The following is a list of various web resources for buckskinning. mountain man, and related historical subjects. Whenever possible, testimonial information will be included from buckskinning.org users to give insight into how valuable these resources really are.
Other Buckskinners on the web
Talking Bear – http://www.talking-bear.com/
Crazy Coyote’s page – http://members.tripod.com/gazingcyot/index.htm – Crazy is a man who truly has and continues to walk the walk. He is hard core and very, very good in terms of his skills and regular wilderness experiences.
Loyalist Arms – http://www.loyalistarms.com – One of the best suppliers of period-correct weaponry, more on the military side, going all the way back to the late 1600s!
North Star West – http://www.northstarwest.com
Track of The Wolf – http://www.trackofthewolf.com – They offer consignment guns through their website – some great one-of-a-kind pieces. Check often.
Blacksmith Dennis Miles – http://www.bright.net/~deforge1/ – A good number of our members own knives and other plunder made by Dennis. He is period correct, not something that can be said of many blacksmith, even those in Texas, and hard-core to the bottom of his soul. Take a look at his site and browse a bit. You might find that you need a Miles blade or other period correct item made right and true.
Backwoodsman – http://www.backwoodsmanmag.com – A great magazine and an indispensable resource for the “21st-Century frontiersman”
Muzzleloader – http://www.muzzleloadermag.com – Probably the best primitive shooting magazine available
Wooden Hawk Trading Co. – http://www.woodenhawk.com
YaTaHai Beads & Buckskin/SparrowHawk Publishing – http://www.yatahai.com – Custom, handstitched, deer or elk clothing and moccasins. A wide range of styles, many color and decoration choices! Limited only by your imagination! We produce a line of nine (9) original Moccasin Patterns. A manual for designing/sewing your own clothing: Buckskin Basics & Workbook. All questions are welcome, we understand your order is special to you and work with you to make sure you get exactly what you have in mind! Email anytime or call 253-926-1200.
Historic Costume – http://www.historic-costume.com – a great reenactor’s online source for inexpensive costumes
The Texas Sutler – http://www.texassutler.com/shop/
Crazy Crow Trading Post – http://www.crazycrow.com
Track of The Wolf – http://www.trackofthewolf.com
Dixie Gun Works – http://www.dixiegunworks.com/ – a lot of their products lean more towards the Civil War reenactor, but their catalog is a great one-stop resource
Jas. Townsend and Son, Inc. – http://jastown.com/ – Great selection and a really nice eComm website
Panther Primitives – http://www.pantherprimitives.com – Some of the best customer service in the industry
Carl Dyers Mocaissins – http://www.carldyers.com/
Fugawee – http://www.fugawee.com/ – brogans, etc.
Downwind Trading Company – http://www.downwindtrading.com/
Oakhill Enterprises – http://www.frontiernet.net/~oakhill/
Bradley Company of The Fox – http://www.bradleycompanyofthefox.com/main.html
Calapooia Traders – http://www.ctraders.com/ – mainly 18th century goods – great website
Buckhorn Trading – http://www.buckhorntrading.com/
Walt Moreau Online – http://www.moreau.com/ – supllier of authentic period items and weapons
Clearwater Hat Company – http://www.clearwaterhats.com/
Don Strinz Tipi – http://www.strinz.com/tipi/ – good quality and service – ordered a diamond shelter from here and it is bomb-proof
Tentsmiths – http://tentsmiths.com/
Stitches of Old Tymes – http://www.stitchesofoldtymes.com/ – Kevin Kesler – aka “Stitch” – is an Indiana-based tent maker and has been a buckskinner for over two decades. His company also specializes in camp gear & horse tack.
Cathy Smith – http://www.cathyasmith.com/repro.htm repro for museums
Ethnobotany – http://herb.umd.umich.edu/
Modern Hard Tack – http://www.backpacker.com/article/0,2646,2100,00.html
Musket cleaning kit – http://www.nwta.com/couriers/11-96/clean.html
Native American Technology and Art – http://www.nativetech.org/
Glossary of Mountain Man Terms – http://www.xmission.com/~drudy/amm/gloss.html
Building the Osage Bow – http://www.osageorange.com/
General survival info – http://www.equipped.com/srvskl.htm – nice to know when traveling afield
Buckskinning and reenactment organizations
Living History.net – http://www.living-history.net – Resources for reenactors from 1750-1865 with an extensive list of events
New Jersey Frontier Guard – http://www.frontierguard.org/
Fort Buenaventura Mountain Men – http://fortbuenaventuramountainmen.org/
The American Mountain Men – http://www.xmission.com/~drudy/amm/index.html
Requirements – http://www.xmission.com/~drudy/amm/bosloper.html
Historical Trekking – http://www.historicaltrekking.com/
Texian Legacy Association – http://www.texianlegacy.com
Amohkail Creek – http://amohkali.southeasterntrading.com/index.htm
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“For the Lakota there was no wilderness. Nature was not dangerous but hospitable, not forbidding but friendly.”
– Luther Standing Bear