At any given time, the State of Alaska has enough food in it’s borders to last it’s residents five to seven days.One week at the most. That’s not much. According to the Port of Anchorage Alaska’s website, “An estimated 90% of the merchandise goods for 85% of Alaska’s populated areas pass through our facilities. This includes gasoline, heating oil, diesel, cement, business supplies, and most of what you find in the grocery stores.” So when one of the usual barges that hauls this 90% into the Port doesn’t make it, Alaskans can tell the difference. Just another sign pointing at the importance of self-sufficiency in Alaska. Read all about it here!
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