Recently, we've been getting a deluge of film crew up here with any number of a dozen niches to make a reality TV show about. Unfortunately, this year worse than recent memory, we've been getting a bunch of yahoos selling everything, and moving up here, thinking it's the promised land. Every joker seems to think that all they have to do is show up, start digging, and they're gonna be striking gold. Or worse, they think they are just going to find some remote area, and live off the land. These people are idiots. Those shows are HEAVILY edited, making Alaska into something it's not. There is NO area where you can homestead... it's gone, over with, kaput. Land is either privately owned, and very expensive (now), or it is government owned and "squatters' cabins" are burned by the park service every year. We as residents, are now fighting over fishing and game management, because there's not enough anymore. I live in the Halibut capital of the world, and they're talking about limiting us to 1 fish a day (it's about $200 just to put the boat in the water and get to fishing grounds). Last moose season, I saw not a single legal bull, but easily 100 hunt groups within 5 miles from my cabin. Living off the land up here is simply not feasible (anymore) You need a boat, airplane and a 4 wheeler to even think about being successful enough to live solely off of game meat. Think you're just going to pick up a small chunk of land on a salmon river? Better have REALLY deep pockets. Over the last few weeks, I've seen more U-Hauls, and family trucksters pulling household goods start showing up, with no plan, no job, and limited funds. They're just going to be another problem for the taxpayers to support when they realize you can't just walk off the road anywhere, and shoot a moose, while throwing together a log cabin.