Skills and Interests

camp skills

Flint and steel fire startingFire safetyMaintaining a fireMaking char clothKnife sharpeningAxe sharpeningWood splittingFlint knappingDressing and handling wild meatLean-to constructionTipi/tent set upWinter camping skills

Black powder

Fire arms safetyPercussion guns and riflesFlint lock guns and riflesBlack powder pistolsCleaning and care of firearmsCasting lead bulletsMarksmanshipShoot planningTarget selection and manufactureGun smithing

historical studies

Period correct clothingPeriod correct equipment Historical data Historical reenactmentPeriod medical studiesPeriod correct fabricsFur trade industry study Fur trade goods availability/stylesTrading post history and locations


Period correct utensilsCamp fire cookeryDutch oven cooking Cauldrons, kettles, and reflector ovensFire irons set up, use, and improvisation Food stuff availabilityRecipes for camp fire cooking Edible wild plants and herbs


Retail patterns Sources of clothingSources of fabricButtons and fastenersFootwearCapotes


Design and manufacture of powder hornsPoint blanketsTuftingEmbroideryQuill work / cutting Beading Weaving Knitting SpinningNatural dyesLeather work LunetteBlacksmithingCopper and tin work Wooden vesselsWood working Primitive tools

Entertainment /customs

Aboriginal customsLegends/folkloreFur trade toastsFur trade graceGamesMusic and InstrumentsSongsStorytelling Brewing

hunting / trapping skills

Dressing game Skinning Wild life identification and habitsTracking Primitive fishingTraps and dead falls Game calling Bird calling