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    Did a match for the first time with ACWSA. It was...

    Did a match for the first time with ACWSA. It was relaxed, friendly, safe and fun. We did it as proper as we could and were supported in wanting that experience (I.e-following the manual of arms such...
  2. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    You can bake bread in a Dutch oven without...

    You can bake bread in a Dutch oven without burning the bottom. Need the feet on the bottom. I have done it and taken a class on Dutch oven baking at Conner Prarie. However, not suggesting that they...
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    I do wish there were more C.O.I type weekends. ...

    I do wish there were more C.O.I type weekends. Of course, I could help in that regard but something always seems to take its place on a priority list.

    My two favorite newbie lack of field skill...
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    Females in the ranks are the least of it and have...

    Females in the ranks are the least of it and have been debated to death. I would trade females in the ranks if all the other stuff you mentioned went away. Modern or to modern items have been...
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    At the Civilian Symposium Sullivan was there as a...

    At the Civilian Symposium Sullivan was there as a vendor and had a few for sale.
  6. Thread: Sailor's Creek?

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    Thank you everyone for coming despite the weather...

    Thank you everyone for coming despite the weather both CS and US. Staff had to make some choices on the fly with weather and such which you all rolled with. Your trust is appreciated and never taken...
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    Sailors Creek this weekend

    The main event had some activities for Friday that are cancelled. This DOES NOT impact either adjunct. Fires are limited in quantity. Please ignore false rumors and come enjoy yourself as planned...
  8. Well I ordered another coverlet not that I needed...

    Well I ordered another coverlet not that I needed it either. I think that makes around 9 civilian blankets along with 3 issue blankets.
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    Like you read my mind Silas. The phones and...

    Like you read my mind Silas. The phones and cameras are crazy. At local/mainstream events it bothers me less but they are still EVERYWHERE. I don't get doing this hobby and not wanting to...
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    Cris what event are you talking about? I have...

    Cris what event are you talking about? I have not attended very many local event in the last couple years. Dinners, as I have seen them done at least, and donuts do not appeal to me at all. ...
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    Here are links to a Vol I and II of civil war...

    Here are links to a Vol I and II of civil war woodworking projects:
    ...
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    Rhodes was a private when he received that...

    Rhodes was a private when he received that pistol. Its been a few years since I have read it last but I do believe he sends it home later.
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    Nast's Santa showed up in January 1863 in...

    Nast's Santa showed up in January 1863 in Harpers.

    http://www.sonofthesouth.net/Original_Santa_Claus.htm
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    Look through magazines and newspapers at the time...

    Look through magazines and newspapers at the time you will find a whole lot on Christmas trees. 1860's were the start of the transistion between tabletop and full size. Queen Victoria and Prince...
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    Wambaugh and White has them all decked out with...

    Wambaugh and White has them all decked out with cork, sling and cover with a couple options.
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    They make an all tin with a pewter spout which is...

    They make an all tin with a pewter spout which is what I was referring to and I made the assumption that was the one in question. I would not recommend a SS one from anywhere.

    Tin is safe,...
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    The shape and look is not bad to an original...

    The shape and look is not bad to an original holding them side by side. The pewter on the spout was a bit thicker.

    However, the quality of the craftsmanship is poor. I have one and it debts easy,...
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    Not sure that was what was meant but here is a...

    Not sure that was what was meant but here is a photo I took of a pocket knife from the Arabia. Hard to get a perfect photo with the glass and zoom but you can see the nail mark in the blade. Dan...
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    NJ Sekela has a nice smaller pocket knife that is...

    NJ Sekela has a nice smaller pocket knife that is copied from an original. Looks pretty good but you do need to sharpen it yourself as it comes with no edge, at all.
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    I've been dreaming of this for four years now.

    I've been dreaming of this for four years now.
  21. Thread: Jar Seals

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    Jar Seals

    Does anyone know a source online to get mason jar lid seals for the ones Sekela sells? The stores around me only seem to have the metal lid seals right now. I looked around online but there are so...
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    "Castle" laws and self defense laws are going to...

    "Castle" laws and self defense laws are going to depend on state laws. One thing to keep in mind when shooting is what is behind your target? Another tent with innocent bystanders or even children...
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    Eric is the best thing to happen to the site in a...

    Eric is the best thing to happen to the site in a couple years but this is a close second!
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    At the BGA Shiloh 150th I was a captain in the...

    At the BGA Shiloh 150th I was a captain in the 15th Iowa which Shiloh was their first fight, fresh recruits. As we stood in line the Confederates started to come out of a tree line. A private that...
  25. 2014 ONV Point of Contact & Steering Committee

    The Old Northwest Volunteers Annual Meeting was a great time. Below is the Steering Committee for the organization and the Point of Contact for 2014. Any questions or interested in joining please...
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