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AxelP
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

watch out re: Arrow sizes. They run kinda big in my experience.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2015 9:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Jimmichanga, I pm'd you re: trans sierra hikes.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 10, 2015 9:20 pm    Post subject: moccasin maker Reply with quote

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athistorysdoor Lou Calabreese
he does make top of the line centerseam and puckertoe moccasins.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 7:55 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

jimmichanga,

One thing you might consider in the future if you'd like to construct a rugged moccasin for trekking is the "shoepac" or Ligonier moccasin. It can be made with multiple soles that are easily repaired or replaced as needed. You can construct them with uppers of your desired height for warmth and protection. And you can construct them in a summer weight, or with integral layers of blanket wool liners for colder temps as needed.

I have made and used several pairs over the years, and they have served me quite well.

Mark Baker's a Pilgrim's Journey Vol I & Vol II have good information on how to construct them. Mark also house some good video on construction available through Pioneer Video.

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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also,

Just for the record.... In regard to Dyer Moccasins.... I have been involved in living history, trekking, hunting in period clothing and gear for 38 years now. My first pair of "store bought mocs" were a pair of Carl Dyer's original double soles in 1979, I have had them re-soled of few times over the years, and they are still going strong. Excellent quality, excellent customer service, great investment.

I'm now on my second pair of the original style. I don't wear them to events as they are not period correct for my 1758 provincial ranger impression, but I do wear them hunting, trekking, and just around the house.

I have considered a pair of his buffalo center seams, and at 46 y.o., I know they would last me the rest of my life.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:12 am    Post subject: moccasins Reply with quote

I am justsara and I also make great moccasins. Mine are our of elk or moose but are the voyager type that have a tounge and back and a sole, then I put in two more inner soles to it makes a long day on your feet as comfortable as I can ......
I did not know you would write back to me, I was just giving you some info on a trader that does make great mocs.....
have a great one ,
as always,
sara
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