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The link has a 2:36 video about the bus.

https://www.webcenterfairbanks...ngineering-facility/

Historic Interior Alaskan bus available to view at Fairbanks Engineering Facility

By Alex Bengel
Published: Oct. 8, 2021 at 8:02 PM CDT

FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - A world-famous bus that has stirred much controversy across Alaska is now visible at the University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF) while it is being preserved for display at the Museum of the North.

Angela Linn, Senior Collections Manager of Ethnology and History at the museum said, “A lot of people who have this connection with the bus... it’s a very personal, some might say a spiritual connection.”

The bus, long abandoned on the Stampede Trail near Healy, was moved to the university’s Engineering Facility on Wednesday, October 6th.

The bus gained worldwide notoriety after the summer of 1992, when Chris McCandless used the bus for shelter before dying in the Alaska wilderness. These events were immortalized in the book “Into the Wild” by Jon Krakauer.

“It’s okay that people have this huge range of feeling about the bus,” Linn said. “That means they’re thinking about it. They have opinions about it, and that means they’re engaged with history, which is a really important thing for those of us who are in the business of preserving history.”

She said the bus’s current location is “heated, it’s environmental controls, it’s a secure space, and most importantly it’s got this observation space up above.”

From 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, students and members of the community can come take a look for free.

Preparing the bus for outdoor exhibition at the museum is an extensive process, according to Linn. “One of the very first things we’re going to do is to document, really systematically, all the graffiti that you can see on the inside and the outside of the bus. This is a really important part of the last 30 years of the bus.”

The bus must also be closed up. “Holes were cut in the roof and the floor of the bus in order for it to be helicoptered out of the Stampede Trail.”

Linn also pointed out that the vehicle is riddled with bullet holes, and “some of them are kind of dangerous. The shots that come from inside leave these jagged holes, so we don’t want anybody to be injured when this does eventually go on exhibit.”

While McCandless’ story has inspired a generation of travelers, many find the popularity of his story misguided. Linn said, “That’s one of the things that we want to explain to people and show people, that there is a lot more to the history of the bus and the story of the bus than just those 114 days that McCandless is associated with it.”

The bus will remain in the Engineering Facility at least through the end of the academic year.

The conservation effort, according to Linn, is being crowd funded. More information can be found here.

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Museum link: https://uaf.edu/museum/collect...ts/bus_142/index.php
 
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So an unprepared guy moves into an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and dies of exposure/starvation (or whatever). And this makes the bus worthy of becoming a museum artifact?
 
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So an unprepared guy moves into an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and dies of exposure/starvation (or whatever). And this makes the bus worthy of becoming a museum artifact?


I dont know if it's worthy of becoming a museum artifact, but I think they're tired of rescuing people trying to recreate his "journey".




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So an unprepared guy moves into an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and dies of exposure/starvation (or whatever). And this makes the bus worthy of becoming a museum artifact?


I dont know if it's worthy of becoming a museum artifact, but I think they're tired of rescuing people trying to recreate his "journey".


That would make sense.
 
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So an unprepared guy moves into an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and dies of exposure/starvation (or whatever). And this makes the bus worthy of becoming a museum artifact?


I dont know if it's worthy of becoming a museum artifact, but I think they're tired of rescuing people trying to recreate his "journey".

The bus has a history of being a bug zapper for idiots. I don't think it's going to prevent anything. It's original location is well documented and there are still people who will make the, "Pilgrimage" to the site.




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Just wait till some of these "enlightened" people start to re-trace the steps of those that went before them. You can not fix stupid. Even though the bus has been removed to another area of the state. And even if the state started to charge the actual cost for the rescue they will still come. The Alaskan wilderness is unforgiving and brutal no matter the time of the year and weather. It does not have to be below +32*F to suffer from frostbite of some body parts.... Know of several "seasoned" residents who knew better but had a lapse of judgement and ended up paying dearly for the mistake..... Lived in Alaska (1974-1979) 100 miles east of Fairbanks in Delta Junction / Ft. Greely and saw temps of -50*F / -60*F / -70*F Quiet often. Actually saw -82*F on a calibrated thermometer while outside working at the Arctic cold Regions Test Center / Ft.Greely, Alaska. And when you actually encounter temperaturs in those temperature ranges you get very little chance to make a mistake and not have to suffer the consequencies. You can not fix stupid . ......................drill sgt.
 
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Angela Linn, Senior Collections Manager of Ethnology and History at the museum said, “A lot of people who have this connection with the bus... it’s a very personal, some might say a spiritual connection. As I said, now I've got my magic bus."


The conservation effort, according to Linn, is being crowd funded. "I don't care how much I pay. I want it, she said.


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So an unprepared guy moves into an abandoned bus in the Alaskan wilderness and dies of exposure/starvation (or whatever). And this makes the bus worthy of becoming a museum artifact?


I dont know if it's worthy of becoming a museum artifact, but I think they're tired of rescuing people trying to recreate his "journey".


Yeah, that is the motive. They are trying to keep morons from hiking to the bus and meeting Idiot Number 1's fate. Casual outdoorsmen and other Zen travelers aren't prepared for how dangerous Alaska can be. (Not that there is anything wrong with being a Zen traveler, just don't try it in Alaska unless you are also Jim Bridger.)




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People go missing in Alaska every day, for a variety of reasons. Stupidity is really the #1 reason. We don't have one of the world's largest bear populations for nothing...and feeding them is expensive, ask any zoo. The stupid tourist rescue economy is always thriving here.


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... The stupid tourist rescue economy is always thriving here.


Just curious, do they actually bill (and collect) a fee to rescue the stupid tourists or is this all government funded rescue efforts?




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Just curious, do they actually bill (and collect) a fee to rescue the stupid tourists or is this all government funded rescue efforts?

Long answer: depends.
Short answer: not usually, and certainly not to the extent of the cost.

There are some private SAR groups though, who can be hired.


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[There are some private SAR groups though, who can be hired.
Any chance of hiring these folks to pick up a few people in DC and release them in AK?
 
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