Preparing to Survive in the Flintlock Era | 18th Century Trekking Set Up & Gear Testing

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In this video, I go over some of my updated 18th-century “trekking” and living history equipment as I prepare to do my best to survive in the 18th century. In the video, I discuss 18th century tents and tarps, bushcraft shelters, flint and steel fire starting, cooking breakfast over an open fire and making coffee with 18th century tools based on originals from the 1700s.

I set out this morning to practice with my gear and kit before I set out far from home. I wanted to get an understanding of my gear and see how it works in the real world. From here, I can plan and prepare a proper trek, hike, or camp with my 18th century gear.

As always, I’m learning and willing to learn from you. Leave a comment to let me know what you think and share any thoughts you might have with the rest of the group.

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0:07 – My thinking on a persona and why I have the gear I have
3:30 – 18th Century Wooden Tent Stakes based on George Washington’s
4:12 Diamon Fly Tent/Tarp Raising
5:52 – Using a Ship’s Chest as a camp box
7:45 – How I carry water to an 18th Century event
10:50 – Using a Market Wallet, or wallet
13:50 – Making Coffee over the campfire
14:20 – How to Sleep in an Diamond Fly
16:53 Finishing breakfast and chillin’
18:47 – Why I’m getting out and practicing with my 18th century gear

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