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  Topic: Molded candles, Bees wax
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 2
Views: 5661

PostForum: Skills and Crafts   Posted: Wed Sep 14, 2016 10:51 am   Subject: Molded candles, Bees wax
You can either spray the mold with cooking oil OR you can pour hot but not boiling water from a kettle onto the outside of the mold tubes.

  Topic: Black powder safety in camp
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 20
Views: 25035

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed May 08, 2013 9:05 am   Subject: Black powder safety in camp
I put cartridges or canned powder in a sealed ammo can, and that is stored in the tent. I am more worried about a heavy rain damaging cartridges in the cartridge box than accidental deflagration of r ...
  Topic: peep sights
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 3
Views: 11887

PostForum: Resource Listing   Posted: Thu Jan 31, 2013 7:47 am   Subject: peep sights
Yes I have seen peeps on matchlocks as well. They apparently fell out of use.

  Topic: Stupid question about PORTMANTEAU's
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 13
Views: 19376

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2013 8:02 am   Subject: Stupid question about PORTMANTEAU's
Then perhaps the reproduction ones that some have seen are incorrect? Those that I have seen would carry a change of clothing, though perhaps not a coat as well.

  Topic: Partched corn questions.
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 8
Views: 10800

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:25 pm   Subject: Partched corn questions.
If you aren't growing your own, this product is sold to be parched by the buyer as a snack food. There is similar named product ...
  Topic: Laws on Blanket Guns
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 6
Views: 10451

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Dec 20, 2012 10:11 pm   Subject: Laws on Blanket Guns
Actually the PA laws reads that pre 1898, and a replica copy of a flintlock, caplock or matchlock are "antiques".


“Antique firearm”in PA means:

Any firearm manu ...
  Topic: Seeking a new standard modern Brown Bess load...
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 5
Views: 7873

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2012 8:04 am   Subject: Seeking a new standard modern Brown Bess load...
Are you sure it's a .73 ? Mine is a .75, and the website lists the caliber at .75.

Either way, I'd use a ball that is about .03 smaller in an unchoked smooth bore. So a .715 - .720 in a .75, ...
  Topic: Happy Birthday
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 1
Views: 3983

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat May 19, 2012 8:36 am   Subject: Happy Birthday
Happy Birthday today, to Her Majesty, Queen Charlotte, Queen Consort of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland, and wife of His Royal Britannic Majesty, King George III.

Long live the Quee ...
  Topic: Foods and Such
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 21
Views: 20444

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat May 12, 2012 7:03 am   Subject: Foods and Such
In Camping & Woodcraft Kephart publishes caloric information for many of the foods that campers of the beginning of the 20th century might take along. Some of those foods of his era were unchange ...
  Topic: Loading blocks
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 7
Views: 8085

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 7:06 am   Subject: Loading blocks
I use one all the time, and it doesn't have to "hang" from the strap. Mine has an "idiot cord" so I don't lose it like an idiot, but it rides inside my rifle bag, out of sight. I ...
  Topic: Converting A Coat Pattern
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 1
Views: 5051

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2012 7:57 am   Subject: Converting A Coat Pattern
It would take more than tweaking..., but I think she also has an F&I period coat pattern that also includes enlisted and officer versions of military coats. It's called the "1750's Coat" ...
  Topic: How about a pudding cloth?
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 0
Views: 7830

PostForum: Trail Foods   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:38 am   Subject: How about a pudding cloth?
I have always made my boiled puddings in a cloth. I use a 24" x 24" piece of linen, and butter one side of the cloth before putting the pudding dough into the center of the buttered side, a ...
  Topic: Cutlassses/Hangers
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 6
Views: 6842

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Nov 29, 2011 10:22 am   Subject: Cutlassses/Hangers
Yes it differs from date and colony. Maryland issued swords of different types prior to the F&I, then when the AWI comes they are phased out for the majority of the enlisted men. When folks prov ...
  Topic: Ranger cap makers?
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 7
Views: 6511

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:51 am   Subject: Ranger cap makers?
Do you mean a short brimmed round hat, with or without the left side up, cut down from a standard hat blank? OR, are you looking for the "jockey" type with the brim in the front folded up? ...
  Topic: References to Mules and Donkeys in Colonial America & th
Loyalist Dave

Replies: 3
Views: 5120

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Nov 18, 2011 11:44 am   Subject: References to Mules and Donkeys in Colonial America & th
Yep Washington is credited with beginning to breed donkeys to then use as stock for breeding mules, and he was shipped several donkeys from Spain in 1785, and some from France in 1786, but didn't real ...
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