"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
"Last summer my coworker introduced me to ballroom dancing, and I love it. It's kind of hard to find something you're really passionate about without trying it first ("it" being every possible passion there is to have).
"Speaking only from my own experience, I have not seen that to be true. But I certainly recognize how if your early exposure to the book is via Sunday School mis-tellings of the most fantastical parts of the book, it would be hard to shake that first…"
Evening Gentlemen,Recently, life has thrown some colossal curve balls my way. Things I never expected to happen, well... happened. To be completely honest I've found myself all the way at the beginning of the metaphorical "level" with a clean slate. This has been incredibly freeing and allowed me to spend some time exploring things I previously would never have done. After going through a really hard breakup of a long term relationship, and dealing with my parents going through some very hard…See More
"You dont think that its pulling up bootstraps. It's also access to resources, people being changing there outlook towards disenfranchised people and being more aware of other people. I think the individual story is great, but its…"
"Maybe a more useful question is, What do we do about it?
I'd say military action is out for now. The White House is determined to have no US boots on the ground, and has cut off weapons to the Kurds at times (I'm not sure about right…"