains why Alan never became a resident of Alaska.......:ROFLMAO:
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