An Alaskan Migration Blog And Fur Sewing


By the end of February I was ready to get back to town and start working on my projects there as well as socialize with my friends. Out on the trapline we get very limited outside information and news. We can tune into an hour of NPR News in the morning and another of the same in the evening on the one radio station we can reliably receive. When your out in the woods away from the rest of the world sometimes it seems your better off hiding out and minding your own germs and your own business. I think there are plenty of people who will often say, I hate people, people drive me crazy, I would love to just move out to the woods. If you never get a break from it you may not realize what social critters we humans really are.

I plan on sharing a few recipes that I just couldn’t live without given the lifestyle and the need to use bulk and dry goods. In times of economic crisis I understand the need to tighten the belt,… because we are having to as well, but I have to add a shameless plug for our store on this website. If you know anybody interested please direct them our way, as after all, this is how we make our living.

Their revival came when the wilderness was starting to liven up again after a wildfire forced most animals out a few years ago. The Last Alaskan was one of the best family shows you had on your channel. I tried to watch the Gold Rush and The Deadiest Catch I have to switch channels when the start swearing and drinking beer. I like to watch reality shows with my grandkids and they are not family shows. So get your act together and bring it back or offer it to someone else. I bet there are lots of other channels who would love to air it.

Young Sydney Selden is around three years of age and takes after her parents. Tyler and Sydney walk back to their home after a morning stroll in Fairbanks. “I really value having a direct connection with nature,” says Tyler. “The idea of having a career… I wouldn’t be happy at all.” Tina Russell/The Penny planet fitness hillsboro oregon HoarderA few winters ago, the Seldens were up north on their trapline. They mushed all day to get to one of their shelters, but when they got there, the river wasn’t frozen over and they couldn’t cross it. They had sleeping bags, but no food — and no other choice but to camp there for the night.

The couple’s goal is to make enough money to cover their expenses, which run about $10,000 per season . So maybe Tyler thinks I won’t understand his lifestyle — one that’s starkly different from mine, and from most Americans. Maybe it’s because he and his wife Ashley spend eight months a year in a remote corner of Alaska and aren’t used to being pestered with questions. Interestingly enough, the two also rear birds like turkeys & chickens for food and profit. They sell what they don’t need and keep the rest for winter.