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Equipment, Comfort and Weight. Historical Trekking and Survival.

Equipment, Comfort and Weight.Historical Trekking and Survival.Choosing the equipment you need to match your persona takes time and research. It has to be within your period, or earlier. Any items out of character need a good story to back up its use....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Jan 2015

Wild Foods. A Link.

Fistulina hepatica
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Jun 2013

Skills List For Woodsrunner's in our Group.

The Station Camp By David Wright.Woodsrunner’s Skills.This is a list of basic skills in which I personally would expect an 18thcentury woodsman or woods-woman to have some experience with.·         Flint &...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Jun 2013

Period Woodworking Tools.

Diderot.Brace and bit.Bucksaw.The auger and gimlet I made from some old brace bits.Paring Ladder. Drill.Making Rakes.The stail is the long straight handle used on hoes and...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 31 May 2013

Kelly Briggs.20 May 18:03Keith H. Burgess the Primitive Fire Lighting book

Kelly Briggs.20 May 18:03Keith H. Burgess the Primitive Fire Lighting book I bought from you is amazing.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 May 2013

Primitive Skills DVDs.

trutolife100 59 minutes agoim finally starting to get the hang of this now. it took a little while but its worth it. I feel a lot better knowing I don't need char cloth or mushroom. the important factors I found were obviously having the right wood...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 19 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

To Every Man A Gimlet. Part 2.

The gimlet I made."Young as I was, I was possessed of an art which was of great use. It was that of weaving shot-pouch straps, belts and garters. I could make my loom and weave a belt in less than one day. Having a piece of board about four...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Apr 2013

Images For The "Wadding Quote"

My sincere thanks to Georges for the information regarding my "Wadding Quote" post. Georges identified the moss as "Spanish Moss". I knew the moss by sight, but not the name. Here below then are some images of Spanish Moss.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 11 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

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Notes on Post Tags Search

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.

This is a search for tags/categories assigned to blog posts by their authors. The terminology used for post tags varies across different blog platforms, but WordPress tags and categories, Blogspot labels, and Tumblr tags are all included.

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.

2. to facilitate and encourage the proactive use of post categories/tags by groups of bloggers with shared interests. All searches can be bookmarked for reference, making it possible to create useful resources of blogging about specific news, topics, conferences, etc, in a similar fashion to Twitter hashtags. Bloggers could agree on a shared tag for posts, or an event organiser could announce one in advance, as is often done with Twitter hashtags.

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.