Category Archives: Historical Clothing and Equipment

2013 AMM Nationals

June 27 – July 7, 2013,  I attended the American Mountain Men National rendezvous hosted by the Colorado Brigade.   I took a two day horseback trip with Bill Bailey, Jason Mays, Rebecca Compton, Vic Barkin.     We had … Continue reading

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Saddle bags

Recently, I built myself a set of saddle bags.  I patterned them on a picture I found of an old pair of bags.  They are simply called 18th century saddle bags.  I liked their look and decided to make some … Continue reading

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Inletting the side plate

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Installing a Buttplate

This weekend I worked on my Leman rifle.  Attached are several pics of the steps to install the buttplate. First, I laid out the pattern, then I cut it with the coping saw.  Then using lamp black, I inlet the … Continue reading

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2012 Deer Hunt

Oct 20-27, 2012 Deer Camp.  I set up camp on Limestone Ridge, Co for my deer hunt.  I hunted Limestone ridge and surrounding areas from Oct 20 through Saturday Oct 27.  I like to hunt alone and so most years … Continue reading

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A CPAP Machine for Historical Re-enactment

I made this flat bottomed portmanteau to carry my CPAP machine and batteries.  I have found this set-up works fairly well for me for trekking and events. I use my CPAP machine without the humidifier.  If I’m over 8,000 feet … Continue reading

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A Possibles Bag

Recently I made a possibles bag along the lines suggested by Rex Allen Norman. It is a canvas bag with a piece of rope.  The rope can be used to tie three sticks together as a tripod for cooking. Included … Continue reading

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My Camp Kitchen

I recently made this portmanteau and have turned it into my new camp kitchen.  It includes most of what I need for cooking at camps and events. My kitchen includes a Hudson’s Bay kettle with frying pan cover, a pint … Continue reading

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Portmanteau

The Portmanteau is a leather case or piece of luggage that has been in use for many, many years.  I made three of these from a piece of 8-9 oz veg (Oak) tanned leather.  I will use them primarily for … Continue reading

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Gage d’ Amour

I made a new Gage d’ Amour for my pipe and tobacco.  I used some scraps of brain tanned leather and sewed it with a cotton thread.  I am going to leave it plain for now and may add some … Continue reading

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