It seems that the Alaskan Bush People will find the latest evidence hard to deny as it is provided by government in a roundabout way and it is backed up in a recent interview with one of their own wolfpack. This evidence suggests that while the Alaskan Bush People have spent some time in the bush, they are not full-time wilderness people.

Sell the truck!

Matt, who recently went into rehab for treatment, told People Magazine how the family actually ended up in the Alaskan bush. It was 1983 when Billy, the patriarch of the wolfpack, sold a truck to get up enough money for a passage to a remote Alaskan island for himself and his family.

The family spent their first year and a half there in an old trapper's shack and that is when Billy and Ami learned how hard this lifestyle was going to be, reports The Bit Bag News.

Old trapper's shack

Matt said that when the family realized this lifestyle didn't kill them after the first winter, they started to adapt to their surroundings. While living in the Alaskan bush for the very first year they actually fell in love with the place, which is what Billy had previously said during an interview.

Book that started it all

It was during this time Billy wrote a book about their experiences and years later the Discovery Channel offered them a show after seeing the book. The recent episodes of the Alaskan Bush People had Billy and his eldest son in trouble with the government for taking the stipend that is awarded to all Alaskan families because of the oil pipeline in that state.

Not full-time Alaskans

The Brown family took that money but the government later discovered that they were not even living in Alaska for part of the time they had claimed they did, which was from 2009 to 2012. Billy and Bam Bam, who is the second eldest son, were sentenced to 30 days in jail. In lieu of the jail time, the court allowed home confinement for the two men while fitted with ankle bracelets.

Paying debt to society

Because the monitor system for those bracelets did not reach as far as Browntown, (the name of their makeshift town in the Alaskan bush), the father and son duo had to stay in Anchorage 30 days. Because the stipulation to their home confinement did not allow the father and son on camera during the time they were monitored, this left only Ami and the other kids available for a couple of episodes.

No longer destitute

This was all part of last season as the rest of the family stayed on the boat waiting for Billy and Bam Bam to return to the wolfpack. As you might have seen while watching the episodes last season, the father and son had a send-off with the family howling. When they returned the rest of the wolfpack members were howling once again, but this time it was a greeting howl!

While people have been claiming much of the reality show is scripted and how some of the things conveyed by the family members weren't true, it appears that this reality show was created around the book, "One Wave at a Time," by Billy Brown. Locals in the area of Browntown have said they've seen the family staying at the Icy Strait Lodge, which doesn't match the family's claim they live out in the wilderness full-time.

Be open minded

Before closing the door on the Alaskan Bush People as a fake reality show, you have to remember Ami and Billy did live with their brood in the wild, just not for the entire 30 years as fans were led to believe. It seems they return to Browntown for the filming of this show, but with the money made from their new found fame, as this show has collected over 5 million viewers, they have the means to stay in a hotel or go places when not filming the Alaskan Bush People.The Brown family is probably the closest you will ever get to a family living in the wilderness.

It might be fair to look at the show as somewhat scripted around their experience in the Alaskan bush. With Matt not back with the family as of yet, the fate of next season is anyone's guess.