Electric Lineman DVD by the History Channel A&E
This GREAT gift for your electric lineman is professionally filmed by the A&E crew at the History Channel, where history is made every day! Filmed in 2008, this film is approximately 50 minutes total. This ELECTRIC LINEMAN DVD, Things Are Tougher in Alaska, is new and shrink wrapped in the original packaging. If you are looking for a gift that will entertain every lineman and every family of a lineman, this is the perfect gift and you can't beat the price since we add no additional fees for sending this gift to you or your recipient.
Electric Lineman...Tougher in Alaska. This installment in the History Channel series Tougher in Alaska takes an in-depth look at the dangerous careers of electric linemen, who place power, cable, and telephone lines in their inaccessible locations buried underground, or strung up several stories in the air. Linemen also repair these vital links, often putting their lives, literally, on the line. This video proves today’s linemen still rely on their father’s work practices. In remote Alaska, when you need a hole for a pole, you dig through frozen tundra by hand. To raise a pole, you use pole pikes and ropes. To go up a pole or lattice structure, you climb -- forget about bucket trucks.
The frozen reaches of the Alaskan wilderness lend danger to any pursuit, and compound the difficulty of already-challenging gigs such as installing power poles. The state's electric linemen regularly face temperatures of 40 below as they travel the rugged terrain, stringing cable by hand, in a quest to bring electricity to even the furthest flung towns.
Everything is tougher in Alaska. From earning a living to burying the dead, life in the 49th state is shaped by severe weather, rugged terrain and vast disyances between communities. In this exhilarating program, join host Geo Beach as he ventures into the Alaskan wilderness to discover what it takes to keep the power on in a state where more than half its people live off the grid and plunging temperatures snap even the strongest power lines.
Travel to the remote village of Kasigluk where Geo demonstrates how to install power poles an string electrical wire by hand. Watch as he travels to Fairbanks to work alongside the linemen of the Golden Valley Electric Association. A must have DVD for any lineman and his family. Order one today - supplies are limited.