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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #15 on: May 29, 2012, 05:00:30 pm »
That is so cool !!!! Someday i hope i can do that as well !!!

At this point I am also hoping that I can make this trip.  It will be entirely dependent on when the Army decides to release me and if I have a job lined up or not.  I am also looking into some other options for rides that wouldn't be so dependent on good weather.  I for one don't want to get into Alaska and take the chance of wiping out due to nasty road conditions, especially if I am riding solo.

Four corners ride anyone?   ;)
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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #16 on: May 29, 2012, 10:18:21 pm »
Sounds like a fun trip Jeremy!  :chugbeer:
 
Maybe a dumb question but can I ask why you want to pack the pistol with ya?  :-\

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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #17 on: May 29, 2012, 11:44:36 pm »
Sounds like a fun trip Jeremy!  :chugbeer:
 
Maybe a dumb question but can I ask why you want to pack the pistol with ya?  :-\
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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2012, 06:05:12 am »
At this point I am also hoping that I can make this trip.  It will be entirely dependent on when the Army decides to release me and if I have a job lined up or not.  I am also looking into some other options for rides that wouldn't be so dependent on good weather.  I for one don't want to get into Alaska and take the chance of wiping out due to nasty road conditions, especially if I am riding solo.

Four corners ride anyone?   ;)

My son, 2 of my brothers and I will be riding the 4 corners area in July. Not sure if it will be first week or 3rd week yet. If you see a blue C14 riding with 3 Valkyries, (hard to miss) be sure to say hi.

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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2012, 01:18:26 pm »
Visit Amazon and buy a book called the Milepost. It will give you a mile by mile description of the roads to Alaska. Going by Ferry is the easy way out. Do you really want to sit on a slow moving boat for a few days with nothing to do and pay outrageous prices for piss poor food? I have lived in Alaska since 1976 and the ferry would be my last choice. Did it once, never again.

It's your choice of course, but I think you are making to much out of carrying a weapon into Canada. I drove to Alaska and back from the lesser 48 states at least a dozen times and once on a bike and only experienced warm friendly Canadians. Always wanted to talk to me about my journeys and eager to share road information. Carry a big knife if it feels better.

As far as shipping a handgun to yourself in Alaska that's a big Federal NO NO. Only FFL dealers can mail handguns via USPS and if you mail from a dealer to a dealer you will have to be an Alaskan resident to have it transferred to you. FedEx and UPS only ship handguns via overnight mail at a cost of $75-95 each way. But even then not sure of the laws concerning it.

I am not anti gun by any means as I own many and carry them often. The entire highway to Alaska is paved and easy to drive. If thousands of 30-40 foot RV's can drive it every year doing it on a bike is a piece of cake. Only bad sections are where construction is going on or the last 100 miles before you reenter Alaska.

The most scenic drive is to travel through British Columbia up to the Alaska Highway. The terrain changes from mild to wild from forests to high desert. Lots of curves and long sweepers, especially through the area where they filmed the first Rambo movie.

Enjoy the ride, take breaks often, and don't plan on more than 400 miles a day otherwise you will get burnt out. Relax and enjoy the journey:)
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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2012, 04:03:37 pm »
Sounds like a fun trip Jeremy!  :chugbeer:
 
Maybe a dumb question but can I ask why you want to pack the pistol with ya?  :-\

Why?  Because the second amendment says a I can, that's why.  I paid my money for the permit and I have extensive training with handguns, I trust myself more than nearly any other law enforcement so I don't have to be dependent on someone else to take action if the need arises. 




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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2012, 04:45:38 pm »
Sounds like a fun trip Jeremy!  :chugbeer:
 
Maybe a dumb question but can I ask why you want to pack the pistol with ya?  :-\

Why?  Because the second amendment says a I can, that's why.  I paid my money for the permit and I have extensive training with handguns, I trust myself more than nearly any other law enforcement so I don't have to be dependent on someone else to take action if the need arises. 

Maybe because the MP5 doesn't pack on the bike well. ;)
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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2012, 05:06:34 pm »
Get yourself some Bear Bangers. Legal and fun!

http://www.macecanada.com/canada/wilderness1/cartridges/bearbangers15.htm


Having traveled where you intend, the whole handgun thing is way over"kill".  Get the Bangers, though, especially if camping. Do not eat where ya sleep. We had no critter issues camping out, just DO NOT EAT WHERE YA SLEEP.

BTW, had the Milepost, never opened it on the whole trip. Just ask locals for info. See gas, buy it. Do the Cassier. Get Hyderized.  Do not camp out in Hyder at Camp Run-a-muck during the salmon run, get a room at the Sealaska Inn. Lotsa bears.

You will learn a whole new perspective on how far things are away. We were in Hyder, figured we would head up to Skagway. WTH, it's only 6-700 miles.
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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2012, 06:55:34 pm »
Good advice in this post.


Visit Amazon and buy a book called the Milepost. It will give you a mile by mile description of the roads to Alaska. Going by Ferry is the easy way out. Do you really want to sit on a slow moving boat for a few days with nothing to do and pay outrageous prices for piss poor food? I have lived in Alaska since 1976 and the ferry would be my last choice. Did it once, never again.

It's your choice of course, but I think you are making to much out of carrying a weapon into Canada. I drove to Alaska and back from the lesser 48 states at least a dozen times and once on a bike and only experienced warm friendly Canadians. Always wanted to talk to me about my journeys and eager to share road information. Carry a big knife if it feels better.

As far as shipping a handgun to yourself in Alaska that's a big Federal NO NO. Only FFL dealers can mail handguns via USPS and if you mail from a dealer to a dealer you will have to be an Alaskan resident to have it transferred to you. FedEx and UPS only ship handguns via overnight mail at a cost of $75-95 each way. But even then not sure of the laws concerning it.

I am not anti gun by any means as I own many and carry them often. The entire highway to Alaska is paved and easy to drive. If thousands of 30-40 foot RV's can drive it every year doing it on a bike is a piece of cake. Only bad sections are where construction is going on or the last 100 miles before you reenter Alaska.

The most scenic drive is to travel through British Columbia up to the Alaska Highway. The terrain changes from mild to wild from forests to high desert. Lots of curves and long sweepers, especially through the area where they filmed the first Rambo movie.

Enjoy the ride, take breaks often, and don't plan on more than 400 miles a day otherwise you will get burnt out. Relax and enjoy the journey:)

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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2012, 09:31:57 pm »
Why?  Because the second amendment says a I can, that's why.  I paid my money for the permit and I have extensive training with handguns, I trust myself more than nearly any other law enforcement so I don't have to be dependent on someone else to take action if the need arises.

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As long as I have my phone with me to get on ebay and my forums I'm good, so I see where you're coming from, if they said I couldn't bring my phone into Canada I'd get a gun....  ;) ;D

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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2012, 09:42:25 pm »
Why?  Because the second amendment says a I can, that's why.  I paid my money for the permit and I have extensive training with handguns, I trust myself more than nearly any other law enforcement so I don't have to be dependent on someone else to take action if the need arises.




But not in Canada.

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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2012, 11:17:18 pm »
Why?  Because the second amendment says a I can, that's why.  I paid my money for the permit and I have extensive training with handguns, I trust myself more than nearly any other law enforcement so I don't have to be dependent on someone else to take action if the need arises. 

Plus if he comes across them slower black bikes he may need to put it out of its misery, so that it doesn't suffer at the paws of bears.  :stirpot:

Like many others have stated, people are generally friendly. But if the firearms people allow you to bring it, by all means bring it. Like you said it is your choice.

Enjoy your time with your dad and the scenery that you will view.  :) :chugbeer:
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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #27 on: June 01, 2012, 05:29:43 am »
Just ship it from FFL to FFL.  It puts you on the books but it's legal.

The FFLs may charge you a fee.

The fee will not equal $1500 though.

The Toronto police damn near raped a dude for having a pistol made out of Legos.  Don't do it.  No pistols in Canada except for LE and Russian Mafia.
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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #28 on: June 01, 2012, 11:15:04 am »
Just ship it from FFL to FFL.  It puts you on the books but it's legal.

The FFLs may charge you a fee.

The fee will not equal $1500 though.

The Toronto police damn near raped a dude for having a pistol made out of Legos.  Don't do it.  No pistols in Canada except for LE and Russian Mafia.

Can't take possesion of a handgun in Alaska if you are not a resident of the state. Most, if not all states have the same rule. Only exception is if you are active duty and can prove you are stationed in the state via military orders.
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Re: Trip to Alaska but I would like to avoid Canada
« Reply #29 on: June 01, 2012, 11:22:21 am »
Can't take possesion of a handgun in Alaska if you are not a resident of the state. Most, if not all states have the same rule. Only exception is if you are active duty and can prove you are stationed in the state via military orders.

Good info.  I might just leave the pistol at home. 
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