Any anons live in Alaska? I'm thinking of moving there, I just want to get away from people and be left alone.

Any anons live in Alaska? I'm thinking of moving there, I just want to get away from people and be left alone. How is life there? Any advices? Currently love in central Europe and tired of the government shoulder deep in me. Have $70k liquid, not sure if want to finance a place or rent and save up further

  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    My friend moved out there perfectly healthy and wanting to really get into the outdoors. A year later and he's so unbelievably depressed he's like a different person. Trying meds after meds to keep himself alive and completely given up on the outdoors.
    Not saying this is gonna happen to you but its not all perfect up there.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is there any particular reason he says why or that you can think of? I'm not thinking of moving out there to paradise, I like the cold and dark wintery weathers and actually feel down on hot, long, sunny summer days, during winters I'm always happy and feel alive. Also feel down and disorganized around people and just like being alone asides from talking to my family. I'm late 20's and have been like this for more than 4 years, not alcoholic nor do any drugs, just like reading, thinking, etc. Not necessarily wanting to move to middle of nowhere right away, would probably better for me to ease into it out there. As long as I can walk or drive to a nice forest a few times a week I'll be happy

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Hm well like anything like this its a ton of factors, but thats how it gets you, a couple small things and then before you know it you sink into depression. Of course family and personal issues and a shore of other things can be blamed but I think moving to a place like this where you feel so separate from everyone you once knew can really weigh you down. I did something similar in my mid 20's, though not as remote in Alaska and I ended up feeling like I needed to move back to be around people who cared for me, you think you don't need people until you realize you do. This will make PrepHole seethe but its true. If you do go through with this start being as social as possible as soon as possible, join groups and meet people with your interests. you might idolize the life of a hermit but there's a reason hermits weren't 20 years old.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I gotcha, so that's mainly what it is, the lack of socialization? I'm not social anyways, not being 'le edgy teen' but for years I only talk to coworkers, no 'friends' or people to hang out with, I'm just not interested in drinking/ partying, like outdoor activities by myself to reflect and think, last gf was maybe 5 years ago. I like my peace and quiet as opposed to dating and drama. I'm far from my family anyways so only see them a couple of times a week, we keep in touch via telegram and that's sufficient for me; not 100% ideal but I don't like the country they live in. I may hate it but I'm just curious about the economy and politics in relation to just being left alone and being able to enjoy /out

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            Try it for a year see how you feel then. Have a contingency plan of somewhere you can return to if that life starts weighing on you. Don't feel ashamed if it does, you aren't some epic loner who needs to live alone, you're an animal made to live in a social environment who enjoys his alone time.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              That sounds solid, thanks. I don't want to bounce around and waste time and money, but at the same time I don't want to tie down to somewhere I hate. I know I'm 'young' and now is when I have the opportunity to find where I like, but I'm a bit paranoid and don't want to waste too much money moving around and then regret blowing it, or invest it into a property only to move and blowing that way. Story of my life feels like I always make the worst decisions possible. Others say that's not true but it's how I feel more often than not haha

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      This happens to about half of people who move to Alaska. Long winters and no contact lead to the highest suicide rates in the US.

      My advice to OP is to visit many times before deciding to move there. It's a huge state, visit lots and in lots of different times of year. Also everything here is 2-3x higher than the lower 48. Be prepared to make at least 100k to survive.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        And my country has one of the highest suicide rates in Europe kek. Idk about being able to visit a number of times or if that would give me a realistic idea of living there as opposed to just moving. Visiting will also be expensive for me with flights and lodging. Don't jobs pay relative to cost of living?

        i live in kasilof, it's a very nice and slow place. if you don't like winter and darkness, don't come, you will not make it. i'm partial to winter myself, i love snowblowing and ice fishing, love watching the fire and watching the snow outside. currently we're in the middle of a gigantic sockeye run, it's really nice, we get about 12 fish a day, the limit for me and my wife.

        How long have you been living there? Do you own property?

        It's not like it used to be. More roads and access now. Still it is not for everyone. I mean really it takes a special kind of breed to stay in Alaska. Also everything is expensive and jobs don't pay more.

        Jobs don't factor for cost of living? I thought most companies in the US do?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          own two houses and some land, been here 5 years, won't be leaving, it's my favorite place to live

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            What do you do? Scientist or oil worker? Mind renting me your house haha

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              scientist, good guess, i'm a natural resources specialist primarily dealing with fish but i work on anything that has to do with the earth.

              na, i let my mom and sister live in it lol

              housing is expensive up here, plus there's no official building codes so you can get a shit stack if you're not smart. i paid fuckin 800 grand for my moms house.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Idk, I figure most people doing well in Alaska are scientists or similar, I know there's also those that just go there to be at the edge of the world and run away from something. Figure those guys are busy drinking and such. $800k house?! Any land? How much if so? Any ballpark on renting prices? Apartment or house?

                >Jobs don't factor for cost of living? I thought most companies in the US do?
                Hah, sometimes. Not from what I read. Just for your reference a gallon of milk costs about $2.50 or $3 here. One of my former jobs would've laid the same in AK. But a gallon of milk is easily $6 there and only goes higher the further north you are.

                What state do you live in? I know life is more expensive there, not just people being paid more. I did live and work in southern US for a few years, that's how I made my money. Average salary on my country is $700-$800 per month

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                the house is on an acre, it's a river front luxury home. rent was $1300 a month when i first moved up a while back, pretty expensive and limited, plus they kick you out most of time in thesummer and rates skyrocket.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Cool, thanks for the info anon

                Maybe try Norway/Finland first, as it‘s not too far away from your home. Lots of outdoor opportunities there too

                Best advice so far. Much easier logistically to pick up your life and move there (and possibly back) than Alaska.

                I'll think about this.. but as I said before, I'm afraid of more cucked EU bs that I'm a bit tired of there

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                can the eu still cuck you if they dont even know youre there? i feel like the sticks are the sticks even in a totalitarian shithole

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                Don't know how to link threads from other boards but I think

                [...]

                thread from /x has some posts that summarize well; /out in Europe is pretty much always at most 1-2 hrs walk from civilization as opposes to US where you can wander around for weeks. Also used to watch Bjorn Bull-Hansen on YT, he's Norwegian /out, and yes, even there the government is elbow deep up your business regardless. European countries are generally smaller and id k if it was because of my time in the US, I know there's rules and laws everywhere but EU governments just like to micromanage everything

                [...]
                Good land is surprisingly sparse.
                The state, feds, and redskins own most of the land. And they auction it off every year. But they auction in small residential tracts. Or places they want development. And most "easy" cabin land is leased or owned by vacationers.

                So for the most part the only land you can get without chemical engineering money is way out in the bush. Which is...prohibitively expensive to move out to. Now if you are truly excellent PrepHoledoorsman it's no problem. But if you want to say move to Anchorage/Homer/Sitka to "try" it out, you'll be paying through the nose.

                It ends up being a lot cheaper to fly around the state for a week at a time then to live there for a year. Alaska air is shit, but they are so subsidized it almost doesn't matter. Get a friend in Alaska and your ticket's cheap as chips.

                My advice if you are moving to AK is to get in with one of the churches. They take care of their own and you can get a room to rent for really cheap. Helps to be a friend of God.

                Thanks for the insight. I think I do need to visit, I'm somewhat surprised even Anchorage would be expensive. There's a guy I used to work with who moved to Alaska years ago, I reached out to him to chat a bit

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          >Jobs don't factor for cost of living? I thought most companies in the US do?
          Hah, sometimes. Not from what I read. Just for your reference a gallon of milk costs about $2.50 or $3 here. One of my former jobs would've laid the same in AK. But a gallon of milk is easily $6 there and only goes higher the further north you are.

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          This happens to about half of people who move to Alaska. Long winters and no contact lead to the highest suicide rates in the US.

          My advice to OP is to visit many times before deciding to move there. It's a huge state, visit lots and in lots of different times of year. Also everything here is 2-3x higher than the lower 48. Be prepared to make at least 100k to survive.

          Good land is surprisingly sparse.
          The state, feds, and redskins own most of the land. And they auction it off every year. But they auction in small residential tracts. Or places they want development. And most "easy" cabin land is leased or owned by vacationers.

          So for the most part the only land you can get without chemical engineering money is way out in the bush. Which is...prohibitively expensive to move out to. Now if you are truly excellent PrepHoledoorsman it's no problem. But if you want to say move to Anchorage/Homer/Sitka to "try" it out, you'll be paying through the nose.

          It ends up being a lot cheaper to fly around the state for a week at a time then to live there for a year. Alaska air is shit, but they are so subsidized it almost doesn't matter. Get a friend in Alaska and your ticket's cheap as chips.

          My advice if you are moving to AK is to get in with one of the churches. They take care of their own and you can get a room to rent for really cheap. Helps to be a friend of God.

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Fick off, we're full.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Good enough for me, booking my flight now!

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        No you're not

        Not even close, nigbag.

        They'll never find your bodies.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      No you're not

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Not even close, nigbag.

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Im currently stationed at by Anchorage, Ak has all the things you'd expect. The lack of sunlight is the biggest downside for me. I'd rather go back to Colorado, Idaho, or Wyoming. Trails and hunting are pretty much just as good.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      I mean in some ways hunting is worse the farther north you go because there are simply less animals in bumfuck alaska than in fertile farmlands.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      How long have you been there? Are you military or something? And are you settling there permanently or just for the time?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >Colorado
      It's really full. Plz don't

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm thinking of moving there
    >Currently l[i]ve in central Europe an-
    lol

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    i live in kasilof, it's a very nice and slow place. if you don't like winter and darkness, don't come, you will not make it. i'm partial to winter myself, i love snowblowing and ice fishing, love watching the fire and watching the snow outside. currently we're in the middle of a gigantic sockeye run, it's really nice, we get about 12 fish a day, the limit for me and my wife.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    It's not like it used to be. More roads and access now. Still it is not for everyone. I mean really it takes a special kind of breed to stay in Alaska. Also everything is expensive and jobs don't pay more.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Fuck off we're full
      Seriously though I was born and raised in Palmer, in the lower 48 for grad school currently. Other anons are right here, cost of living is comedically high and a lot of people fall into depression pits in the winter that they don't exactly dig themselves out of, from what I hear it's similar to living in Finland in that regard. Most of the decent jobs here involve logistics, oil, mining, or fishing so if you're well versed in any of those you have a decent income, that being said don't even think about moving here if you don't think you can handle the winters,

      This guy is also correct, every time I come home I notice more and more Texans moving into my hometown for oil jobs in the north slope and shitting up the place as well

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Do you plan on going back after graduation?

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          I intend to, although I'm not sure how well my degree will fare for me getting a job there (food science). There's quite a few seafood operations but I don't know what that would entail, I had an internship at a brewery in Anchorage last summer that I loved but I think a master's is above their capacity, if not I'd wanna keep pacific northwest for sure.

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            So you're not jumping ship, that's at least good haha. At the least, I want to visit for a week and if all is well then just flat up move there and see how I like it. I'd be able to leave after a few months of it's not my cup of tea. I'm late 20's, I guess this is my roastie 'find myself' phase

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              Ah nothing wrong with that, that's how my parents moved up honestly, although even they couldn't take Fairbanks and they moved down to the matsu after a while

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Maybe try Norway/Finland first, as it‘s not too far away from your home. Lots of outdoor opportunities there too

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Best advice so far. Much easier logistically to pick up your life and move there (and possibly back) than Alaska.

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    What do you DO when it gets dark at 3-4pm? Like how do you pass the time?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Read, fap, eat, booze and weed

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    There are other low density states in the US with better climate and more sun

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Which ones? I actually like cold dark winters, wouldn't mind at least experiencing one in Alaska even if I don't end up staying

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How are compsci jobs in Anchorage for example? Could you make your way to a decent career which then leads to a decent PrepHole home and lifestyle in Alaska?

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Remote would be a good bet.

  11. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    No fuck off we're full

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      >we're
      you will never be alaskan

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Good luck getting me out

        • 3 weeks ago
          Anonymous

          Let's trade

          • 3 weeks ago
            Anonymous

            You can visit just make sure to fucking leave. Few people enjoy this place once the novelty has worn off. It is cold and miserable for 70% of the year, a mosquito haven for 20% and that last 10% is decent. Also everything wants to kill you. Bear, moose, wolves, people.

            • 3 weeks ago
              Anonymous

              I mean

              [...]
              >It is cold and miserable for 60% of the year
              sounds like my type of weather. Maybe I should move up there too.

              is literally exactly what I'm saying and one of the main reasons I am actually seriously looking into moving to AK kek. My SAD must be messed up because I have it in the summer just glide thru life in the winter

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I currently live in the midwest and it's fucking awful. Just the worst heat and humidity for half the year with the only redeeming factor being its long and cold winters. Maybe I'm retarded but I just love the freezing cold.

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I feel you. At this point, I don't care if it's global warming, government weather manipulation via super weapons conspiracy or whatever the F, I'm sick and tired of heat and humidity, can't get away from it anywhere. Even if it's 'only' 2-3 months of the year where I live, it's too damn much

              • 3 weeks ago
                Anonymous

                I mean [...] is literally exactly what I'm saying and one of the main reasons I am actually seriously looking into moving to AK kek. My SAD must be messed up because I have it in the summer just glide thru life in the winter

                You have to go back

  12. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >It is cold and miserable for 60% of the year
    sounds like my type of weather. Maybe I should move up there too.

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