The Arctic Death Squeeze The brisk weather we’ve been experiencing lately here in Interior Alaska has been a wonderful learning experience. Hopefully it has taught my friends and neighbors a thing or two–especially my neighbor, Bing Snudlick. People get complacent when the weather is too warm. However, at sixty below a guy has a chance to re-evaluate his priorities. He is given a rare opportunity to set aside the jaded, superficial, contrived computer-generated mirage of 21st century civilization, and return to a world of primitive basics where the strong thrive on raw instinct and survival skills, while the weak fall apart and blubber like a baby girl. Yes indeed. A little bit of classic Alaskan weather really cuts a huge swath between the men and the boys…between the sourdoughs and the cheechakos…between legendary mountain men, and the pitiful little Admiral Peary wannabes who fancy themselves outdoorsmen and nature lovers, like my neighbor, Bing.
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