18th century

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    Firelock Fire Lighting.

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    Fire-Bow Fire Lighting.

    The materials I use in this video are from the Australian Grass Tree, this is a soft wood. In the UK I suggest you use willow for the drill bit & the fireboard. My method is a little different from other methods in that I employ extra plant tinder material, so please pay attention. Keith...
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    Wet Weather Fire Lighting. Part One.

    In this video You will see me using the outer bark from the Stringybark tree, these are not native to the UK, but the information in the rest of the video still stands. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pa9f1-lTgEA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y8BicvgUMuI
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    A Woodsrunner's Day Part Two.

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    My Equipment List.

    Equipment List. · .62 cal/20 gauge flintlock fusil. 42 inch barrel. · .70 caliber smoothbore flintlock pistol. · Shot pouch and contents. · Leather drawstring pouch of .60 caliber ball (in knapsack). · Powder horn. · Butcher/Hunting knife. · Legging knife. ·...
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    Woodsrunner Skills List.

    Here is a basic list of skills that the woodsrunners in our group are expected to be familiar with. 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...
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    Making Camp. Using an oilcloth.

    I am not a great fan of tents. In my youth I used canvas tents, & I have slept in an army tent, but I prefer to be able to see what or who is outside, & I like to be able to use & access a fire for warmth in winter & for cooking & making tea. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fUHU1WgLjbA
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    Update on my "Tools of The Trade".

    Not a lot has changed here, the tomahawk (Trade axe) is the same, so is my hunting knife & legging knife. I made myself a new stag handled friction clasp knife, I finally found the flintlock pistol that I wanted. This pistol is .70 caliber with a left hand lock, so I can carry it in my belt on...
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    Field Preparation of plant tinders for flint & steel fire lighting.

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    No Charred Cloth Flint & Steel Fire Lighting.

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    My Blog Link For 18th Century Oilcloth & Canvas For Shelters.

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    18th Century Historical Trekking & Wilderness Living. A Video Series.

    This is part one of a multi part series. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D7pqTJrKjGw
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    Earlly to Mid 18th Century Equipment.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eirueIdBiMc With this pack plus a belt pouch and a few other tools I can survive comfortably long term in the wilderness. The operative word here is "Comfortable", because that I believe is why we carry such equipment when we are quite capable of surviving without...