"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
"Same here with the Navy. After giving navigation briefs, weather briefs, training seminars, nav classes etc., I don't have a problem with it at all. unfortunately, it tends to make you the defacto go to guy for any speaches,…"
"You shouldn't take every study out there as gospel, David--read the details, and consider who is putting this out there---some "reproductive health" outfit is, naturally, going to be touting the "studies show" line to prove…"
"Unless you care to share an experience you were forced to endure, that is akin to a woman being raped against her will. You really can not relate to the situation.
Now if you can relate to the situation because of something you've…"
"The whole "Rape, Incest, and the Life of the Mother" argument is just a rouse. It is nothing more than presenting worst-case scenarios just try to justify killing in-utero babies. In the first place, there have ALWAYS been…"
"Nope, most don't regret having an abortion. And by most I mean over 95%. "Fighting back against long-held stereotypes about the inherent shame and grief that supposedly comes with obtaining an abortion,…"
There is something that confuses me about the anti-abortion groups that forced abstinence only “education” in schools. Why did they do this?Why are they doing this when we know of better method that works? Study after study shows that with real health education the outcome is less partners, waiting until later to have sex and less unintended pregnancies.I had real health-ed in school and I have to say after that course I was careful.We were tested on all the various diseases you could get and…See More