Port Protection, Alaska

Last Update: March 24, 2020

Port Protection Is A TV Series On The National Geographic Channel.

Maybe you already knew that.

It's a pretty enjoyable series if you go for that sort of thing. It's basically a cameraman following a person around while they hunt, or fish, or cut wood, or build something, or make a repair on some essential piece of equipment.

All the while the cameraman is filming, the subject is narrating what they are doing.

"Here I am walking through the woods looking for a deer to shoot," the man whispers. "If I don't get one to fill my freezer I might starve this winter."

That's the kind of thing you see on this show.

And it's ALWAYS raining.

Port Protection has very few people, something like 47 in the whole place.

They are the definition of isolated.

That made me think about what's going on in the world with the coronavirus. I'm willing to bet that the people in Port Protection don't have much idea about social distancing, because it comes naturally to them.

Daily life is such a struggle for survival that nothing else really enters in.

I'm Sitting On My Couch Watching An Episode.

The show has 8 or 10 people that they follow. It's a reality series, and kinda fun to watch.

I've taken two lessons from it.

  • Life is hard in Port Protection. They don't have time to procrastinate and put things off.
  • They have to rely on neighbors when they need help. They pretty much live alone, but everyone pitches in when something needs to get done.

We should learn from this show. We don't have time to put things off either, and in the here and now while people are self isolating and practicing social distancing, have we checked that our neighbors have the things they need?

Especially if they are elderly. I went over and asked my older neighbors if they were doing ok. So far so good.

Oh, I just thought of a third lesson.

I need to overcome the issues in my life that are holding me back from reaching my goals and get busy and make things happen.

One of the things in my life that I think I need to work on is that I'm sitting on my couch watching Port Protection episodes when I should be writing content or updating old posts or blogging at WA.

I'm a procrastinator. That's one if my issues. I'd probably die within six months if I moved to Port Protection.

I got up from the couch to write this post, as you can tell, so that's good.

We All Have Issues That We Need To Work On.

I've said it before, in fact I think I wrote a post on it, but don't sweat the small stuff. And, It's all small stuff.

Just keep busy and try to be happy.

Keep yourself safe in these crazy times.

I'm Grant.

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edhozubin Premium
I was in Anchorage from 1966 to 1968.an the train from Anchorage to Fairbanks they were giving away 1/4 tracks of land which was 160 acres. when the train was going through there everyday you flag it down and go into either town. The deal with the land is that you had to show improvements every year for 7 years and that is when it became yours.

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gjshawk Premium
Didn’t know that. I have a daughter and her family living in Anchorage.
Grant
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edhozubin Premium
My daughter is a lawyer in Anchorage with her own business.
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gjshawk Premium
It IS a small world. My son-in-law is a lawyer in Anchorage too. He works for some big firm there.
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Ginger67 Premium
Guilty of procrastination myself at times, but binge watching is so much fun! Guilty as charged, but working on over coming it. Stay safe my friend
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gjshawk Premium
Seems to be a common human problem, putting things off.
Grant
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JulietAA Premium
I'm doing a little bit of everything, praying, WA, playing my violin, cooking and so on!
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gjshawk Premium
You don't realize how much you go out until you have to stay home.
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Makinitwork Premium
Easy to do. I'm hooked on Scandinavian Crime shows on SBS atm and looking in the fridge 20 million times a day. In between writing. Stay Safe and Healthy, Thanks Again Jen
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gjshawk Premium
You're welcome, Jen. That's the name of our first daughter, by the way.
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MikeAdkins Premium
Great Post grant. It's really sharp and to the point about procrastination 👍 I've seen life below zero here which is similar. Thank you for making me think. Kind regards Mike
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gjshawk Premium
Thanks for the comment, Mike. We have Life Below Zero, too, and The Last Alaskans. Seems to be a popular subject.
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MikeAdkins Premium
Yes - they are all entertaining and an insight to a tough people and a tough way of life.

Stay safe - Regards Mike
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