Availability of real powder was the reason I started out with a caplock. I'm starting to see that getting black powder, with a little planning is not a complete lost cause. I've picked some up on the two trips to Anchorage I've made in the last year so will be prepared when I eventually get a flintlock rifle and/or smoothbore. Need to get out shooting soon. I like this time of year when there's sunlight but don't have to worry about smoldering patches setting the woods on fire.