Since my late teens, I have always accepted the wisdom of my elders about time spent out in the country. One of the staunchest rules is to be self-reliant; never require assistance or saving. To require a rescue is to put other lives at risk and is often costly. Because of that, some consider adventure frivolous and egocentric, without purpose for society.
Read full story in the Alaska Dispatch here: https://www.adn.com/alaska-life/we-alaskans/2017/03/19/when-arctic-winds-blow-from-nome-to-kivalina-on-fat-tire-bikes/