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Aux Aliment du Pays – Off the Nourishment of the Land

Requirement #19 of the American Mountain Men states: Must spend three days and two nights totally alone under primitive conditions and aux aliments du pays [“off the nourishment of the land”].  Here is my story about completing this requirement: AUX … Continue reading

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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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A Successful Hunt

October 18, 2015 I took my wife out for a deer hunt.  She got her first deer/ big game animal ever! Congratulations Violet!!!

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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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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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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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Shooting Flintlocks

Paul Valandigham has written a great article about making flintlocks shoot.  It helped me to become a better flint shooter and I would like to share some of it with you.  Below are some excerpts from his article:  Flintlocks: How … Continue reading

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Smokes, Ammo and Luck

John Connor of Guns Magazine quotes his friend G.K. Shirpa as saying “Try never to run out of smokes, ammo and luck all at the same time.  But remember, if you have ammo, you can always get more smokes, and … Continue reading

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