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Obi-Wan Cannoli 
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02-24-16 09:08 AM - Post#1548477    

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  • Obi-Wan Cannoli Said:
we have a grizzled mountain man, a grizzleder mountain man, a skittled brainer, a bona fide King, and what I can only assume is a professional whaler based on his picture...



add crocket, and please correct me: a dragoon?

 
Colorado Clyde 
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02-24-16 10:09 AM - Post#1548483    

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  • King of Derby Said:
  • colorado clyde Said:
Boiling traps...


Thanks for the info. Well, that's my daily advancement in Masonic knowledge done!


Anytime....Glad I could help.

 
King of Derby 
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King of Derby
02-25-16 04:25 AM - Post#1548705    

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  • Obi-Wan Cannoli Said:
...and please correct me: a dragoon?



I presume you mean my pic...
Irish infantry regiment in the French army, 1740s...wearing red because they claim the be the true British army.

 
Obi-Wan Cannoli 
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Obi-Wan Cannoli
02-25-16 04:31 AM - Post#1548707    

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  • King of Derby Said:

I presume you mean my pic.



no, you would be the King; I was wondering about Jack Wilson. I don't know much about military clothing, I just saw what appear to be riding boots and was hoping he's a dragoon.


 
Colorado Clyde 
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02-25-16 10:16 AM - Post#1548745    

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Most people choose an avatar that is relevant to the period....Not all....but most.

 
Sean Gadhar 
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02-25-16 11:50 AM - Post#1548767    

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I have submitted a contest outline to Claude, If I get the ok I will post it as a new topic in Trekking.
The sheep of this world will always hate the sheepdogs, until the wolves are nipping at their heels.


 
Obi-Wan Cannoli 
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Obi-Wan Cannoli
02-25-16 09:15 PM - Post#1548897    

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  • colorado clyde Said:
Most people choose an avatar that is relevant to the period....Not all....but most.



Mr. Ernest Tubb reminds me to be humble, which is at the very least relevant to the forum.


 
running horse 
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03-17-18 11:17 PM - Post#1674862    

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To bad this past died out I got a kick it off reading it today. A few times it looked like a bunch of old women (no offense) arguing about how to have a proper party. After tack 150# on a horse isn't a bad weight they can handle 150-220 all day as long as it works regularly and is fed ok. Here in the Rockies today for roughly 12 weeks I would drop the powder and rounds to at least half for powder and probably less for led I may not recover 100% of shoot lead but should be able to recover a lot of it and recast it. Up the blankets to three we don't have the leaves available back East, unless I am tapping drop the traps. As in some fish hooks and a little line, though it's easier to use ready made cordage aside from traps or holding gear together both of which use minimal it can be done without, I would also leave the ax behind, use pemmican is of jerky and personally ditch the 5# coffee and replace it with 1 or 2 of chocolate, don't remember if tobacco was part of it but I could do without it as well in today's world I do like Chinese food so I would let the dog come just in case. I may adjust the food some but don't have my normal meals weighed out. I may need to do that soon just so I know my weight. All that said I should be weight nutral give or take a couple lbs

 
tenngun 
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03-18-18 11:49 AM - Post#1674919    

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Fun to re read this thread. Something I did note when dogs were mentioned. Three good sized dogs like German shepherd can be put to travois. And pull 40-50 ponds. Should you aim at ten miles a day or less the pups can hunt a lot on their own. And will eat a lot of offel. My pups like to eat twice a day and will foible up any snacks I give them. However dogs can eat every two to three day gorging pretty happily, then sleeping. Dogs can be easier to care for then horse flesh.
I don’t recall reference to dogs directly but they show up in camp paintings.
My dogs are an ankle biters, a yorkee, chihuahua and a mixed breed, all less then ten pounds. When I have taken them on the trail they conk out at about a mile and become part of my load. They can’t pull a travois.

 
running horse 
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03-18-18 12:58 PM - Post#1674939    

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They may not be able to pull a load but they will give you a few snacks the first day of a trip. In the area set for the contest horses are great and helpful spring summer and fall, winter it can be done but snow gets deep as well.

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
03-18-18 04:01 PM - Post#1674974    

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had a friend with a little Boston terrier named Cup-o-soup

 
running horse 
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03-19-18 07:49 PM - Post#1675158    

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I love it

 
NWTF Longhunter 
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03-20-18 01:46 PM - Post#1675272    

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Been on some treks in my younger days, mostly long weekend survival ventures with the exception of a week long canoe trip along the north shore of Lake Superior in a 26' North Canoe









 
NWTF Longhunter 
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03-20-18 01:53 PM - Post#1675273    

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Maps were used on the voyage


food was simple and traditional




 
NWTF Longhunter 
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03-20-18 02:00 PM - Post#1675275    

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The shoreline of the whole trip was unsettled Canadian Provincial Park

Here I'm eating a meal with a horn spoon in a chair formed by thousands of years of waves on the lake's shore.




At trips end we had a picture taken of the whole crew. I'm on the left...the year was 1979


Fine figure of a man


Edited by NWTF Longhunter on 03-20-18 02:13 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Kansas Jake 
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03-20-18 02:51 PM - Post#1675279    

    In response to NWTF Longhunter

Great pictures and I'll bet many great memories.

 
running horse 
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03-23-18 09:39 AM - Post#1675789    

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Great pictures. Do you remember food quantity per man on that trip

 
twisted_1in66 
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04-29-18 03:12 PM - Post#1682227    

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What a great trip and great pictures! Thanks for sharing.

Twisted_1in66
Dan

 
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