Monthly Archives: March 2013

Colorado Magazine Ban Much Worse Than People Think

The language of the “high capacity” magazine ban about to be signed into law by Gov. John Hickenlooper makes any magazine that is “readily convertible” to accept more than 15 rounds illegal. Since almost all handgun, rifle and shotgun magazines can be … Continue reading

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Potting Meat in a Crock the Old Fashioned Way

Via the Internet Wayback Machine this little snip-it of old time country life is some of the useful knowledge our high tech culture has lost. Originally posted on Al Durtschi’s unfortunately defunct The Old Timer’s Page sometime in the 1990s this is how Gordon … Continue reading

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The Joys of Suet!

Another great 18th century cooking video by Jas Townsend & Sons showing how to process and use traditional suet. They have a cooking blog called Savoring the Past which has some more culinary uses for suet ranging from making traditional … Continue reading

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Around the Campfire 3/31/13 – Back to Survival Blogging!

I’m negotiating becoming a contributor at a survival related blog so I may start posting more “prepper” related material. I still intend to keep HTT a homage to the men’s adventure magazines of the past however but there’s a lot of reasons … Continue reading

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How to Use a Fire Steel

A lot of people buy firesteels of different types fro their “bug-out” bags and don’t put much thought into learning the techniques to use them I myself order a few about a year ago but never unpacked them – I’m … Continue reading

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