Yep, 1.988/L was as high as I saw. Spendy, but worth it. I decided a long time ago that the price of gas is what it is, so I don't fret about it too much. What I get in return outways whatever the cost is. It used to drive me nut, but ever since I gave up hope I feel much better.Paul what is you highest cost per L or Gal, I am at 1.988/L or about $7.48gal
I use my Am Ex for everything I can, backed up with a Visa, and cash on hand in case neither work. But I haven't found a gas station yet that doesn't at least take Visa. Make sure you contact your bank and let them know about your travel plans. Otherwise you get to Canada and your cards decline. Not cool.great report and thanks for sharing!
Regarding paying for fuel and food.... do you suggest cash and a visa card? I would want to be safe that if i was somewhere and needed fuel or supplies they wouldn't take any cards and not have enough cash on me.
Sure, I would be happy to list out a few things. Tool kit is pretty straight forward. A variety of screwdrivers and pliers, metric wrenches, hammer, multimeter, and such. Full recovery kit including winch extension, tree strap, snatch strap, and tow strap, D rings, etc. I have a shovel on the rack, and a Gerber hatchet in the clamshell inside. I don't have any specific spares. The truck is too new to need much. i carry some fix-it quick goodies like emergency hose wrap, JB Weld, Duct Tape, tie wire, etc. I didn't bring the maxx Trax this time. I wasn't planning any solo deep small road stuff. I figured I had too much road to cover and a couple deadlines to meet. Messing the truck up somewhere too remote and by myself just wasn't wise. The roads I have taken, while remote, are not that technical. The recovery gear I have is sufficient. A hi lift on my truck is just dangerous. Better left at home. Running pretty light, and the truck is in top shape, so I did not expect to run into too much trouble. The only time I have used the recover stuff was to winch a California couple in their Westy back up a soft roadside.Paul,
Something dawned on me today while out fishing about the current configuration of the 4Runner. Can you outline a bit of the tools, recovery gear and spares you are carrying? I notice a specific lack of shovel, axe, MaxTrax, High-Lift normally present on you vehicle roof racks...
The story about the rolled car was told to me while at a road construction stop by the guy holding the stop sign. I haven't used the 2 meter on the trip yet. There hasn't been an opportunity to. I talked to a long haul trucker at that same construction stop about their radios, and they all still use CB Channel 19 up there. I also asked him on the proper etiquette for passing a semi out on the Dalton. He said that you give them a little time to know you are there, they can see farther than the shorter vehicles so if they don't let you pass for a minute or two it is for a reason, then they will usually put on their blinker when it is safe. I am sure not all feel as professional as this guy did. He looked the big mean nasty Alaska trucker part, but a pretty nice guy.Earlier you mentioned you heard from a trucker about what had happened to the flipped car. Are you frequently in communication with truckers and other traveleres via HAM/CB or is this word of mouth at gas stations, towns, etc?