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Winter Solstice Masquerade Party 2014.

Winter Solstice Masquerade Party.TIME: Anytime from 5PM onward. But early is okay too.DATE: 21st of June 2014PLACE: Wychwood Forest. Linstock House gardens.RSVP: Keith at: historicaltrekker@gmail.comWHO: NECLHG Members and Friends Only.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Apr 2014

18th century Winter Solstice Masquerade Party.

New England Colonial Living History Group 1680-1760.Our 18th Century Winter Solstice Masquerade Party will now be held on the 6th of July.  This is an annual social & is traditionally held outside in the gardens of Linstock House in Wychwood...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 Jun 2013

Brain Tanning Links.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Jun 2013

Equipment Requirements For Our Group's Trained Band.

NEW ENGLAND COLONIAL LIVING HISTORY GROUP TRAINED-BAND.Victuals Well Dressed By Pamela Patrick White.Rules, regulations, & clothing & equipment requirements. 19-6-08/update 7-5-09Rules and regulations guide.(1)   Each train to have at...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Jun 2013

Working on a Wigwam for a Winter Shelter.

I thought it was about time I did some more experimenting with a different type of shelter, so I decided to make a Wigwam. These images show just the framework, later I will have to pull it apart & move it to a winter camp site in the forest. Then...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 May 2013

A Voyage to Georgia; Part 11.

Begun the 15th of October, 1735.Those who have cleared their 5 Acre Lotts, have made a very great Profit out of them by Greens, Roots and Corn.  Several have improv’d the Cattle they had at first, and have now 5 or 6 tame Cows; others, who...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 May 2013

The Half-axe.

Skinning some more poles for a wigwam today. This is the half-axe I carry when doing heavier constructions, good for debarking. Size difference shown against my tomahawk. Both are trade axes. So if you want a half-axe, just get the larger size tomahawk...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 May 2013

A Blog Award!!! And on my Birthday too :)

Sandra over at Possessions of a Lady has very kindly given my a blog award. Many thanks Sandra, this is sincerely very much appreciated.To accept the award, one must:1) Display the award and link back to the person who awarded you.2) State 7 facts...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Apr 2013

From a Happy Customer.

Keith Burgess is one of the clearest voices in bushcrafting today. In a scene filled with marketing, drama and mythology, Keith's no nonsense (and historically accurate) approach to primitive firelighting are both universal and extremely effective. After...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Apr 2013


A French Fur Trader at WorkCourtesy of the Oneida NationMy friend McCauslin took me to a Frenchman's house--he was a baker bytrade, the only baker in town--to board with him until I got an opportunity to go home. Two days after I went to stay at...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Apr 2013

'Stunning' Stockholm shipwrecks wow experts.

Two shipwrecks believed to be 17th-century Danish warships have emerged along the Stockholm waterfront due to unusually low water levels.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Apr 2013


By Robert Griffing.The next day was the 9th day of April, and thirteenth day that I had been their prisoner. The chief Indians and warriors that day held a general council, to know in what manner and way to dispose of me. They collected...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 Mar 2013

Making a Hammer Stall & Documentation.

A hammer stall, also known as a hammer cap, is a leather device like a thumb stall which is placed over the hammer on a flint lock as a safety measure. With the stall in place, the flint in the jaws of the cock can not strike the hammer face, and therefore...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Mar 2013

A Scouting Trip.

Last weekend my wife and I had to go scouting for wood. Being a forest and not woodland the trees are fairly close together so we had to find a route where by we could get the wagon in. We could have gone up the flats in the bottom of the valley,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Mar 2013


Mohawk prisoner halter. Found in 1746.The tenth day we traveled five or six miles in the morning. We got within a quarter of a mile of a new town, on the west bank of the Wabash river, where those warriors resided, about nine o'clock, and made...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Mar 2013


"Proofs of our Courage" By Andrew Knez Junior.The sixth day we traveled about thirty miles, and had nothing to eatthat day.The seventh day we traveled about twenty-five miles; they killed a doethat day. She had two fawns in her, not yet haired. They stopped...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Mar 2013

Dave's ACT: The Rummery's Hill Spotted Quoll

Dave's ACT: The Rummery's Hill Spotted Quoll: A mate of mine in Glen Innes lives on a 100 acre wildlife corridor he has set up as a sanctuary. We chit chat on different issues via YouT...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Mar 2013

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By default, this searches for any categories containing your search term: eg, Tudor will also find Tudors, Tudor History, etc. Check the 'exact' box to restrict searching to categories exactly matching your search. All searches are case-insensitive.

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This search feature has a number of purposes:

1. to give site users improved access to the content EMC has been aggregating since August 2012, so they can look for bloggers posting on topics they're interested in, explore what's happening in the early modern blogosphere, and so on.

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Caveats and Work in Progress

This does not search post content, and it will not find any informal keywords/hashtags within the body of posts.

If EMC doesn't find any <category> tags for a post in the RSS feed it is classified as uncategorized. These and any <category> 'uncategorized' from the feed are omitted from search results. (It should always be borne in mind that some bloggers never use any kind of category or tag at all.)

This will not be a 'real time' search, although EMC updates content every few hours so it's never very far behind events.

The search is at present quite basic and limited. I plan to add a number of more sophisticated features in the future including the ability to filter by blog tags and by dates. I may also introduce RSS feeds for search queries at some point.

Constructing Search Query URLs

If you'd like to use an event tag, it's possible to work out in advance what the URL will be, without needing to visit EMC and run the search manually (though you might be advised to check it works!). But you'll need to use URL encoding as appropriate for any spaces or punctuation in the tag (so it might be a good idea to avoid them).

This is the basic structure:{search term or phrase}

For example, the URL for a simple search for categories containing London:

The URL for a search for the exact category Gunpowder Plot:

In this more complex URL, %20 is the URL encoding for a space between words and &exact=on adds the exact category requirement.

I'll do my best to ensure that the basic URL construction (searchcat?s=...) is stable and persistent as long as the site is around.