Hi, I'm Chip, and I'm a Subsistence Hunter in Arctic Alaska.
Together with my wife Agnes, and our kids, we hunt, fish and gather all year round. Here on Kobuk River, the majority of households still practice traditional hunting methods with modern means to supplement or make their living. We are modern hunters, fisher's and gatherers. We make our living in the most healthy manner we can, with lots of natural foods, clean air, and lots of Work. Besides eating our catch, we utilize the entire animal as best we can...skins, teeth and bones as well as gathered materials to make arts and crafts for money, 'cause we have bills too.~~LOL!!~~.
Seasonally there are high paying but short term jobs, like firefighting, construction or jobs that require that you live onsight that many work at, but still return to the land and its opportunitys.
We move about seasonally,when we can, but no matter where we are,we do our best utilizing the resources of this great land and ocean of ours. Read and see what we do to make ends meet and have a good time. There's a lot of us working together and there's lots to see.