- Chassis lubed – check
- Tires checked – check
- Fuel tanks full – check
- Water tank full – check
- Water filters – check
- Guide books and maps – check
- Reservations made – check
- Off-line computer guides – check
- GPS files – check
- Telephoto lenses – check
- Four seasons of clothing – check
- Mosquito repellent – check
- Passports in order – check
- Fruit and vegetables eaten or thrown away – check
- Alcohol reduced for border crossing J – check
- Checklist of checklists checked – check
How do you prepare for an adventure? We use checklists. Some are found online, some from books, some from experience, and some we just make up. Maybe we’re a little too anal. Then again, maybe we’re just careful.
Our trip through Canada and Alaska will cover nearly 8,000 miles of road, some of which is described as wilderness with a road through it. There are areas with no services for over 200 miles.
The majority of the road is supposed to be paved. However, we already know that the pavement can be rough enough to break things. We also know that at least 2,000 miles will be on gravel, some of which has been featured on the Ice Road Truckers reality television series. Fortunately, its summer and our river crossings will be by ferry.
So, the bottom line is the Boy and Girl Scout Motto: Be Prepared.
North to Alaska!
Assis? Think picture is inserted in the middle of ‘chassis’!
Took a look on our PC and the alignment is okay. Did you look at the post on your phone?
We’re list makers, too — although we’re comfortable with our travel routines now, I know when we prepare for our Alaska adventure in 2016, it’s going to be a whole new ballgame. So we’re going to be looking to you guys for lots of advice! I especially like the item on your list, “alcohol reduced for border crossing.” I hope you had fun checking that one off, haha!
We’d be happy to help with your lists, especially meeting the border crossing requirements…. However, we managed to cross into Canada with slightly more then the allowed amount of alcohol. We made a list for the customs inspector, he looked it over and said “that isn’t very much” and sent us on our way. It seems that they like lists too… 🙂