Category Archives: Pet Peeves & Other Rants!

Do you really need that?

I am just as guilty as the next guy when it comes to bringing too much stuff to a rendezvous, re-enactment or other historic event.  It seems we have so much cool stuff and so little opportunity to use it … Continue reading

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The Wolf Eared Hat

I have been intrigued by the wolf eared hat since I first started studying Alfred Jacob Miller’s paintings.  They most certainly are a hunter’s hat and an early form of camouflage.  I have seen many attempts at re-creating these unique … Continue reading

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In your zeal to “Do It Right”, You are doing it all wrong!

Since before I joined the American Mountain Men I have heard the phrase “Do it right”.  I was somewhat taken by that line, because I am a stickler for authenticity and historical correctness.  I have since come to understand that … Continue reading

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I concur. Thank you, Mr. President

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Founded by Geniuses but run by Idiots

“If we concentrated on the really important stuff in life, there’d be a shortage of fishing poles“! By Junius P. Long Food For Thought If you can get arrested for hunting or fishing without a license, but not for being … Continue reading

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Abbott & Costello on Unemployment

So how can over 873,000 people come off the unemployment rolls when there were only a little over 114,000 jobs created? Below is a transcript of a conversation between two eminent economists discussing this very question! COSTELLO: I want to … Continue reading

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Welcome to Colorado!

Come to Colorado! Colorado welcomes you!!! Come to Colorado and pay high taxes! Come to Colorado and pay those high taxes to take care of a bunch of illegals and geriatric hippies! Come to Colorado and lose your job to … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Shot Placement

Today I came across an article on http://www.rjrenner.blogspot.com/ .  It is a very thoughtful treatise on shot placement and endeavoring to inflict a one shot, clean kill.  I am including some excerpt here: Placement of the shot …it is in the interest … Continue reading

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Leave-A-Trace Camping or How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Big Brother

Recently, I read an article about Leave-No-Trace camping.  This article was pointed at members of the American Mountain Men who use horses on their various trips on Federal Land. (I will refer to these lands as Federal lands or the … Continue reading

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A Little Knowledge is a Dangerous Thing!

Human nature can be very irritating.  It seems when we learn a little something about a subject all of a sudden we become experts!  These “experts” not only will tell you what they have learned about a subject (usually without you even asking them), … Continue reading

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