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    Default Wrangell-Petersburg, pert near perfect

    Years ago., we decided to pick the absolute best place to live a self sufficient lifestyle. One that would weather economic and political crisis better than any other. One that would reward residents during "normal" conditions too. We looked at every conceivable criteria we could think of and chose Wrangell. Here are a few reasons why.

    Seismic risks:
    http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/recent/ak00035837_w.html
    (Notice all that beautiful green around Wrangell?)

    Volcanology? Same deal. We're better than good there too.
    http://www.avo.alaska.edu/volcanoes/southeast.php

    Tsunami? Our biggest tsunami has been indistinct.
    http://www.ngdc.noaa.gov/nndc/struts/re ... h+Database

    In the summer months the waters are routinely like glass.

    Very moderate weather year round.
    http://www.wunderground.com/NORMS/Displ ... normals=on

    Very low fire danger. Very good water resources. Very low population densities.
    http://www.ammtechnologies.com/Images/Earth2.JPG

    Lies within the nations largest National Forest which is several times larger than the next largest and monstrous by lower 48 standards.
    http://www.fs.fed.us/r10/tongass/forest ... es/map.jpg

    Land prices in the Central Southeast region between Wrangell and Petersburg are very very reasonable.
    http://www.ualand.com/index.cfm?fuseact ... g&ID=22888

    The Wrangell Garnet ledge. I mean how many places are there where the children own a mine?

    The Stikine river, Shakes hot springs and Shakes glacier.
    http://www.youtube.com/results?searc...e&search_type=

    LeConte glacier.

    And of course the Deer, Elk, Moose, Goats, Brown Bears, Black Bears, Wolves, Grouse, Ptarmigan, Hares, Salmon, Halibut, Rockfish, Crabs, Shrimp, Clams everywhere, Mussels, Chitons etc... and the other non-catchables like Elephant Seals, Harbor Seals, Whales, Orcas, Porpoises... all in the same small region.
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    Add to that the rich history of the gold rushes, Muir, Native, Russian, British, and U.S. control through time, the states oldest continuously published newspaper, the petroglyphs on the beach, Wyatt Earp (who called it "Hell on wheels"), the last potlatch,...
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    Smile wrangell

    I grew up hand trolling with mom dad and my grandpa too all around Sumner and Clearence Striats and Sea Otter sound in the early 80s. If I didnt have to have a job I would just go out there and drift around in search of the best fishing grounds till I was to old to do it anymore like my grandpa did. Had the best times of my life out there trolling sport fishing and hunting deer with my grandpa during my summers out of high school. Not much for jobs in wrangell or petersburg. A lot money around the area but nobody spends it in wrangell. Lots of places out there where you can live in the boonies and just do your own thing and live by your own rules.

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    Smile wrangell

    I grew up hand trolling with mom dad and my grandpa too all around Sumner and Clearence Striats and Sea Otter sound in the early 80s. If I didnt have to have a job I would just go out there and drift around in search of the best fishing grounds till I was to old to do it anymore like my grandpa did. Had the best times of my life out there trolling sport fishing and hunting deer with my grandpa during my summers out of high school. Not much for jobs in wrangell or petersburg. A lot money around the area but nobody spends it in wrangell. Lots of places out there where you can live in the boonies and just do your own thing and live by your own rules.

    ps. say hi to Bruce and Jeani from Curlys grandson. They work at the thunderbird restuarant.

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    I've gotta' admit you're right.

    The Wrangell/Petersburg area is nearly perfection.

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    Default Stikine River...

    Don't know the rules of the forum very well about sale items so I'll keep this super short unless someone says it's ok to talk on here.

    Most everyone in Wrangell has spent at least some time on the Stikine and therefore knows Farm Island quite well. So, if you like Farm Island.....I own some and I'll watch this forum for more posts.

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    Well, anybody buy at Crystal Mountain View? If so pm me, we'll be neighbors.
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    someone link me a map to the area or something ... ya'll have peaked my interest ... My Smith barney is going under better pull it..

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    Thanks I started a thread about a week ago asking about this area and the answer has been her all along.Now hope to land there around Jan 12th and stay till I die. I lived in Haines Ak for 6 years and bear hunting was great but that was about it. Wangell and POW Island have it all. I'm on a fixed for sure money comming in income now so it should be a great life there.Of course this time I'm going to have store bought electricy and running water. Kerosene lamps and water can are a thing of the past for me but it was great when doing it

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    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...10952&t=h&z=14

    Center of map is North Point, Top Right of map is Colorado creek, Top Left is Blind Slough, Dotted line is the ferry route North to Petersburg. Lots of spruce bog in there but the Crystal Mountain View lots are heavily timbered for the most part. It has'nt been cut in the past hundred and fifty+ years either. Just off map to the SouthEast is Crystal Mountain.
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    http://maps.google.com/maps?hl=en&ie...52319&t=h&z=10

    This map shows the Stikine river, Leconte glacier, Petersburg, Wrangell, and the surrounding bits and pieces. Blind slough runs towards the Mitkoff Island label.

    The beach front lots went for $24,000 and there is one listed in the Petersburg Pilot for $89,000 now.

    Ualand is also opening up a new (darker as it is more crowded in by mountains) subdivision closer to Petersburg called Mountain Point:
    http://www.ualand.com/index.cfm?fuse...sting&ID=22961
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    Tell us more about the Political Climate. Do the majority of the folks lean to the Right or to the Left? This is a very real concern to many of us. I much prefer to be around like minded individuals.

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    Very pro resource extraction and developement, very right leaning overall, but a fair leftist minority. The tourist industry here is very slight, hence jobs are all in resource utilization or government. Check the department of elections results by community:

    http://www.elections.alaska.gov/08general/

    We're House District 2, Senate District A.
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    How about the rain?

    I knew a guy from Ketchikan and he said it rains almost every day. Maybe it's a fair trade off for the warmer winter.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Headhunter View Post
    How about the rain?

    I knew a guy from Ketchikan and he said it rains almost every day. Maybe it's a fair trade off for the warmer winter.
    That's not fair or quite correct. I remember a day last year it didn't rain.

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    What happened it snow that day

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    I've seen it snow, rain and shine all at the same time. I was on 5th ave where it was snowing, came down the hill and by the time I hit 3rd it was raining and shining on Tongass ave. It was probably this day.

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    Does it drizzle all day or splash and dash? How many days a year do you get some sun?

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    It drizzles, splash and dash, mists, monsoon type rain bordering on hurricane type weather (we had some 90+ winds in October). How many days does it sunshine? Not really sure but it does happen.

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