Could You Live in Alaska?

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Teresa McGlothlin

5 Min Quiz

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About This Quiz

Since becoming the 49th state in 1959, Alaska has been a national treasure. With over 100,000 glaciers, stunning mountains and the largest swath of untouched land in the country, many have dreamed of heading north and living off the land. It's a great thought, and many manage to do it successfully. Do you have what it takes, though? 

In order to make a life for yourself in the Alaskan bush, you'll need more outdoor skills than your average human. You'll need to be able to build structures, hunt and trap food and stay warm during the never-ending cold. During this quiz, we're going to put your wilderness survival skills and your resolve to the test! Can you make it through the most basic of tests, or are you better off heading to the Florida coast? 

Alaska might be beautiful, but living there can break even the most experienced outdoors person! Answer our questions honestly, and we'll let you know if you could make the Arctic cut. Are you brave enough to make it? Polish up your machete and put on a pair of thermal socks; then, we'll let you know if Alaska is really for you or if you should scratch it off your list right now. Which one will it be?



What kind of rod would you use to stock up on fish?

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How would you stop a draft from coming in at the bottom of your cabin door?

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What vegetable would you grow the most of during Alaska's short summer?

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What would you put in your thermos to help keep you warm on a moose hunt?

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Would you rather have elk roast or smoked salmon for dinner?

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If you had to barter for firewood, what would you offer to trade?

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Have you ever operated a two-man canoe alone?

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Which Alaskan reality TV show makes you want to head north?

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How long would you last on an Alaskan crabbing boat?

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Do you own at least one sled dog or hunting dog?

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Oh no! You're trapped outside in a flash blizzard. How are you going to take shelter?

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What's the most important thing to put in your backpack before going hiking?

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What are you going to do when a bear crosses your path?

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Which one of these traditional Alaskan foods would you order at a diner?

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How would you keep your feet warm while you're out doing chores?

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Do you feel more comfortable with an ax or a machete?

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What's the best way to attract a caribou?

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Which Alaskan city would you visit to purchase supplies?

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Would you be afraid to hop aboard a seaplane?

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Out of these famous Alaskans, who impresses you the most?

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Have you ever actually operated a chain saw?

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Would you raise chickens or ducks for their eggs?

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Can you handle only getting a couple of hours of daylight?

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Do you ever eat the red berries?

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What are your marksmanship skills like?

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How do you preserve your catch for the year?

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What would you never want to find in one of your snares?

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How would you purify water on the fly?

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Do you have enough building skills to erect a cabin?

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Could you spend a year alone and not go insane?

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