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].
As far as Glenn Villeneuve is concerned, “People are becoming separated from nature more and more. But the way of nature is for life to consume life. It’s a continuous cycle that happens everyday here. And I’m part of that cycle.”
In this special clip, Glenn discusses how the cyclical nature of life impacts his perception of time. As you’ll see, the concept of time is experienced a bit differently by those living in rural Alaska.
Glenn is clearly on to something. So much of our life is spent indoors in the lower 48; whether in our homes, cars, or places of work–climate-control is the standard. But as we create our own controlled environments, we become less connected to nature.
And that’s what makes unplugging and reconnecting with the great outdoors so wonderful. For the final installment of the Life Below Zero weekly challenges, we’re making it simple: Get outside! Reconnect with nature and the cycle of life that inspires Glenn and all of the arctic residents.
The season of Life Below Zero may be over, but it’s never too late to take the weekly challenges! Check out past week’s challenges here and be sure to share your experience and your stories.
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.