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Alaskan Bush People 

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A journey deep into Alaska's bush, where naturalist and adventurer Billy Brown, along with his wife, Ami, and their seven children, chooses to live life on his own terms, connected to wild nature and bonded to each other.
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Joshua Bam Bam Brown ...  Self 112 episodes, 2014-2020
Gabe Brown ...  Self 85 episodes, 2014-2020
Bear Brown ...  Self 82 episodes, 2014-2020
Noah Brown ...  Self 82 episodes, 2014-2020
Snowbird Brown Snowbird Brown ...  Self 77 episodes, 2014-2020
Ami Brown Ami Brown ...  Self 77 episodes, 2014-2019
Bill Brown ...  Self 77 episodes, 2014-2019
Matt Brown Matt Brown ...  Self 77 episodes, 2014-2019
Rain Brown Rain Brown ...  Self 76 episodes, 2014-2018
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A journey deep into Alaska's bush, where naturalist and adventurer Billy Brown, along with his wife, Ami, and their seven children, chooses to live life on his own terms, connected to wild nature and bonded to each other. The family of nine strives to be self-sufficient against all odds- often shunning modern society to live off the wilderness and to walk where no man has ever walked before. After the tragic death of his parents and sister that left him orphaned at 16, Billy Brown vowed to live life on his own terms and create his own family to reclaim the love that he lost. With Ami by his side, Billy traveled the lower 48 states and eventually found home in the sprawling landscape of the last frontier, where they have spent most of the last 30 years raising their children. "Our family is doing what is natural for human beings to do. We survive on what we hunt, fish, trap and barter for," Brown says. "We explore, we wander, we live. If you think about it, it's the life we were meant ... Written by Jiilo_Kim

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Billy and Bam have criminal convictions for PDF fraud in Alaska. They were not Alaska residents Alaska while filming nor did they own the land or home they pretended to build on the island near Hoonah while filming. Longtime criminals. See more »

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Featured in Gold Rush: The Dirt: Make or Break (2014) See more »

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I Feel Like A Sap!
28 May 2014 | by imkatidooSee all my reviews

The first two episodes were somewhat believable, but when daddy Brown was so ill and recuperated within hours, to find that the town's people he had just met came and completely built the cabin they filmed (for five grand, ha)...well it was just too much.

That's when I decided to do a search and found their official website. To say the least I was a bit surprised to find out they own their own publishing company, and that Billy Brown has written dozens of children's books and several others on his adventures (and to think I was suckered into feeling bad that his kid had a toothache).

This last episode that closes with them grieving over their capsized boat, while several of the boys are trying to poke inside of it with sticks to salvage anything they can find, including a poor, sopping wet pink teddy bear takes the cake. As they close the episode the patriarch of the family announces "we have lost everything we own" and "now we are homeless". It made me question why anyone would chose to live like they do.

Now I know why. THEY DON'T. They have a mountain home with a greenhouse, and each of the seven kids has their own bedroom, the mother is getting ready to publish her cookbook.

And they bartered some salmon for a tooth filling? They lost everything they own? The brand new generator that was sitting in the junk yard pretty much gave it away.

Like I said, I feel like a sap.


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