posted on Nov, 3 2013 @ 10:23 PM
reply to post by skalla
Alaska the last frontier is my oldest sons favorite show. I have a feeling that all of the reality shows are exaggerated to some degree. I have to
shake my head every time I hear them say that they will starve without a certain kill. The lifestyle is admirable and possible and people live like
that up here. I know we try to provide as much as possible from the resources around us. I am also realistic about the fact that the ability to drive
to the grocery store exists. It may be a longer drive to town for some of us than others, but the fuel for the excavator and the snow machines has to
come from somewhere. I do like their set up down there though, I want a greenhouse like that.
Deadliest Catch is the other one that is a regular around here. It's always fun to see the boats in the harbor when we go out halibut fishing. It's
also probably the least exaggerated one from up here that I know about, some things just can't be made up. We had a good family friend who was a
crabber and his wife was an anxious mess the entire time he was gone every year. He did have a habit of handing out pounds of king crab for Christmas
I have to agree about Parker, he seems like a great kid with a good head on his shoulders. I would
love to meet his grandpa, there are so few of the old timers around any more. Instead you see young adults running around as addicted to their phones
as anywhere else. Old fashioned work ethic seems to be waning in recent years.