"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
"Second ... isn't most anti-discrimination policy built 'for the 1 out of 100,000' (give or take)? It is explicitly for the protection of minorities -- the fewer the better. I have a hard time thinking special…"
"The 'policy' of not intentionally punishing the innocent is hardly "built for the 1 out of 100,000". It's a pretty fundamental policy of American jurisprudence. It's the basis of warrant law, search and…"
"Your guy isn't the rugged type. Short of trading him in for an off-road model, the best you're going to do is give him a reason to endure it because of something he enjoys -- sex, fishing, weapons, booze, wild game, motorboating…"
"Haha, my sentiments exactly Rick. I actually elected to not do this one the last time I ran a Tough Mudder. I did it once and got the token picture, no use in practicing bleeding.
Shane, this is the "electro shock therapy" an obstacle in…"
"Now that you mention it, you're right. I won't ask if you... well I won't ask.
My sister-in-law and her husband have done Tough Mudders. For myself I can't see running through a field of hanging live wires. I…"