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Welcome to the most comprehensive site on the internet dedicated to Living History, Historical (or Period) Trekking, Experimental Archeology, and Experiential Anthropology, of the 1600 to 1840 time period. This is a site dedicated to the evolution of our hobby. Please take the time to visit each section of the site and add your own input to it.
- Q: What is Historical Trekking?
- A: Historical Trekking (also called Period Trekking, Experimental Archeology, or Experiential Anthropology) is a hobby where we as 21st century people attempt a task someone in our chosen time period would have done, using only the tools and equipment they would have used, or the knowledge we have gleaned from research. Whether you are interested in the Longhunter of the 18th Century and you are out on a hunt using only period clothing and flintlock, or if your interest lies in the Mountainman of the 19th Century, and you want to use period traps to try and catch beaver, even if your interest is in cooking, and you limit yourself to the kitchen-ware and foods of your chosen period and a bed of coals for heat, yet you never leave your house, you are involved with the hobby of Historical Trekking. This hobby gives us more insight into the daily lives of the people in our chosen time period, and helps to make us better historians.
| HistoricalTrekking.com Forums - Most of the features of HistoricalTrekking.com are found in our forums here. The links listed below are to individual sections of the forums.|
| Chat Room - A place for our visitor's to gather and have a real time discussion, nightly chats at 9pm EST, but it's always open so feel free to join at any time.|
| Event and Trek Calendar - Browse the schedule of events or treks that our visitor's have posted, or post your own event or trek to the list. Updated!|
| How-to Articles - A series of How-to articles on topics that both the beginning and experienced trekker will find useful.|
| Links Page - A page of links to various organizations, publications and vendors that are related to trekking or re-enacting.|
| Merchandise - Kill two birds with one stone, show the world what your favorite website, and help support HistoricalTrekking.com. NEW!|
| Message Board - An open forum for discussing anything on our visitor's minds.|
| Resource Listing - A listing of books, you can use to research your time period or persona. You can even add a book to the list.|
| Trail Foods - A listing of trail foods, from us here, and our visitor's. If you have a tip you'd like to add, feel free to do so.|
| Trekking Tips - A listing of trekking tips, from us here, and our visitor's. If you have a tip you'd like to add, feel free to do so.|
| The Virtual Round Robin - A place to buy sale and trade your goods in a classified ad style format, free.|
| Advertise With Us - Are you a merchant or someone who specializes in selling items to the re-enacting public? Do you have your own web site? Click here to find out why you should advertise your web site with Historical Trekking.com!|
| Contact Information - Information for visitors who wish to contact HistoricalTrekking.com.|
| Our Event Schedule - Find out what events the staff of HistoricalTrekking.com will be attending. Updated!|