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    Ten days in the mountains of WV, I needed it bad. We went up early to help out LOL all the work was done. This is one of my favorite places. No cellphone or electricity. I finished my wife's buckskin dress, yoke, leggings and did some odd leather work like knife sheaths. I also did a lot of cooking, even the kid liked it. The camp pot luck was amazing Beef, Venison, Bear, pork, and chicken along with sides like beans corn bread potato salad and more.

    The 11th was quiet and a full moon. I sent up some prayers and smoke for our friends and family here... there.... on line and those who have moved on............ AhHo!!

    Promised prayers and General prayrs for all. For my living history, primitive, reenacting friends Wish you could be here. For my non-reenacting friends wish it even more.

    Smoke in the morning from last nights prayers.LOL
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    Thanks for posting......Nice job on the dress, wimmen folk like the geefaws and such...
    Want to get out one more time this year, but hunting seasons are fast approching....don't know.
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    Thanks for the pics.

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    Beautiful pictures. Looks like a wonderful way to spend 10 days. I love the "smoke" in the mountains in the first picture.
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    Looks like a great time. I love the picture of the mountain smoke. You did a really awesome job on that dress. That is real talent and well done.

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    thanks for sharing nice work

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    Karl - As always you did a fine job. Some great pictures, too. Thanks for sharing them.

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    Looks like fun, thanks for the pics.
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    Thanks for the kind comments. My wife has some Shawnee and Iroquois blood and always wanted a three hide dress. I couldn't pass up $4 a sq foot on the hides.

    It would be a great place for a get together.

    Black smithing forge, Black powder range, hawk range, a bow range could be setup. The owner is planning on building a stockade fort with the available information for the original 1754 fort. All on privet land.

    Sparky... You go to feast last weekend?? I was a member of Lamb's Artillery navy blue regimental with Blue facings with a blue 3 pounder cannon. Dang I miss that event, lots of friends.
    Next event is in the city park for WV Forrest festival. We set up a primitive encampment to demonstrate and give a look at pioneer life in 1750 when the area was settled. We get a good mix of demonstrations. Musket builder, knife maker, leather, cooking baking, spinning weaving, music, story telling....... Thursday and Friday is School days.
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    Gosh Durnet!! I forgot that was last weekend!! I was planning on going to that, but I went home last weekend. I'm still planning on going to the 100th anniversery of the battle of tippecanoe. Man I can't believe I forgot about that, I was lookin forward to goin to it.
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    Okay, saved the 200th anniversery of the battle of tippecanoe date in my phone so I don't miss this one. It is November 5th-6th at Tippecanoe Battlefield north of Lafayette.
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    Beautiful. Wish I were there.
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    very nice, ten days to unwind.

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    Its two hours away from my house. I'm joining the muzzleloading group that owns the range $37 a year which gives me access to the site. I told the owner of the property that I've never been hunting. His comment was We need to take care of that. I want to take him up on it. Hmmm I need to do some shopping. Ah need want thats a fine line.
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    Fine line? Of course it's not a fine line. There is no line. Every man wants what he needs and needs what he wants. See?

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    gryf. Looks like a great way to spend 10 days. I've driven through the WV mountains more then once but have never stopped. As your pictures say, they are a beautiful sight. Btw. Good job on the wife's outfit. Lots of good work there.

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    Okay, I got a question. Me and a friend were discuusing this the other day and I figured somebody on here could give me a definete answer. What is the purpose of the tassles on buckskin clothing? My thoughts were that it may be for camouflage, to break up the silloutte of the human body.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparky93 View Post
    Okay, I got a question. Me and a friend were discuusing this the other day and I figured somebody on here could give me a definete answer. What is the purpose of the tassles on buckskin clothing? My thoughts were that it may be for camouflage, to break up the silloutte of the human body.
    One function is to help to wick water away so it dries faster. I'm sure there are other reasons too, such as decorative, maybe a stature thing?
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    Quote Originally Posted by gryffynklm View Post
    Its two hours away from my house. I'm joining the muzzleloading group that owns the range $37 a year which gives me access to the site. I told the owner of the property that I've never been hunting. His comment was We need to take care of that. I want to take him up on it. Hmmm I need to do some shopping. Ah need want thats a fine line.
    If you're looking for a recommendation. I've got a Lyman great plains rifle in 50 cal, 1 / 60 twist, percussion and it shoots the round ball GREAT! http://www.lymanproducts.com/store/page37.html You can shop around and find them cheaper. Here's a kit: http://www.hinterlandoutfitters.com/...k-p-16809.html

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    I agree with Crashes explanation of fringe, it does seem to help you dry faster.

    Rebel, Thanks for the link, its not one i have, I'll have to look around. The one i was looking at is an early Lancaster pattern but with out the patch box. here http://www.longrifles-pr.com/earlylancaster.shtml
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