Pray all are doing well and staying warm. I would like to talk about land in Alaska, if you don't mind.
Of all the reading I have done, concerning Alaska, and how people want to move to Alaska, and live off the land, the land is one of the big parts that people take for granted. I don't know a whole lot about the land in Alaska but, I do know that there are people in Alaska that do.
From what I have read, cheap equals (no good for growing, no good for live stock, no good for tree's and no good for access), is this about right? Expensive land equals the opposite..
Is there a middle ground? To me, "expensive" means more people and "cheap" means less people. Sure, you have to work more, or spend more to get your land to do what you want, or need it to do but, lets weigh the ups/downs. If I buy some land, say 160 acre's, and it has two ways to get to it, river and trail, than there aren't going to be a whole lot of people wanting it,,,too much work. Does that necessarily mean that the land is bad land? Being by a river helps so, soil close to the river may be good soil, no?
I have heard that living in Alaska, off the land, is very expensive. Why? What does a person NEED that is so expensive? I understand that if the wood on said land is no good than, you would need to get it from some where and getting it from there to where you want it, is expensive. Ok, got that. but, how expensive is expensive? One persons view on expensive might be different than yours. I can see the expense of a snow machine, a freezer, some tools, some other items for the home, a boat, some snow shoes, fishing poles and gear, some food, some clothes and other stuff of the sort. The biggest problem I see is "gas", where do I get it, and how do I get it to the site? What is better for lighting?
I will stop there in regards to the questions and comments about land. Let me tell you a little about myself and where I am in life, just so you don't think I am a troll.
I am currently 45, be 46 in March. I have 5 kids, 3 grand kids and a wife of 25+ years. I have confidence that our Country is going to hell, quickly and feel that within 10 years, we will all be hurting to some degree, more than we are now. I want to get away from people, in general. I really hate cold but, where is it that people will not go to as easily as say, the Smokey Mountains? Every nice place in the lower 48, like the Smokey's, are flooded with people and completely owned by the states that the Mountains fall within. There is lots of "bush" in the TN, SC, NC, VA, WV, PA, NY state, GA, AL, MS and LA I have thought about moving to all of these places, or buying land somewhere, where I could be in seclusion somewhat. The land is very expensive in these area's and because they are nice in the summer, people flock to them. So, no seclusion or very little anyway. I am a firm believer in "you have to give to get" so, I have been looking at Alaska. Land is cheap in some areas, yes the areas where there is very little access... I could buy land in WY for $250 and acre but who wants to own a dessert? Not much seclusion there...and it would take a lot of work and money to do anything with it. I could buy beautiful land in TN for 10,000 an acre up to 1,000,000 for a lot. I don't have that kind of money but, if I did, I would buy in TN or the other states I mentioned. Buy enough, you can have seclusion, until the Country fall's apart and everyone wants to get in your seclusion.
I think you get my meaning so, I will leave it at that. God bless