Watch: Living north of the Arctic Circle
Heimo and Edna Korth have been living in Alaska's National Wildlife Refuge since before it was a refuge. Watch as VBS.tv spends a week with them.
Wed, Feb 24 2010 at 11:24 AM
Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo: Madpai/Flickr)
I'm not a big fan of trapping animals — of all the ways to go, it seems a particularly brutal one — but I really respect trapper Heimo Korth and his wife Edna, who are some of the few remaining people living full time in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. They live mostly off the land, 100 miles from their nearest neighbor and well north of the Arctic Circle. They split their time between three different cabins to ensure they don't overtax the local flora and fauna, they kill their own meat, shoot bears that wander into their yard, and keep their ketchup and salad dressing outside next to the guns to keep them cool.
VBS.tv does great work and put together a fantastic piece about the Korth's and their lives in the woods. Check it out.
Parts 4 & 5 will be released on VBS.tv over the next few days.
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