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« Reply #100 on: February 23, 2015, 06:40:15 pm »

The best way to learn is to jump in and just do it, first lesson in historic cooking is to be sure you can cook in the dang kitchen at home, if you can't, then that is a good place to learn, just watch another 100 hours of the Food Channel.    Roll Eyes
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« Reply #101 on: February 23, 2015, 06:46:26 pm »


This was how it looked BEFORE the freak wind/hail/rain storm swept through the encampment, when everyone was grabbing /covering everything BUT the cobbler....
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« Reply #102 on: February 23, 2015, 11:19:37 pm »

This was how it looked BEFORE the freak wind/hail/rain storm swept through the encampment, when everyone was grabbing /covering everything BUT the cobbler....

That was a chicken pot pie in Kansas in 2006, but yeah, that one was a bit exciting, still don't know where it came from, was't on the radar that nasty a little bit before..
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« Reply #103 on: February 26, 2015, 10:17:28 am »



More gear to haul around, now I need a folding saw buck.
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« Reply #104 on: February 26, 2015, 01:01:10 pm »

I had to look at my hands, . . . yeah, all the blisters have healed up from one of those things.

Brings back some fun memories of a childhood long, long gone, . . .

Thanks for the post,............

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« Reply #105 on: February 26, 2015, 01:55:05 pm »

I'll get some pictures of it in use this summer.  If nothing else if someone shows up and wants to do some demo and don't have anything, it's pretty simple to use if there are 2 of them.
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« Reply #106 on: February 26, 2015, 03:53:22 pm »

I noticed you said two of "them", . . .

You didn't say, . . . "two of us".

I can fully appreciate why, . . .

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« Reply #107 on: February 26, 2015, 04:16:47 pm »

I'll take a few turns with it.
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« Reply #108 on: February 26, 2015, 05:25:28 pm »

Suggestion;
Try a bow saw, or a light frame saw.
Both brake down quite nicely for storage and don't require two people to use.
Just a thought?
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« Reply #109 on: February 26, 2015, 05:45:48 pm »

Suggestion;
Try a bow saw, or a light frame saw.
Both brake down quite nicely for storage and don't require two people to use.
Just a thought?
my best,
 Blair

It's called style points and putting on a good show, my wood I really need is always cut for me before I arrive.    Roll Eyes    Along with the axe, the splitting wedges and such, if I have to actually saw wood I'm going to use one of these.

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« Reply #110 on: March 03, 2015, 11:00:42 am »

April 24th 2015

Hollenberg Pony Express Station  

I will be doing my first public demonstration on April 24th 2014 at Hollenberg Pony Express Station in north east Kansas.  This is a Friday and its a day when local school kids are invited to see Living History Demonstrations, but it is also open to the public.    I will of course be demonstrating dutch oven cooking using a wood fire to make the coals I will cook with.  The plan is to make both biscuits and yeast bread and passing out samples to the visitors.  

If there is anyone in the area in the group that would like to come and watch, learn and ask questions please feel free to show up.  By clicking on the Wikipedia link and then clicking on the coordinates you can get a map showing where it is or use  39 54′ 3″ N, 96 50′ 37″ W in your GPS.  


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hollenberg_Pony_Express_Station

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Hollenberg-Pony-Express-Station-State-Historic-Site/378499735521516
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« Reply #111 on: March 11, 2015, 07:07:24 am »

In my "messing around" on the internet, . . . I ran across a drawing showing a chuck wagon, . . . had a tent like covering behind it, . . . and they had a small wood stove sitting on the ground, . . . somehow had the stack of the thing going up and looked like it went out through the tent top, . . . maybe behind it, . . . don't know for sure.

Should have got the url, . . . didn't,.............

Any possibility of that being period correct, . . . or just some idea from a drawing dreamer???

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« Reply #112 on: March 11, 2015, 02:54:28 pm »

Round-up camp in cold weather on the Northern Plains, very common, most chuckwagon pictures are from ranches and round-ups.
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« Reply #113 on: March 11, 2015, 04:16:36 pm »

There are several systems of cooking and/or preparing Government food stuffs that predate the ACW.
Each system will depend on the number of men and the type of food intended to be prepared.
There are photos from the ACW that show some of these systems in use. A little research on the net should help find these.
I am sorry to say that I do not have any of the direct contacts to these photos for their set up and usage.
All use some form of stove piping to help carry away the smoke, well above those using that system of cooking rations while in the field.
After the ACW, many of these systems became available to the civilian market, along with things like wagons and other Government goods.
I hope this might help.
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« Reply #114 on: March 11, 2015, 04:54:41 pm »

I built one like this design, for our Cavalry Company Mess ....


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« Reply #115 on: March 11, 2015, 06:20:45 pm »

Stoves though most likely were never taken on trail drives, ever try to load up a hot cast iron stove?  Me either and I don't want to.
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« Reply #116 on: March 11, 2015, 07:06:18 pm »

nor deal with the weight ...Stoves as I showcased, were in camped , wintered or billeted....
 
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« Reply #117 on: March 11, 2015, 07:40:57 pm »

Or in the Black Hills of your name was Custer.
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