Hello, I am Trey, and I want to live the alaskan lifestyle.
I need information about alaska. I've watched tons of videos, on all sorts of things from hunting, to skinning, to cooking, to building, but actually getting there is the trouble.
I've heard of apprenticeships, and i'm interested in one. I need to know if you can make a living off of fishing/oil working in alaska. I am behind in high school, but plan on getting my ged, and I know that I can't get that good of a job off of a high school diploma, but i don't plan on buying everything, but actually hunting/crafting it.
I am going to be saving money, and hopefully bring a rifle for small game, and bigger game, and maybe a shotgun in case of a bear attack. I don't care if I live in a city or completely remote, but i'd rather live sort of close or even with other people until I atleast get the hang of alaska.
I currently live in florida, and we do not have snow, but I am a naturally hot person. When i went to north carolina there was 3 or 4 inches of snow and I did not find the 19 degree weather cold at all and i wasn't wearing a thick jacket either.
I understand the way of life is different, but I do not like my life right now. I fell behind in school, and now I know that I wont make it where I live because it is too expensive. I am very healthy, and in shape, and If anyone knows someone who needs general labor, maybe logging or construction, anything that doesn't require high school education or previous experience, i would love to learn. I am a fast learner and I can learn on the job very fast, and I plan to do so.
Just any advice, tips, or maybe connections to get my alaskan start would be awesome. I turn 18 in march and hopefully plan to move there in the summer.
And I hope to meet some awesome people and hear alot of stories about how amazing alaska is!!