If you are looking for a way to make money while you are up in Alaska, a backpacking gold dredge is a great piece of equipment to have. Dredging for gold is one of the more common recreational activities in most of Alaska and Yukon. The fact that you can put this on a backpack makes it all the much better because with two people you can carry a whole campsite along with your gold dredge. If you are planning are trying to get some hard to get to places, this is pretty much your only option. The only other options include building roads and getting to it with equipment or hand panning everything. This is by far the best method and also most efficient means of extract gold from creeks in Alaska. Two man crews can easily get this done efficiently. I realize you can always build your own and there are many methods of doing so. Doing this can be time consuming and you often end up spending more money. Take a look at some of the backpacking dredges in action:
As you can see there are a couple of different options when it comes to a backpacking gold dredge. If you are looking for something that has a large backing and following then I would suggest you go with anything made by Keene. You can find equipment made by Highbanker over on eBay.