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Side seam moccasins

Here are a pair of side seam moccasins, I made recently.  These were the most common style of moccasins in the Rocky Mountain west.  Alfred Jacob Miller described the mountain men leaving rendezvous as having “twenty pairs of moccasins” packed … Continue reading

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My first “Buckskins”

In 1977 I went down to the Berman Buckskin warehouse on Hennipen Ave in Minneapolis, Mn and bought some split cowhide.  I took it home and made a fringed hunting shirt and some leggings.  Here is the shirt/jacket.  Mom brought … Continue reading

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My Tent

The tent I use at rendezvous gets lots of comments.  Some people are looking for former owners or other folks who have one similar to it.  Others talk about how it is a great Rev War or F&I War tent. … Continue reading

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Coalition of Historical Trekkers 2011 Annual Gathering

April 13-17, 2011 I attended the CoHT Annual Gathering at Fort Osage near Sibley, Missouri.  I was joined by some of my close friends for the event.  We had a great time!  The weather was less than ideal and the … Continue reading

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Cleaning Muzzleloaders

A few years ago I was looking for a quicker, easier way to clean my muzzle loaders.  I was tired of using hot soapy water because the risk of rusting.  I had tried various solvents but wasn’t satisfied with the … Continue reading

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