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Old 11-08-2011, 04:03 PM
 
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Ursa i dont think the tipi thing is a good idea. I called the company that makes him and the owner told me that the tipi has openings in the bottom and top. i think im gonna get me one of these witha double burner stove:

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i really appreciate your concern.
Alejandro, here's a suggestion for you. If you can afford $1,350 for a tent plus money for a stove etc., hold off buying for awhile. Buy yourself a round trip ticket on Amtrak from Chicago to Williston (it should be around $300). You can bring a bicycle on board for transportation upon arrival. Go to ND job service and start the application process. If you don't get something (or even if you do), ride Amtrak back to Chicago and make further preparations. Come see things for yourself before making a big investment. Check out Amtrak.com
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:12 PM
 
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A round trip on Amtrak, purchased in advance from Chicago to Williston is $232. One way is $116. You can't drive the distance for that price.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:31 PM
 
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Alejandro, here's a suggestion for you. If you can afford $1,350 for a tent plus money for a stove etc., hold off buying for awhile. Buy yourself a round trip ticket on Amtrak from Chicago to Williston (it should be around $300). You can bring a bicycle on board for transportation upon arrival. Go to ND job service and start the application process. If you don't get something (or even if you do), ride Amtrak back to Chicago and make further preparations. Come see things for yourself before making a big investment. Check out Amtrak.com
That is good advice. Also, instead of a bicycle you can rent a car. This is exactly the advice I gave my sister's friend (wasn't really my advice -poached it from another thread), and she got a $25/hr job the same day she arrived (with housing).

She rented a car (in advance before leaving Georgia) for a couple of days just in case she didn't find anything and needed a place to sleep at night. But if she didn't find anything after a couple of days she was prepared to go right back home (Georgia) on Amtrak.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:37 PM
 
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Funny sight at Walmart in Williston.... NO bicycles.... NONE!!!!
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:38 PM
 
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That is good advice. Also, instead of a bicycle you can rent a car. This is exactly the advice I gave my sister's friend (wasn't really my advice -poached it from another thread), and she got a $25/hr job the same day she arrived (with housing).

She rented a car (in advance before leaving Georgia) for a couple of days just in case she didn't find anything and needed a place to sleep at night. But if she didn't find anything after a couple of days she was prepared to go right back home (Georgia) on Amtrak.
Glad to see we can agree on something. The car rental is an excellent strategy.
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Old 11-08-2011, 04:43 PM
 
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Funny sight at Walmart in Williston.... NO bicycles.... NONE!!!!
I've noticed the same thing. Of course if everyone was riding bicycles, the boom might decline and adversely affect the local economy. Maybe there is a city ordinance against them.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:49 PM
 
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Good advice Ursa. I'm gonna take it. I really am. Thanks. I'll rent a car and start applying in as much places as I can.
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Old 11-08-2011, 08:54 PM
 
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Good advice Ursa. I'm gonna take it. I really am. Thanks. I'll rent a car and start applying in as much places as I can.
Good. You'll find Amtrak quite comfortable and won't have to worry about a vehicle break down.
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Old 11-08-2011, 09:36 PM
 
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JaxTeller... Before I left home, I made a list with the addresses of the various companies... got a map and plotted my day(s) that way and checked them off when visited.... trust me, it helps.... plus you'll add others along the way.
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Old 11-08-2011, 10:23 PM
 
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one more helpful advice. checked . thanks golfer
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