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  Topic: Abenaki Fire Pouch
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 4
Views: 11567

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Tue Mar 06, 2012 10:02 pm   Subject: Abenaki Fire Pouch
Black powder and a campfire make for an explosive combination! Har, har, har! How big of a "Wooosh" did you get back in September?

I think I'll go ahead and make one up, but it may be a ...
  Topic: Linen Frock
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 9
Views: 5637

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 20, 2011 12:05 am   Subject: Linen Frock
Thanks guys. I've looked at the Fort Downing site. The description sounds good, but I sure would have liked to have seen a picture or two. I have "Just Sara"'s phone number, thanks to a p ...
  Topic: Linen Frock
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 9
Views: 5637

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Sep 18, 2011 9:10 pm   Subject: Linen Frock
Well...RATS! I was all set to order a linen, single caped, wraparound frock from the Trailhead Trade Company, when I found out they were no longer in business. Sigh. I have one of their green shirt ...
  Topic: Southern Colonial History Overview
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 10
Views: 5948

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:38 am   Subject: Southern Colonial History Overview
Dear List,

I was saddened to learn of the passing of Allan Eckart, since it was his series of novels and related writings that helped lead me to this most interesting of hobbies/pastimes. But, as ...
  Topic: Captain Jack and Long Tom
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 4
Views: 3239

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Aug 31, 2011 6:05 am   Subject: Captain Jack and Long Tom
Hello VA Reg't,

THAT was a very informative article! Thanks for sharing it.

Yours,

Martin
  Topic: Captain Jack and Long Tom
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 4
Views: 3239

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 10:07 am   Subject: Captain Jack and Long Tom
Hello Mike,

I stand corrected. (That's what I get for not having my notes handy when I get behind the keyboard!)

I was wondering when I came across them, if there was a kernel of truth to the s ...
  Topic: Captain Jack and Long Tom
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 4
Views: 3239

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 7:27 am   Subject: Captain Jack and Long Tom
Hello All,

I was surfing around on the Internet a while back and I came across two interesting but frustratingly short accounts of a couple of Eastern frontier characters that I'd never heard of be ...
  Topic: CLA Show In Lexington - Recommendations?
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 8
Views: 4122

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 7:12 am   Subject: CLA Show In Lexington - Recommendations?
Well I just got back home from going to the show...WOW! Conde, you were right! Every time I passed by a vendor or a display I thought, "There's no way that they can top this!", then they w ...
  Topic: Abenaki Fire Pouch
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 4
Views: 11567

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 5:35 pm   Subject: Abenaki Fire Pouch
Hi CT!

Although Mr. Roberts didn't mention it in his book, I would assume the woodchuck hide was tanned, and any orifices sewn shut. A green untanned hide would get pretty high smelling after a da ...
  Topic: Abenaki Fire Pouch
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 4
Views: 11567

PostForum: Trekking Tips   Posted: Sun Aug 14, 2011 2:06 pm   Subject: Abenaki Fire Pouch
On page 74 of his novel "Arundel", Kenneth Roberts describes the following:

"Holomok instructed me in the making of fire pouches which is done by cutting a slit at the back of a wood ...
  Topic: RIP Allan Eckert
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 8
Views: 7161

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Aug 07, 2011 10:07 am   Subject: RIP - Allan Eckart
I was saddened to hear of his passing. He was an excellent storyteller who brought history to life with his vivid writing. He will be greatly missed.

Does anybody know the artist that did the cov ...
  Topic: CLA Show In Lexington - Recommendations?
Martin Meltzer

Replies: 8
Views: 4122

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Aug 06, 2011 8:19 pm   Subject: CLA Show In Lexington - Recommendations?
Howdy!

My brothers and I are planning to attend the CLA show in Lexington later this month. Since this will be our first time to go to this event, are there any "must see" vendors to c ...
 
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