Our Adventure to the North is officially on the road. After staying put in Kyler’s hometown, Edmonton, for the past couple of weeks, we are headed to Alaska. Over the next four-five days we will be driving more than 3000 km through wild and desolate country. For parts of the journey, we are more likely to encounter bears than people.
Compared to our road trip down to Panama and back, this one will be quite different. First of all, it will get cold. Second, we will be much more self sufficient. This means carrying our own food and staying in the van off the grid. We have a tank of drinking water with us, but must be sure it does not freeze. We have multiple layers of wool and warm clothes packed. Propane, bear spray and extra gas is with us. Many hours of podcasts and music downloaded. We have thought of the essentials, but could have probably done a lot more research and planning. Sometimes you just have to hit the road!
I would say we are ready to go – Into to Wild …or something like that!