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Old 07-30-2011, 02:10 PM
 
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mental health APRN looking at job in Bethel. Planning on becoming permanent fixtures:-)We are from Nebraska,don't need much and from pioneer stock. I've looked at road maps to point of frustration. Is there a drivable way to get pickup with stock trailer,log splitter,wood chipper,ATV and other necessities to or near Bethel? We were raised in NE sand hills and CO high plains,familiar with outhouses and water pumps,fishing,hunting ,canning and freezing is normal for us. We are looking for subsistence way of life. Any info. appreciated. I've been reading about Meyers vegetable farm and Bethel city site.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:17 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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You would have to have your truck shipped via barge or on a plane, there are no roads in or out of Bethel. Depending on how big of a truck it is, you can look into Evert's Air Cargo, Lynden Air Cargo, or a few different barge companies. All these can be found on the Alaska Links sticky thread.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:23 PM
 
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thanks a bunch! How close can we get to Bethel by road?
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:24 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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Anchorage.
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:53 PM
 
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thx again,now I can do some Jethro Bodine 'cyper'n and get a bit of a clue. What other good info threads do you suggest?
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Old 07-30-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Bethel, Alaska
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BethelAK.com
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:03 PM
 
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Default A few questions

I've been reading the thread and have found the information most helpful but still have a few questions:

1.) What is the Best thing about Bethel?
2.) What is theWorst thing about Bethel?
3.) How is AKHC as an employer? best/worst things?

Please weigh in and share your thoughts! Thanks! Melissa
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:08 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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After seeing some of the images of Bethel, why does it seem like Bethel's "roads" are not arranged neatly? Most cities, and even small towns, for that matter, have them arranged in a more convenient and less confusing way, and most larger cities use some type of grid plan for their streets.

Additionally, it seems like there are several isolated ponds of water in the middle of the streets, why is that?
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:42 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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After seeing some of the images of Bethel, why does it seem like Bethel's "roads" are not arranged neatly? Most cities, and even small towns, for that matter, have them arranged in a more convenient and less confusing way, and most larger cities use some type of grid plan for their streets.

Additionally, it seems like there are several isolated ponds of water in the middle of the streets, why is that?
That's permafrost we've telling you about. When the ground melts, there's water.
Bethel (and most Alaskan Villages) was never a planned town. Homes were intially built along the river. As people built further back, foot trails became roads rather randomly.
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:49 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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57 Below: You seem really interested in figuring out life in Alaska. Here's a video from the village of Nightmute, a village in the Y-K Delta region of Western Alaska. You might find it interesting.
https://youtu.be/QpIK4H_jzRs
You'll notice boardwalks. Since roads on permafrost become mud each year, the build boardwalks up above.
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