"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
"They're expected to take the Senate, but by a hair. Without a supermajority in both Houses, they won't be able to pass anything Obama dislikes, and he will dislike anything that would slow the rush to bankruptcy, prevent massive vote…"
"I still don't know that gf cheated. Or that she didn't. We have hearsay so far.
If she cheated, you can be thankful you found out before you married her.
If she didn't, you need a new set of friends."
"The Republicans will take the senate, and in record time, our government will go back to being just as useless as it finds itself today. The President will up the blaming of things on Republicans, Republicans will blame it on Obama. So, pretty much,…"
"@Lucius and Jack -- That's what happens when you live your life via smartphone. And then you just have to message quickly. I drive a few relatives nuts because I'm not an especially fast typist and don't use the…"