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Old 01-02-2012, 11:30 PM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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24. I thought I read something once about schools teaching children about survival - is that true and part of a curriculum?
Some schools have survival classes. It's not universal or part of the state curriculum or anything.
Actually, most of the Interior villages that I've been to (almost all of them) do teach some of these types of things.

Here in Fairbanks our kids go snow shoeing and cross country skiing for PE in the winter and ice skate during recess.
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Old 01-02-2012, 11:40 PM
 
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very interesting questions and answers!
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Anchorage
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I learned hunter safety in 6th grade in Delta Junction (back in 1977) and the last part of it was to practice shooting in the gym. My mother wouldn't let me do that part, she felt it was unsafe. Maybe she was right because there was a minor misfire-no one was hurt though.

Re prices Anchorage vs Fairbanks: cigarettes cost roughly $2 more per pack in Anchorage, they have higher sin taxes. So maybe alcohol costs more in Anchorage too but I don't know because I rarely buy alcohol.
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Old 01-03-2012, 12:18 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Here's my blog post which shows a visit to friends out in the bush. To get to their house I have to drive 6 hours to Eagle, park by the river, where they pick us up in their boat. Go up the river x number of miles where their ATVs are parked. Drive them up the trail which they cut themselves, by hand, x number of miles to their cabin.
A Fowl Adventure 2011 Alaska, The Madness
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Old 01-03-2012, 09:41 AM
 
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are you really a nurse?
Hi NOTAM,
That makes 3 of us Texas related nurses on here at the moment! Although, I was only there for 4.5 years.

Hey, (side bar) I have a little video my friend's mom sent once I got here, beautiful of Texas.

Wyman Meinzer's West Texas

I met a post op nurse who is here on assignment until Feb 18th and she was some locals were asking her if she knew another nurse who was a traveller too. This was at the Artisans courtyard which seems to be a fabulous place for comraderie, fitness, artistic expression, (yoga, dance and even an expresso bar!)

Jen
p.s. unsidebar, Good luck new Nurse from TX, (I've only been here since 3:30 am on Dec 28th so I don't have much to say except...BEAUTIFUL!! ABSOLUTELY BEAUTIFUL, I've never seen such white snow before, having lived in Chicago for 41 years. this is amazing...went out for activities when it was -41 the other day and will be going out today as well and I think it is -42.)
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:15 AM
 
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I'm another nurse from Texas (although living in the midwest currently, and yes I'm male) and I think I'm leaning more towards fairbanks rather than Anchorage for a relocation.

I'm curious though -

7. Does one have a higher crime rate than the other?
Hi,
I've lived in Chicago and San Antonio and now here for a few days. Fairbanks is the only time I've ever had someone steal something out of my car. It took me a day to figure out that my door didn't lock by the manual button when I used it while running and that I had to use the remote.

However, someone stole the snow brush out of the Ford explorer I'm renting...Yet, considering that the rental was running...its likely they were just counting coup on me a little.

Jen
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:33 AM
 
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Thanks for the answers so far everybody!

And yes I'm a nurse from San Antonio, although I'm currently in Iowa right now.
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Old 01-03-2012, 10:57 AM
 
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Thanks for the answers so far everybody!

And yes I'm a nurse from San Antonio, although I'm currently in Iowa right now.
Hi,

I am not sure why NOTAM asked if you were really a nurse, (perhaps to discuss mutual travellers companies?)

Like I mentioned, I was in San Antoni for 4.5 years but am from Illinois. Howdy quasi-neighbor!
Jen
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:04 AM
 
Location: Fairbanks, AK
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Hi,
I've lived in Chicago and San Antonio and now here for a few days. Fairbanks is the only time I've ever had someone steal something out of my car. It took me a day to figure out that my door didn't lock by the manual button when I used it while running and that I had to use the remote.

However, someone stole the snow brush out of the Ford explorer I'm renting...Yet, considering that the rental was running...its likely they were just counting coup on me a little.

Jen
Oh no! Well, welcome to the land of crazy people.
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Old 01-03-2012, 11:24 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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It was mentioned once before, but I'd like to re-suggest a visit if at all possible. Take a few days, fly into Anchorage, rent a car and do the drive to Fairbanks & back. It'll give you a much better idea of what you might be getting into.
For researching home prices in Southcentral Alaska (Anchorage, MatSu Valley) the MLS site is www.AlaskaRealEstate.com - Statewide MLS system - Homes, Land, Commercial, Businesses .
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