A friend and I are headed up to Alaska next April. Even though all the preparation can be a bit overwhelming, I'm completely stoked about the move. First off, I'm 20, no guns, no rods, and drive an '02 Ford Focus. I want to get into Hunting/Fishing, but have read and heard quite a bit about no luck with the border and getting them through easily. So, first question is... Wait or not to wait? Suggestions?
I also realize I need a 4x4 truck. What kind would be best? I'm not trying to go all out with a F350 big 'ole diesel. I've been told get a engine warmer(?) and a snow plow that attaches to the front(?). That has been told to me by Texans. I trust people who have been there/live there rather than people who think they know, so they don't help me much.
Our planned way to get there is Abilene to Durango, Durango to Boise, Boise to Abbotsford, CA, Abbotsford to Burns Lake, Burns Lake to Watson Lake, Watson Lake to Tok, AK, and finally Tok to Wasilla. I plan on taking a U-Haul 6x12 trailer with the truck. And she's got a 2011 Honda Accord. Expected traveling costs are about 3k right now. Is that a good estimate if the trailer would cost $500? We also plan to take another 3k for rent and such.
Any tips and advice is more than welcome!