For the Arctic residents of Life Below Zero, complacency is not an option. Lack of preparedness means certain death. The stakes are high living on the outskirts of humanity, and for many in the lower 48, life can be pretty sedentary, pretty comfy and cozy… until now! [Cue Life Below Zero Weekly Challenges].
Years in the Alaskan bush have taught Sue Aikens to tackle problems head on. If you want to test yourself, no matter what your personality, you can certainly find an area of Alaska that will do it.
Last time on Life Below Zero: The Howling, with a storm threatening to take down the building that houses Sue’s entire business, she must take proactive measures to remove snow in 70-below conditions, which means working through the night. But it’s not your average toss-over-the-soldier snow removal… Sue must transport the snow far enough away so that when it melts, it does not flood her camp.
Over in Eagle, Andy is in a similar situation with a major ice floe that has broken off and blocked his trail. Now, he’s battling the extreme temperatures on unforgiving terrain as he attempts to chisel away the ice. For Andy, vigilance is the only option. However, it only takes a split second to make the wrong move, and Andy must proceed with caution. Lucky for Andy, he goes by his rule of P’s: “Proper Planning Prevents Piss Poor Performance.”
For this week’s Life Below Zero Challenge, be proactive. Have a problem that you need to tackle head on? Take a lesson in the 5 P’s, get moving, and get on it.
Tell us! What inspires you about the way these folks live off-grid and on their own? Think you can try giving up some of life’s little luxuries and live a sliver of the Arctic lifestyle? Let us know if you are going to partake in the weekly challenges, and share your stories and experiences. We’d love to hear from you.