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
Hi, I’m Angela, And this is my mission and my dream: Riding for Childhood Hunger Awareness. If you are interested in what Renegade, Cochise, Jessie and I are doing, please read on.
But what exactly are we doing, you’re no doubt wondering? I will be traveling alone with my horses and wagon. 8000+ miles, from the East coast to the West coast and back, on a continuous ride.
There are several different types of hunger. There is the hunger of the body, the hunger of the soul, the hunger of emotions, and the hunger of intellect. When children grow up hungry they do not develop correctly. My mission is to bring awareness of these type of hungers and the problems they cause when children are neglected and are hungry. Children that are hungry as a child become deficient adults and have a hard time becoming successful members of society.
I’ll be starting in July of 2018 and approximately ending in July 2020.
My mission is to bring awareness by stopping at Food Banks and talking to the media online and news papers, and if all goes well to the Television networks, local and national.
It will cost approximately $25 dollars a day for feed for 3 horses. It will cost me approximately $9125 for three horses for a year.
The cost for the full 2 years is $18250.
I would appreciate Donations or sponsorship funds.
This would not have to be given in one lump sum. It could be donated in increments of daily, weekly, bi monthly or monthly or annually. Any monies not used on the trek will be given to a charity of your choice to feed the hungry children. In return for your generous help. I will advertise your business or your name. I will hand out brochures and business cards. I will put your name of your business out on my wagon where it will be seen constantly. It would be a great help even if you only want to sponsor or donate for one of my horses or all my horses. Or even for just one day, one week, month,or year. One days cost is $8.50 for one horse or $25 for all three. One weeks cost is $59.50 for One horse or $175 for three. One months cost for all three is $775 or for just one is $258. If you are a private person donating you will receive a post card with the picture of whichever horse you donated for or a picture of all three if you’ve donated for all three. I will also send an email once a week to update you on your ‘horse’ and where we are at.
I know some of you are wondering why. Why do this type of trip? Why the length? Well my desire to do this Trek was started when I was 11 and read about the Abernathy brothers. But even before that I was always looking and wondering what was over the next hill, beyond the next curve of the road. I was always exploring trails less traveled to find out where they went. I am a tractor trailer driver, a trucker. I’ve drove all 48 eight states and Canada. But all I’ve seen was the main roads, I’ve drove by national parks, through wilderness areas , by historical signs. Yet could never stop and actually see the places where history was made. I want to travel at a pace where I can take roads less traveled. Talk to people who I would never see if I was traveling at the modern pace in a car. I want to hear peoples stories of their lives and their ancestors. I want to inspire people to follow their dreams no matter how hard or crazy they seem. I want to bring awareness of Childhood Hunger in America and that one person can make a difference.
Thank you and hope to see you on the road.