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    Re: Tips & Pitfalls of Buying Raw/Farm Land

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No there is no booze, I think sometime between my mid-teens to mid 30’s I consumed my lifetime supply (Former Brit, and we tend to think of "heavy" American drinkers as mere hobbyists) and lost the interest in it… Plickety has never been a big fan either.

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That’s funny, I think that’s how many Alaskans think of the rest of the US.  I’ve never been a big drinker myself (or at least not a frequent drinker), but it’s always seemed to me that as far as heavy drinking is concerned Alaska ranks somewhere between Las Vegas and Russia lol.  And contrary to popular perception the most popular competive sport up here is heavy drinking and NOT the Iditarod sled dog race.

Joking aside, I myself have bought a small stockpile of booze, but most of it is actually stuff I don’t like to drink.  However, most of it IS stuff that’s imported and popular with other people (medium-to-high-end whiskey, vodka, scotch, tequila, etc.), and I think odds are high that at some point we’ll see supply interruptions lasting anywhere from a couple months to a few years.  My wife said during her home country’s financial collapse that alcohol was always in high demand and commanded a high price on the black market…. and I would expect that’s something we’d see here too, at least for high-end and/or imported stuff.  So depending on how much money you have left after building your homestead, you may want to buy a small stash of stuff your neighbors might like.  It is Alaska after all .

– Nickbert