Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Nomad » Wed Apr 19, 2017 10:21 pm

More info on when the hwy will be finished to TUK

http://www.cbc.ca/news/thenational/the- ... -1.4075013


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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Nomad » Thu Apr 27, 2017 3:06 pm

Prepping vehicle :wrench yes its still 15 months some vehicle prepps just come with no warning but better to fix them so that we are ready for the trip like replacing the MAF sensor new battery and of course the dreaded replacement of the interior heater core happy happy joy joy also will be vacuuming all the gravel cob webs and dust out of the air intake and replacing the air filter that should help the engine breath just that little bit better... I also noticed an oil leak as I keep a sheet of cardboard under the van so that I can see right away if their are any real bad leakage problems I just had the transmission oil and filter done 5000K ago so I am leaning towards that I have to do a close inspection now and see if I want to remove the pan and just replace the gasket myself I understand a mechanic may become board or just sick of working on vehicles and just to a crap job we are only human after all.. But as you can see things quickly add up and if one does not pay attention to the problem you end up with a vehicle that is no longer reliable for a long trip so that's why I keep up on things some say hay buy a new vehicle LOL you know that comes with just as meny problems I have had new vehicles that the oil pumps have gone out on em after 2 weeks of owning them shit happens new or used again that's life and if things did not ever happen then life would be so darn boring...

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Nomad » Wed May 03, 2017 3:42 pm

getting 3 spare air filters for the trip just in case its dusty or following another vehicle will plug up an air filter fast..
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Nomad » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:49 pm

A little introduction to Tuktoyaktuk, the place that “looks like a caribou”

Location:
69°27′ N, 133°02′ W

Elevation:
5 metres

Population:
854

Name means:
“It looks like a caribou”

Nickname:
Tuk

Setting:
On a low peninsula jutting into Kugmallit Bay, part of the Arctic Ocean, at the eastern tip of the Mackenzie River Delta

Former name:
Port Brabant

Languages:
Inuvialuktun, English

Getting there:
By air or winter ice-road from Inuvik (an all season highway is scheduled to open in 2017)

Founded In:
1928, when a Hudson Bay Company post was constructed here, attracting large numbers of Inuvialuit

Claims to fame:
First Indigenous community in Canada to official revert to its traditional name (in 1950); inspiration for the popular “Tuk U” novelty t-shirt

Visit for:
Beluga Jamboree (mid-April); Pingo Music Festival (mid-August); dipping your toe in the Arctic Ocean

Best daytrip:
To the top of nearby 49-metre-high Ibyuk Pingo, the second-tallest pingo in the world, which grows two centimetres per year

Best expedition:
Polar bear or caribou sporthunting with an Inuvialuit outfitter; boating with a local guide to the commercial whaling ghost town of Herschel Island

Historic highlight:
Site of the 1995 Molson Ice Polar Beach Party, featuring bands like Metallica and Hole

Notable local:
Nellie Cournoyea, first female premier of a Canadian province or territory
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Nomad » Mon Jul 17, 2017 10:54 pm

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by awolbc » Fri Jul 28, 2017 5:26 pm

although I wont but wish I was going I might suggest a small trickle charger solar panel and a small pocket size battery bank, for charging various equipment.

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Nomad » Fri Jul 28, 2017 8:54 pm

I actually have a rather large solar and battery bank setup.
But for others coming along even a small solar/battery setup is handy to have.
Thanks for the suggestion awolbc...
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Nomad » Mon Nov 27, 2017 8:16 am

I have a time restraint now but could change and I will have to start my return trip on the Aug 12th and hope we can make it up by the 9 th so I/we have a few days to explore the area so I am now wondering without pushing things to much how many hours/kilometers per day people would be willing to drive for the trip up Google says its a 54 hr drive up to Tuk I think 10 hour days driving is a bit much for everyone maybe with a few stops? I don't know I have never driven this far let alone with a group maybe someone who has made a long trip with a group would have a better idea of time behind the wheel.
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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Switchblade » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:01 am

I have done part of this trip. We did it in 3 weeks (round trip from Vancouver) and drove part of the Dempster Hwy.
It was a great trip.

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Re: Tuktoyaktuk Expedition August 1st 2018

Post by Nomad » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:53 am

I am hoping I may get another week to play with but will not know for sure till june'ish that would take allot of the pressure off as far as time goes for the trip. I really would like to have some time in Tuk to explore and spend time with the locals and their way of life.
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