This is a funny thread. People talk about cars running all day, about what guns to take, and tell the OP to watch into the wild.
First off, I am an Alaskan, and proud of this fact.
Do not come up here now. Seriously. You move to AK now and try to live off the land, the cops will be hauling your remains away next spring.
If you truely want to test Alaska, be smart about it. Move when the weather is warm and sunny. Get a job in one of our cities and put your cash
away. Stockpile like crazy, maybe even buy some land that is "remote" (you dont understand the word remote until youve been here)
Take classes on winter survival, farming in AK, hunting and trapping. Then youve got a shot at making it.
As far as cars running? Dont see alot of that, except if its a quick stop. We do however plug our cars in so they start the next day.
Guns? We have them all. Moose, griz, black bears are some mean critters when you are in the bush alone. Talk to the locals when you get here.
Local advice in any area is better than any you will find on the internet. I carry a shotgun with buckshot/slug/buckshot, as many alaskans do, but
some do carry hand cannons as well.
Into the Wild? Almost as funny as the Grizzly Man. A classic example of two idiots who didnt understand that if you dont respect it, Alaska will
flat out kill you. No regrets. It isnt a game living off the land up here, you make a mistake, you are done. Limited cell range, only a handfull of
roads, if you go off by yourself, you need to realize, you are in fact, by yourself. If you want to actually learn something about someone who came
up here to live off the land and made it, check out Heimo Korth.
The Final Frontiersman
If you decide to come, good luck, if not, we wont miss you. Alaska isnt for everyone. The winters are sad, dark, cold and lonely. Alone in the wild
makes them even more so.