19th Century Fire Starting with a Modern Twist

  Using this 19th century fire starting technique with a modern twist might make you understand the past more than you'd think. When I think about the mountain men, longhunters, and other adventurers, it’s hard not to be impressed. These men used a dash of technology, combined with a hard earned Rocky Mountain College degree, to … Continue reading 19th Century Fire Starting with a Modern Twist

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First Taste: Smoked Raccoon is Better than You’d Guess

If you've never tried smoked raccoon you seriously don't know what you're missing. To be completely clear I'm probably the last person who should be eating raccoon. I never ate is growing up, though we did eat quite a bit of elk as a kid. My family doesn't really need to eat it. We usually have … Continue reading First Taste: Smoked Raccoon is Better than You’d Guess

Best Way to Learn History? Go to the Source; Osborne Russell’s Journal of a Trapper

What's the best way to learn about a historical time period. Go to the source. Such is the case with Osborne Russell's Journal of a Trapper. Primary sources are a researcher's, or historian's, best friend. For those unfamiliar with the term primary source it refers to any historical artifact created during a period of study. … Continue reading Best Way to Learn History? Go to the Source; Osborne Russell’s Journal of a Trapper