American Bushman

"If you would not be forgotten as soon as you are dead, either write things worth reading or do things worth writing." —Benjamin Franklin

Wednesday, July 05, 2006

Just some things I'm working on

I've been reading up on early American history and have decided to spend a bit of time working on some of the skills and finding/making some of the gear the longhunters and trekkers used.

  1. Salt cured slab bacon
  2. Char wood
  3. Campfire cooking
  4. The food sack
  5. Oilcloth and its usefulness today

Apparently, bacon cured in the old style (circa 1800) has approximately a three-week shelf life without refrigeration and significantly longer with. It's hard to find bacon in the supermarket that will last one week under refrigeration these days so finding a product that offers so much that will hold up for extended durations is of some significance. Mmm...bacon.

Tasty travels,



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