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1600-1800 Events / Re: Fort Defiance Colonial Days Exhibition {9/25-26/21}
« Last post by Karl Helweg on September 26, 2021, 07:44:53 pm »


"I had a great weekend a at Fort Defiance. I chatted with several people interested in joining our group. I would like to set a muster for the 1st Saturday in November to work on gear. I want to have a muster every 2 months for gear and drill. For now it is come as you are. I eventually want to do a weekend historical trek in the area be we can talk about that once people start getting their gear together."
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1600-1800 Events / Re: Fort Defiance Colonial Days Exhibition {9/25-26/21}
« Last post by Karl Helweg on September 09, 2021, 09:14:23 pm »
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1870-1900 / Re: SteamPunk and what it might mean to reenactors
« Last post by Karl Helweg on September 02, 2021, 07:13:28 pm »
Some of you might be familiar with Raymond's Quiet Press for his castings and books but also check out his SteamPunk line:  https://raymonds-quiet-press.myshopify.com/collections/fantasy-steampunk?_sm_au_=iVV56Hn3qnsn027rjk7tvK06K81Qp

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Our 3rd scheduled cruise for the "8th" Annual SteamPunk Naval Veterans Expedition has been cancelled due to COVID-19.  Like the the previous cancelled cruises we were really looking forward to the Panama Canal cruise.

Our new plan is actually two back-to-back sailings on the same giant ship, the Allure of the Seas.  This in not just to hedge our bets but to give cruisers the flexibility of joining either or both cruises.  (We are staying in the same cabin for both.) 

For more information please see:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1422136707978266



BTW - both sailings start at surprisingly good prices but the 2nd 6 day cruise to Mexico & Ruatan is only $501.00 per person for double cabin occupancy. 

SALE:  The 2nd six day sailing is on sale for just $311.00/person  on 0https://www.vacationstogo.com/fastdeal.cfm?deal=15462 
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1600-1800 Events / Fort Defiance Colonial Muster {6/18/2022}
« Last post by Karl Helweg on August 06, 2021, 09:23:52 pm »
https://www.facebook.com/events/322711719601702/?ref=newsfeed

"Come out and celebrate the lifeways of the 18th century at Fort Defiance. We will have re-enactors showing off different skills on both Saturday and Sunday. Also, come and see Fort Defiance and learn about the exciting programs that we are putting into place this year. "

This is an opportunity for volunteers and living history to engage with the new site staff. 



https://www.facebook.com/events/489498062797863/?acontext=%7B%22event_action_history%22%3A[%7B%22mechanism%22%3A%22group_featured_unit%22%2C%22surface%22%3A%22group%22%7D]%2C%22ref_notif_type%22%3Anull%7D
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Pirate Life / Re: William Dampier, Pirate Foodie
« Last post by Karl Helweg on July 27, 2021, 06:22:02 pm »
Recreating Dampier's guacamole https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNg71yR7b-E

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1600-1800 / Re: Getting started reenacting classes:
« Last post by Karl Helweg on July 21, 2021, 02:18:24 pm »
These classes are getting a little 18th century so here is a little on the Society for Creative Anachronisms (SCA.org) covering up to 1600 AD.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=046bs9DY7QY

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hdOfVzmhGq4

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1600-1800 / Re: Getting started reenacting classes:
« Last post by Karl Helweg on July 13, 2021, 06:47:47 pm »
This is a good video showing an 18th century rifleman's kit:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iXtfnR_OlD8

This a good frontier clothing video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oXP2SEmdijU

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q_QbiBE9q9E

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1600-1800 / Re: Ft Defiance (western NC) Lenoir's Rangers
« Last post by Karl Helweg on July 09, 2021, 11:31:04 pm »
COVID costs Fort Defiance almost all of their volunteers but the new Director found something very interesting; in 1776 Captain William Lenoir was tasked with creating a patriot ranger unit so Lenoir's Rangers are looking for members.

https://www.facebook.com/groups/332412668482786 

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1600-1800 / Re: Getting started reenacting classes:
« Last post by Karl Helweg on July 09, 2021, 03:04:14 pm »
School of the Ranger in Maryland:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ig-UtwVoRKs 

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