Tag Archives: Mountain Man

An Expedition on the Green River

AN EXPEDITION ALONG THE GREEN RIVER   On November 19, 2015, Aaron Griggs and I left Buena Vista, Co and traveled to Moab, UT. It takes 6 hours to drive from my house to Moab via US Hwy 24 and … Continue reading

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Fort Uncompahgre redux

June 12-14, 2015 several of us returned to Fort Uncompahgre in Delta, CO for an open house weekend.  We had a great time bringing the old fort to life.  

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2014 AMM Western Territorial

Oct 23-26, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Western Territorial Rendezvous at Bent’s Old Fort.  I was the auctioneer for the fundraiser.   

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2014 AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous

Oct 9-11, 2014, Violet & I attended the AMM Eastern Territorial Rendezvous near Morris, IL.  We had a good time in spite of the ticks.  We had a great time with the folks from Illinois and I represented the western … Continue reading

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Fort Uncompahgre

May 17-18, 2014 – We attended an open house at Fort Uncompahgre near Delta, CO.  The fort is a re-creation of one of Antoine Robideaux’ fur trading posts.  It was in operation from 1828 -1844.  I ran the blacksmith shop … Continue reading

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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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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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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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