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  Topic: 18th Century mens hair
mgardner

Replies: 7
Views: 7607

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 24, 2015 10:09 am   Subject: 18th Century mens hair
I'm particularly appreciative of the advice of Paul Daiute:
"I would like to suggest that you go to the "18th century Material Culture" site and look at, " men's hair"." ...
  Topic: 18th Century mens hair
mgardner

Replies: 7
Views: 7607

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:07 am   Subject: 18th Century mens hair
Thanks for the response. Ft. Dobbs is about two hours from me; great site with lots of potential and dedicated folks. I'll look up the Madam Joan's site too. Thanks for the contacts.
Morgan Gardne ...
  Topic: 18th Century mens hair
mgardner

Replies: 7
Views: 7607

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Jun 16, 2015 6:52 pm   Subject: 18th Century mens hair
Thanks, Paul
These are excellent suggestions. I have a copy of Hogarth and don't know why it never occurred to me to look there. I've never heard of the 18th Century Material Culture site and appre ...
  Topic: 18th Century mens hair
mgardner

Replies: 7
Views: 7607

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 4:20 pm   Subject: 18th Century mens hair
Thanks for the reply, Steve. But it really is more complicated than that. Ever seen pictures of King Charles II? That's what happens when you just let it grow out. But thanks for your response any ...
  Topic: 18th Century mens hair
mgardner

Replies: 7
Views: 7607

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Jun 10, 2015 9:17 pm   Subject: 18th Century mens hair
My living history persona is a mid-18th century small town dweller of the middling class. Now that I'm retired I can at last grow out my hair and style it accordingly, and it's all still there. The ...
  Topic: What has happened to this board?
mgardner

Replies: 28
Views: 25095

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Fri Mar 20, 2015 3:21 pm   Subject: What has happened to this board?
Sell something.
  Topic: How to carry a black powder measure
mgardner

Replies: 17
Views: 20405

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2015 4:28 pm   Subject: How to carry a black powder measure
Bob,
Thanks for your reply. Your solution seems to be effective and solves the problem of dangling measures. It also seems to be the solution of choice for most of the people I've heard from. Pref ...
  Topic: How to carry a black powder measure
mgardner

Replies: 17
Views: 20405

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Mar 05, 2015 6:26 pm   Subject: How to carry a black powder measure
Yes, thank you kindly.
  Topic: How to carry a black powder measure
mgardner

Replies: 17
Views: 20405

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 5:32 pm   Subject: How to carry a black powder measure
Good idea. That eliminates the "dangling measure" problem, too. Thanks.
  Topic: How to carry a black powder measure
mgardner

Replies: 17
Views: 20405

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sun Mar 01, 2015 1:20 pm   Subject: How to carry a black powder measure
Mark, thank you for your reply. I've been attaching my powder measure to the powder horn strap with a narrow strip of hide, threaded through two small holes about three inches apart, with the hide kn ...
  Topic: How to carry a black powder measure
mgardner

Replies: 17
Views: 20405

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Wed Feb 25, 2015 7:45 pm   Subject: How to carry a black powder measure
I have several powder measures, nicely carved from antler tips, all of them are made with a hole in the tip, suggesting that some sort of cord or string was used to carry them in the field. How were ...
  Topic: Uniforms Video
mgardner

Replies: 4
Views: 4553

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Feb 17, 2015 6:57 pm   Subject: Uniforms Video
Andrew,
As a historical reenactor in North Carolina I found this video very helpful and I appreciate what you folks are doing at Ft. Dobbs. I look forward to your future videos and I hope you will m ...
  Topic: My nephew's rifle
mgardner

Replies: 6
Views: 7400

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 12:31 pm   Subject: My nephew's rifle
Very nice work. I'm always glad to see young people take an interest in our heritage, and black powder shooting gives them an entry into several fine hobbies, good friends, and hours of greasy dirty ...
  Topic: Flint striker?
mgardner

Replies: 4
Views: 8220

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Thu Jul 17, 2014 7:29 am   Subject: Flint striker?
Hmmm... Knowing Hollywood's commitment to historical authenticity, it was probably a stainless steel Zippo. Jeremiah Johnson was filmed before the advent od plastic Bic's.
  Topic: Bear Oil
mgardner

Replies: 8
Views: 7638

PostForum: Message Board   Posted: Tue Jul 01, 2014 7:50 pm   Subject: Bear oil
I ordered some bear oil after reading these posts; it arrived yesterday. Glad to have it with my kit, but I've never seen any before so I've got a couple of questions. First off, the oil is a little ...
 
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