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  Topic: Mark A Baker?
Black Hand

Replies: 7
Views: 9768

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 1:16 pm   Subject: Mark A Baker?
Others have posted that he is indeed working on a 2nd edition.
  Topic: Stupid question about PORTMANTEAU's
Black Hand

Replies: 13
Views: 14050

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 03, 2013 2:34 pm   Subject: Re: Portmanteau question
my portmanteau has a tendency to dump things out of a hole in the middle front that magically appears when I pack it really full.
Add another strap & buckle to the center...
  Topic: 2F vs. 3F Load
Black Hand

Replies: 7
Views: 7381

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Aug 22, 2013 4:45 pm   Subject: 2F vs. 3F Load
I can't tell you what the differences would be, but they will be different. Most likely your point of impact will be raised by the load of 3F compared to 2F if all else is equivalent (it may be by se ...
  Topic: moths in wool
Black Hand

Replies: 9
Views: 15031

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Wed Jul 17, 2013 9:27 am   Subject: moths in wool
Put them in the freezer.
  Topic: Black powder safety in camp
Black Hand

Replies: 20
Views: 18233

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Apr 25, 2013 4:44 pm   Subject: Re: Black powder safety in camp
What's the best practice for storing black powder in camp? The powder will be carried in a powder horn or manufacturer's container, but in camp during the day and at night, what is the safest means o ...
  Topic: Partched corn questions.
Black Hand

Replies: 8
Views: 7601

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Dec 23, 2012 4:54 pm   Subject: Partched corn questions.
Heirloom variety of flint corn.
  Topic: Hatchet heads
Black Hand

Replies: 8
Views: 8042

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:01 pm   Subject: Re: Hammer Poll
Thanks for the replies. I have been working or would have gotten back earlier.

I want to try and find a hawk/hatchet with a hammer poll on it so that stakes can be pounded. Now that I say that ...
  Topic: Hatchet heads
Black Hand

Replies: 8
Views: 8042

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Oct 16, 2012 3:10 pm   Subject: Hatchet heads
If you are looking for cheap, Harbor Freight is your answer. However you will need to remove the existing handles, which from personal experience, can be quite a chore.
  Topic: Frizzen Life
Black Hand

Replies: 14
Views: 15358

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Sep 29, 2012 3:06 pm   Subject: Frizzen Life
Thousands of shots...
  Topic: loose plug on powderhorn
Black Hand

Replies: 7
Views: 6765

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 12:28 pm   Subject: loose plug on powderhorn
Drop the plug into melted beeswax. It may swell enough to take up the slack. Alternately, it takes 10 minutes to make a new plug with a piece of wood, a file and sandpaper.
  Topic: Tumpline or Rucksack
Black Hand

Replies: 17
Views: 19619

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 2:26 pm   Subject: Tumpline or Rucksack
Each has advantages and disadvantages.
I have used a knapsack (rucksack) for years and find it more comfortable for carrying heavier weight. I tend to use my tumpline for carrying blankets in addi ...
  Topic: Camp Kitchen
Black Hand

Replies: 9
Views: 7637

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 29, 2012 11:42 am   Subject: Re: Camp Kitchen
looking to purchase a camp kitchen, can anyone point me into the right direction.

A couple of small milk-painted boxes will do the trick. You don't need some big & elaborate box of st ...
  Topic: source of salt beef
Black Hand

Replies: 7
Views: 6569

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu May 24, 2012 10:54 am   Subject: Re: source of salt beef
anyone know of a source in the us
Easily made in your own home.
  Topic: That first shot
Black Hand

Replies: 4
Views: 3843

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Apr 20, 2012 10:11 am   Subject: That first shot
Try a 0.600 ball and 0.010-0.012 lubed patching. I shoot a similar load using 75-80gr FFFg.
  Topic: Stone war club
Black Hand

Replies: 6
Views: 5333

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Apr 18, 2012 8:44 am   Subject: Stone war club
Look into "pecking" and "grinding". That will get you a stone club head made the "old" way.
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