We are scheduled to begin our journey on July, 2018
My extensive preparations have been going on for over two years already, including training, fitness, mapping, logistical planning and more. You can see what I’ve been doing to get ready and keep up to date with our progress and adventures right here on this blog.
There were several ideas on how to carry enough water. One was carry 5 gallon jerricans but I kept coming back to the fact that I would have to carry at least 6 and they would take up a lot of room. I had decided that 36 gallons of water would be my goal as horses drink between 10 to 15 gal. a day. Then I thought of barrels but again there was the problem of room, where would I put them. Finally I decided on two 18 gal. RV water tanks. I could put them under the seat of the wagon. The reason I decided on two was that way I could leave one empty when I knew that there would be water ahead plus it would cut down on water surge in the tank. The weight for water is 8 lb per gal so 36 gal is 288 lb. I’m going to leave it up to my friends and family “who are awesome” to build my wagon for me to figure out how to get water in and out.
* Light-weight, completely algae-free black ABS plastic
* Tasteless, odorless, and non-toxic; will never rust or corrode
* One-piece extruded construction eliminates the possibility of leakage; baffled every 18 inches for surge control
* Easily installed, universal design; supplied with 3/8″ threaded fitting inserts; three on each end
* 18.0 U.S. Gal / 68.0 Liters