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RE: Soft Side Truck Campers in Alaska

Put your trash in a sealed bag in the pickup cab at night. Have never seen a bear break into the metal cab of a truck. Could happen, I guess but I would prefer a bear in the cab over a bear in my camper. LOL. I had an acquaintance in Ouray Colorado that had a bear get into their kitchen while the had gone shopping in town. That kitchen looked like a tornado had gone through it.
joe b. 01/25/19 10:20am RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Soft Side Truck Campers in Alaska

The best way to avoid bear problems is to keep a clean camp. As PA12 mentioned, once you have seenwhat a brown bear can do to a solid wood cabin door, you don’t want anything in any RV that a bear might want. In the game of bears versus joe b., the score stands at joe b. - 5, bears -0. After living in rural Alaska for 25+ years, I have, like others done many nights in tents, and both soft and hard sided RVs without a major problem with bears. There are basically two bear groups, dump bears and wild bears. Dump bears have been around people too much and associate humans with food. I used to enjoy solo camping out of my Piper Super Cub on gravel bars along the rivers on the south slope of the Brooks Range. I always set up two tents, one a cook tent and the other for sleeping, about 100 feet away. Made sure no food was in my airplane at night as it was a long walk to anywhere. Lots of good advice given by others. I carry a can of bear spray when hiking in bear country. Plus the spray is good on tacos if you want extra spice. I don’t like having a dog with me as they love to harass bears and then run to their person for protection.
joe b. 01/24/19 12:03pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
RE: Diesel on Cassier Highway

They last few trips we have made on the Cassiar Hwy have been in diesel powered vehicles. There are 4 or 5 stations that carry diesel. Northbound I usually fill up at the intersection at Kitwanga. Also a nice restaurant attached to the station. If you are going to take the side road into Stewart, BC, they also have diesel. Dease Lake has been a stop for us several times in the past. Several nice campgrounds in the area, plus the gas station - grocery store has an excellent deli. Bell II, roadhouse has diesel, as does Iskut and then at the far end where the Cassiar joins the Alaska Hwy about 13 miles north of Watson Lake.
joe b. 11/24/18 08:23pm RVing in Canada and Alaska
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