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Question on these Alaska reality tv shows #7216441
03/15/21 11:09 AM
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This might have been asked before but cannot get it searched.
Question. How can these guys and woman on these TV shows like
Life Below Zero , Port Redemption , etc obtain ( buy ) land in the wildness in Alaska ?
I donít see how the state of Alaska would let just any one like me go out to Alaska
And plop down some cash and buy 20 or 40 acres along a big salmon stream and
build a 1000 foot log cabin. If so can some one tell me how much it cost for some
this type of land and who I need to to contact to buy it ? I am all in. Buy it leave to
my family when I die. Some thing is not adding up to me that state of Alaska allows this.
Otherwise everyone would be buying some land in wilderness in Alaska. Thanks. Marty

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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216450
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Marty
You can Google land for sale in the area like Port Protection. Just hope you have deep deep pockets!! Expensive!!!


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216452
03/15/21 11:22 AM
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After living in Alaska in several places and flying a small plane and working virtually everywhere in the state over a period of 27+ years, what you see on "reality" shows on TV is anything but, reality. There are private inholdings scattered throughout the state, just like anywhere else, and you can purchase these from time-to-time. But, what you see on "reality" TV is basically bull-pucky.

Jack

Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216454
03/15/21 11:23 AM
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There is a vanishingly tiny amount of privately owned land in Alaska. Most especially in rural areas.

There are native land claims that occasionally come up for sale....but not often and they can be very complicated to buy. Every once in a while there might be an old homestead available. But that is even less frequent than a native allotment

The state of Alaska does make some remote land available for purchase every once in a while. Some of it may even be accessible by other than helicopter but most all of it requires a combination of plane and/or boat to access. Most of it is great if you want to raise mosquitoes or muskrats.

The short answer is................forget it unless you are willing to drop 7 figures to buy an existing lodge or you just want a place to enjoy the quiet with no electricity, running water, internet, medical care, year-round access, etc etc etc. On second thought it won't be quiet because of the whine of mosquitoes.

Nevertheless, it still has a lot of rewards.


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216457
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martyd, I don't know how legit those shows are but when you get some time go to a website called landsofalaska and look at there real estate.

Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: Gulo] #7216462
03/15/21 11:32 AM
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Originally Posted by Gulo
After living in Alaska in several places and flying a small plane and working virtually everywhere in the state over a period of 27+ years, what you see on "reality" shows on TV is anything but, reality. There are private inholdings scattered throughout the state, just like anywhere else, and you can purchase these from time-to-time. But, what you see on "reality" TV is basically bull-pucky.

Jack



I second Jack's "bull pucky" description!

First mistake the OP made was using the word "reality" in describing those tv shows!

Pete

Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216470
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Yes I was just wondering about how these young folks on the TV shows are buying this remote land. I know that the 90% of the show is based on Bull Crap. I just wanted to find out if owning the land there cabin is on is Bull Crap too. I bet State of Alaska Gave them the land for the TV show or they are just leasing the land for 30 years to them or tell they die which ever comes first. Just donít see how you could look in the real estate adds and find 30 acres of Alaska wilderness for sale next to a river or creek. Thanks for the insight. Kind of thought thats the way it was. Marty

Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216496
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I don't think there is any 'leasing' program in existence. Pete would have the best insight on that.


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216511
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When did land become so expensive there?Has it always been like that in recent times?


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216521
03/15/21 12:33 PM
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DNR land programs

Since you can't do your own research, I doubt you would last in the Bush anyway.

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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7216527
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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: Buck (Zandra)] #7216537
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Originally Posted by Buck (Zandra)
When did land become so expensive there?Has it always been like that in recent times?

The state is well over 90% government and tribal land and they aren't selling any.
That puts a very high demand on the small amount of private land.


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: Dirt] #7216539
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Originally Posted by Dirt
DNR land programs

Since you can't do your own research, I doubt you would last in the Bush anyway.

Or, just Google "remote land in alaska" and you will find a couple of real estate agencies that list the few parcels that do come up for sale.


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: waggler] #7216543
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Originally Posted by waggler
Originally Posted by Dirt
DNR land programs

Since you can't do your own research, I doubt you would last in the Bush anyway.

Or, just Google "remote land in alaska" and you will find a couple of real estate agencies that list the few parcels that do come up for sale.


I'm not telling him about Bernie Vockners. I got more Cheechakos buzzing around here than mosquitoes these days. frown


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7217284
03/16/21 04:23 AM
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Less than one percent of Alaska is in private hands
But plenty of public land to explore but not all either

Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7217287
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It's hard for me to believe anyone thinks a reality TV show is reality, except for Eustice being useless.


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7217307
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Google Alaska Remote Properties.




Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7217647
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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7217683
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I understand the "bus" is no longer available...


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Re: Question on these Alaska reality tv shows [Re: martyd] #7217688
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https://www.landsofamerica.com/property/Trapper-Creek-Alaska-99683/9953194/

What's wrong with this one? I'm not interested but if you wanted solitude in the wilderness it should work

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