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Old 09-16-2016, 05:06 AM   #1
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for 15 men, who still

nearly starved to death several times, in 2 years, covering 5000 miles, with horses. When there were bison everywhere.

http://www.nationalgeographic.com/le...resources.html. you have to have caches, you'll have to scrounge, you'll have to grow sprouts and root veggies, and you'll still suffer horribly.
 
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Old 09-16-2016, 12:34 PM   #2
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almost no food included. they were helped by Indians MANY times, normally in return for trade goods, but sometimes just out of hospitality/curiousity. They'd have starved/frozen many times over without that help.
 
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2500 miles a year aint much, with horses. 200 miles a month, 7 miles a day. Sheesh, should be able to get 40 miles a day on the plains, and take a bison a day, easily.

should have taken about 200 lbs of pemmican per man, and a lot more in the way of winter clothing/shelter. If they'd gone like hell, it could have been done from march to December., without having to worry much about cold weather. that's 9 months, just 10 miles per day. Men have walked from St louis to Oregon in 2 months. A horseman should be able to cover 2x as much ground (easily) as a man can walk.

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Old 09-16-2016, 01:23 PM   #4
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Exploring, seeing what was there, just maybe that was the idea not a forced march. remember, white men had never been there, look at all they discovered. Look at just the animals they discovered.
Everything does not have to be done at lightning speed.
 
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so you consider a lousy 10 miles per day to be "lightning speed"? :-) the hold up was the huge keelboat, which they had to abandon anyway. Apparently they were under the impression that there was some point in going on, after they'd reached the headwaters, when their mission was to find a water route to the Pacific
 
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Try reading a book, instead of living on the internet. Their mission was exploration, not a race. You don't explore at top speed, jackass.
 
Old 09-16-2016, 02:56 PM   #7
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A expert on everything.
 
Old 09-16-2016, 03:16 PM   #8
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so you consider a lousy 10 miles per day to be "lightning speed"? :-) the hold up was the huge keelboat, which they had to abandon anyway. Apparently they were under the impression that there was some point in going on, after they'd reached the headwaters, when their mission was to find a water route to the Pacific
Did you EVER read anything on the mission? The goal was to explore the new territory. Did you really think the goal was to go as fast as you can to the Pacific Ocean and back? You should really research before you post. You really sound ignorant.
 
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