Poison Ivy – It’s July and the poison ivy is growing like mad. Many rendezvous and enactments I attend seem to grow a cash-crop of the stuff, which I of course get into somehow. Here are some interesting facts, stories, and really gross pictures. You really need to read this before going to just a breechcloth and moccasins.
Andersontown Powwow – While they aren’t a rendezvous you still will enjoy a powwow. This one is in September in Anderson, Indiana. See the website for scheduled events, including a teepee contest and an Indian market.
NMLRA – That’s right, I’m talking about our own website. It’s all new and updated and very 21st Century-like. Just about anything you’re interested in about the NMLRA is at your fingertips. From event schedules and program information to past articles from Muzzle Blasts, it’s all there 24/7.
Trapper Arne – Are you tired of the same old rendezvous table faire? Is the venison stew recipe getting a little worn out? How about something a little different? How about something that tastes good in garlic butter or in a slab of French bread? I’m talking about crawfish, crawdads, crayfish, mudbugs, etc. No matter what you call them, they are mini-lobsters and not just for Cajuns anymore. They are found across the country, easily trapped or caught, and can really liven up the menu. This site talks about traps, baits, recipes, and everything else related to whatever you call them. Imagine how many crawfish are in the creek at Friendship and a million other places! Here in Indiana, all you need is a fishing license and the limit is 500! Ad some corn on the cob and some potatoes and you got a real feast.
Sharps Rifles – “There are 14 episodes of a British TV series called Sharpes Rifles. It is based on a novel about a fictitious officer in the British 95th Rifles in the South Essex Regiment. It concerns Lord Wellingtons advance through Portugal and Spain to Waterloo against the French. The episodes are around 1hr – 40 minutes long and should be watched in order to make sense. The series is really well done.” Thanks to Field Rep. Dennis Eger for this link.
Pennsylvania Federation of Black Powder Shooters – The PFBPS is an organization of clubs and individuals interested in activities associated with Black Powder Firearms and encourages a better understanding of the history and uses of the Black Powder Firearms. It fosters the early American traditions, life-styles and ideals. It strives to protect and defend the rights granted by the Constitution.
Gunstock Plus – All right, you got your behind handed to you at the spring shoot so now you’re thinking about a new rifle, one that not only looks good, but shoots good as well. The foundation for any accurate rifle is the stock so start your new rifle here. From blanks to pre-carved, from Hawken to Brown Bess, they have it all. Check out the “customer galley” to see what other folks have done.
The Fur Trade and the Hudson Bay Company – Read the history of Canada’s fur trade. It is very nicely done with stories and personalities. Warning! You can very easily spend an entire evening or two reading all the interesting stories.
Roger’s Rangers – Did you watch the movie The Northwest Passage and think it’s cool to wear green? If so, you might be just the person Roger is looking for. If you think it would be great to carry a head around in a sack, well, you’re just scary and have been living alone far too long. If you have no idea what I’m talking about, watch the movie. In the mean time check out this site to learn everything you need to know about living the part, including the Manual of Arms.
The Man Who Refused To Shoot George Washington – It’s a long address but an interesting read. The comments afterwards are also interesting, if not a little aggravating.