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  Topic: Let's talk blacksmithing...
Blade Monkey

Replies: 42
Views: 46008

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Sat May 23, 2015 3:42 pm   Subject: what do you carry
As you might have guessed " Blade Monkey " is because I make knives. I forge most of them. I want to know what items you all carry, that are now or would have been made by a blacksmith? Like ...
  Topic: greetings
Blade Monkey

Replies: 3
Views: 3531

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 6:48 pm   Subject: greetings
Welcome
  Topic: Dealing with modern day restrictions.
Blade Monkey

Replies: 11
Views: 9428

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu May 07, 2015 12:35 pm   Subject: Dealing with modern day restrictions.
Thanks AxelP. Being new to reenacting I am looking for all the help I can get. I am working on a menu that is period correct and works with diabetes. I really am grateful. Sometimes is hard to tell ...
  Topic: Dealing with modern day restrictions.
Blade Monkey

Replies: 11
Views: 9428

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed May 06, 2015 11:54 am   Subject: Dealing with modern day restrictions.
I was thinking that an MRE with the chemical heaters might be a good alternative in such cases.
  Topic: Dealing with modern day restrictions.
Blade Monkey

Replies: 11
Views: 9428

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 12:28 pm   Subject: Dealing with modern day restrictions.
I am not sure about the eastern side of the country, but the west side have a lot of wild fires. The state and federal lands often have restrictions on camp fires. So my Question to the group is How d ...
  Topic: Hello
Blade Monkey

Replies: 6
Views: 8543

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue May 05, 2015 12:13 pm   Subject: Hello
Welcome to the group.
  Topic: early maps
Blade Monkey

Replies: 0
Views: 4855

PostForum: Resource Listing   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 2:48 pm   Subject: early maps
Heres a link to some early maps,
http://etc.usf.edu/maps/galleries/us/earlyamerica14001800/index.htm
  Topic: fur hats
Blade Monkey

Replies: 1
Views: 3097

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Mon May 04, 2015 12:55 am   Subject: fur hats
Hello. I have worked with leather for some years. When faced with the same type of problem I went out and found a cheap-O Chinese example, then took it apart and used it for a pattern. Hope that helps
  Topic: What has happened to this board?
Blade Monkey

Replies: 28
Views: 20867

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun May 03, 2015 7:12 pm   Subject: What has happened to this board?
Hello all.
I am new here, and would like to say I like it. I think that people tend to get stuck on the details and lose the big picture sometimes.
  Topic: forged eating utensils
Blade Monkey

Replies: 4
Views: 4033

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Apr 28, 2015 12:24 pm   Subject: forged eating utensils
Thanks. I will look up some examples of English forks, and try some bees wax.
  Topic: Shaving
Blade Monkey

Replies: 16
Views: 11963

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:33 pm   Subject: Shaving
I shave from April until September, its to hot here in the desert.
  Topic: forged eating utensils
Blade Monkey

Replies: 4
Views: 4033

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 2:31 pm   Subject: forged eating utensils
Hello all I am forging some spoons and forks for reenactment and wanting to know what they would have used to treat the steel with to protect the steel and still be able to eat with them and not get s ...
  Topic: 18th century dessert trekking
Blade Monkey

Replies: 6
Views: 4708

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Apr 19, 2015 1:46 am   Subject: 18th century dessert trekking
Thanks for the response. Axelp you are correct, oops I meant 19th Century. There does not seem to be much detail on what the Spanish carried in the way of daily living on the trail. So I want to start ...
  Topic: 18th century dessert trekking
Blade Monkey

Replies: 6
Views: 4708

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 2:16 pm   Subject: 18th century dessert trekking
Thank you for the information. I will look into both of them. As I live in the Sonoran Desert I want to do 18th century trekking As accurately as possible.
  Topic: 18th century dessert trekking
Blade Monkey

Replies: 6
Views: 4708

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 1:23 pm   Subject: 18th century dessert trekking
Hello all. My name is Scott but I go by Blade Monkey. Being new here I am looking forward to learning a lot.
I am looking for information on how a mountain man would have lived traveling from the h ...
 
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