New Pantaloons - June 2008
I have had a lifelong interest in history and being in nature. My interest in the fur trade all started when I was a child and my father let me watch Jeremiah Johnson and The Mountain Men movies. Shortly after that I was invited to a small rendezvous and camped in one of my father's friends tipi. Those memories stuck with me even though my interest was pushed aside during my teenage years. When I got married I ran across some of my old books and my interest was rekindled. I have been researching and re-enacting ever since.
I am very particular about details and I make sure everything I do is as correct as possible. I make all of my own gear, most of which is made using hides that I have braintanned myself. Everything is hand sewn with either real backstrap sinew or linen thread.
I am always ready to throw my gear on my back and head out in the woods. I try to do at least one primitive camp every month.