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Offline Grego

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Frontier Skils Group
« on: June 22, 2011, 11:43:50 PM »
Hi, I?m looking for people in KY, Tenn & surrounding states who would like to get together and learn about & practice frontier skills. I don?t teach them, I?m the one in need of learning. I?m new to 18th cent. reenacting, I?ve been to several events, but I would really like to organize a group that meets regularly to practice making stuff, like leggings, moccasins, tents, woodworking, walnut dying & braintanning. We would also shoot, hunt & go on treks and maybe even do some pioneer farming.

Thanks,
Greg

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Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Reply #1 on: April 20, 2016, 04:56:22 PM »
Would love to be able to help, but unfortunately I & my group are in New England Australia. I will though add a list of skills that we learn & practice.
Regards, Keith.
Woodsrunner’s Skills.
New England Colonial Living History Group 1680-1760.
This is a list of basic skills in which we expect an 18th century woodsman or woods-woman to have some experience with in our group. There is no time limit set, learn in your own time & if we can help just ask.
Keith.
•   Flint & steel fire lighting
•   Wet weather fire lighting
•   Fire-bow fire lighting
•   Flintlock fire lighting
•   Flintlock use, service & repair
•   Marksmanship with either gun or bow.
•   Field dressing & butchering game
•   Blade sharpening
•   Tomahawk throwing
•   Making rawhide
•   Brain tanning
•   Primitive shelter construction
•   How to stay warm in winter with only one blanket
•   Cordage manufacture
•   Moccasin construction and repair
•   Sewing
•   Axe and tomahawk helve making
•   Fishing
•   Hunting
•   Evasion
•   Tracking
•   Reading sign
•   Woods lore
•   Navigation
•   Primitive trap construction & trapping
•   Open fire cooking
•   Fireplace construction
•   Clothing manufacture
•   Drying meat & other foods
•   Knowledge of plant tinders & preparation
•   Knowledge of native foods & preparation
•   Knowledge of native plants in the area and their uses for other than tinder and food.
•   Scouting/Ranging.
•   Basic first aid.
•   Finding and treating water.
•   General leather work.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by,
 and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost.

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Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Reply #2 on: April 24, 2016, 10:11:31 PM »
I thought you couldn't have guns down under??
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Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2016, 10:30:39 PM »
No problem owning guns in Australia.
Keith.
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Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2016, 10:47:14 PM »
No problem owning guns in Australia.
Really? Everything I have read says you have strict gun control down there. Or do you mean muzzleloaders??
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Re: Frontier Skils Group
« Reply #5 on: April 24, 2016, 11:06:23 PM »
No problem owning guns in Australia.
Really? Everything I have read says you have strict gun control down there. Or do you mean muzzleloaders??

Semi-autos are strictly controlled. All pistols including replica muzzle-loading pistols are strictly controlled & require registration, an "H" class license, & can only be used on an approved pistol club range. Different states have different legislation, but this is the case in NSW.
Regards, Keith.
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I took the one less travelled by,
 and that has made all the difference.
Robert Frost.

http://woodsrunnersdiary.blogspot.com/