"There is a great group called the Coalition of Historic Trekkers, and their membership does for fun what you want to do. Lots of gear lists, suppliers, etc. If you are not into carrying reenactor gear, you can easily borrow their tips and ideas to…"
"Every western to date either shows guys who are "riding the grub line" or on a cattle drive, where someone else is carting virtually all the food and virtually all their gear. Going any distance without a chuckwagon, you packed the…"
" Anyone going any distance was likely to have along, in addition to the items already mentioned, arbuckle coffee and a bottle of "tarantula juice". The latter was ostensibly for the disinfection of wounds as well as…"
"Some Aboriginal groups in Australia had only 5 artifacts in their culture. A mobile hunter gatherer culture pushes people to have few possessions.
Sometimes the questions is what you can do without, that's how people lived for a huge…"
"Cowboys and many other traveling pioneers had the great luxury of a chuck wagon to carry their food and shelter.
Cowboy clothes were designed to be changed seasonally. A good bed roll and heavy coat or rain slicker depending on…"
"I think you ned to hit the history books or at the very least do some YouTubeing . I have no knowledge of what cowboys carried other than using movies as a reference , but what I have gleaned over the years is that they did it rough and mostly under…"
Late last year I began researching and buying new/better gear and techiques for light/ultralight camping and suddenly last night I had a thought.. cowboys.. haha every western to date shows cowboys riding off with their gear loaded on the back of a horse.. but what gear did they pack? im sure a lot of the items would be found on any modern backpackers checklist but Im just interested to see what they would have considered back then. Then of course my mind goes to the Aboriginal people, what…See More
"I think it depends on what you mean by "whining"...
For instance, I think a good amount of pining and romanticism about women is a good thing. Women are great, truly one of the best parts of life and worthy of whining about when things…"
"While the idea has never been appealing to me, I have never found there to be anything morally wrong with the practice.
I think the most important thing is two make sure both parties know what the situation is when going into it. This way no…"
Hello Friends,My name is Oz, I am 29 years old and from the East Coast. I am married to a wonderful woman, and have two children, a 7 year old (step)son and a 9 month old son.I have been an avid reader of AoM for a few years now, and have actually been signed up for the community for a long time, but never found the time to post. However, I am entering a strange, new era of my life and find myself desiring to further take on the role of a student, learning as much about life from as many people…See More
"Jeans or a nice pair of Dickey's or other work style cargo/slacks. Not dress slacks, but work slacks. A good sturdy button up.
Basically, dress like a manager of that job that would still look good for customers, but could easily take the same…"