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Old 07-12-2009, 01:56 AM
 
Location: Alaska & Florida
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Old 07-12-2009, 02:05 AM
 
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Is a birth certificate and valid license enough to get you into Canada and then back into the US?

Ok, I did find this: Safety and Security - Admissibility
As of June 1 2009, you have to have either a passport, or a special drivers license issued by states that are adjacent to the Canadian Border. I live in WA. I used to just show my regular drivers license, but no more.
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Old 07-12-2009, 03:28 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
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Nahh, Brandon is asking some legit questions, and he seems to have his head screwed on.

To Brandon:

Go for it..what do you have to lose? You're in ND now, crap, come winter you may be better off up here.
LOL, except in ND he has $600. By the time he gets to AK he'll owe $400+ on a credit card. Sorry but you can't make it to AK for less than $800 unless you get a good deal on a flight booked out at least 3-4 weeks and even then it's gonna be $550-750.

Unless you can hitch your way to Washington and eat every day on the dime of those giving ya rides it's gonna be a tough thing to do with $600. Then ya gotta get down to the fishing cities where all the processing plants are.

Keep reading this site, look for other threads so you know what to expect before leaving on a whim, a prayer and penniless!

I vote insane if you leave right now. Fishing season jobs have mostly been filled already, and winter will be right around the corner. I did read though that the city of Anchorage is trying to come up with a plan to address the problem of inebriated homeless folk around town, maybe they'll put you up in a sweet penthouse overlooking the inlet and give you a per diem. Oh wait sorry, Barney Frank doesn't make laws in Alaska (yet)! Good luck whatever you decide though.
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:03 AM
 
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LOL, except in ND he has $600. By the time he gets to AK he'll owe $400+ on a credit card. Sorry but you can't make it to AK for less than $800 unless you get a good deal on a flight booked out at least 3-4 weeks and even then it's gonna be $550-750.

Unless you can hitch your way to Washington and eat every day on the dime of those giving ya rides it's gonna be a tough thing to do with $600. Then ya gotta get down to the fishing cities where all the processing plants are.

Keep reading this site, look for other threads so you know what to expect before leaving on a whim, a prayer and penniless!

I vote insane if you leave right now. Fishing season jobs have mostly been filled already, and winter will be right around the corner. I did read though that the city of Anchorage is trying to come up with a plan to address the problem of inebriated homeless folk around town, maybe they'll put you up in a sweet penthouse overlooking the inlet and give you a per diem. Oh wait sorry, Barney Frank doesn't make laws in Alaska (yet)! Good luck whatever you decide though.

He wouldn't have to get down to the "fishing cities" if he took the ferry. Not everyone flies to Anchorage to get here. If he has a job lined up that provides housing before he arrives, what he is wanting to do is entirely possible.

There are fishing season jobs available; there always are. Maybe not as seen on television but anyone who wants to work usually can.

The silvers haven't even come in yet; it really isn't a bad time to be looking.

How long have you lived here, Quake? Are you living in Wasilla now?
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Old 07-12-2009, 08:20 AM
 
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Not that I want to encourage anyone to just hop a ferry and come up without much money; people should have a job first. The state used to have a fund for people who came up and got stuck; it would provide them with a ticket back to wherever home is; I don't believe they still do so.

Even with the economy being a bit rough, seasonal type positions aren't that tough to get, and they are a good way for people to check out the state without making an absolute commitment. We have thousands of foreign people working in the seafood business here. I have nothing against them at all and they are usually very good workers, but I believe there is a little known law that states that American citizens must be given preference when it comes to these jobs.
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Old 07-12-2009, 04:15 PM
 
Location: Not far from Fairbanks, AK
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He wouldn't have to get down to the "fishing cities" if he took the ferry. Not everyone flies to Anchorage to get here. If he has a job lined up that provides housing before he arrives, what he is wanting to do is entirely possible.

There are fishing season jobs available; there always are. Maybe not as seen on television but anyone who wants to work usually can.

The silvers haven't even come in yet; it really isn't a bad time to be looking.

How long have you lived here, Quake? Are you living in Wasilla now?
He still has to pay for the trip on the ferry.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:24 PM
 
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He still has to pay for the trip on the ferry.
That's doable on the money he has. If he gets a job in SE, he can also fly pretty close to "where the fishing grounds are". He could also get hired by a company will pay for his flight and take it out of his check...often a better way to go because these places can get corporate rates on flights.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:27 PM
 
Location: southern california
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neither you are a free spirit. yes i know its interesting --- the problem with being on the run is its habit forming & ages you fast.
moving plants don't root and therefore get no real nourishment.
plant yourself and be still do some growing.
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Old 07-12-2009, 05:30 PM
 
Location: Too far from Alaska
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Nah... that's the farmer's set of mind
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Old 07-12-2009, 06:08 PM
 
Location: Dangling from a mooses antlers
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neither you are a free spirit. yes i know its interesting --- the problem with being on the run is its habit forming & ages you fast.
moving plants don't root and therefore get no real nourishment.
plant yourself and be still do some growing.
If a plant is not harvested it is only a plant. A rolling stone gathers no moss. I don't want to die all coverd by moss. After I'm dead then let the moss feast upon my rotting carcass.
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