View Full Version : Historical Trekking Equipment Web Sites

01-11-2010, 01:16 PM
First off I get NO kind of compensation from any of these sites, these are just what I use when doing Historical Trekking if I can't make the needed kit.
Now several people have asked me where I get my kit/gear/equipment and clothing for my historical trekking, so here goes.
For those that are interested in where I buy my 1750s gear, clothing, and equipment. Here it is.

http://www.crazycrow.com/ (http://www.crazycrow.com/) Has alot of things to make clothing and some good equipment. I use them as little as possible as they are not always period correct.

http://www.arrowmoc.com/ (http://www.arrowmoc.com/) They make great long lasting moccisns, if I dont make my own I buy them here. Seem kinda pricey but the last. I have a pair of the Center Seam Mocs and they are great and comfy and have lasted four years and going strong.

http://www.hemptraders.com/ (http://www.hemptraders.com/) In case anyone needs any hemp for cordage. I use it for making tumplines and carrying straps, also keep about 50' in my modern gear its as good as rope.

http://jas-townsend.com/index.php (http://jas-townsend.com/index.php) Has just about everything you could want or need, and the price is a little high but the quality is great.

http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/ (http://www.tandyleatherfactory.com/) Great resource for all your leather needs and tools too.

http://gggodwin.com/ (http://gggodwin.com/) A great site but a little pricey.

http://www.blackpowderbags.com/ (http://www.blackpowderbags.com/) Great site for leather goods, shooting pouches etc.

http://www.trackofthewolf.com/index....Support=1&as=1 (http://www.trackofthewolf.com/index.aspx?AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1&as=1) A great all around site for any product you might need and a lot for flinters.

http://www.attheeasterndoor.com/Default.aspx (http://www.attheeasterndoor.com/Default.aspx) Another great site.

http://www.smoke-fire.com/ (http://www.smoke-fire.com/) A really good site for gear.

http://www.revwarsupplier.com/documents/whecat.pdf (http://www.revwarsupplier.com/documents/whecat.pdf) A good site for colonial clothing all handmade.

http://www.snowshoestore.com/ This is where I bought my snowshoes, they work great, just get a pair based on not just your weight but add to that the weight of the pack you will be carrying.

These are most of the sites I go use. I only use these sites If I can't make it myself, I buy it from one of these, notice I didn't put knives in here I only use hand made knives and Hawks. Also Tents are not in here as I make my own from canvas cloth.

Hope this helps anyone interested.

01-11-2010, 01:59 PM
Good list, I have used most of them over the years fro different stuff.
Another good one:

01-11-2010, 02:14 PM
Oh and just what is Historical Trekking? Here's a short answer.

Sometimes referred to as "Experimental Archeology".
It is the reconstruction and reproduction of past behavior and processes to obtain or evaluate archaeological data. (Boy, that's a mouthful). In other words, it's one thing to read about history, but it's quite a bit different to try and recreate a situation and immerse yourself in it.

We will never truly understand their way of thinking, but at least we can recreate some physical aspects of their lifestyle to use as a learning tool.

Although the term "Trek" originates from South Africa, it has come to be used by re-enactors to describe a journey by foot using period correct equipment. This could be a short trip, referred to as a "scout", or a trip consisting of many days called a trek.

Feel free to post any questions or information you have about this enjoyable pastime.

01-11-2010, 08:12 PM
I don't know, Beo. I looked at that stuff, and it just didn't seem all that funny, to me.

Oh, wait......Historical. Never mind.:blushing:

01-11-2010, 08:24 PM
If'n ya want to learn more, visit www.historicaltrekking.com or google COHT or hit www.muzzleloadingforum.com.