No native Alaskan are who they are today without some fundamental, and very Alaskan memories tucked in their back pocket. From your first pair of hip boots and polarized sunglasses, without doubt, these are seven memories you have growing up in Alaska.
1. Collecting copious amounts of things.
Be it rocks, fossils, driftwood, sticks for kindling, felled trees for firewood, berries, abandoned fishing gear such as hooks, sinkers, tangled nests of mono-filament line or occasional big-ticket items. If it could fit in a pocket or bucket you collected bits of Alaska everywhere you went.