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Old 01-05-2007, 01:06 PM
Location: Naperville, IL
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A friend and I were thinking about living in the wild for about 6 months. We want to do this for survivalist experiance. We were thinking about starting this in April until about October. Does anyone have experience with this in Alaska?
A friend of ours did this in the Andes Mountains in South America so we would like to give it a try in Alaska.

After that I plan to live and work like normal people (in Alaska of course).
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Old 01-05-2007, 06:59 PM
Location: Oregon
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Pick up a copy of Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer. Please.
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Old 01-05-2007, 09:21 PM
Location: Naptowne, Alaska
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It's hard to starve. If you know what to look for. Alaska is big. Different food sources in different area's. It won't be no picnic in the park!
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Old 01-10-2007, 02:13 AM
Location: North Dakota
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6 months is a very long time. Just be sure you really are out by October. The winters can hit early up north and it is not unusual to have a foot of snow on the ground in October. Bears are real here, and running into them is a fairly common occurance out in the bush. Do you personally have survival experience? If you decide on it, make sure you are with a fairly large group and be well armed. From what I hear, the Andes has nothing on Alaska, so keep that in mind. I would suggest that you come up here, work for a bit and do some casual hiking and camping trips before going out on an expedition. Just my two cents.
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