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Leaving no Tracks By Robert Griffing.

Leaving no Tracks By Robert Griffing.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 28 Apr 2020

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

Trail Foods. William Byrd.

Trail Foods. Byrd. The Secret History.William Byrd II (March 28, 1674 – August 26, 1744) “The Portable Provisions I would furnish our Foresters withal are Glue-Broth and rockahomini : one contains the Essence of Bread, the other...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Jan 2019

Steel Traps & a Brief History of their use. PDF Link. thanks to MedicineMaker for this link.Keith.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 29 Dec 2018

Native Americans and the use of Brass KettlesĀ©
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Sep 2017

Update On Our Group's New Forum.

Well the help people still haven't replied, either there are a lot of complaints, or they are just bloody useless. I gave up trying to change the forum via their board, & found another way. I have not done too badly considering, & it looks as...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 16 Jul 2017

Ligonier Township man relives history as re-enactor

Ligonier Township man relives history as re-enactor Wade Stoner, a French and Indian War reenactor, poses for a portrait at Fort Ligonier on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016.PHOTO BY STEPH CHAMBERS | TRIBUNE-REVIEW
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 10 Oct 2016

Some Observations on the Methods by Which Pirates Carry'd Weapons, With Illustrations.

Some Observations on the Methods by WhichPirates Carry'd Weapons,With Illustrations. The Pirate Brethren Articles on The Art of Reenacting. Plus some images I have collected. ...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 12 Sep 2016

Free Trappers Australia.
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 1 Nov 2015

A Woodsrunner's Day Part Five Video Final.

Just a quick word about smelting lead & running ball. I do NOT recommend doing this in the house or any enclosed area. I have done it in Elm Cottage with the large open fireplace, otherwise I only do it outdoors. You can get lead poisoning from the...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 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


A follower of my video channel ( asked me what books did I recommend on 18th century woodslore. I told him that I learnt myself from being in the woods since a small child, and learnt nothing of...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 4 Sep 2014

Settlements and Indian Wars of the Western Parts of Virginia and Pennsylvania, 1763-1783.

"Our clothing was all of domestic manufacture. We had no other resource forclothing, and this, indeed, was a poor one. The crops of flax often failed, and thesheep were destroyed by the wolves. Linsey, which is made of flax and wool, theformer the chain...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 14 Aug 2014

Woodsmen. Historical Travel and Facts.

Washington's Crossing (Allegheny River) By John Buxton.Then we had our Biscuit, which was laid in for the Voyage, delivered to us, with 1 lb of Pork to each, and kindling large fires we cooked our Provisions for next day and slept around the Fires, each...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 13 Aug 2014

Dried Apple for Storage and Trail Food.

Trail food.We have been busy drying apple for storage & trail food. If you can core the apple you can hang it on a string line, or you can use a needle to do the same thing. You can also dry apple next to a fire.We have been using our stove &...
From: A Woodsrunner's Diary on 3 Aug 2014

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