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Is this lifestyle possible in Alaska?

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by rearviewmirror rearviewmirror (Member)

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Hi, I'm an ER nurse in big city and I always thought that I was a big city person, but after couple yrs of nursing, I grew tired of the city, the people and everything. To be frank, I don't like people and I don't want to be around people anymore.

I want to move to a remote area by the ocean, wilderness, and not around big cities. I want least government involved place, no governmental ties, least type of any ties to anything, and here's what I want to do. Live by the ocean or river and fish salmon, hunt games with my rifle, hopefully operate simple one-man fishing boat, raise a simple farm and work as np whenever I have to (not np yet). Is this likely a possible lifestyle in Alaska? I grew really sick of living in big cities and want to live around no one yet enjoy the nature and fresh food!!!

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That lifestyle is possible in Alaska.

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That's what my husband wanted to do, minus the NP portion since he wasn't a nurse.

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mirandaaa has 3 years experience and works as a Transportation.

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I used to live in Alaska. Super beautiful and tons to do (mainly during warm months). Of course I wasn't a nurse there so I can't attest to that, but where there are people there are (usually) hospitals.

You'll just have to do some searching on where nurses are needed because not every town has a hospital or facility that requires nurses.

Good luck on your adventure! I'd love to go back to live in Alaska but I couldn't handle being so far from my friends and family in the lower 48 :)

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I'm sure big cities (or town?) like Anchorage and Juno have some hospitals, and they are all the main cities I know in Alaska haha. I know Alaska is also really big in fishing, hunting, and wild life, and I would really love that. Work as NP minimally and just enjoy time to myself out in the nature on a boat or in the mountains. I am pretty much set on moving there one day

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