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    Talking PCS--Alaska here I come

    Well I'm excited as all hell. I'm finally getting out of NM and got orders to Elemendorf AK. I've been trying to get up there for the last 5 years and it has finally happened. But now I need advice from those who are either there now or who have been there.

    Got to get the Jeep prepared for the cold, my RNLTD is in November, and I want to make sure I am going prepared. I also figure that it will be cheaper to prep it here than it would be there. And since I won't have anywhere to work on it up there right away, I can make use of my garage one more time and drink a few...

    I know I need to put the carpet back in the Jeep as it will help with insulating, at least a little bit. Looking at a block heater and possibly a battery blanket. Any other suggestions?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter LJ View Post
    Well I'm excited as all hell. I'm finally getting out of NM and got orders to Elemendorf AK. I've been trying to get up there for the last 5 years and it has finally happened. But now I need advice from those who are either there now or who have been there.

    Got to get the Jeep prepared for the cold, my RNLTD is in November, and I want to make sure I am going prepared. I also figure that it will be cheaper to prep it here than it would be there. And since I won't have anywhere to work on it up there right away, I can make use of my garage one more time and drink a few...

    I know I need to put the carpet back in the Jeep as it will help with insulating, at least a little bit. Looking at a block heater and possibly a battery blanket. Any other suggestions?

    Effing outstanding!

    I leave for Elmo next month. I cant wait!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    I don't have any of that on my 93. The blanket and blockheaters are nice, but a remote start will be your best friend up here. Places up here will try to rape you on install prices, so do it down there if you want them. As far as places to work on tour rig, EAFB and Ft Rich both have crash shops. Snow should be flying by the time you get here!!

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    Lucky. I would like to be stationed up there too. Wife wouldn't go though and the Corps doesn't really have any places for me to go up there either.

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    I spent 3 1/2 years there and loved it. If you are driving up take at least one extra head light and an extra spare tire and rim, sharp stones on the Alcan Highway and buy a Mile post book when you leave the states and enter Canada. The book will tell you what the road is like every mile and yes there is a numbered mile post every mile. The base has a good auto shop for most of your normal maint. A block heater is all you really need, I used a 1500 watt tank heater and would plug it in when I first got up and 1 1/2 hours later the engine was warm. Get something to cover the front of the grill shell to close off the cold air from going thru the rad. I used to weave a beer can case box thru the slots in the grill on my CJ so it was easy to remove. My youngest was born there and we plan on going back for a long vacation. You can drive the Alcan or take the ferry up the coast. If you take the ferry have them load you last as you can get off in Juneau and catch the next boat. At least you used to be able to do that. I would not drive up in the winter! you should check with Canada about taking weapons in your vehicle. Hope this helps, good luck.

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    Get a sweet snowmobile! IMHO it's even better than wheelin.
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    Quote Originally Posted by highlandercj-7 View Post
    Get a sweet snowmobile! IMHO it's even better than wheelin.
    I agree. I'm buying one as soon as I get there.

    You should look at getting one plus a snowboard in NM before you leave. It'll be cheaper down there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by C130Hilgy View Post
    you should check with Canada about taking weapons in your vehicle.
    That got me curious and I just looked it all up on some Canadian websites.

    You have to list the serial numbers of all weapons just to transport through.
    No handguns with barrels less than 4".
    No assault style weapons.
    If they deem your weapon prohibited, they automatically confiscate the weapon and you have no option of returning the weapon to the U.S. or taking the weapon back into the U.S. for storage.


    I don't know you would ship the weapons at all.

    I also just looked up the TMO regulations and they want the serial number as well. It doesn't say here that it is required just to list it. Perhaps you could just list and not include that info.

    From TMO:
    Weapons
    No ammunition may be shipped. The shipment of firearms is subject to various laws and regulations, and members must comply with all local, state and federal laws. If moving overseas, members must abide by the host country laws as well. Here are some basic guidelines:
    • Make the firearm inoperable by removing the bolt, firing pin, trigger assembly and other arming parts.
    • Completely describe the firearm on the inventory and ensure the description includes the make, model, serial number and caliber or gauge.
    Maybe I won't go to Alaska, ever.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFhockey31 View Post
    I agree. I'm buying one as soon as I get there.

    You should look at getting one plus a snowboard in NM before you leave. It'll be cheaper down there.
    Don't snowboard anymore, used to, but now I spend all my time wheelin, hunting, or fishing.

    Quote Originally Posted by Big Green View Post
    That got me curious and I just looked it all up on some Canadian websites.

    You have to list the serial numbers of all weapons just to transport through.
    No handguns with barrels less than 4".
    No assault style weapons.
    If they deem your weapon prohibited, they automatically confiscate the weapon and you have no option of returning the weapon to the U.S. or taking the weapon back into the U.S. for storage.


    I don't know you would ship the weapons at all.

    I also just looked up the TMO regulations and they want the serial number as well. It doesn't say here that it is required just to list it. Perhaps you could just list and not include that info.

    From TMO:
    Weapons

    No ammunition may be shipped. The shipment of firearms is subject to various laws and regulations, and members must comply with all local, state and federal laws. If moving overseas, members must abide by the host country laws as well. Here are some basic guidelines:
    • Make the firearm inoperable by removing the bolt, firing pin, trigger assembly and other arming parts.
    • Completely describe the firearm on the inventory and ensure the description includes the make, model, serial number and caliber or gauge.
    Maybe I won't go to Alaska, ever.
    I'm doing a full DITY through a private company and told them that I had firearms and they said it wouldn't be a problem. Though an "overseas" duty station, it is still the US and I'll be damed if traveling through Canada is going to infringe on my Second Amendment right once there. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be traveling up ther with a side arm
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scooter LJ View Post
    I'm doing a full DITY through a private company and told them that I had firearms and they said it wouldn't be a problem. Though an "overseas" duty station, it is still the US and I'll be damed if traveling through Canada is going to infringe on my Second Amendment right once there. Unfortunately, I don't think I will be traveling up ther with a side arm
    Glad to see that it is gonna work out for you, enjoy Alaska.

    Also, have any pics of your LJ with the Shrockworks sliders?

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