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