Much of what you expressed is true, but I have never heard the above quote before. Nothing close. I've worked all over the State. More than 40 years. Oil field, cannery, military, government, commercial, retail, residential, in business. NEVER heard the above quote. NEVER have I heard the above quote! My experience is people of Alaska, do have opinions, yet respect each other. We live in a harsh environment . Attitude is everything.People are different, there is a saying in Alaska: "Alaskans love screwing over other Alaskans".
Beauty everywhere, and the sheep hunting sucks.So why would anyone want to live in Alaska?
Much of what you expressed is true, but I have never heard the above quote before. Nothing close. I've worked all over the State. More than 40 years. Oil field, cannery, military, government, commercial, retail, residential, in business. NEVER heard the above quote. NEVER have I heard the above quote! My experience is people of Alaska, do have opinions, yet respect each other. We live in a harsh environment . Attitude is everything.
My wife is from North Dakota and she says the winters are way worse there due to the wind.
Our cold snaps are calm with low humidity. I can split firewood for an hour at 20 below with
a polarfleece shirt and a shell.
I don't disagree. I just wanted to share because a lot of people on HT seem to hold Alaska as the ultimate place to live, the dream spot to move to, and I get why people feel that way, I just wanted to point out that Alaska has drawbacks that many people probably don't think about. They may not be drawbacks for everyone though, for some it may even be a plus. To each their own really.Isn’t it everywhere that has both ups and downs for living depending on your particular abilities to make a living?
There are not enough Marylanders on this site for a thread but we certainly have our good and bad points. Good: mountains, beaches, economic opportunities, Chesapeake Bay, four seasons... Bad: Washington DC is too close we have crowds, high taxes, not enough public land by some accounts.
Anyhow, where you live depends a lot on how you make it.
Not what I found in my youth thats for sure, but I was also around Anchorage which may play into that greatly. I'm talking about stuff like: stealing from each other, price gouging, scamming, so on and so forth.
I wanted to say that I personally disagree with those who feel Alaska is bad for kids. I feel just the opposite. There is so much to do that does not involve "electronics" Granted the further removed you are from a city, the more difficult it would be to keep the child involved, but there are sports, hunting, fishing, drama and musical plays for children to participate in, music , art, photography, and even horses events, dog sled races, we canoed the yukon river to the mouth one summer and lived off the land in while doing so-------different, fair enough, but plenty of things to keep a child busy all the way through college IMHO. I will always be grateful for the years spent in Alaska, but at some time, when I have saved enough money I will be raising longhorns on a ranch in Texas
I get this question a lot from people in the lower 48 so I thought I would share with the group since I think a lot of people here dream about moving to Alaska one day...
Alaska is beautiful, beyond what most people can fathom when coming from the lower 48, this is what I probably miss the most
[*]Alaska is brutal winters more so than anything, this is one thing many people don't understand, or underestimate
- If you're coming from any other the northern states, its not really the same. lets talk about a "typical" winter in AK
- Long, snow is generally around before Halloween most years and will stick around until around high school spring break (early March you usually get to see pavement again in parking lots)
- Often the ground stays wet enough that for spring baseball you're not able to go on a field until the first game in mid April
- Days are short, shorter than you'd think possible even in Southern Anchorage. 5:30 mins is what you get at the shortest day. Sunrise 10ish, sunset 3:30ish
- Going to work in the dark and coming home in the dark takes a toll on people
- Winter depression is a real thing. If you don't have something to wake up for, its hard to get out of bed when its still dark, and hard to stay awake when the sun sets before 4pm
People are different, there is a saying in Alaska: "Alaskans love screwing over other Alaskans".
Could, but don't. People in South Dakota are genuinely interested in where people are from, which is where it comes from most often. Also when you spent the majority of your life in one location, stories about it are bound to come up.How does one get this question a lot? Are you walking around with an Alaskan Grown shirt on? Are you constantly name dropping Alaska?