Reading the ADN this morning, I saw the article about the Aussie that headed North out of Bettles for the WInter. If the reports are accurate, this guy is really a piece of work.I don't mean this in a positive way.
I have to defend the rest of the Australians I have met in the outback of Australia. I had the pleasure of riding my motorcycle around Australia over two of our Winters. I met a lot of great people in the "Outback". Having Alaska plates on my motorcycle, people never let me buy my own beer in the local pubs. They really related to our Alaskan existance and independance. My guess is that if you polled the "Outback Aussies" about this guy they just rescued North of Bettles, they would have left him and chalked it up to a Darwin award. At the very least, he would have to pay back all rescue cost.
Don't judge most Aussies by this guy. My 2 cents.