Well since I completed a roadtrip over the summer from Florida to Colorado, and already completed 43 states. Now it's time to drive the longest possible drive in the world which would be driving from Florida to Alaska. I read some motoring tips such as using a gas tank cover, and head light guards because of flying gravel on the Alaska Highway. It also mention that windshields are likely to chip because of that. I am renting a car so of course I will make sure the tires have thick thread. I know the route to go which is I 70 to Kansas City to I 29 towards the Dakotas and Winipeg and than Canada Autoroute 16 from Winipeg to Edmonton and than Route 43 from Edmonton to Dawson Creek which than turns into the Alaska Highway. If anyone else has any other suggestions of different routes or things I need to know. Please let me know. Has anyone ever done this route before and did you really need headlight guards and a gas tank cover? It also says that insects are a major problem and can clog up the radiator.