‘Alaskan Bush People’: Why Rain Brown is Bringing a ‘New Perspective’ in Return to Alaska

by Joe Rutland

Rain Brown of “Alaskan Bush People” fame is joining her siblings Bird and Bear in returning to Alaska. But she’s doing so with wisdom.

Rain, close to 18 years old, talked about what the trip back to her homeland means at this point and time, per Pop Culture. Mind you, it’s after her father, Billy Brown, died in February 2021.

“Being that I’m almost 18, I am looking forward to going to Alaska with kind of a new perspective because when we were there, I was a kid,” Rain Brown said. “You know, my childhood was free, but it wasn’t quite free in the way that everybody else was.”

“Alaskan Bush People” is in its 13th season on the Discovery Channel. It’s followed the journey of the Brown family from Hoonah, Alaska, to Okanogan County, Wash.

Snowbird Brown Shares Some Thoughts Ahead of ‘Alaskan Bush People’ Premiere

The season premiere of “Alaskan Bush People” will be on Sunday, Oct. 3.

Ahead of it, the show’s Instagram account shared a clip from that premiere.

“There’s nothing quite like growing up in the bush. Don’t miss an emotional return to the original Browntown in Alaska on a new #AlaskanBushPeople Sunday at 8p on @discovery and @discoveryplus,” the Instagram caption said.

Snowbird Brown, another daughter, spoke about living in the space she did.

“To be honest, I didn’t really miss anything by growing up off the grid,” she says in the clip. “I mean, if anything, it would be the animals that weren’t in Alaska. But I didn’t even know about them to miss them.”

Source Tells Outlet That Brown Family Members Don’t Live Out On Property

Billy Brown had been in ill health before suffering a seizure that took his life at 68 years old.

But do the Browns really live out in the woods of Washington state? One source says that’s not so.

A person speaking to The Sun says the Browns rent homes in a nearby town. They don’t live on their property full-time.

“They rent down in Loomis, the kids rent, and so forth,” the source said. “Nobody lives up there.”

The Brown family has been dealing with a lot in their lives, especially when it comes to their property. They’ve also been dealing with the ramifications of a wildfire that roared through the space.

“The Browns tried to establish themselves up there and then the fire came a year ago and that’s why they were down in town,” the source also said to The Sun. “Things might have been different if there hadn’t been illnesses and that kind of stuff.”

Yet there are many people who love watching the family live their lives out as they do. Viewers will get more of that this season.