During this time I also kept researching camping gear and everything else I would need. I needed to keep the weight down in all areas. But somethings were absolutely necessary, like water and horse feed.
I’m also doing alot of researching on what the pioneers went through. Some of the books I’ve read are, the Wagon Travel hand book by David Grant, The Oregon Trail, a new American adventure, by Rinker Buck. Aimé Tschiffely who rode from Argentina to New York City, on two horses. I’ve read the Free range rodeo blog by Sea Ryder who rode from CA to Maine. I bought The Prairie Traveler, a handbook for overland expeditions by Randolph B Marcy. The Last Saddle Tramp by Messanie Wilkins. To Proud To Ride a Cow by Bernie Harbert, http://www.riverearth.com. Why by Lou H Alwood and many more .
I’ve tried to read all I could about this type of trip. But two things all the people have said in these books is, first you will never be ready to do this type of trip so go before you are ready otherwise you will never go. And the second thing was that most people that you’ll meet on the road are friendly and will help you.
Do not be afraid—I am with you!
I am your God—let nothing terrify you!
I will make you strong and help you;
I will protect you and save you.
I pray that Christ Jesus and the church will for ever bring praise to God. His power at work in us can do far more than we dare ask or imagine. Amen. (Ephesians 3:20)