Moldy Chum at Alaska West

Jim would survive the apocalypse.. Photo: Craig Koopczyk.

The idea of a ‘zombie apocalypse’ is all the rage these days. Its taken over movies, books, T.V. and so on. Some overly ambitious individuals have even gone as far as to prepare for the potential of a real-life zombie apocalypse.

Well, we’re here to tell you DON’T WORRY, everything’s going to be okay! How do we know? Because each year in Alaska we’re overrun by a massive population of zombies.. Thousands of flesh peeling, half dead, goblins and guess what.. We’re still here to tell you about it!

Okay, we’re talking about spawned out chum salmon, and although they might not be as dangerous as a possessed human corpse, they still smell pretty bad!

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‘Those Moments’ – Official Trailer

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Simms Kinetic Jacket

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