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    Cool Looking for Alaskan Wilderness Survival Guides

    Hi all,

    I'm looking for some off-beat Alaskan survival guides. The wilder the better. Would love to get involved with guys similar to those on National Geographic's Ultimate Survivor Alaska, guys who snowmobile, fly, dog-sled, or boat into the deep Alaskan wilderness. Anyway, if you have someone in mind who is either a licensed guide or someone who just loves to head out into the bush and survive, drop names and contact information if you can. Thanks!

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    Oh boy here we go again.Remember the more BS the better
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    I will guide you. $350.00 per day, Plus ALL expenses. Ten (10) day minimum.

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    funny.....you would want to goof off , rather hard core at that, and with survival experts.....who will stop you from doing such nonsense.....

    Maby you really need to find some "good 'ol boys"............besides AGL4now charges 50$ less a day than I do......... ~~LOL!!~~
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    AGL4now, do you have contact info?

    Thanks hogfamily!

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    You do realize, waschy, that (except for stranger's) all those Alaskan bad-azz shows are total BS, right?
    the Kilchers live right outside Homer, on a road with running water and electricity. Otto has heated seats in his brand new Subaru....
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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    You do realize, waschy, that (except for stranger's) all those Alaskan bad-azz shows are total BS, right?
    the Kilchers live right outside Homer, on a road with running water and electricity. Otto has heated seats in his brand new Subaru....
    Helicopter escort makes them BS?


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    waschy, You don't have to come to Alaska for "Alaskan" wilderness survival experiences. Get yourself a snowmachine (that's what we call snowmobiles.) and head up to Iron Lakes in the central Sierras in the dead of winter. Live survival style there for a week or so. If in fact you do survive, you just might be ready to give it a go up here. Seriously though, Iron Lakes is a breath-taking spot, and you're not likely to see another person up there, especially in winter. It's at about 9000' elevation, and the main lake is just below tree line. There's some good trout fishing there too, just bring an ice auger if you go in winter.

    The other 299,300,000 people can have it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    I will guide you. $350.00 per day, Plus ALL expenses. Ten (10) day minimum.
    That price is way too high LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by homerdave View Post
    You do realize, waschy, that (except for stranger's) all those Alaskan bad-azz shows are total BS, right?
    the Kilchers live right outside Homer, on a road with running water and electricity. Otto has heated seats in his brand new Subaru....
    And the sad part is that, of all those shows, that's the one I tell people is the closest to real life.

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    There are people who price their labor cheaper. It is a 24 hour a day job keeping clients safe. It is my time & skill'set I am selling and I bill at a rate that pleases me.

    And it is a mute point as he is producing one more TV program about Alaskan Guides. However I don't own a TV'thingie so I know not about the other programs, aside from what I hear on this forum.

    Quote Originally Posted by FL2AK-Old Town View Post
    That price is way too high LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AGL4now View Post
    There are people who price their labor cheaper. It is a 24 hour a day job keeping clients safe. It is my time & skill'set I am selling and I bill at a rate that pleases me.

    And it is a mute point as he is producing one more TV program about Alaskan Guides. However I don't own a TV'thingie so I know not about the other programs, aside from what I hear on this forum.
    I guess that means my dad got a screamin deal on his two float trips, remote snogo trip out of DLG and the couple of trips down here in SE that I've taken him on DIY style.....

    Is that why guides like to hype the danger?......so they can bump up the price? I would think the equipment and insurance would be what jacks the prices up.

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    How much do you earn per Hour.......??? If a guide is up at 3:45AM and making Coffee and breakfast, washes the pots, pans, dishes. Leaves camp at 5:AM and hunts and or moves basics to set up spike camp. Fixes dinner at 7:30PM, washes dishes, goes to bed at 8:20PM and sleeps lightly. And does that Day after Day for months on end working 17 house a day in fairly primitive conditions. Plus being on standby the other 7 hours, should the client get sick, chasing fuzzy things out of camp, getting up when the wind hits 50 to 90 MPH to secure camp.

    And living with "SOME" clients you would pay to have never met. Living cold, wet and bloody most of Sept. and Oct. (Note: August and April and May are good weather GENERALLY).

    In the beginning you do it for Ego, education, field experience, But at some point it is just a POOPY job, in Very CRAPY weather conditions, and often dangerous conditions and your ego, education, & field experience is maxed-out, your burned-out & they can't pay you enough, and you find something better to do with your life.

    I would say the greatest danger is not bears in camp, but high wind, driving or riding in a stupid cub, knife cuts & infection, Hypothermia, falling off cliffs trying to retrieve Goats or Sheep, having a horse kick you, bite you, rollover on top of you, breaking you and most of your personal gear.

    In my opinion the guide has only one paramount job......see that the client leaves camp uninjured and healthy. Everything else is way....WAY down the list.






    Quote Originally Posted by Catch It View Post
    I guess that means my dad got a screamin deal on his two float trips, remote snogo trip out of DLG and the couple of trips down here in SE that I've taken him on DIY style.....

    Is that why guides like to hype the danger?......so they can bump up the price? I would think the equipment and insurance would be what jacks the prices up.

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