your friend asks if you’re going Outside for vacation and you know he means out of state.
you follow dog mushers and Nordic (cross-country) skiers as much as football or baseball players.
you have a favorite mosquito repellent.
your freezer has moose, caribou, halibut or salmon from last season.
you own hipboots, rain gear, snow boots, a down, thinsulate, or fur parka, ice grippers or cleats, and at least one item made of fleece. (Extra points if you have a kuspuk or a real fur hat.)
you’ve seen XtraTuff boots at a formal event. (Extra points if you were wearing them.)
you own something made of qiviut (musk ox yarn) or you want one.
you’ve done at least a few of the following: driven just to see the view, ridden in a dog sled, panned for gold, seen the Northern Lights, paddled a kayak, flown over a glacier, gotten a vehicle stuck in snow or mud.
you know someone who had their vehicle totaled from a collision with a moose. (Extra points if it was your vehicle.)
you have a secret fishing hole or berrypicking spot.
To be continued next week!
Do you have one you can add to this list? Please comment below!