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Old 01-07-2013, 07:53 PM   #21
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I'm dangerous with a slingshot...would this be prohibited also? Just curious
That would be Australia

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About half way down the page on the left...
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:04 PM   #22
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When walking in bear country, you should carry bear spray and wear bells on your shoes. If you see bear scat you can tell the difference between black and grizzly. A black bear will have nuts and berries and a grizzly will smell like pepper and have bells in it.lol
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Old 01-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #23
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Not just firearms! Any "personal defensive devices" are prohibited.

No pepper spray; no mace; no folding knives (the fighting kind); no ammunition or components; etc.
You're right. I got asked last time we returned to Ontario by the Canada Customs agent if I had purchased any personal protection devices while I was in the US. I thought he was asking about condoms!

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:07 PM   #24
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Just going off on a tangent from this original post; several years ago, when my brother came out to Canada for a vacation he was rather concerned that, to be effective, bear spray was only useful when the bear was close. As the conversation developed he seriously believed that you stood there while being charged by a grizzly, dousing yourself in bear spray in order to make yourself less edible, in much the same way as you do with mosquito repellant.

He now lives in Canada and will probably be joining this forum shortly when he buys his first North American RV. If he reads this I'm sure he'll deny the conversation but it still makes me laugh even to this day.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:21 PM   #25
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When walking in bear country, you should carry bear spray and wear bells on your shoes. If you see bear scat you can tell the difference between black and grizzly. A black bear will have nuts and berries and a grizzly will smell like pepper and have bells in it.lol
Too Funny!!!
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:38 PM   #26
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Just going off on a tangent from this original post; several years ago, when my brother came out to Canada for a vacation he was rather concerned that, to be effective, bear spray was only useful when the bear was close. As the conversation developed he seriously believed that you stood there while being charged by a grizzly, dousing yourself in bear spray in order to make yourself less edible, in much the same way as you do with mosquito repellant.

He now lives in Canada and will probably be joining this forum shortly when he buys his first North American RV. If he reads this I'm sure he'll deny the conversation but it still makes me laugh even to this day.
Man I would love to see that!

Reminds me of the hunter who sprayed himself with "Buck Attractant" so he could lure a rutting buck to him and save himself the trouble of tracking a big buck.

An amorous buck nearly killed him when he charged the hunter and knocked him to the ground before he could raise his rifle. When his cries brought other hunters to the scene they found him sitting under a tree smoking a cigarette with a weird grin.
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Old 01-07-2013, 09:43 PM   #27
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Farmer, quick rule of thumb that I go by to convert speeds/distances is to take the speed in kilometers, drop the ending 0 (zero) and multiply by 6 (ie: 90 = 9, 9*6 = 54 mph. 50 = 5, 5*6 = 30mph, etc.) Works the same for distances too... 120 km = 12, 12*6 = 72 miles (actual conversion of 120 km = 74.5 miles) You get the idea... By using the "6" rule, you will always calculate lower than actual conversion and should avoid all tickets if you set your cruise...

Walk up to a Tim Hortons and ask for the large double-double (if you like your coffee with some sweetness)....

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Old 01-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #28
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I have yet to hear of a grizzly bear in Quebec or Ontario, but definitely plenty of black bears up north! (fortunately not roaming the cities, LOL). I guess if you travelled waaaay up north you could find polar bears, but your RV would have to sprout wings Walmarts are everywhere, as you can see on the Allstays map. FYI, just about every place you can use a debit card (bank card)for payment. Been years since I carried cash.
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Just as a FYI, you'll be travelling through Quebec and Ontario, 2 provinces I avoid when travelling cross country. I divert through the US.
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:10 PM   #30
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Hello Jim
This link may be of value for Ontario https://reservations.ontarioparks.com/Home.aspx
I believe reservations are up to 3 months in advance maximum.
Regarding weapons - Canadian Criminal Law/Weapons - Wikibooks, open books for an open world -- an interesting list
With regards to food - a lot of farmers markets will be up and running when you have your trip planned -- a chance at fresh everything at sometimes reasonable prices if you get the chance to stop in -- E.g Sault Ste Marie Farmers Markets information, listings and links
For currency exchange I suggest AAA travellers cheques to be used as needed or banks local to your rest stops for as required exchanges (better exchange rates) or debit/interac systems are commonly available as well

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