"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
"Free speech has gone from freedom to speak to requirement to be heard to borderline crimethink.
Interesting, you're right. It used to be skewed to "I can say what I want anywhere I want and you can't stop me." Now in colleges…"
"In which case? I you mean Terry v. Ohio, there is still a "reasonable suspicion" barrier to overcome. We've already agreed that's a different situation than how "Stop and Frisk" has been implemented in NYC."
"I do feel Obama has been handed a raw deal. I know many will disagree with me on this, but congress said outright they would fight him on every move he made, good or bad. That's a raw deal. It's brought our government to…"
"We've been divided politically. All the sorting taking place since JFK has been building to a head. The regressive left has gone insane. Media is no longer a watchdog against big government, but a collaborator. Entire industries are set up to…"
"I think most of us here are a different breed. Because if you can't articulate and substantiate your claims you will be made a fool, there is a certain level of accountability in the posts. Everyone here can respect those with other views, as…"
"I always liked when Colbert started the Colbert Report and had the word Truthiness. Both sides are guilty of it. We see our truths, regardless of facts.
Facts, like math, like stat, don't lie, but if you don't ask the right questions…"