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  1. Thread: Red River 3

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    Ben, You are going to have a great time! ...

    Ben,

    You are going to have a great time! Traveling Mercies to you. Don't forget to take your mail call with you and turn it in before you step off.

    Folks who stayed home won't see...
  2. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    It's really easy in our modern food chain to buy...

    It's really easy in our modern food chain to buy into the idea that some things are 'tricky' or hard to do, Rob Weaver.

    Bread is the 'staff of life' for a reason. Its not hard. And with...
  3. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    Yes, Joe, those were dandy ovens, and were...

    Yes, Joe, those were dandy ovens, and were interesting to look at when we slid through to aid in 'salting' the camp with soldier debris at Shiloh.

    Quite a fine working field expedient. None of...
  4. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    While other folks are going to be looking at the...

    While other folks are going to be looking at the mess kettles and all the knit sack coats, I'm mighty fond of the gal on the far left, over in the bushes.

    Because, blurry as it is, that's a...
  5. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    I've got the kettles Dave. Now if someone will...

    I've got the kettles Dave. Now if someone will just hand over 6 Sibley tripods I will be in business.

    Recon he is makin' peach pies?
  6. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    Soldier ovens are a different matter though. ...

    Soldier ovens are a different matter though. I've seen them cobbled together with brick and clay or brick and sheet iron or even just clay.

    Those have a higher capacity than cast iron
  7. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    Uh, Rob, you can bake anything in a Dutch Oven...

    Uh, Rob, you can bake anything in a Dutch Oven that you can bake in a 350 degree oven, as long as your oven is big enough.

    It's time consuming and hard work. Throw in practice and skill. Miz...
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    Yes, the units are there, but they ARE on...

    Yes, the units are there, but they ARE on Facebook

    And therein lies a problem. For all the chatter, one is still talking to the same 100 (or 1000) friends in a medium that scrolls quickly and...
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    The hobby is a wide continuum. Personally, I...

    The hobby is a wide continuum. Personally, I devote a lot of time to school programs and 'public education', but regard that as the equitable trade for the use of a site. The last thing I want to...
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    Spanky, Now that you've finished high school,...

    Spanky,

    Now that you've finished high school, Its time to branch out some.

    Galtroops are, quite literally, the least of your worries. And there are a few out there that will give you a run...
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    The last of Mr. Land's in stock goods sold out...

    The last of Mr. Land's in stock goods sold out rapidly yesterday as the new hit social media.

    I was gifted with a pair of well-worn ones last weekend, from a friend whose feet were no longer...
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    Tyler, Here's another clue The AC is now...

    Tyler,

    Here's another clue

    The AC is now generating much more traffic, including more email traffic. Years ago, The Civil War Reenactors Forum reached a tipping point in which the amount of...
  13. I'll extend small consolation--had you looked for...

    I'll extend small consolation--had you looked for me, you'd not have found me. I became chilled aiding with set up on Wednesday and Thursday in the gusting pollen filled winds, and by Friday was...
  14. Every event is a function of who attends. ...

    Every event is a function of who attends.

    Civilian clothing standards were published a year in advance. Speakers went out to the major civilian conferences over the winter. Countless...
  15. Thread: Camp Stove

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    Any poorly managed camp is a strain on resources....

    Any poorly managed camp is a strain on resources.

    Military streets formed by the book are fairly efficient in their use of wood, especially if the unit is eating standard military issue...
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    And of course, that was the spectator price. ...

    And of course, that was the spectator price. The Battle of Selma is funded by a variety of sources, and local government work is very much in evidence. Members of the April 1865 Society provide...
  17. Thread: Camp Stove

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    Get the whole quote Silas--I've consistently...

    Get the whole quote Silas--I've consistently given means to change this. And do tar the the mixed camps with the same stick--I did.

    My area of responsibility at Gettysburg did not have...
  18. Thread: Camp Stove

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    Oh--and P S---I recently received a request from...

    Oh--and P S---I recently received a request from a large military organization for a recommendation for the right kind of grate to get for a good sized cooking operation.

    My answer continues to...
  19. Thread: Camp Stove

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    Silas, I had several agendas in envisioning...

    Silas,

    I had several agendas in envisioning civilian encampments for the 150ths. Here's one.

    Civilian Camps are Resource Pigs. Lets do something about that. Hardly an original concept,...
  20. Thread: Camp Stove

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    18696Best I can do Silas--and they look pretty...

    18696Best I can do Silas--and they look pretty well exactly as described. This is the item in the Clark County museum, part of a collection from these brothers that includes everything from their...
  21. Well Ross, Let's do this one a notch better. I...

    Well Ross, Let's do this one a notch better. I was trying to be kind earlier. Now I'm just locking this thread.

    Buyer Beware. After this last movie effort, a significant portion of the...
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    Thank y'all.

    Thank y'all.
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    Jim, educate me here please. I get 'civilian' ...

    Jim, educate me here please. I get 'civilian' and 'roller' for this application. Why a U.S. Buckle?
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    Sign up with the right folks and it can be. ...

    Sign up with the right folks and it can be.

    This is not an event to do the same ol thing. Stretch your comfort zone. If you are not campaigning, you need to do so to get the feel of this...
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    To my understanding--and I spoke with Chad Green...

    To my understanding--and I spoke with Chad Green at the Blue Gray Alliance meeting in January 2015--This is the Big One.

    Note the large cooperative effort being fielded by Murray's Brigade and the...
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