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Old 06-28-2015, 05:33 PM
 
Location: Peru, Maine
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Hi Group,

I'm from Connecticut
I've lived here for 63 yrs so far.
Am planning to move to rural New Hampshire or Maine next year, to get away from too much population, noise, traffic, and want a more nature-filled, rural life.

What's so wrong about Loving All Things Alaska?

My favorite TV shows are Alaska The Last Frontier, Life Below Zero, The Last Alaskans, and yes, Alaska Bush People.

I'd rather watch shows like those, than A-N-Y-T-H-I-N-G about Cities, Murder, Crime, Cops etc!
At least it's "out in the Country", with scenery and wildlife.

We 'stuck' down here in the [over populated/overly developed, etc] lower 48 can "strive & dream" of something better, nicer, more natural, more wild, with beautiful scenery can't we???

Is that so wrong?

I enjoy all of the beautiful scenery, the snow/ice, mountain scenes from all of these shows.

'C mon fellow Alaskans, give us a break.

You all have [probably] the most beautiful/scenic State of America.
Hell, you should be Proud of it!

'Just my 2 cents worth on this topic!

CTwoodnutt
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And - Let's not forget that All of these Alaska shows help to Boost the Alaskan Tourism Industry, and help bring in tourists, and their dollars, to The State and to the local economies.

So, That isn't so bad now either, is it!?

CTwoodnutt
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:41 PM
 
Location: Peru, Maine
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Hi Truly Misssouri,

Yes, I suppose that you are right.

That being said, the problem with that is with the specific TV shows Producers, and how THEY choose to portray the 'characters'/actors.

I think that perhaps the 'Truest' portrayal of people living way out in the wilderness, would be with the newer show, out just this Summer on The Animal Planet (another Discovery Channel property) called "The Last Alaskans".

(On Tonight at 8:00)PM eastern time, BTW).

At least all of these few people seem 'True To Form'.

CTwoodnutt
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Old 06-28-2015, 05:47 PM
 
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Old 06-29-2015, 05:37 AM
 
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I've been watching all the AK shows, and enjoy all of them, except for the Bush people...only watch that one when there isn't anything else to watch....

however, I enjoy the shows, even if they are scripted....and fake....been watching the Last Alaskans of late and enjoy that show as well....interesting, when they spoke of the winter bear that came down out of hibernation and killed their dog...and the wife shot the bear...she was alone....

can't help but ponder about that...like when the men are out checking their trap lines, if in fact, bears are a threat during winter....b/c they are alone, checking traps, and fishing, and wondering, what if?
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Old 03-05-2017, 01:20 PM
 
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So yeah I get the whole thing is scripted etc but I watched some of the episodes and was just wondering is there anything *real* about the show? I haven't gone through every post here as there are too many lol. But for instance, I watched an episode where he had to get his daughters tooth fixed but didn't have money so he bartered the dentist for fish? If they all have been living in the woods for however long it is (haven't watched all the episodes but it implies they were all raised in the woods) where do they get money to pay property taxes etc? Also there weird fake accents are really annoying
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Old 03-05-2017, 01:48 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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So yeah I get the whole thing is scripted etc but I watched some of the episodes and was just wondering is there anything *real* about the show? I haven't gone through every post here as there are too many lol. But for instance, I watched an episode where he had to get his daughters tooth fixed but didn't have money so he bartered the dentist for fish? If they all have been living in the woods for however long it is (haven't watched all the episodes but it implies they were all raised in the woods) where do they get money to pay property taxes etc? Also there weird fake accents are really annoying

There are no property taxes in a big swath of Alaska. No fish were bartered in real life. That dentist takes cash, check, credit card and he accepts most dental insurance plans.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:31 PM
 
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There are no property taxes in a big swath of Alaska. No fish were bartered in real life. That dentist takes cash, check, credit card and he accepts most dental insurance plans.
So does this family actually live in the places depicted in the show or is that all fake too?
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:48 PM
 
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It's all fake. And there's no one left in SE Alaska who'll barter or otherwise deal with the Browns. They've fleeced, lied, and scammed their sorry way across these communities and aren't welcome in any of them.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:51 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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They are only in "Brown Town" when filming. They overnight in Hoonah. They earn their cash by being on the show. No land taxes, because they don't own the land they are filming the show on.
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Old 03-05-2017, 02:53 PM
 
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As far as property taxes, Stiff is right about that, but the Browns don't own **** and never have.
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