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Old 04-17-2011, 08:16 AM   #11
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Hi: Yukon Escape... Did you have Reace do any special storage place in the trailer for firearms, or do you use your tow vehicle? This is a foreign subject for us non violent types. I don't even have bear spray or warning bells!!! Alf
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Old 04-17-2011, 10:00 PM   #12
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Hey Doug:

I'm with you actually: I teach the provincial hunter safety training program which duplicates the Canadian Firearms Safety Course.

Personally, if I am boondocking I always carry a firearm - or pepper spray if there are city folk around.

I have had too many encounters with bears, cougars, and wolves to take them lightly.


















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Old 04-18-2011, 02:40 AM   #13
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Shannongord;
The problem up here is Grizzly Bears, people will insist on have bacon and eggs.
The smell of cooking ham will bring a grizzly ten miles. As a child while living with the Tlicho, I was taught early that you could cook anything any way you wanted to as long as you boiled it, then move and leave your smells behind.

Personaly I carry a Remington 870, that holds six 2 3/4 rifled slugs in the tube, nothing in the chamber.

While I teach the Canadian safety course it is the the above firearm every one is interested in, and how to use it.

The hardest thing to get across is attitude, you have to be ready to use it.

The storage under the bed is a very good location to carry a few firearms for the course.

To be honest I love the Escape 19.
The problem with it is the fridge. I do not think it will hold a moose.

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Old 04-18-2011, 08:28 AM   #14
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Hi: Yukon Escape... The 5cu. ft. refer probably wouldn't hold off a Grizzly who can smell your ham sandwich with mustard and mayo...either !!! Alf
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Old 04-18-2011, 01:21 PM   #15
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The problem up here is Grizzly Bears, people will insist on have bacon and eggs.
The smell of cooking ham will bring a grizzly ten miles.
I'll remember this if I am successful in the Limited Entry Hunt draw

It seems that some forum members have posts related to their hobbies (i.e. photography) maybe I can get in some hunting photos - with the Escape in the background of course.

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Old 04-19-2011, 12:43 AM   #16
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The Grizzly will have to get through the screen door first.

To get back to the original "Post"

You will have no problem driving the Alaska Highway, they have filled all the potholes, and those they couldnt fill they constructed bridges over them, I think I saw onw with a 7/11 in it but it was getting dark.
To be serious, the road is in better shape than most roads in Edmonton.

As far as hills go you only have a few major ones, coming north is the hill going into Taylor Flats,
Then you have the Sikany Chief.
Then you have the Steamboat mountain. You may run some hills as well at Stone mountain.

You will see a bit of narow road around Muncho Lake, watch out for Caribou and Stone sheep. try to time your self to do that bit of road in daylight, nice views for photos.

When you get to Toad river look out for elk, then past Fireside you will start to see Bison.

To be honest the highway is in good shape, try to stay at around 90 to 100 k and you will be ok.

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Old 04-21-2011, 10:26 AM   #17
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Re: New 19 foot started....

I love reading this forum.. And the firearm discussion was ...enlightening!

We are soooo close to picking up the Escape...May 6...Can't wait. Are still debating the north option but my husband has decided that Pacific Rim National Park is on his to do list this summer. So now we are plotting distance /time etc...

Thanks everyone for the discussion...and letting me know about the highway conditions...That helps...I remember the Bison from our last trip north. But grizzly bears ...Now that's another issue...
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Old 04-21-2011, 02:10 PM   #18
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I'd make the trip, just so I could justify buying a new Remington 870!
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