Alaskans are kind of like a secret society of outdoor junkies, nature lovers, seafood fanatics and appreciators of the simple things in life. Give us a beautiful mountain view, a Northern Lights show or a fishing pole during red season and we are on cloud nine. We don’t really care if we get a little dirty or aren’t dressed in the latest fashion trends; as long as we are living in Alaska – we are happy. Check out these 17 things that you’ll never catch anyone from Alaska doing.
1. Being concerned with the latest fashion trends.
No, we leave all that nonsense for the lower 49'ers. We are happy with wearing whatever makes the most sense for Alaska's ever changing temperature fluctuations and varying terrains. There is nothing more stylish than a happy smile in the great outdoors!
2. Staying inside when the Northern Lights are dancing.
Our eyes deserve to enjoy a good dose of candy whenever they are given the opportunity, and we would be crazy to shield them from that. If the Aurora Borealis is dancing, we watch. And we NEVER get tired of it. Like, ever.
3. Saying "I'm bored!"
Yeah... if you're bored in Alaska, you need to start reading THIS website. The mere thought of being bored in a state where there are millions of adventures to be had is just not acceptable. 😉
4. Turning down a good meal.
With bountiful natural resources such as succulent and flavorful king crab, we'd be crazy to ever turn down a good meal in Alaska.
5. Installing an outdoor swimming pole.
Yeah, well... we hate to point out the obvious, but you get where we are going with this. This is just not apart of life in Alaska. Not now, not ever.
6. Worrying about getting a little muddy.
The more mud, the better! Getting down and dirty is the best way to have a truly Alaskan day.
7. Throwing trash in a “regular” disposal can.
Exhibit A: Watch as the bear approaches. All trash we throw out goes in bear-proof containers.
8. Concerning themselves with needing to have all the frills.
Give a cabin in the woods with a beautiful view and a crackling campfire at night and we are GOOD TO GO!
9. Staying home when the reds are running.
Heck no we won't be staying home! The season is short, feisty and tons of fun. And we don't want to miss a single second of the action!
10. Going into the back-country without a gun or bear stray.
It's bear country out there (everywhere) and we always have to be prepared. ALWAYS.
11. Complaining about the weather being too warm.
Because in Alaska, we are blessed with temps that feel "just right" in the summertime. How lucky we are indeed!
12. Or complaining about not getting enough snow.
Well, usually. As of late we have had some really mild winters. But even with that, we can drive a few hours and get to areas where we can enjoy snowy slopes and endless back-country riding opportunities. So we won't be complaining about snow anytime soon!
13. Getting too close to wildlife.
Unless we are hunting (responsibly sourcing wild game), we won't be getting anywhere up close to wildlife. We have the utmost respect for these beautiful animals enjoying their natural element. Tourists on the other hand, hmm... no comment!
14. Leaving BBQ food outside overnight.
No matter how late it gets or how many Alaskan Amber's we put down, we are smart enough to know that the food always has to be brought inside at night. If not, we will likely have a visitor in the form of a wild bear on our porch in the morning.
15. Posing for pictures with taxidermy.
We'll just leave this one to the tourists, they get enough "selfies" as it is.
16. Eating farmed seafood, aside from delicious Alaska-grown oysters.
With the most wild, natural, sustainable seafood in the world, we know better than to give our bodies anything that isn't wildly Alaskan.
17. Leaving fish carcasses on the shore.
Any Alaskan knows that this is a no-no! Throw your carcasses in the ocean or river and off the bank.
Can you think of anything else that you’ll never catch someone from Alaska doing?