Tag Archives: Longhunters

New Event: Frontier Fourth

My Pard, Sergeant Steve, and I will be reliving the early 1800’s at Historic Arkansas Museum this July 4th. We’ll be dressed as Longhunters and throwing knives and tomahawks as part of the Frontier Fourth.  Come on down and see … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 12, Well, I brought all my gear up tonight

LONGHUNTER 12 Well, I brought all my gear up tonight from our basement room and got it ready for New Orleans.  My wife won’t let me keep any of my reenactment equipment in the house. Really there is no room … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 11, It is supposed to rain

LONGHUNTER 11 It is supposed to rain on our way to New Orleans on Thursday with some severe thunderstorms. I just love setting up tents in the rain. However, we are not completely nuts. If it is raining too hard … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 10, 7:00AM Sergeant Steve will appear

LONGHUNTER 10 On Thursday morning at 7:00AM Sergeant Steve will appear at my door with his long-cab Pickup to get me and my gear for our trek to New Orleans. There are going to be 4 of us in the … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 9, When you get ready

LONGHUNTER 9 When you get ready for a reenactment, there are many things you need to have available in your pack/carry bag, haversack, knapsack and on your person. As far as what I have to have as a uniform, I … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 8, winging our way to New Orleans

LONGHUNTER 8 Thursday the 10th of January we will be winging our way to New Orleans. I am really looking forward to it. I think the fighting scenario is going to be absolutely amazing. I know I will learn a … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 7, reenactors are a bunch of hams

LONGHUNTER 7 All reenactors are a bunch of hams so naturally we went outside to get our pictures made both individually and as a group. I have to admit we all looked pretty authentic to me. Of course, I am … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 6 The predominate way that you carry a flintlock musket

Longhunter 6 The predominate way that you carry a flintlock musket is a little different from how you carry the Civil War percussion musket. The Civil War musket was predominately carried by the right arm at the command of Right Shoulder … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 5, While in the warm arsenal

LONGHUNTER 5 While in the warm arsenal, Sergeant Steve went over how to fire our flintlocks. The most interesting thing about the sequence of firing is that you don’t use percussion caps. You use a small amount of the powder … Continue reading

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