‘Alaskan Bush People’ Previews Moving Speech From Late Billy Brown Around a Campfire Ahead of New Season Premiere

by Amy Myers
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Throughout his life and time on the show, late Alaskan Bush People patriarch Billy Brown always prioritized keeping his family together. From building shooting ranges to a whole homestead, Brown’s ultimate goal was to keep the family united through their love for the wilderness and each other. The father frequently gathered his children and wife together to share his insight on their way of life. In these moments, he reminded them of the most important values: faith, freedom and family.

Although Billy Brown has sadly passed, his message and spirit within the family are still very much alive. In fact, his surviving kin has even dedicated the latest season of Alaskan Bush People to his memory. From recent tidbits and snapshots, it appears that the show will include plenty of footage of Brown’s last moments with his family. This included an especially important discussion around the campfire one night. In the latest sneak preview, Billy Brown shares some news about the upcoming developments to the family’s Washington property.

Watch the Browns discuss Billy’s idea of a zipline system for the Alaskan Bush People homestead.

Despite the impending challenge, not a single member of the Alaskan Bush People was against the idea. Sure, the logistics would be complicated and the execution would be risky. However, if the end result was a more certain way to keep the family connected then there was no question or hesitation. And from the look of their faces, glowing in the light from the campfire, they all shared the same sense of excitement.

‘Alaskan Bush People’ Stars Emphasize Importance of Family Fun and Morale

The cable system would connect the quickly expanding extensions of the family. Several members of the Brown family now have wives and children of their own and live in separate houses from their parents and younger siblings. This includes Gabe and Noah Brown, who both have wives and children of their own. The ziplines would all lead to a central location in the middle of the property at the family’s main house.

While the zipline system will primarily serve as a reliable transportation system, it of course is also a source of fun. After all, who wouldn’t love zipping across a 400-acre property just in time for family dinner at the main house? The set-up truly sounds like an Outsider’s dream for a big family.

One Alaskan Bush People member, in particular, recognized his father’s efforts to keep the family’s spirit alive. The Second-oldest child, Bam Bam, expressed how his dad always knew how to balance work with play.

“My dad, he’s always saying, ‘It’s the fun things that help with morale and bringing everybody back together,'” the 37-year-old Alaskan Bush People star explained.