Hello, I'm new to the forum and i'm very happy I discovered this wonderful source of information. I was looking for opinions from some knowledgeable and experienced folk in my search for a path to Alaska. I am a 17 year old Ohioan, but Alaska fills my dreams. The question I pose is this: Should a young man/woman pursue a dream of living a primitive Alaskan lifestyle(sustinence hunting, no electricty, etc.), immediately after college/ high school, while one is still young, with no money and very little security? Or should one pursue a successful business career, horde money in the bank, and work towards early retirement with the goal of buying land in AK/The Yukon/BC and then living the dream? Might one find they are too old and soft to begin such a rugged lifestyle, or that other circumstances (children, etc.) would prevent going to the bush?