Alaskan Fears That Everyone In The Last Frontier Has Had
By: Courtney Dowd-Stanley
Alaskan fears come in a variety of forms. You see, living The Alaska Life isn’t all just rainbows and butterflies. Sure, we are spoiled by unending beauty and the most epic outdoor playground in the world, but living in the Last Frontier comes with its fair share of struggles. From harsh weather, to subsistence woes, and all those unpredictable wildlife encounters—we’re sure you’ll be able to relate to some (if not all) of these undeniable fears.
1 – Having all of your summertime plans ruined by a “burn ban.”
Campfires, s’mores, 4th of July celebrations; sorry – you’re outta luck!
2 – Or even worse, the devastation that can follow if the bans aren’t adhered to.
A single errant spark can ruin a summer for thousands, residents and tourists alike.
3 – Getting bogged in by that treacherous suctioning glacial mud.
And you thought you were just taking a nice long walk on the beach… whoops!
4 – Forgetting to file for the Permanent Fund Dividend.
When the beginning of October rolls around and everyone else is singing the happy PFD joys, you’ll be … silent.
5 – Having an uninvited intruder roll up on your hunting camp or favorite fishing spot.
Hope you remembered to cache your food stash!
6 – Forgetting to plug in your car when the temps drop.
Remember to check the overnight forecast before you get too cozy.
7 – Missing an important meeting because, moose must munch…
And they’re happily blocking you in your house.
8 – Being stuck in an avalanche.
Brutal, uninvited, and completely terrifying.
9 – Being in the wrong place at the wrong time when an earthquake hits.
Duck and cover!
10 – Disappointing non-producing salmon runs (aka) not being able to fill your freezer.
In many areas, this is a matter of survival.
11 – Getting stuck in a sea of ice fog with zero visibility.
Alaska’s weather patterns can be very scary and unforgiving. These kind of Alaskan fears keep us on the edge of our seats.
12 – Boarding a plane only to hear the words, “Sorry for the delay, we will now begin the de-icing process.”
Begin? Couldn’t you do that before squishing us in here like a bunch of sardines?
13 – Having our cherished lands be destroyed.
Respect = longevity. Let’s make sure future generations can enjoy Alaska as much as we do.
14 – Forgetting to pack the mosquito spray.
Sorry, Mother Nature, I don’t think we’ll be getting along too well today.
15 – The thought of ever having to live anywhere but the Last Frontier.
Because Alaska will always be the place that we call home.
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