Issue 02

Itinerant and seasonal workers of Alaska are known to binge. It's in their nature. For Slopers, 2 weeks on, 2 weeks off is typical. 6 weeks on, 2 weeks off if you're really looking to get monied up. And when they return to civilization, the money flows like crude down the pipeline.

You don't have to work on the North Slope to be Slope Rich though. It's a mentality that comes with the territory.

Issue 02 / Slope Rich

I’m Leaving Civilization Now 

Words & Photos / Brittni Renner

I’d recommend that everyone give the institutional lifestyle a try by working in Prudhoe. I’ll leave one disclaimer to the ladies though: the odds are good, but the goods are odd. 

Slope Minded: What I Learned

Words / Cody Liska

Photos / Jake Liska, Matt Wild

I was full of shit. 

Get A Bigger Hammer and Hit It Harder

Words / Eric Eldred

Photos / Adam Eldred, Cody Liska, Dillon Vought

I'm a roughneck. I work hard and play real hard. 

We're All In This Together

Words & Photos / Mark Thompson


That's one of the facilities that the crude is collected after being pulled from from its nearby drill sites. 

Q / Cody Liska

A / Taiga Bell

P / Amy Nye

How does it feel to be a white guy with dreads?

Born Wanderer

Words & Photos / Matt Wild

Most Alaskans are born wanderers. 

I Do Asbestos Abatement

Words & Photos / Clayton Linden

Coming back to town after working out in the Bush is always a struggle for me. Imagine a 26-year-old running from alcohol and substance abuse. Now, imagine that same person returning from work with not just one, but two pockets full of money. 

Warble Fly

Words / Carrie Hambach

Beginning in late July, adult warble flies deposit their eggs on the hair along the legs and stomach of the caribou. The eggs then hatch into larvae and penetrate the skin. 

Arctic Fox

Words / Carrie Hambach

Photo / Mark Dupont

Among the arctic fox that inhabit Alaska's coastline, rabies has been endemic for quite some time.