Is This the Way it Was Really Done?  My Policies on Historical Accuracy.

Okay, we are not LARPing.  I know there are some out there who are gung-ho for the fantasy or mythical reality of the American Revolution but we are trying to teach history so historical accuracy is a must.  At my events, I strive to be as accurate as possible with the following caveats: When being …

Sharpening your Knife with a Whetstone

First off, put some lubricant on your stone. You need to use a lubricant when sharpening your tools because doing it dry will generate enough heat that it will actually warp the blade. Typically, you should use mineral oil as a lubricating agent because it can effectively reduce the heat produced by friction, but if …

Fort Mifflin on TV

Okay folks, its about to happen. All of the work we put into making the TV programs for both the Discovery and Travel Channels (highlighting different aspects of Fort Mifflin) are about to come to fruition. May 7 — Portals to Hell — Fort Mifflin Travel Channel The hosts investigate a Fort Mifflin ‘s Revolutionary …

Fort Mifflin on TV

Okay folks, its about to happen. The wounds are not all healed and the beer is not yet ready to drink but all of the work we put into making the TV programs for both the Discovery and Travel Channels (highlighting different aspects of Fort Mifflin) are about to come to fruition. May 4 — …

Bring Documents to your Reenactments!

Today Americans boast a whoppingly deplorable literacy rate of about 86% depending on how you measure literacy.  Compare this to Colonial New England where, discounting slaves, women, indentured servants, and indians, in a time when books, newpapers, and magazines were largely unobtainable, the literacy rate was almost 60%*.  Today with telephones, television, radio, and various …

A Gentle Reminder from the Regimental Brewmeister

I brew beer for events and with very few exceptions (generally fundraisers), I GIVE beer to reenactors (especially soldiers and camp followers). All I ask is that you drink responsibly and RETURN THE BOTTLES. These bottles are expensive and difficult to find. Sure, I could use cheap disposables but that disrupts the image we want …