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Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines

Started this discussion. Last reply by Greg Carter May 31, 2013. 12 Replies

 

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Greg Carter replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"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…"
May 31, 2013
Sam I. replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"   Don't forget the extra salt, in case we have to eat horse flesh!"
Feb 14, 2013
Native Son replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"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…"
Feb 10, 2013
Liam Strain replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"the meat would probably have been dried and prepared a bit like the south african biltong - which would help preserve it. Though I doubt the horse sweat helped. :)"
Feb 9, 2013
Sam I. replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"   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…"
Feb 7, 2013
Samuel Chapman replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"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…"
Feb 6, 2013
Karl Helweg replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"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…"
Feb 6, 2013
Liam Strain replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"Don't forget cowboys who knew they were off for a specific amount of time often had a separate wagon for food and supplies (and stove/tents) and burden animals for long treks. "
Jan 31, 2013
Brian Splash replied to MIke's discussion Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines
"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…"
Jan 31, 2013
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Camping/Packing: Cowboys and Aborigines

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
Jan 31, 2013
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