Articles

The Trace

The Trace is the monthly newsletter of the Red River Brigade.  Below is an archive of past issues with a list of contents.   Click on the issue title to download – Adobe Acrobat format.

The Trace – May 2014
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– Ramblings From the Editor – Events Update – “Lucky” Gerry Messmer
– Aux Aliments du Pays – Wild Bill Baker #1905H
– Bear Lodge Spring Camp – Kraig Fallwell
– The lean-to: A favorite shelter – Michael Nilsson – Scandinavian Mountain Men (SMM)
– Building a saddle with Blackpowder Jim Branson – Keith Hickam
– Mesquite Info – Rob Evans, AMM Prospect
– Canoe For Sale
– Great Links
– Upcoming Events
– PROPOSED – Red River Brigade Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Events for 2014

The Trace – April 2014
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– Ramblings From the Editor – The Price of Goods – 1826 vs. 2014 – “Lucky” Gerry Messmer
– North Country Camp and Canoe Trip on Indian Lake – Wild Bill Baker #1905H
– Wolf Pack Track 2009 – Scandinavian Mountain Men (SMM) – Michael “Swedish Mike” Nilsson, Charlie “Muleskinner” Blomqvist and Sebastian “Char” Scheler.
– Natural Pigments – Patsy Harper
– Canoe For Sale
– Great Links
– Upcoming Events
– Red River Brigade Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Events for 2014

 

The Trace – March 2014
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– Ramblings From the Editor – RIP Freckles – “Lucky” Gerry Messmer
– Sleeping in Comfort – Brother Jeff Smith
– Scandinavian Mountain Men (SMM)
– Aux Aliments du Pays -2011 – Sebastian “Char” Scheler AMM #2035
– A Quick Note on Horses & Reply to A question About Horse Travel in the Fur Trade – Wynn Ormond
– Make Your Own Vinegar
– Great Links
– Upcoming Events

The Trace – February 2014
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– Ramblings From the Editor – High Prices of Fur – “Lucky” Gerry Messmer
– Favorite Quotes of Wild Bill Baker
– Herbs and Medicinal Notes – Wild Bill Baker
– Cast Iron Cookware during the Fur Trade? – Wild Bill Baker
– What is Japanning? – Patsy Harper, Phil “Cuz” Trumble and “Lucky” Gerry Messmer
– Mountaineers Clothing – Tim Austin #1564 Hiv.
– Hunting Opportunities & Hunting Survey
– Great Links
– Upcoming Events

The Trace – January 2014
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– From the Editor – Upcoming Lead Shortage – “Lucky” Gerry Messmer
– Bent’s Fort – Bent, St. Vrain & Company – Kraig Fallwell
– Traveling the Uneven Ground – Ken Krueger #2012
– Indian Sign Language (Then, Now and the Future) – Alvis L. Hobbs
– Great Links
– Upcoming Events

The Trace – December 2013
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– Bear Lodge Fall Camp, 15 November 2013 – Kraig Fallwell
– Spirit Blessing
– Historical Blast from the Past – Brief History of the American Mountain Men – Walt Hayward
– AMM National Rendezvous 1976, Cache Valley, Blacksmiths Fork, Utah
– Modifying a Victor Long-Spring Trap – Brother Allen Harrison
– Keepsake Biscuits – Brother Lanny Ratcliff
– The Death of a True Man
– Warren Angus Ferris 1810-1873 – Mountain Man, Surveyor and Early Texas Settler – Dick “Uncle Dick” Erwin
– Upcoming Events

The Trace – November 2013
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– Ride To 2013 AMM National – Kraig Fallwell #1659 Hiv.
– Projects: Making an 18th Century Powder horn – “Lucky” Gerry Messmer, #2046 Boss.
– Historical Blast from the Past – Reprint from the MOCCASIN MAIL, VOL. IV, No. 1 – January 1981
– Trip to the 2013 AMM Eastern – Kraig Fallwell
– Kentucky and Tennessee Brothers Secure land for AMM! – “Lucky” Gerry Messmer
– Tobacco in the Fur Trade – Catahoula Bill Vannoy
– Shrub – Allen Harrison, AMM #2054
– Upcoming Events

The Trace – October 2013
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– A Trappers Journey – Jason “Coon Ass” Mays
– A Dog in Distress-the Legend of the Daring Nighttime Rescue on the Guadalupe – Paul “Many Rifles” Laster and “Lucky” Gerry Messmer
– A Report from the Cross Timbers, September 7-8, 1832 – G. Phil Spurlin
– Living Off The Land: Delusions and Misconceptions About Hunting and Gathering – Gilmore Ross (republished with permission from Mr. Ross)
– AMM Objectives and Code
– Upcoming Events
– Great Links

The Trace – September 2013
Contents:
– From The Booshway – Kraig Fallwell
– About the Editor – Gerry “Lucky” Messmer
– Project Review: The Mayfield Pouch, Sep/Oct 2012 Muzzleloader Magazine
– Project Review: My first hand forged Knife
– AMM Summer pack-in Fishing Trip Review – Paul “Many Rifles” Laster and Gerry “Lucky” Messmer
– Accoutrement Review – Travel Muzzleloader Case
– Upcoming Events

Articles

The following is a list of articles prepared by members of the Red River Brigade:

Aux Ailments Du Pays
Kraig Falwell #1659
An in-depth review of some of the wild edibles and game available to the mountain man.
Title page, Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5, Page 6, Page 7, Page 8, Page 9, Page 10, Page 11, Page 12, Page 13

Warren Angus Ferris 1810-1873 – Mountain Man, Surveyor and Early Texas Settler
Dick “Uncle Dick” Erwin of the Bear Lodge Party
Page 1, Page 2, Page 3, Page 4, Page 5

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