Top 4 Things To Never Do in Alaska
Alaska prides itself in not only being the largest state in the entire United States of America but having great homegrown and sustainable products. For centuries, Alaskans have been farming and hunting their own food and buying clothes from their local shops. From food and clothing to nature and adventure, everyone, both locals and tourists alike must NEVER do things when staying or visiting Alaska.
1. Buying products not made in Alaska
The moment you step out of the plane at an Alaskan airport, you should always remember that products made in Alaska are the most important products in the entire state. Everything you will ever need during your stay should be purchased from local stores. Locals absolutely detests it when you support nonlocal shops.
Instead of buying warm winter clothes in corporate brand stores, Native Alaskan boots and coats are warmer than other branded winter gear.
The fruits, vegetables, food seasoning and liquor that you buy should also have the “Alaska Grown” label for you to know that the product you’re about to purchase is 100% grown and made in Alaska.
2. Purchasing meat and seafood
Buying your meat and seafood is also a good way to provide your daily protein needs. But if you have the time and patience, you should be able to experience hunting your own deer meat and fishing for your seafood of choice.
There is no better way to experience the wild Alaska than by trying out these things. This implies that your food is guaranteed clean and fresh since you are the one who caught them!
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I am so full from today’s dinner. I was tired of eating cooked food so tonight I had some native food. Dried halibu, moose, salmon, herring and smelts with some seal oil and soy sauce. Some rice and some greens my cousin picked. Thank you for all that provided. #indigenousfood #alaskanative #alaskanfood #culturalfood
3. Venturing into the countryside without preparation
Known for its unforgiving weather conditions and characteristically wild environment, one should never go into the backcountry without much needed preparation. Better yet, refrain from attempting to go outside a city or town without a knowledgeable local guide.
4. Doing nothing while in Alaska
In Alaska, there is no such thing as boredom. There is always something to do in every town and city, from camping outdoors while experiencing the great Aurora Borealis to riding on a sled pulled by cute Alaskan Malamute dogs. You just have to know where to look and who to ask!
These are just the four most common things that everyone should never do. What else should people avoid in Alaska?