Living on an island in the Inside Passageway of Alaska, winters can be tough. The days grow very cold and the sea gets rough. Sun becomes a distant memory by the time the end of fall rolls around, and no one wants to go out more than necessary. It’s hibernating season for Alaskans and during this time, it’s a good idea to stock up on necessary supplies in case of emergencies.
I always buy bulk Mercury Optimax oil to get me through the winter. Because I live on an island, my main mode of transportation is my boat. It’s extremely important to me to keep my boat running clean and healthy so it can perform throughout the dreary season and beyond. That’s why I stock up well in advance of winter. Living in such a dark, cold and remote location as I do, it’s always better to be safe than sorry when stocking your supplies.