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The Backwoodsman Lifestyle.

By Andrew Knez Jr. "We breakfasted at a Captain’s whither we had been directed; for along this road, and others like it in America, one must not be deceived by the bare name of taverns. The people keep taverns if they have anything over and...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Jun 2019

Tools Of The Trade UPDATE.

I have updated my equipment of late, I removed the pewter bolster from my hunting knife & fitted a new handle. This one as you can see is antler. Also shown is my fairly new clasp knife.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Apr 2019

The Road Not Taken, By Robert Frost. For my young friend Swamp Fox who has just graduated.

The Road Not TakenTwo roads diverged in a yellow wood,And sorry I could not travel bothAnd be one traveller, long I stoodAnd looked down one as far as I couldTo where it bent in the undergrowth;Then took the other, as just as fair,And having perhaps the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 May 2017

Daniel Boone, the Kentucky Pioneer.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Mar 2017

Blades & Gun Update.

A subscriber to my video channel ( said they would like a closer look at my knife, so I decided it was easier for me to post images of the blades & guns I carry here on my...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 21 Sep 2016

Buckskinning. In The Beginning.

Early Mountain Man days camping in the woods. It really was a lifestyle back then, no water on tap, no electricity, & yes I had to hunt to put meat on the table. Buckskinning.That is what it was called when I first got into this hobby/lifestyle...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 26 Mar 2016

The Well Equipped Woodsrunner. Tools.

This post is just to encourage people to improve on their equipment when ever they have the opportunity. In our busy lives we can sometimes lose track of the things that are truly important to us, things that give us pleasure, and in some cases security....
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jan 2016

Equipment Update. A New Old Fire Steel.

One would think that with a bloke of my age & all the years I have been a woodsman, that there would not be any improvements to make to my gear. Then along comes something a little better than I have been using, & you realise that there are still...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 24 Jul 2015

My Book. Primitive Fire Lighting. eBook. Written For Australian Survivalists, Preppers, Living Historians & Reenactors.

Primitive Fire Lighting-Flint & Steel & Fire Bow. eBook.Title: Primitive Firelighting.ID: 9784776Category: HistoryDescription: “Primitive Fire Lighting”, is a hands on guide to how to make fire with flint and steel and fire bow. This includes...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 23 Mar 2015

Making the Past Present, By Frontier Partisans.

Keith H. Burgess.Mark A. Baker.Both of these authors have written for Muzzleloader Magazine in the past, & both have authored books.My sincere thanks to Jim Cornelius at Frontier Partisans for mentioning me in his article. Very much appreciated Jim.Keith.Frontier...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 17 Jan 2015


This group is based near Guyra and Armidale and not far from Uralla in New England NSW Australia. Our main focus in history is the settlement of the New World, and our activities include:Historical Trekking.Experimental Archaeology.Learning and practicing...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 6 Jan 2015

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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.