You are welcome anytime Jakob. Are you planning to stop in and see Steve U when you are West?
Maybe depending on where he lives.
I could change it to this, It is almost the same amount of miles. I might possibly need to stop at Wayne’s for wood then, but I could probably make it all the way home from Tom’s.
I found a mini barn shop in Helena that told me that I can have all the wood scraps I want especially in the month of June. https://goo.gl/maps/VojXFh241mEth9rA9
How much wood would you need for me to process?
If we go this route 800-900 lbs. I would load about 1000 lbs at the Argos. I hope that Kevin and Tyler would have enough wood to replace the 300 lbs I would burn getting to their place from Argos. If they have that I should end up at your place with 5-6 hundred pounds of wood and it is about 1300 miles to my next fuel stop in Helena. I Guess I could load up 5 or 6 hundred lbs of wood at Kevin’s and that would mean I would only need between 6 and 7 hundred pounds of wood from you. I guess It kind of depends on what you have and how hard it is to process and what Kevin has and how hard it is for him to process wood.
Allso are you getting around 1 1/2 pounds a mile with loaded trailer or have you tested that, and how dry or seasoned the wood is, maybe some states allow state land dead wood cutting if checked ahead.
On the way to and from Argos with the Wk I got an average of 1 1/4 lb per mile I got more mileage on Ron’s kiln dried wood, But I think everyone gets that.
I seem to get about 1 and 1/4 mile per pound of wood.
About the best I have done is 1.3 miles per pound .
Man thats good wood miles per pound, Them v8 dakotas sure run good on wood.
I am trying to plan this thing for real now . I am starting school in January and will be in school 4 days a week for a year . I want to do this trip while I am still 16 so before August.
I have a week off from class At the end of march with the two weekends that would be 9 and 1/2 days available. That is the longest unscheduled time I have before next spring. I did the numbers and to try to do the route I had planned before is not realistic and is counting to much on a gasifier with no wiggle room. I will be getting out of class at around two o’clock on thursday afternoons and have to be in class monday morning.that leaves me with a lot of 3 1/2 day weekends which makes it possible to do some of the sections in a different times. I could do a trip to the east coast then to the gulf of mexico In one or two of those weekends. I could either go to North Minnesota or to detroit. Thjat would take one of the weekends. I could use the ten day window to travel to the west coast. That is the only way I really see this to be feizable. All that to ask. Who can have wood processed and how much work is it for you? And place to stay/camp for two or three of us. I Am going to need a lot of wood on the west coast and I will need wood between corvallis and here so Louisville CO and Lincoln NE will probably be welcomed stops if they are available.
Even if I have to process wood with an electric motor, I’ll have wood processed.
Jakob, you are always welcome at our home in NE Indiana (near Craigville between Bluffton and Decatur). I will have to work on that wood re-supply thing…have plenty of scrap metal, tools, and a Dakota you can take parts off of…
No matter what direction you travel from here I figure you’ll need 1k + I can come up with the wood it’s the storage and keeping it dry for you. Not insurmountable problems though. End of March??
The wood does not have to be kept extremely dry covering it with an old tarp will do the job .
I hope that will not be necessary. I plan to put the tool box under the wood I don’t plan to need it.
Put it on top. Guaranteed to not need it. Put it on the bottom. Well:woozy_face:
That is the way it always seems to work. I guess I will make sure and put it on top.
Bob learned all about tool box location on our 2nd trip to Argos!
Ha ha, next year I will put my tools in the back of the truck and Mike’s wood burner truck can tow my truck to Argos.