I also found Alaska Truck and Camper when doing websearches but they still have to answer my e-mail enquiry about availability.
Roads? where we're going, we don't need roads..-- Doc Brown, Back to the Future
I bought two road maps of Alaska. One is the Rand Mc'Nally.
At my first look at the road maps, I recalled the words of Doc Brown. Half of Alaska (the eastern and northern most parts) don't have a lot of roads, or none at all. Some of the other roads are blocked for my camper (one road is "at the drivers own risk" and only for the smallest camper).
Google searches came up with
Cellular coverage seems limited to areas that actually have people in them, for example see the coverage map of ACS. Between Anchorage and Fairbanks I will have no coverage at all.
So the combined knowledge of comp.dcom.telecom has been called for help. So far, the best solution seems to be 'phone cards and phone boots' which runs into the problem that the timezone difference with the 'home front' is 10 hours and the 'home front' does not have an answering machine for when I call at the wrong time of day.
Man with hat: Photography?-- Monty Python live at the Hollywood Bowl, Nudge, Nudge, Wink, Wink
Man: "Photographs, eh?" he asked him knowingly!
I have two options for taking pictures on my holiday:
So the idea is now to bring the analog camera for sure and maybe add the digital one. I have arranged for a charger for the batteries my digital camera eats for breakfast, lunch and in between meals.
And after some thinking outside the box from a very nice person I came to the following: I'll bring enough Compact Flash memory so I won't need a laptop at all, I'll just try to select the nice pictures from the display in the camera. Compact Flash is now a lot cheaper then when I previously bought it.