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  Topic: Dying With Stinging Nettles
Scott Allen

Replies: 15
Views: 9976

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:44 pm   Subject: Dying With Stinging Nettles

And WOW did it ever make my frock smell good! I didn't know whether to wear it or eat it.
BTW, stinging nettle looses all its "bite" after you boil it.

John,
If it weren't for the ...
  Topic: 7th Annual Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
Scott Allen

Replies: 0
Views: 1924

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Aug 02, 2012 12:14 pm   Subject: 7th Annual Cambridge Schooner Rendezvous
I know this is a little later than our chosen period, but I also know there are some 1812 era and maritime reenactors that frequent this forum. I'm posting this for a friend of mine who heads this eve ...
  Topic: Waterproofing my newly made Haversack !
Scott Allen

Replies: 10
Views: 6936

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Apr 11, 2012 6:58 am   Subject: Waterproofing my newly made Haversack !
I apply melted beeswax to mine with a paint brush until it can't hold any more, then use a heat gun, hair dryer or hot sun to help melt it in even further. Place newspaper or cardboard on the inside t ...
  Topic: hawk and knife throw
Scott Allen

Replies: 9
Views: 4302

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Feb 07, 2012 3:11 pm   Subject: hawk and knife throw
Turn backward from the target, bend over and throw upside down between the legs.

Throw with weak hand.

Have a swinging target (as was mentioned).

Tack a thin rope on the side of a log le ...
  Topic: primative fish hooks ?
Scott Allen

Replies: 10
Views: 14546

PostForum: Fishing   Posted: Wed Oct 26, 2011 10:14 am   Subject: primative fish hooks ?
Ed Wilde seems to always have a good supply. He carries smaller wire ones that are good for trout and panfish.
  Topic: Quick brain tan question
Scott Allen

Replies: 7
Views: 3475

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 7:44 am   Subject: Quick brain tan question
Here you are Dave:

Lye Soap

Tools Needed
•2 enamel or heat-resistant glass containers
•12 oz. lye
•3 cups water
•Plastic or wood spoon (lye will destroy a wooden spoon after awhile)
•2 gla ...
  Topic: Quick brain tan question
Scott Allen

Replies: 7
Views: 3475

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 2:43 pm   Subject: Quick brain tan question
Sure Dave. It's at home, but I'll post it as soon as I can. Got a new grandson staying at the house this week so it could be a bit. :)
  Topic: Quick brain tan question
Scott Allen

Replies: 7
Views: 3475

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Oct 19, 2011 9:06 am   Subject: Quick brain tan question
You can also get food grade lye on Amazon.com. Not real expensive. That is what I use to make soap if I'm doing a large batch.
  Topic: October 19th
Scott Allen

Replies: 3
Views: 4211

PostForum: MUZZLELOADER / On The Trail   Posted: Tue Oct 18, 2011 12:49 pm   Subject: October 19th
Well, Happy birthday and anniversary Jason and many more of both!
  Topic: walnuts...
Scott Allen

Replies: 12
Views: 5264

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:44 am   Subject: walnuts...
You can also buy logwood crystals from a trapping supply house and get the same result.
  Topic: Beeswax and canvas
Scott Allen

Replies: 21
Views: 10458

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Sep 06, 2011 12:57 pm   Subject: Beeswax and canvas
Moses,

I melt the beeswax in a double boiler and paint it on to a warmed canvas with a brush. Paint until it has absorbed and then I take a hair dryer or heat gun (careful here) and heat it until e ...
  Topic: Boiled beef in vinegar/water
Scott Allen

Replies: 22
Views: 17732

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:10 am   Subject: Boiled beef in vinegar/water
I do the same as David. Half water/half apple cider vinegar and throw in some extra spices for additional flavoring. I've carried it up to 4 days with no apparent spoilage.
  Topic: Anyone have a good email address for Bill Rundorff?
Scott Allen

Replies: 4
Views: 2530

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Mon Aug 01, 2011 7:33 am   Subject: Re: rundorph
scott sent mes. on facebook that your are trying to contact him. watch he will try and sell you the bible or as us rundrophers say "THE BOOK" AS YOU KNOW IF IT IS NOT IN THE BOOK IT DIDN'T H ...
  Topic: Anyone have a good email address for Bill Rundorff?
Scott Allen

Replies: 4
Views: 2530

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:01 pm   Subject: Anyone have a good email address for Bill Rundorff?
Thanks Eli. That sure looks like the one that keeps bouncing on me. Oh well,I'll try again!
  Topic: Anyone have a good email address for Bill Rundorff?
Scott Allen

Replies: 4
Views: 2530

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Jul 29, 2011 9:36 am   Subject: Anyone have a good email address for Bill Rundorff?
Bill sent me an email awhile back and the return email address was bad. Does anyone have a recent one for him? Bill, ya out there?
 
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