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RE: Travelling from Nevada to Alaska in the Middle of Winter

The emergency kit Soup recommended looks good. One thing I would add is a fairly long (maybe 30 foot), heavy duty, block heater extension cord. If you don't have a block heater that may be something you should have installed. As well as on the trip it would be beneficial in Alaska, unless you are right on the coast.
trigley 11/18/20 05:20pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Maritmes phone coverage

I would recommend something compatible with Bell or Telus. It has been several years since I had a Rogers phone and the reason for this is that they did not have anywhere near the rural coverage that the other 2 had. This included a trip through the Maritime provinces. Thiswebsite indicates this may still be the case. No knock on Rogers as a company. It just appeared remote coverage was not on their priority list.
trigley 11/06/20 02:18pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Daylight savings time !

In Alberta we started using Daylight Savings Time approximately 50 years ago, following a Provincial Plebiscite. At the time I was very happy to have the extra hour in the evening for recreational activities. Being old and retired it doesn't matter as much to me, but I think it is healthy for society overall. As to going on Daylight S T all year we would have at least a couple of months of darkness past 9 A M. Not overly appealing and possible causing accidents with school children. Changing the clocks takes me a maximum of 5 minutes twice a year. It is becoming less as some clocks are self adjusting. I have read the accident rate increases. I struggle with the idea as I have known few people who go do not on occasion get by with less than normal sleep. If statistics can prove it is significant well maybe. Does that mean the accident rate goes down with the fall change as people get an extra hour sleep. Whatever is done I think it should be on a national or continental basis to reduce confusion. Saskatchewan does not change time. I have heard people from there complain about how much confusion changing time causes. It causes confusion for them, not me, as they are the ones out of step.
trigley 10/31/20 03:14pm Around the Campfire
RE: Tire Chains

You could run into a snow storm, more likely in the spring but not impossible in the fall. Watch the forecast and the best bet is to just sit it out for a day or two. At that time of year it will not be around long and plows will be out anyway.
trigley 10/21/20 10:55pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Winter camping in Alberta

You could check with Wilderness Village NW of Rocky Mountain House. They have around 180 members that leave their units on site for winter camping. Washrooms including showers and the lodge remain open. This will be a real benefit if it gets cold. Unfortunately the hot tub is closed due to Covid. It is pricey but firewood is included and the lodge has books, puzzles and games although they also may be off limits due to Covid. They even set up a skating rink but you will probably be too early for that. People dry camp and use the washrooms. There are taps where you can obtain water for cooking and washing. Take appropriate containers.
trigley 10/17/20 10:00pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Turned back at border

I think Canada has been pretty fair. They allow Alaskans to transverse Canada to get home and possibly back to the lower 48 if necessary. As I understand they are given a specific route to travel and a tight time line to exit at a specific border crossing typically Blaine Peace Arch crossing. There is a related story of a US couple that stopped in Vancouver for a little vacation time, in the news story.. A 3/4 of a million fine is "pretty fair"? I can see issuing a fine and prohibiting their future entry into Canada but this is just power mad. No sweat, it is in Canadian dollars.:B If you read the article the charge was laid under an act which provides for maximum fines up to $750,000. They were told to proceed on their way. The actual court date was set for Oct or Nov depending on which report you read. At that time the fine would be set. With the border closed they have the perfect reason not to return and nothing is likely to happen unless they choose to try to return in the future. Probably would be banned.
trigley 10/11/20 08:21am RVing in Mexico and South America
RE: Canada border crossing

While we're on the topic of Sweden, here's an interesting take on their predicted verus actual's a short read, don't be scared. As was stated the more you test the more you will likely find. Perhaps deaths and ICU cases are a better comparison. Sweden with a population approximately equal to our 4 western provinces reports 3313 deaths and 500+ in ICU. Our 4 western provinces have a total of 269 deaths and 26 in ICU. Quebec on the other hand had the misfortune to have the virus get into the population before they realized, have results more in the line of Sweden despite having a somewhat lower population. Sweden is counting on having better immunity in the population going forward. Time will tell.
trigley 05/14/20 11:53pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Electric Fire Places

I think it depends on the type of weather you camp in. For us, in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies, it is probably the most used item in our trailer.The air conditioner gets turned on about once a year to see if it still works. Our fireplace (supplied with the trailer) did short out after 10 years and of course the the manufacturer was out of business. I replaced it with a dimplex.
trigley 02/09/20 12:55pm Fifth-Wheels
RE: Looking for revelstoke recommendations

Stayed there several years ago, don't remember where, but it backed on the railway. Avoid that with all the oil trains going through. Great area.
trigley 01/28/20 07:32pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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