Buckskinning is camping with a pre-1840s twist. Whether you call yourself a living historian, experimental archeologist, or just like to spend time outside with a muzzleloader, bow and arrows, or tomahawk, you’ve come to the right place. This site offers articles for folks interested in buckskinning and rendezvous from beginner to long-time enthusiast. Features extensive links to related information from history to suppliers and other organizations.
Provides detailed, well documented and referenced information for Canadian fur trade era. The focus of Northwest Journal is to provide detailed, well documented and referenced information for Canadian fur trade era re-enactors, historic site interpreters, and educators. We also know how difficult it is to find reliable material on what constitutes historically typical costuming and accouterments. Whether you have just started in re-enacting or are an old hand, we have something for you! Articles include: A Year in the Life of a Canoe Brigade, Making a Birchbark Canoe, Capotes, Fur Post Construction, Fur Trade Tents, Arms in the Northwest, A Tale of Three Beads, What Voyageurs Wore, Basic Tinsmithing, and more.