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one feather 
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09-16-05 06:02 PM - Post#167770    


i got a couple of questions how do we know it was invented in 1776 why could it have been it was around before but really got noticed in the rev war but more importantly would a half native half white have carried one on the frontier and could it be made of pillow ticking? any thoughts welcome i am thinking of making one out of that to be differant but i want to know skagun lol is would or could it be pc

 
Skagan 
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Skagan
09-16-05 07:31 PM - Post#167812    

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i got a couple of questions how do we know it was invented in 1776 why could it have been it was around before but really got noticed in the rev war but more importantly would a half native half white have carried one on the frontier and could it be made of pillow ticking? any thoughts welcome i am thinking of making one out of that to be differant but i want to know skagun lol is would or could it be pc



There ya go One Feather, pushing my buttons!
Seriously though, military bags are made according to very specific guidlines, so it probably wouldn't fit into a line unit, But I like pillow ticking and have seen it used for many different projects.
Given the shortage of textiles during the war, I'd say that knapsacks were made from a variety of materials. I think it'd look nice.
And about the origin of the "New Invented Knapsack" that specific design was an improvement over an existing design. I think maybe Timothy Pickering had something to do with it, but that's a guess. I'd say your instincts are right about its features having earlier roots.


 
one feather 
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09-16-05 07:39 PM - Post#167818    

    In response to Skagan

i liked the idea to and i think it must have been developed ealier but mabey someone saw it in the rev war and got out of the war when it was over and made one with the material they had on hand and they just may have lived on the frontier like the over the mountain men or some indians saw one and thought it was cool when they attacked (forgive me if ispell his name wrong)hercamer neat ticondaroga?

 
Skagan 
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09-16-05 08:00 PM - Post#167830    

    In response to one feather

A logical possibility captain.


 
Kapellmeister 
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09-16-05 08:15 PM - Post#167842    

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A logical possibility captain.




I think you meant to post this in the "Favorite Movie Lines" thread!!!

 
Skagan 
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09-17-05 07:11 AM - Post#167980    

    In response to Kapellmeister

The definition of trekking: "Boldly going where no man has gone before."
couldn't resist


 
CrackStock 
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09-17-05 12:58 PM - Post#168094    

    In response to one feather

Re-enactors generally seek out references that document that an item was actually used by the person or unit being portrayed or that it was in COMMON use at the time. That being the defining concept please see:

http://www.corpsofdiscovery.org/Newletters%20Honor%20Guard/Journal%20-%20Mar%202005.pdf

Scroll down for details.

As you seem to want something along these lines, you might take a look at:

http://www.colonialmarket.com/casada/knapsacks.html

Item K: French Knapsack

This pack is documented as being issued to the French Troops at Louisburgh in 1747. Standard size is 32" wide, and 50" in length. A 2-3/4" wide leather strap is secured in the middle of the bag. Comes with a 15" X 15" accessory 'catch all bag.' Available in canvas- $65.00 or Linen for $90.00. See page 118-119 of La Marine

(I use a British Issue Double Bag, so what do I know?)

CS
NRA Life, NMLRA TMA State Rep SC


 
one feather 
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09-18-05 11:50 AM - Post#168526    

    In response to CrackStock

thanks crack stock but i have seen both sights i was just wanting to get some peoples opinion about this so i dont just make it and get strange looks. would or could it be possible a person from the militia could have seen a regular have one andhe could have went to the frontier and needed something for all his possibles as a hunter and thought of that beg but the only material he had was some pillow ticking? i might get some darker material for it and make a haversack from it

 
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