Alaska this Summer 2019

Discussion in 'Adventure, Hiking, Backpacking and Travel' started by Dennis Adams, May 2, 2019.

  1. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    10,783
    Likes Received:
    21,995
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    +
    spare coolant/distilled water/thermostat/belts (serpentine or V/, spare oil filters, spare oil, jerry cans for spare fuel, jumper cables and one of those li-ion battery boosters, 2 spare tires/wheels/tire plug kit/12v compressor or big bike pump.
     
    Dennis Adams likes this.
  2. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    I still prefer my 12ga Mav with the full stock as seen earlier in this thread. I had mine configured like this (pistol grip) earlier in its life and converted it back to the standard stock. This one I borrowed from my Son and it was already set up with the grip with the exception of adding the light. It has the extended tube so when it's loaded its a bit heavy for my liking.
    This configuration ensures it is legal in Canada, with over a 20 inch barrel and over 26 inches LOA and easier to store in the MH than with the full stock.
    I still prefer my Mossberg 590 Shockwave at just 26 LOA loaded with Aguila Mini shells.
    I do like the scabbard ($22.56) although its slightly oversized for the Shockwave but will work fine.

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00HSS7K4Q/ref=ox_sc_saved_title_6?smid=ATVPDKIKX0DER&psc=1
     
    Bushman5 likes this.
  3. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    Have some, but not all of those items.
    Compressor
    Tire repair
    Jumper cables
    Oil
    DEF (diesel related)
    We can boost between three batteries (have generator too)
     
  4. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    image.jpeg Doing some return route finalizing.
    Hyder, AK
    Jasper, Banff Alberta
    Glacier NP
     
    Bushman5 likes this.
  5. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    10,783
    Likes Received:
    21,995
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    FYI propane fuel averages about .70-85 cents CAD per litre up here lately. Not sure if that helps plan the fuel budget for the drive.
     
    Dennis Adams likes this.
  6. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    image.jpeg 13 days to liftoff.

    The stock bear spray holster didn't work well on my pack. Thought I would give this a try.
    The two semi-dry boxes were from Menards on the last trip to WI. $4.99 each. Tough to pass up.

    Lightening caused fires (Swan Lake) on the Kenai, we may have to mod some plans. Will probably burn until snowfall.
     
    Bushman5 likes this.
  7. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,468
    Likes Received:
    11,972
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
    If that holster doesnt work @Hammer tipped me to the mystery ranch one and i couldnt be happier.
     
    Hammer, Bushman5 and Dennis Adams like this.
  8. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    Seems like the Holster is going to work. Cross draw on the left shoulder. Added two Molle straps.
     
  9. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    10,783
    Likes Received:
    21,995
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    you got a tire repair kit??? (plugs, tools, big patches , glue etc) and a 12 Volt air pump or big bicycle pump? Not sure if your hitting gravel highways up there but sometimes the road crews crush up local rock instead of using proper 3/4 crush road base......the local stuff is like glass....

    the shards can wreak havoc on tires.......
     
    Dennis Adams likes this.
  10. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
  11. McKROB

    McKROB Member

    Messages:
    444
    Likes Received:
    936
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    St John's, Newfoundland and Labrador
    The Noco booster packs are awesome. I’ve had one (can’t recall if it’s the same model as yours or not) for 3-4 years now and it’s got me out of a couple of jams already with the Tacoma. There is a bit of parasitic drain so you need to make sure you top up the charge every couple of months, but fully charged it will start my Tacoma with a dead battery no problem.
     
    Dennis Adams and Strigidae like this.
  12. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    image.jpeg I have Cancelled reservations at Grizzly Ridge in the Kenai. We Will still visit the area but want some flexibility.
    The Swan Lake Fire is still burning, and depending on the wind, visibility and breathing particulate can be unpleasant or worse. We've Been there and done that before two years ago in Glacier. No fun.

    GB40 NOCO arrived and charged.

    Some of the lighting, blades and tools that are usually onboard and available for EDC.

    Six days prior to departure. Load up commences Sunday.
     
    IW17, Bushman5 and Strigidae like this.
  13. Dennis Adams

    Dennis Adams Member

    Messages:
    546
    Likes Received:
    1,491
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    East Tennessee
    Departed for points north.
     
    IW17, Bushman5 and Strigidae like this.
  14. Strigidae

    Strigidae Moderator Staff Member

    Messages:
    9,468
    Likes Received:
    11,972
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    United States
  15. Bushman5

    Bushman5 Member

    Messages:
    10,783
    Likes Received:
    21,995
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    west
    Wooot!!!
     

Share This Page