K_P wrote:TV drama boys.Oh sure. The in Montana and NC have my respect in that they make their own way, but I don't believe they are that remote with neighbors nearby. The guy in Alaska is in the middle of friggin nowhere from what I can tell.
The Montana guy is a half hour from me. I have nothing but respect for him and those who've chosen to live "up Yaak," but the program is heavy on hyperbole. The show says he has to go more than 100 miles to a supermarket. I count at least a dozen of them in that range, including a WalMart SuperCenter. The risk of grizzlies, cougars, and black bears, while present, is IMHO hugely overstated.
Lastly, the theme that he has to find a whitetail buck before the Yaak's 7 month winter sets in or "he might not make it" wouldn't be true even IF the winters were that long.
Entertaining, but let's not get too carried away here...
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