LMFAO ! The Bush people ..... How about the episode where they cut down 1 pine tree , because they were out of "lumber" . Then they block and tackle it to the beach , and tow it 60 miles with their 60 ft boat , to be made into lumber by someone with an effing Granburg csm . Imagine the cost of operating that boat for 120 miles , for a few boards from a csm ? OMG , i cant watch it anymore . My brother talked to one of the origional film crew , afew yrs back .... He told him they could only pan the camera a few degrees , because their "homestead" was in a development .
Its just odd really,.. sad kind of, there are lot's of people that watch that show and others like it and believe every bit of it. They don't notice just the messed up and reckless, and half/assed they do things. Can you imagine taking a 70' WW II wooden sub chaser a hundred miles to deliver a 200 pound washing machine someplace ? How much would you have to charge me to do that $600.00- $700.00 ? you got fuel ,5 man crew, food ,two days on the ocean??? ect...
They would have very little viewership if they followed just a "normal human being". There would be very little drama to see. I think of all the things I do, most are similar to the supposed Alaska survivalist people. I hunt fish gather firewood do my own carpentry can vegetables raise a garden blah blah blah. There is almost zero drama in my every day doings. I have lived this way all my life and if you took all the exciting parts you may have enough material for 3-4 shows.
People want instant excitement, drama, fear and danger.
I own" Alone in the Wilderness" (I think that's the name ) The Richard Proenneke story. I loved that show but even he if you read about him had supposedly many people come in to help him. I tend to think that he did almost everything all alone he just seemed like that kind of person to me.
The vast audience for these shows are people that couldn't grow a weed let alone provide their own food. They are the one's who clamor for more excitement and drama. It used to be that people from the large towns and city's were this way but not anymore . There is a never ending supply of hopeless lazy ignorant folks out there who live vicariously through the TV and Facebook and not all of them live in the city either.
You should read up on the back-story on the production of this show. The "gunshots" in the night were fireworks from one of the neighbors shot at the production crew's helicopter because the neighbors (yes, Neighbors) were tired of the constant noise, fuss, and bother of the show being filmed in the lot next door. They were anything but "remote" deep in the bush. They were in a smaller town, on an outer edge lot, they had rented to film the show. They stopped filming that season because the crew was afraid someone was going to get hurt if the fireworks didn't run them off. The neighbor was charged with endangering an aircraft or some such IIRC.
Seriously, look up "Alaskan Bush People fraud" - the oil money fund isn't the first mention of lies and deceit. This show's as real as Caitlyn Jenner's cooter (I know he doesn't have one).
I see now that Ami is sick they have abandoned the house in AK and are heading west. Can you think of any place where it would be ok to up and leave all the junk they have hauled in the "Bush" That idiot Kenny? with the "tire house", he hauled over 200 car tires back to the island what a freaking mess he has left all alone to say nothing of all the other junk the rest of them "left" behind.