by Le_Loup
07 Nov 2017, 22:18
Forum: The Pilgrim's Forum.
Topic: Revolutionary War Field Days, Camden, SC
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Revolutionary War Field Days, Camden, SC

  The pieces on the left side of the fire kit pic are "fat lighter" wood, resinous wood from pine stumps.  Shavings light easily from the tow and burn for a while. Thanks again for the help. Those same knots the planters split out into small shivers, about the thickness of a finger, or thinner; and...
by Le_Loup
07 Nov 2017, 22:07
Forum: The Club House.
Topic: Keeping You Up To Date, & your opinion please.
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Re: Keeping You Up To Date, & your opinion please.

Keith I'm shocked to hear about this! I step into the shadows for a few weeks and return to find this news! Are you feeling better? I think it best to change forums to minimize the problems that you've encounter with this tapatalk thing. Is there some way to have a shared administrators account so ...
by Le_Loup
07 Nov 2017, 01:12
Forum: The Pilgrim's Forum.
Topic: Revolutionary War Field Days, Camden, SC
Replies: 4
Views: 70

Re: Revolutionary War Field Days, Camden, SC

Good one Dave, definitely well on your way ( okay here, but next time perhaps a post like this belongs in the Show & Tell forum). Seeing as you asked, I would lose the waxed paper (or whatever it is), The butcher knife blade is great, love it, but if it was mine, I would remove the 20th century cutl...
by Le_Loup
03 Nov 2017, 21:40
Forum: Cooking
Topic: Carrying flour on the trail
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Carrying flour on the trail

I get flour in poly lined calico bags, Once the lining is removed and the bag has been through a cycle in the washer, the weave tightens up considerably due to shrinkage of the cotton fibres.  Unbleached calico is also sold in fabric shops that cater to crafts/curtain makers.  It is a plain weave, ...
by Le_Loup
02 Nov 2017, 22:12
Forum: Cooking
Topic: Carrying flour on the trail
Replies: 7
Views: 164

Re: Carrying flour on the trail

I usually carry a pre-mixed bannock mix of flour, baking powder, and salt to use in making bread on the trail.  Just add water and you can make pan bread or, more often in my case, stick bread.  Until now I have carried it in a plastic ziplock bag tucked inside a cloth bag, but that is hardly perio...
by Le_Loup
02 Nov 2017, 21:54
Forum: The Pilgrim's Forum.
Topic: Getting Started.
Replies: 61
Views: 21.9K

Re: Getting Started.

My personal thoughts are that we do the best we can with what we have & update when we can afford to. I used to be much more hardline than this, but then I realised that a lot of people could be missing out on a lot of fun just because they didn't have the right piece of equipment or clothing. I sug...
by Le_Loup
01 Nov 2017, 22:27
Forum: Equipment, Supplies and Tools.
Topic: Show Us Your Blades & Guns.
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Re: Show Us Your Blades & Guns.

https://image.ibb.co/eeuAtG/FUSIL_1_0.jpg .62 caliber/20 gauge fusil. 42 inch barrel. Steel ramrod. https://image.ibb.co/kxVJP5/PISTOL_7_1_REDUCED.jpg .70 caliber smoothbore pistol with a left hand lock & a brass cannon barrel. Antler tipped wood ramrod. https://image.ibb.co/cH60wv/Tools_of_the_tra...
by Le_Loup
01 Nov 2017, 22:02
Forum: Equipment, Supplies and Tools.
Topic: Show Us Your Blades & Guns.
Replies: 1
Views: 115

Show Us Your Blades & Guns.

Show us your blades & guns that you carry with you in the woods or in everyday living. 
Keith.

If you do not have a photo sharing site, I find that the following one works well for me: https://imgbb.com/
by Le_Loup
01 Nov 2017, 21:38
Forum: The Club House.
Topic: Keeping You Up To Date, & your opinion please.
Replies: 6
Views: 140

Keeping You Up To Date, & your opinion please.

Just keeping you up to date. I have not been able to contribute to our forum for a while, I was admitted to the Lifehouse cancer hospital on the 6th of last month, & have had a hard time keeping on top of things ever since. I am still recovering, but will do my best to keep this forum running. Any &...
by Le_Loup
01 Nov 2017, 20:42
Forum: New Member Introductions.
Topic: Greetings from South Carolina
Replies: 1
Views: 50

Re: Greetings from South Carolina

Welcome again Dave, very good to have you onboard. Excellent introduction, thank you.
Regards, Keith.
by Le_Loup
29 Oct 2017, 00:16
Forum: Equipment, Supplies and Tools.
Topic: More on Period Pencils.
Replies: 0
Views: 38

More on Period Pencils.

https://image.ibb.co/iEyf5m/Pencil_merchant_vessel_Princess_Carolina_1717_2.jpg https://image.ibb.co/m0c1BR/Pencil_merchant_vessel_Princess_Carolina_1717_1.jpg https://image.ibb.co/bVZyrR/pencil_merchant_vessel_Princess_Carolina_1717_3.jpg Pencil from the merchant vessel Princess Carolina (1717). h...