First off I would like to address that this is an amazing forum with lots of information and thanks to the community who is keeping this place alive ;)
I am planning a roadtrip from Baltimore, MD to Fair Banks Alaska. About 4000 + miles
I will be going in solo (all my buddies are too afraid to go on this epic expedition) :p
I will be using my vehicle 2008 Ford F150 XLT Super Cab.
My main concern is crossing the border.
I am U.S. citizen and a USAF veteran. I have been to Canada in 2002 but was too young to remember much. I am going to be 20 when I embark on this journey.
I will be going through the North Dakota/Saskatchewan Border
As far as paperwork/documentation I am covered.
However I want to take my rifle with me. (for personal protection)
It is a Bushmaster Xm-15 Heavy Barrel Semi Automatic. (Ar15 type rifle)
I purchased it legally at the age of 19, so it is legal in USA.
I spoke with the Canadian Firearm Officials and they said that Ar15 is restricted but a Bushmaster is prohibited in Canada. I am confused because Bushmaster is the company and the type of rifle is Ar-15, plus it is NOT even fully automatic.
So does anyone have any information or experience for this type of situation.
Another concern is how much financial assets are the Canadian customs looking for a person to have in order to be allowed in Canada.
I am unemployed. I am a full time student and I have all intentions to be back.
However my final destination is Alaska, I am only cutting across Canadian terrain to reach to my destination by car.
Another thing, I will have two 5 gallon Gasoline containers for emergency purposes, will this be a problem or subject to duties/tax.
As far as electronics, I will have a couple year old Laptop, Camera all purchased in US but dont have receipts. Will they be subject to duties as well.
Lastly, I dont plan on staying in motels. I will be camping, staying in my vehicle or truck stops for rest. So I will probably have good amount of food. It will all be FDA approved packed, such as "can Foods" so if they are meat products are they banned?
I may have more questions later, but right now these are my main concerns.
Thanks for your input :)
please leave any tips for me ;)