Channel: Life with Sue
Meet Sue Aikens - a tough-as-nails woman who in an isolated camp up north amongst the wilderness.
You wouldn't enjoy reading or music much in a cabin without food, water or firewood. Our winter days are dark and long and really enjoyed after you take care of the basics. I live 100 miles from a grocery store, if I don't buy it and store it, likely I won't have it. Food costs the earth here and everyone takes advantage of what you can harvest from nature. Great way of life. Sue has the camp open in the summer so she has lots of company. I am sure that she is ready for the tourists to leave by the end of the summer, most Alaskans are because of the crowds and questions. Sue is like most alaskan, a little odd and proud of it.
One other thing - it seems as thought everyone is consumed with hunting food and making sure there is enough fire wood for heat. Doesn't anyone have an interest in reading a book, listening to music, doing anything but exist in mere survival mode?
I just discovered this television program. We were in Alaska this summer and I am totally fascinated by the people who are show-cased in this program. Sue is very bright - as well as a bit eccentric. She pretty much tells it as it is - no sugar-coating. This little clip does her a disservice. Her little giggle seems very creepy. This is not at all how I perceive her. I'm curious as to how much she relies on her computer for human contact. Is she one of these nerd-types who cannot function in real life, using social media for make-believe friendships? Or - does she eschew human contact even over the internet? What drove her to the Arctic? Why does she not seem to have much of an urge to be with her family and grand-children? Just curious. I think she's the most interesting person on the show!!!
Ok. Sue I love You! You look at life in a way that I am not accustomed to but I love it. I live basically an easy life. One that there are things about it I love; such as my family. But, I want to experience other ways of life. I am naive I am sure, but I still would love to take some time and live a hard, rustic life like you do. I want to live out in the wilderness where I can enjoy yet respect nature and learn what it means to really respect nature. I believe in America especially too many of us have it too easy. I wish I had even grown up on a dair farm as my dad did; working the farm everyday- just to learn what hard work really means. Plus I love nature and sometimes feel like I am suffocating. I grew up in WI in the country. Getting our milk from the local dairy farm, growing vegetables in a large family garden. But as an adult it is different. The stories I could tell about trying to share some of the experiences I had as a child with my daughters. LOL. Like the fact that I love the smell of a dairy farm and both my girls gagged and vomited when I took them to one. Oh how easy my life realy is. If I ever can afford to, I want to come and meet you Sue and stay at your camp. I need some roughing it!! Lol.
IMHO Sue makes the show. They are all great people, but there is something about someone that far north doing all she does. It's impressive as is she. She's funny and real. That's rare these days.
conrats on buying the camp.i would love to come and work there with you one season.if u need any help give me a holler.
"He wanted a little head" OMG...I'm laughing sooo loudly at that. You are not only strong, and brave, and your own f'ing woman, but you're hilarious!! Much respect to you, sista. Peace. Tracy
"He wanted a little head" OMG....I'm actually laughing out loud. If I had had liquid in my mouth, it would have come right out my nose. You're HILARIOUS!!! Much respect to you, my girl. Peace - Tracy
I went back and re-watched the shows and Sue HAS answered 3 of peoples questions: What is the camp?
It is an Outpost Station for Search and Rescue and refueling for them. Also she is a Weather station.She said this is how she makes her living so she obviously gets paid to stay their year around and be available if they need her facilities. She buys the fuel and then if they need to refuel there they will pay her for what they use. I called and Fish & Game and the Search and Rescue people said they would pay for what they used as needed.
Does she have grandchildren? Yes in episode 2 & 3 she mentions these things. She talks about her granddaughter was visiting and a wolf was stalking her.
I'm sure that the extra trailers are for the search and rescue team to stay in, at lease that is what makes since.
Hope this helps those of you who missed these things, I did too until I watched it again and paid attention for answers to those questions..
I love the show. Sue is my favorite. So happy she was able to buy the place. Would like to know how she survived for those 10 days? Who found her? If she were removed from the show I would not watch again out of protest. Look forward to the new season. I've watched all 10 of the shows at least 3 times each. Always see something I've missed before. I admire everyone featured on the show I just happen to like Sue the best. Thank you Nat Geo for bringing us this show.
Hi Sue...Kudos to you, glad to see your doing well; (Of course :) i hope your venture (Kavikrivercamp.com) is successful...light-up a cigar....you deserve it.
Has everyone gone as nuts as Sue has? It's patently obvious that she self-absorbed and has psychological issues, whether it's antisocial tendencies or fatalist obsessions. She is the one character that I would remove from the show
Way to go girl, so glad you bought the camp. Sue you amaze me, I cannot believe how you do all you do by yourself. I spent the winter in 2012, in Dutch Harbor, Alaska, and cannot imagine what it is like where you are. Keep up the good work Sue, you show your viewers the courage of a lion, and I find strength in watching you survive the most unbelieveable inviornment and situations, and how you slove them, all by yourself. So glad you got the fuel, I was on the edge of my set when you didn't know if you would have to prime the fuel, if it would even pump !! I just had to throw that it. Thanks, Pamela Cash, Bristol, Tennessee
I am a total fan of this show. Sue I admire the most as she shows such courage in all she does. The male haters know they could not do what she is doing so they make negative comments. Would Sue care? I think not! Like one comment said, " Sue Rocks!" Congrats on the purchase of the property. I can't wait to see what she does as owner. Sue you rule!
REALLY enjoy Life Below Zero, what an amazing woman. Congratulations on your purchase of the camp. Hope to see more of you and your experiences.
I am a big fan of "Life Below Zero" and especially of Sue Aikens. Is there any way I can get her personal e-mail address and contact her ? I am a retired mental health therapist and would love the opportunity to talk to this beautiful, sexy lady.
Robert McGuire... Laughlin, NV
What an amazing person! She talks tough and is tough, but you can tell there is a soft gooey center under that hard badass exterior. I love how she wears bright and colorful hats! She is someone I would like to meet.
I think she's Awesome! I could never do what she does but I would love to be able to visit her for about a week. Only when the place is open tho, wouldn't wanna take a chance on getting stuck out there. I'd love to hear some of her stories. That would certainly be a rare and life changing experience!!!
@gina stancil Gina I so agree. I am a 49 year old with two grown daughters. And just wanting to experience nature, hard work, and a different life. I would work for free, just for the experience.
@Tracy Lavoie Lol. Yes Sue's sense of humor is amazing!! Her strength is even more than that!
@Stephen Dillon Stephen, you are obviously so insecure in your own "true self" that you would try to label someone or talk about psychological issues. The only reason you wrote this is so you could get responses from people. I am sure you are just feeding on their responses. All of us have some type of issue and from experience I have found that the ones who judge are the ones with the most severe head cases. Maybe you should do us all a favor and go kill yourself as the world does not need any negative people like you in it. I will pray for you and your family!!!
Ya know Stephen, in my line of work, the patients who feel the need to write or say negative comments, or in your case, diagnose someone unknown to you, suffer from a myriad number of issues, from self-loathing ...to...night sweats.....
Debbie in Portland
@Stephen Dillon Sorry Stephen I have to agree with Pamela. I love Sue!! I wish I could experience her life for just a little while. I love her tenacity, her strength, her respect for nature, and her sense of humor. I would love to meet her and learn some things from her. She is content with her life, how many people can say that. Too many Americans want and feel they need so much, me included. She relys on herself, her smarts, her own strength and is content. Wow. That to me is awesome!
@Stephen Dillon I think you are the one that's nuts, each to their own, what's right for you might not be right for me, no one is right of wrong here, it is just how we choose to live our lives, I wish she was my friend, neighbor, she is a mighty woman who has the ability and the guts to survive and live as she chooses and I love her on the show, she makes the show, but again that's just my opion
Sexy lady? Man, that's pushing it. I bet she'd give you a run for your money standing at a urinal next to you in a pissing contest!! LOL