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A Muzzleloader Is Not Considered A Firearm In America.Modern muzzleloaders are considered “antique firearms” as they are replicas of pre-20th Century designs, with certain other limitations.In fact, the Gun Control Act of 1968 defines an antique...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 30 Oct 2018

Museum of Appalachia Independence Day Celebration & Anvil Shoot

While most Americans celebrate Independence Day with fireworks, we mark the occasion by using gunpowder to launch a 200-pound anvil sky-high! Join us as we carry on this pioneer tradition.  Anvil shoots are scheduled for: 10:00 a.m., 11:30 a.m.,...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 15 Jun 2017

About Gunpowder. A Gutenberg File.

BLACK POWDER Gunpowder, also known since the late 19th century as black powder, was the first chemical explosive and the only one known until the mid-1800s. It is a mixture of sulfur, charcoal, and potassium nitrate (saltpeter)—with...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 22 Mar 2016

Interesting Stock Shape & Place of Find !

Flintlock pistol discovered on the Melbourne Beach Site, bearing the name of the gunsmith “Ramires” and the date “1709.” Ramires, or Ramirez, is known to have worked as a gunsmith in Mexico City during the first quarter of the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 May 2015

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

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.