Active muzzleloader and re-enactor since 1969 (Fur Trade/buckskinning/mountain man, French & Indian War, Revolutionary War, Civil War, cowboy era). Former US Park Ranger (History interpreter (costumed) at Fort Vancouver, WA). Member of the American Mountain Men.
I am a leatherworker, woodworker, jewelry maker, handweaver, spinner, hot glass artist, and Kumihimo (Japanese braiding) craftsman.
I'm a cook and a baker. Yes, I do make sourdough bread and will share my starter if you're nearby or we meet at an event.
I'm learning to play the mountain dulcimer.
I shoot a .50 flintlock Pennsylvania longrifle custom-made for me in 1974.
Nov 20, 1939