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Discussion in 'Alaska' started by rbrhsv, Jan 4, 2016.
Just some eye candy to show you what you may be missing.
See you on the road, will be leaving NW Washington on 12 June.
Heading out on May 7th from Texas. Seeking riding partner.
Buddy and I are leaving Augusta on the 10th. Probably see you guys on the road.
Heck Yeah.....Maybe so....we need to be in touch either way.
You have a route yet?
Most of it... www.kevinstiegler.com. We're trying to keep the route 'non-committal' in case of weather and such.
Anyone carrying though Canada?
From what I understand if you carry in Canada and get caught you go to prison and Canada is now the new owner of your bike.
The ultimate consequences of smuggling a handgun into Canada will be determined by a Canadian court, but they will be severe and costly.
I'm not smuggling shit. I'm filling out the form and doing it legit. Just curious if anyone else has gone through the process. The form seems simple enough.
There is no form that will allow you to bring a handgun into Canada. Long guns and shotguns can be transported through Canada for a fee that is payable at the port of entry.
If you tell us what kind of gun you want to take into Canada that would clear up a lot of confusion.
I personally don't feel the need to carry. My riding buddy would feel better if we had something (I'm on the fence). I have a Mossberg 500 Cruiser 12GA that packs light and meets the legal requirements to transport across. I think a hand gun would be worthless against any aggressive wild life.
Again- how many folks make this trip a year? And how many carry a weapon? I already feel like we're over packing as it is!
Well we had a nice weekend in Pennsylvania so I wanted to give my gear another test before I leave. So I headed for western Maryland and West Virginia for the weekend to test my gear. Everything worked well, my tent and cooking gear worked flawless the upper and lower crash bars passed the bark busters worked great the side cases are sturdy and the armor in my riding suit worked. And I can pick the bike up if needed.
With that I’m ready to take off on May 21st. I hope to see everybody along the way.
When I ran the dorms in Fairbanks we would have between 300 and 400 riders stay on campus each summer. I do not recall ever knowing that anyone was armed (I'm sure there were some). My guess is that we only had a fraction of the riders that were heading to Deadhorse stay with us, but in my time there I never heard of an instance where being armed would have made a difference to a rider. I'm not against packing and when I lived in Alaska I would sometimes carry when riding, but all in all it is just too much of a PITA.
Many people carry too much crap when the ride north. For instance, carrying tires always seemed silly to me. You can arrange to have any tire you want available in Fairbanks or Anchorage. May cost more, but it is certainly worth the cost to avoid having to deal with tires on a bike. Although it is tough to tell from the people that post on this forum, civilization has pretty much broken thru to most of Alaska.
Yes- I'm trying to go minimal on this. Limit it to the hard cases and a tank bag. I am packing a Phantom 4 drone to get some good video on the ride and that fucker takes the whole right pannier.
Just stating my personal opinion here... I've only vacationed there 8 times and have a son whose lived up there for 12 years...
Unless said firearm owner is experienced in life threatening situations such as law enforcement or military combat please leave the guns at home and carry bear spray and/or a boat horn, bear poppers, etc.
Learn proper bear protocol and follow it. The bears don't want anything to do with you!
YOU"RE incorrect. There is a form and it's on the CA website. I know because I've filled it out and sent it in. The firearms has to be longer then 4.25 barrel length.
see this website
Good luck to ya. Please post a picture of you presenting the handgun to the border agent for inspection. Should be cute.
OH YES IT WOULD BE ENTERTAINING...TO SAY THE LEAST