What Is it like to live in Alaska ?

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Middlesboro, KY

#1 Dec 8, 2008
For many years I have wanted to live in such a beautiful place as alaska , I have dreamed of wilderness like that , a place where you can hunt and fish , live of the land type of stuff . Could anyone tell me what you can do to get close to a paradise such as this ?


#2 Dec 8, 2008
I have wondered the samething and thought about vacationing there. I also wonder how accepting the locals are to outsiders moving up there. Alaska ,, seems like such a beautiful place to live. How hard is it to make a living up there?
Anchorage survivor

Seattle, WA

#3 Dec 19, 2008
OH wow, not in Anchorage honey, you will get towed if you park in the wrong place camping and the state wants all your money to camp anywhere for hundreds of miles, lilve off the land? HA, you can only LOOK at the mountains, you , you can't even go in there. Drug infested police state . Corrupted. YOu would have to laive way out in nowwhere . To live off the land , So cold you have to stay indoors many months. To cold to even pump your own gas for two minutes without some kind of $70.00 high quality long underware, the cold goes right to the bone an you get sik of it.Then the city chops the ice onto the drive ways into businesses so that the bottem of your nice car gets wrecked on it. slip on the ice and break your neck , slip under your car if you don't wear cleates. Children do not get busses to school if they live withen a mile. THey ahve to walk to school in 0 degrees and forced to play out as well . Nice to look at though. OH, your neihgbor may call office of children's services on you if you do not smoke pot as they do and your kids play barefoot in the summer or their toy is in the way of the mail box .If they are withdrawing they are not in good moods. Otherwise, it is very beaughtiful. The scenery is breath taking , but don't let if fool you. A lot of drug addicts, if you do drugs you will fit right in and love it there. MArijuana friendly state. The more drug money into the state the better. That is what they like there.

Middlesboro, KY

#4 Dec 19, 2008
well now thank you for that fine forensic analysis there but I live in a state that is ranked no 1 in america for that kind of stuff, which is kentucky , have you ever visited there ?
old hippie

Bellevue, WA

#5 Dec 21, 2008
Alaska? I've had enough.
Been here 17 years ... bugging out this Spring (break-up).
Moving to more warmer climes & more 'bluebird' days. Oh about the nickel & dime, pay to play? The place I'm moving to ... just happens to be more benevolent. It will be a close to 'Middle Earth' as this old hippie/hobbit will find in a 'lifetime'.

May peace be with you, always.


#6 Dec 22, 2008
I have traveled most of the lower 48 and would love to see Alaska. I think there is always bad and good in every state , but Alaska seems like it would be nature at its best and untouched by man. Not saying I would want to live there , but one day visit. Good Luck old Hippie on your travels..... Missouri is pretty rural and quite, come down and check it out.

United States

#7 Jan 26, 2009
ummm....(really) who would want to live here!!!!!
It's "way" to cold....I'm DONE with it!!!!
I want to live in Florida...or Californa!!!
And that's how I LIKE IT !!!


Since: Aug 08

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#8 Feb 18, 2009
What is it like to live in Alaska?
It's colder than a polar bears toenails!
jo jo jo

Anchorage, AK

#9 Feb 20, 2009
Your not a number, but a name !!!

“I got a fur ball”

Since: Jan 09

marion co.

#10 Feb 21, 2009
well i don't have a number or name so i will fit right in .

United States

#11 Feb 24, 2009
It's cold enough to freeze the balls off a brass monkey.

Anchorage, AK

#12 Feb 28, 2009
I live in Alaska and have for several years now. It isn't as cold as some of the lower 48 states, like Montana for example. If you like the outdoors, mountains, hunting, fishing, skiing, etc., then you will love Alaska. The people here are very welcoming (at least they were to me when I came here) and they are just regular folks. But you don't want to move to Anchorage. There are problems with gangs, crime, traffic, etc. there that you will want to avoid. I personally cannot stand Anchorage. But there are plenty of other places to live here that are peaceful and beautiful. Alaska is absolutely gorgeous in the summer. Especially when hiking the mountains or fishing/boating on the Kenai River.
ak for 5 years

Eagle River, AK

#13 Feb 28, 2009
It isn't that cold typically, but then again, If you live in Soldotna or Anchorage you are really far south. Today is snowing and cold but if you are in fairbanks or further north, you can expect the winter to be plenty of degrees under zero.


#15 Mar 12, 2009
How about the cost of living and jobs in Alaska?

“Good day to you!”

Since: Oct 08


#16 Mar 13, 2009
If you are a professional or just recieved a degree in the medical field, Alaska hospitals and clinics are always hiring. Especially if your a nurse. Education is another good field that usually has open fields. Especially out in the bush. Next, another job though seasonal is road construction/maintenance.
Living costs for the Anchorage Wasilla areas, go to http://www.adn.com for a look see at home and apartment costs. Bread runs $1.35 and more in these areas and a gallon of milk is $3.50 and up. Gas averages $2.35 right now. Like any where else, you'll be spending more to get less.

“Good day to you!”

Since: Oct 08


#17 Mar 13, 2009
The days of light and days of dark are a bit hard to get use to.
Febuary, March and April pretty much see normal daylight hours as do August September and October.
But from November to January, the days become long, dark days with December averaging 4 to 5 hours of light. But from May to July your looking at 19 to 20 hours of sun.
The one bummer up here is road travel. Anyone living up here that loves to travel by car soon becomes aware that all roads have an end except for those going into Canada. Some roads just loop. Up here is far from like the lower 48 where you can cross into two or three different states for just a day or two of driving and see as many different things you want to see or visit like parks and theme parks and museums and road side places of interest. You'll be giving all that up to live up here.


#18 Mar 15, 2009
I would still love to see Alaska. I would like to retire there actually, but my children would never go for that. What kind of things other then nature does Alaska have to do if someone was to vacation there?

“Good day to you!”

Since: Oct 08


#19 Mar 15, 2009
Nature is about it. Some old mines here and there, glacier cruises in the Prince William Sound. We have no theme parks or such. Just a lot of wilderness. You might check into fly in lodges where you do horse backing, 4-wheeling, hiking, fishing. I hear some of the lodges are pretty good if you want to advoid the throngs of tourists. Taking a cruise to see the glaciers you should do. Lots of sea life.
jo jo jo

Anchorage, AK

#20 Mar 21, 2009
Alaska is a mind-set, and independent, more self-sufficent, freedom loving type of person not wanting to live under the chains of liberal politically correct slavery !

Salisbury, NC

#21 Mar 29, 2009
i would love to load my 4 wheeler up and go camping for a couple of months,can you ride atv's freely on roads in alaska,like in small towns and stuff.

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