The "Grand Plan" sounds great! I'm looking into a van tomorrow so I can travel in a few months. I kinda like the idea of migrating like geese. lol Seriously, it makes sense - go where the food supply is abundant. There are other groups across the country that are doing almost the same things w/base camps. It would be really cool to get them together in a network where more people had access to them.
Keep us posted about your journey!