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joewildlife
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05/20/2019 10:03PM
My second trip going to WCPP is 14 days on water.

So is it a big deal to pay import duties on alcohol and tobacco amounts over the personal exemption limits, at the border crossing?

Joe


 
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Jaywalker
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05/21/2019 12:41PM
Just a thought - you might also want to post this on the Quetico forum as at least some of them travel through the road border and enter from the Q side. May find a few more folks who have encountered the situation.
thistlekicker
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05/21/2019 01:29PM
It's a pain in the butt and expensive. I guess it depends on how much "over" you are, and how much of a rush you are to get through customs.

We had to "go in and pay" once...we thought we were under but didn't count correctly. Never again...
tumblehome
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05/21/2019 02:52PM
I think the limits on those items is reasonable. Isn't it like a carton of smokes? You can spread out those items among everyone in the group.
joewildlife
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05/27/2019 11:29PM
The limit is about 1 Liter of whiskey per person...not a problem except my whiskey comes in 750ml bottles and I wanted to take a couple 1L Nalgene bottles full. BUT you can't repackage before you cross the border. No big deal, I'll take a couple unopened bottles and partially fill a couple Nalgenes. You know, for medicinal purposes, like when you bury a hook in your hand.

The limit on smokeless tobacco sucks...only 5 cans per person. I use a can per day at most, but it IS a 14 day trip.
But you answered my question, it IS a pain in the arse to pay duties so I'll just buy some more when I'm in Red Lake.
thanks,
Joe
tumblehome
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05/28/2019 10:58AM
Joe,

Any chance you could quit the snuff? I can't say enough bad things about what it does to your mouth. Sorry. I shouldn't preach.

Do you spit in camp or use a bottle. I hope I don't arrive in camp after you. I like to walk barefoot. Not trying to be a dick, I'm just thinking about the hygiene.

Tom
Jackfish
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05/28/2019 11:35AM
tumblehome: "I like to walk barefoot."
Tom, agree with you on the tobacco stuff, but walking barefoot in camp probably isn't the best thing to be doing either. Fish hooks, slivers, stubbed toes... injuries waiting to happen.
joewildlife
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05/28/2019 05:26PM
tumblehome: "Joe,


Any chance you could quit the snuff? I can't say enough bad things about what it does to your mouth. Sorry. I shouldn't preach.

Do you spit in camp or use a bottle. I hope I don't arrive in camp after you. I like to walk barefoot. Not trying to be a dick, I'm just thinking about the hygiene.


Tom"


Tom, yes, I would really like to quit the tobacco... and I actually am preparing to do just that upon my return. I don't want to ruin a trip by suffering cravings. It is hard to do.

I'm actually going to WCPP so I don't think you'll be behind me. And I seriously doubt my spit is making things any dirtier than it already is, really. But if it makes you feel any better, I don't spit on the ground where I or my daughter are walking around either.
Joe
mapsguy1955
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05/30/2019 10:19AM
I guess I have less of a problem with the smokeless, but what do smokers do with their butts? Do they actually bring them home with them? I hope???
 
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