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What amount should be set aside for food?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 5:59 am
by sweetcoolness
I will be moving to the Alaskan bush this year and wanted to know how much money should I set aside for food for a semester? Or at least for a few weeks prior to receiving my first paycheck in September?

Re: What amount should be set aside for food?

PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2016 9:38 am
by Bushteachers
Depends. I would place an order with Walmart.com for some dry goods. Spend as much as you possibly can afford (our initial order was a month's supply) and then use your checked baggage allotment for meat and frozen veggies.

Where are you headed to?

Re: What amount should be set aside for food?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2016 3:56 pm
by Transplant2AK
My wife and I are a family of three headed out to the bush for the first time this year as well. We ordered about $2,000 worth from Walmart.com, which we expect will last us 4-5 months. I think you should order what you can, but definitely about 6 weeks worth at a minimum. That first check might not be for a month, depending on how your district sets up its payroll.