This week on Life Below Zero, life in the Arctic is as busy as ever. Now that the weather is warming, the Alaskans are able to spend more time making repairs and up-keeping their camps.
Even though life is simple, they don’t live by a certain routine; each season is spent preparing for the next. Now that winter is nearing its end, the Alaskans must ensure their camps are in good condition in order to stay safe as the bears come out of hibernation.
In Kavik, Sue Aikens encounters some technical issues with her most important tool: the bobcat. When it comes to shoveling snow, Sue relies on this to help with the heavy lifting. But her troubles don’t stop with equipment problems. Sue has to fix-up her generator to ensure she has enough power to last through the night.
Even with the buildup of chores that come with living off-the-grid, Sue remains positive. The key to her calm is the every now and then escape. For Sue, finding peace and quite is just the refresher she needs to stay on track, so she decides to head out of camp and have some fun, camping in the great outdoors.
Even with the demanding work that comes with living off-the-grid, Sue knows when she needs a break. Enjoying nature and solitude is what keeps her from getting burnt out. However, danger follows venturing out alone and Sue’s quick trip isn’t all she expected.
Tell us! What inspires you about Sue’s work ethic? What is your great escape? We’d love to hear from you.