Alaska meetup someday?

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  1. aktatts

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    I live in a bush village about 350 miles northwest of Anchorage. I see all these meetups where all you BCUSA members get to meet up.

    I would love to organize a meetup out here. Im sure not to many people would be able to make the trip but it would be great to have some members out here.

    I live on a river with some of the best trout fishing around. I have a cabin to host the meet up or we could stay way up the river or even both. It would be great to meet some other members and share skills and knowlege. I can bring you to some great fishing holes, do some camping way out in the bush.

    I dont know how feasable it is for folks to get out here but im hoping maybe to try and put something together. It would be a great experience for people to really get off the grid.

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    An Alaskan trip is on my bucket list of things to do before I get too old!! I've been in Florida for about 20yrs so my wardrobe might be lacking. Should I bring a sweater??

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    Hah depends on time of year summer time is really nice and not too cold... but being in Forida yes you may want a sweater.
     
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    What an invitation - my only worry is that I wouldn't come back :dblthumb: If I could afford it I would be there in a heartbeat. I absolutely love Alaska and I have never even been there. Thanks again for the offer.
     
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    There's already talk in my crew to come up for the King run in May-June. Are you in the Northwest Drainage? We have a buddy in Anchorage but I'd love to go further north.
     
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    Oh if there was any way at all!

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    Sounds like an awesome idea! If you're keeping track of those interested, please add me to the list.
     
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    Man! What an offer! Money is the only hurdle for me but do keep us informed!
     
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    Im northwest of Anchorage
     
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    If it gets enough intrest I would really like to set this up.
     
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    My bucket list too. I live in Clearwater fl.


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    People flying would land in Anchorage?
     
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    Yeah you would land in Anchorage then fly out to my village. General cost from downstates for me when i go back to Boston to visit is around 900 round trip
     
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    What's the bushplane ride cost?


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    Its about 425 round trip and I usually pay about 450 round trip from anchorage to boston.
     
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    We flew to Fairbanks for our honeymoon. We found round trip tickets from Dallas to Fairbanks for under 450 each. It was amazing up there. Didn't get too much bushcrafting in though. We are already planning another trip.
     
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    Yeah thats too fairbainks :) the issue is I live in a village so you have to fly into Anchorage first thsts why its a little more expensive. Only way here is by plane... well you could boat but that would be a loooooong trip.
     
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    What size of plane from Anchorage to the location?

    If it's one of them tiny puddle jumpers they'd have to pay me to fly in it.
     
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    I think your on to something here Aktatts. Been up to Fairbanks and Juneau and I'm pretty close so I'd be interested depending on my work schedule and enough notice. Have been thinking about a run up on the "green highway" anyway.
     
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    I'd be down. Let my wife see Anchorage, and I play in the bush. Now I just have to convince her it's a good idea.

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    Not to small either a dash 8 37 passenger or a 1900 beechcraft 19 passenger
     
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    I have from mid may until august off I would like to plan it for some time in between those dates.
     
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    Start talking her up :) I really want to make this happen.
     
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    We've been working on a return trip. Money us tge issue with us right now. Medical bills are piling. The extra money in the can is slowly growing, though.

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    If my schedule works out I'm definitely coming to Alaska this summer......but first I have to stop at Kosciusko Island and build a cabin on my acreage.....if I have money left over I'd definitely be interested....so put me on the list of people to keep informed.....
     
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    I seriously wish I could make this happen. Alas, new job and all... However, if there were talk of a AK 2018 get together, also! :dblthumb:
     
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    Hi,

    while I don't live as remote as you, for some it seems the end of the world: Fox Lake in the Yukon Territory, Canada. I have invited folks last year and three brave guys made it up north. This year I repeated my invitation...

    http://bushcraftusa.com/forum/threa...raft-camp-course-canoe-trip-june-2017.182393/

    ...and there is a little more interest than last year.

    I think if you really ask folks to come and visit you, a few gals and guys may jump on that opportunity and come up. I know, I would seriously look into it! So, pleae, add me to your list...

    Hope to see you in AK!
     
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    I miss being up there, lived in Saint Mary's and Anchorage a while back......... I would love to head back to the bush for a visit!!!
     
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    I LOVE Alaska, been there 3 times, can't wait to go back. Funny, you are from Boston, where I am! Definitely add me to the list, please! Don't know if I could do it this year, but maybe...
     
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    I know its a lot for most folks to get out here @winterlover but it sure would be worth it. I really hope I can make this happen would be a great experience.

    So youre from Boston huh? I sure miss the food hehe.
     
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    Im keeping tabs on who is really interested next I will get in touch and see if we can all come up with a solid date. I may try and shoot for this summer but I know thays coming fast so maybe it will end up being next summer.

    Winter here is an option as well, theres lots to do here at that time.
     
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    I would love to do this. Would need a year advance notice to coordinate everything. I might get divorced, but it would be fun
     
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    I would love to go! I've spent time fishing the Kuskokwim river outside of Aniak and love seeing different parts of Alaska.
     
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    They'd have to pay me to get into one of those big planes!
    Don't fly in anything that is too big to land in a Fred Meyer parking lot...:)
     
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    I'm interested. Not this summer. Maybe not any summer as I can barely stand the mosquitos haha. Winter is fine with me as is spring or really anytime next year. I was thinking of going to Chena hot springs again sometime in winter perhaps in early February but your idea sounds good.
     

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