Originally Posted by ICANHITHIMMAN
LOL sorry for the title its the hook. The wife and I have been seeing a lot of TV shows about Alaska lately. The one common them among all of them, is that you will DIE if you come here! However the people they focus on seam, at least to us to be very stupid! It may just be the way the show portrays them, but if DEATH is constantly sneaking up behind them, from the thousands of perceived threats, would it not at least make since to some of you, that they exercise some more common sense?
They just make it seam so difficult, I'm not saying its easy at all but I believe the wife is becoming fear full of Alaska. This concerns me as her little brother is currently living there and she seams hell bent on giving him bear advice gleaned from TV over the phone.
Like you said, "it's the hook." 99.9% of those in the lower 48 watching those shows have 0 (zero) for a clue. The drama sells the show. Advertisers buy time and they make some money.
My wife is convinced that gold is easy to find but the bears will eat you when you touch it. If the bears don't get you then you'll freeze to death or drown in an icy river only to get your bones picked clean by wolves somewhere down river. And the trip to the outhouse in the middle of the night conjures up all sort of illusions of terror!
With that said, I would like to go fishing up there someday in spite of all the 'dangers.'