I've written before about the shopping we do in preparation for a year in the Alaska Bush and the way we travel with tubs. This year Steve and I had it down to a science as we were traveling back to the Alaska Bush.
Step 1: Shop for 250 pounds of dry goods in the Lower 48 and fit them into five tubs.
Step 2: Take advantage of Alaska Airlines' Club 49 benefits to check two free bags when you fly to Alaska.
Step 3: Stop in Anchorage for 24 hours and buy 200 pounds of frozen food at Costco. Drop them off at the Alaska Airlines cargo office and ship them for $10 per 100 pounds. Bonus points if you have amazing friends in Anchorage who watch your kids while you do this.
Step 4: Buy 80 pounds of random stuff at Walmart. Fit it into two cardboard boxes.
Step 5: Check three free bags per person on your way to Nome (thanks Alaska Airlines!).
Note to Readers: I know this sounds like a paid advertisement for Alaska Airlines. It's not.
Additional Note to Readers: We heard that Alaska Airlines is now only allowing two checked bags per person from Anchorage to Nome. I guess we'll find out the next time we travel...
Step 6: Use Gold Points at Bering Air to ship your hundreds of pounds of freight to Brevig Mission.
Step 7: Fill your freezer and pantry with everything you brought home.
Step 8: Feel like a rockstar.