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KiltedOgre
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2015 9:25 pm    Post subject: What did they use to for sleeping...... Reply with quote

Greetings all, I just found your site and have enjoyed reading many good articles.I am currently assembling a set of gear to step up my primitive trekking. I have a good amount of gear as I have been attending rendezvous here in CA. I have read quite a few historical references but have not found much on sleeping arrangements. I have experimented with a few sleeping setups; a trench fire buried then covered with branches, a grid of holes dug and filled with hot rocks, buried and bedroll put on top. I have many wool blankets, a wool poncho and just finished a capote from green wool blankets. Itis long, i like that style and is very comfortable. I was planning on bringing the capote and a wool blanket but not sure if that is correct. What about a canvas outer shell for for the bedroll? I thank you for all your input.

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Paul C. Daiute
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Location: Fort Western, On the Kennebec in Mayne 1740s-1760
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 01, 2015 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary,
If you are doing the 18 th century, look to Fred Gowen's article found in the book of Buckskinning VII, page 166 entitled, "A Days Journey in Winter". Before you read the article know that Fred Gowen has never used the word "trek" but you will find it in his article, it is someone else's unasked for contribution. For the best answers to your questions let us know person, place and time. I'd also suggest that you always want to do your own confirmatory research in addition to asking the various forums your questions. I hope this helps you.
Best Regards, Paul
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PostPosted: Fri Apr 03, 2015 9:42 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, thank you.

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PostPosted: Sat Apr 04, 2015 2:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gary,
Thank you for acknowledging my response.
Paul
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 3:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm also interested in this topic. Where do I find Fred Gowen's article? Thanks in advance.
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PostPosted: Mon May 09, 2016 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Check out Paul's response up above..."The Book of Buckskinning VII"
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