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Old January 17th, 2006, 04:46 PM   #1
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Default Alaska, anyone have friends / family there?

Thinking about relocating there myself. Any pro's or cons about it? Any good or bad experiences that anyone has ever experienced. All I know is there is some of the best hunting, fishing snowmobiling in the world! Plus there are credits and land giveaways for relocating to the State.

Opinions on Alaska?? Or am I opening a can of worms here?
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Old January 17th, 2006, 04:48 PM   #2
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You can hunt whales!

Something you can't do here..


and seal clubbing..



The people at the zoo get pissed if you do that here.
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Old January 17th, 2006, 04:55 PM   #3
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grand parents live up there and few cousins and auns and uncles. they love it. grandpa owns a comerical fishing bussiness up there and does great. i ave snowmobiled up there its fuckin awesome!!!! moose all over great jerkey and fun to hunt i guess.
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Old January 17th, 2006, 05:04 PM   #4
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my sisters old highschool boyfriend lives there. He lived in Mi one year after highschool, went to WMU for a year went out there to work on a fishing boat (the boat he works on, "the lucky lady" is one of the boats featured on Discovery channel series on the greatest catch about alaska fishing). He went out there to work with the intention of making crazy money for a few season then coming back to WMU with enough money to last the rest of his college days. Well ...... He never came back. He loves it there. We are still good friends with this guy (and his mom and my mom are firends even though him and my sis broke up like 8 years ago). He is gonna stay there forever it seems. His mom and dad divorced long ago and his dad is out there so he has family there and is making great money.

Sounds exciting dickie. Give it a try, if you dont like it just move back to MI, no big deal. There is a ton of land and cheap and if your an outdoorsmen there isnt many places better.
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Old January 17th, 2006, 05:12 PM   #5
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I've heard from a few people that used to live up there that if you love the outdoors you can't go wrong...but I've also heard that it's extremely hard getting used to the whole 24 hours of darkness, and alot of people that move up there from a normal 12 light/12 dark place get depressed because it's always dark (I guess this would apply more to women - as the people I talked to said their sis/wife/mom/etc was affected more than them). I've also heard that it's basically way lax up there and everyone kinda takes it easy most the time

Edit: If it were me, what the hell, can't be any worse than MI - and the weather seems nicer (IE no rain when it's supposed to snow)
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Old January 17th, 2006, 05:40 PM   #6
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My friend has been there 10 years with the forest service. He was just home for the holidays and his wife insisted they go shopping. Where they live the groceries are flown in. To shop for anything other than groceries the closest place is a walmart that is a 6 hour ferry ride round trip and costs $200 for the ferry alone.
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Old January 17th, 2006, 05:45 PM   #7
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How well do you handle bugs?
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Old January 17th, 2006, 05:47 PM   #8
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I dont know any one there my self . By conversations iv only heard the cost of living takes care of the high money you make . when its all said and done your pocket money is no different then any where else .:gman:
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Its VERY expensive to have stuff shipped there... A 12lb package runs ~60 bux UPS So good luck mail ordering jeep stuff
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psst - Dickie.

Annetti will probably see this if you post it on here... :tonka:
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Old January 17th, 2006, 09:04 PM   #11
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I have an aunt that lives there. I know they are very happy there and have a nice house with nice things, but I don't know what they do for a living.

Why are you thinking of moving there? Isn't it cold enough here for ya??
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Old January 17th, 2006, 09:06 PM   #12
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I have a friend stationed at Ft. Wainwright.
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if you can find a job before moving.. maybe.. spent a few years up there playing with the crab boats in the winter... its harsh and windy, but nice outdoor stuff.. but good luck on getting anything shipped there cheaply WHEN you break wheeling out there cause its a whole different animal out there... but if you live near anchorage maybe.. but whats the point of moving to Alaska if your just gonna go to anchorage? but as said above making your local trips is insane.. and sams club will be your friend when you stock up for AT LEAST a month or two at a shot
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Been there 3 times, and an old Army buddy still lives there. He loves it. Lives in North Pole, Alaska of all places (Just outside of Fairbanks).

Good hunting and fishing, and the scenery is incredible. If you live near Fairbanks, Anchorage, or even Homer, not that hard to get stuff you need. Keep in mind, you can live 30 minutes outside one of these cities, and be living like you were in the UP here, it is remote. Saw moose in downtown Anchorage when we were there, Dall Sheep within minutes south of the city on the way to Homer/ Soldotna area.

My son is considering going up there for the summer after he graduates, before going into the military. Wants to spend a few months just roaming around.

If my wife would go, I'd go in a heartbeat. Beats anything MI has to offer.
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Old January 18th, 2006, 09:43 AM   #15
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My mother has been there a few times and loves it.

I know she would move in a minute if it weren't for grandkids living here.










PS: CC, if you make one comment about my mother I WILL kick your ass.
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