Yukon Men: Is Tanana presented realis...

Yukon Men: Is Tanana presented realistically enough to bring viewers back?

There are 66 comments on the Huliq.com story from Aug 25, 2012, titled Yukon Men: Is Tanana presented realistically enough to bring viewers back?. In it, Huliq.com reports that:

The new Discovery Channel series Yukon Men aired last night, and not everyone had favorable reviews.

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Lee Howells

Swansea, UK

#24 Jan 7, 2014
whose up for a challenge in tanana
David

Chattanooga, TN

#25 Jan 8, 2014
Lee Howells wrote:
whose up for a challenge in tanana
Do you live in Tanana? I want to visit, not sure how to make all arrangements. Could you provide some info?
Lee Howells

Swansea, UK

#26 Jan 8, 2014
Hi Mate, no don't live there, but want to go myself.
David

Chattanooga, TN

#27 Jan 8, 2014
Lee Howells wrote:
Hi Mate, no don't live there, but want to go myself.
Then lets go together!
Ditchy Uk

Hemel Hempstead, UK

#28 Jan 10, 2014
Enjoy watching the programme but the impression I get is that everything is left to the last minute! Maybe a little forward organised planning with a disciplined timescale might improve matters. But hey!- what do I know! I have been to Alaska three times and think that it is a fantastic place - two were salmon fishing trips. In Tanana they only mentioned the Kings - so far north do they not have Reds or Silvers?
Lee Howells

Swansea, UK

#29 Jan 10, 2014
David wrote:
<quoted text>
Then lets go together!
Hi David,
Where are you from mate, age etc what job youve got and done any hunting before.

L'm 43yrs, got my own carpentry business and spent a lot of time over the years hunting in New Zealand with my family.

Get back to me mate with a bit of history about yourself,

Lee.
Ditchy London uk

Hemel Hempstead, UK

#30 Jan 10, 2014
I enjoy watching Yukon Men but the image being projected by the programme is that everybody leaves everything until the last moment. I think that with a little more planning and teamwork - not just fathers and sons but an organised group of men - and ladies (sorry Courteney!)
But, hey - what do I know?!!

I have been Alaska 3 times, two of which were salmon fishing trips and I think that it is a fantastic place. Tanana is way up north and I am wondering if there are any Reds, Silvers or Pinks up there because the programmes only mention catching Kings and Chums. Do you not get any runs of these other salmon?
Brown Pride

North Vernon, IN

#31 Jan 14, 2014
I just started watching the show and I love it! I am getting tired of the "rat race" and I would love to spend at least a year in a place like Tanana, AK. Living off the land and staying in touch with God and Mother Nature.
Martin

Brampton, Canada

#32 Jan 22, 2014
None of these so-called 'wilderness' reality shows have any truth in them. They trot out the same old cliches time and time again:'killer' bears,'starving' locals, etc... I guess the whole idea is to make viewers buy into the 'need to survive' theme that all these shows rest upon.

It doesn't fool me. I'm from Canada and our native Canadians living up north in those little villages have more money from land claims and government assistance then they know what to do with. The only thing they're usually 'starving' for is booze. I don't know if this is the exact same situation in the U.S. but one thing I do know is that they're not 'starving' and they don't need to hunt to put 'food on the table'. I am so tired of hearing those tired cliches!

Since: Aug 11

Location hidden

#34 Feb 3, 2014
I'm 54 and would STILL move there in a heartbeat and live that life!!! Any single men? LOL!

My dad was in Alaska in the Army back right after WWII ended and was part of the Army Corp that built the Al-Can Highway. The photos I have from when he was there are incredible and show some really remote Alaskan land where there truly WASN'T anything around anywhere. He always wanted to go back there to visit.
sandee williams

Ashland, OR

#35 Feb 11, 2014
Nothing but an over dramatized soap opera..these people are being portrayed as backstabbing animal abusers..this series is not educational nor entertaining in my opinion..the main characters are white not native..why is it that you never see any of the elders.?.this is a village of 200 people ""not 3 white guys and five natives.
yukon boner

Tampa, FL

#36 Feb 15, 2014
I want to bone the chick that hunts. She needs something better than a small eskimo sausage
JTS

Toronto, Canada

#37 Mar 4, 2014
I am also from Toronto, and I had already made up my mind to leave the city - and then I stumbled across Yukon Men and caught up on the current season.
I would also like to spend a year or so in Alaska - my aunt had been, and always told me it was beautiful, and it's been in the back of my head for a long time. I actually looked into camping along the river, and then found this thread.
I'm a vegetarian with an interest in animal husbandry, solar heating & water conservation techniques. I grew up on farm stories from my Grandfather and Great-Uncles, and while all the land may be gone and the possibility of my learning from them gone, I've devoured enough knowledge and I'd love to do a comparison study in the different growing zones. I've always respected humane hunting.
I spent a month on a teeny island with boat only access (and I never got to leave the island and lived with terrible employers) up in New Liskeard, ON when I was 20, and can still vividly remember waking up cold in the summer.
I personally just cannot take Toronto anymore - it's dirty, the housing is beyond expensive, and in some cases inhabitable, the transit is terrible, and I literally can't breathe with all the smog; throw in -30C weather, no space to turn around in, and no men, and really, good sushi is just not enough to keep me here anymore.
Alaskan Grandma, and whoever else, if you'd be willing to take in a stray, I wouldn't be your worst investment :)
Sandy Jung Wisconsin

South Milwaukee, WI

#38 Mar 10, 2014
My husband and I went to Tanana in July 2014-what you see on Yukon Men is what it really is--We think the show has done the village justice-living there is not for the faint of heart.We also went up the Yukon River to Stan's fish camp,very interesting-we had an amazing trip and would love to return someday.
kate williams

Auckland, New Zealand

#39 Apr 19, 2014
Alaskan since birth wrote:
Yes of course the Alaskan villages have stores where you can buy food; but it's the COST of freighting in those groceries that causes the villagers to hunt/fish for food. If you tried to live off the village store, you would be broke in no time.
Another main reason for avoiding beef/pork/chicken is due to how pumped full of hormones and preservatives those meats are. Wild game is much tastier and healthier for you. Why do you think you have so much cancer in the lower 48 states?
I so understand what your saying for where we live the cost of freight causes us to do the same. Very admirable on how you use your surroundings to survive. It takes a lot of hard work and planning.Totally agree with your comments about the processed meats and it's contributions to bad health.I'm sure many others would agree, in fact, esteem your lifestyle.
kate williams

Auckland, New Zealand

#40 Apr 19, 2014
Totally agree with your comments. We live in a similar situation {freight costs} just not the same temperatures Processed meats certainly play a huge part in the downside of bad health.Many other people i'm sure, would agree.You live a lifestyle according to your harsh conditions.That take's well advanced planning and sheer hard work.Appreciation to Discovery for bringing your ways of living and that of many others to our attention.Such lifestyles enhances our value of what we have and where we live.

thank you
Martha B

UK

#41 Apr 22, 2014
I love watching Yukon Men. It gives us, here in Scotland, a great insight into life in a small Alaskan town. You guys rock!
John

Boca Raton, FL

#42 May 5, 2014
Stan, Joey and Frankie are my favorites on the show. They all seem like good guys. Stan seems like a great dad. The other dads seem to treat their sons poorly which alwaysresults in rebellion.
Tom

UK

#43 May 14, 2014
I have just started watching this show and love it! I was always wondering how accurate it was. As I watched the episodes quite close together I noticed stuff. Notably how they are always portrayed on the edge of starving or having things ruin their season, but yet they all had new snow machines at the beginning of season 2 along with guns and joey bought a house.

I love watching them live a subsistence lifestyle however, I'm not fooled into thinking they are as close to starvation as the show makes out.

Also I have been wondering what their is for people like Bob to do in Tanana he is always hrs late, what is their to do in tanana that makes you forget you have got to go and shoot dinner.
Klondike Ken

Whitehorse, Canada

#44 Nov 16, 2014
My wife loves this show. She is a Canadian Native from a remote small town in Northern Alberta and can relate. I like the show but shake my head from time to time about the exaggerated dangers. All the adventures, social issues, expensive everything are certainly real. I can see how city folks in the Southern Canada and Lower 48 love this show. It is entertaining. My wife and I also live on the Yukon River...in the Yukon. The Yukon is the life blood of Alaska and Yukon.

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