Why to Craft a Do-It-Yourself Primitive Arrow Quiver

There are lots of reasons to start making your own archery gear. Making a primitive quiver is a great place to start. Primitive means first, not worst. I first heard this statement as I was just getting my feet wet with primitive skills. As I've learned more and more, this statement has become more and … Continue reading Why to Craft a Do-It-Yourself Primitive Arrow Quiver

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Rufus Sage’s Authentic Mountain Man Poem Opens a Window to the Past.

This mountain man poem opens a window to the heart and mind of someone who lived the life of a mountaineer. Primary sources are invaluable for learning about the past. From them, we can learn about the past most accurately and get a real sense of a time period. Journals, newspapers, artifacts, and photos all … Continue reading Rufus Sage’s Authentic Mountain Man Poem Opens a Window to the Past.

Frontier Whiskey Recipe…You Don’t Want to Try This Stuff

While reading a classic Mari Sandoz book, I came across a frontier whiskey recipe that was too intriguing to pass up. For good or bad, alcohol plays a substantial role in American history and culture. When Europeans first colonized Jamestown they were carrying a good deal of beer with them when they landed. It should … Continue reading Frontier Whiskey Recipe…You Don’t Want to Try This Stuff