For Sue Aikens, surviving in the Arctic means planning ahead. “If you have one foot in yesterday, one foot in tomorrow, you’re not living in today,” she says. “But part of my footstep has to be in tomorrow so I can survive today.”
On this week’s all-new Life Below Zero, Sue makes a big move on her Kavik camp, switching quarters from a cramped space in the dining hall to a new, larger building. But her upgraded home comes at a price. Her new building may be larger, but its location near the edge of camp puts her at a greater risk for attack by incoming predators. Sue’s new space requires an even larger dedication to protecting her turf.
The predators roaming Sue’s Kavik camp are mostly nocturnal, so if an attack comes in the middle of the night, Sue needs weapons handy by her bedside. Her first preparation in her new quarters: choosing which guns can protect her at a moment’s notice. For speed, Sue opts for point and click weapons, like her trusty .44 pistol.
For more heavy-duty targets – mainly bears – Sue opts for an AR-10. After years of passively defending her camp from the Arctic’s most dangerous predators, she’s stepping up her preparations to aggressively take down bears if she sees them. After a near-death encounter with a bear several years before, Sue isn’t taking any more chances.
Even with an mini arsenal of guns at her disposal, Sue isn’t opposed to some hand-to-hand combat. She sure isn’t using her Louisville Slugger bat to play baseball!
Don’t miss an all-new Life Below Zero tomorrow at 9P.