|GEOGRAPHIC FACTS ABOUT ALASKA|
Geographic size of Alaska:
The State of Alaska is 591,004 square miles (1,530,693 square Kilometers) (378,242,560 acres). To put that in visual terms Alaska is fully one-fifth (1/5) the land mass of the Lower-48 United States. click to see a size comparison map. We used to tell the Texas roughnecks that flocked North for the Pipeline and Prudhoe Oil patch, we'd split the State in half and make Texas the third largest State if they didn't behave themselves and have a little humility. Alaska is larger than many Countries, it's two-thirds (2/3) the size of the entire Nation of Mexico! A plane flight in Alaska taken from the furthest Western Aleutian Island (Attu) to the Boundary between S.E. Alaska and British Columbia, Canada would equal a flight from Los Angeles to New York City, and [ ... ]
|ADVICE FOR THE DAY--GET A GUN|
This is ALASKA, a big place with few people--in places the bear population is greater than the human inhabitants, even if you included their dogs.
For you that are coming here for the first time, especially those just for vacation, or maybe I should address the ones that have moved here that keep screwing the State up with their Lower-48 mind-set--take a deep breath, I'm probably going to offend you.
You have more than likely been schooled in the dubious theory that weapons are unequivocally bad and without merit--all they do is blindly kill innocents--the media the tool of the masters, always airing some friggin' moron, or one not familiar with the fine art of gun play or being skookum to life on the edge, doing something so horrendous that in the old days the MEN standing by woul [ ... ]