Re: And Now For Something COMPLETELY Different! *Hardtack*

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Posted by Champ on February 02, 1999 at 01:55:29:

In Reply to: Re: And Now For Something COMPLETELY Different! posted by Jo on February 02, 1999 at 01:34:44:

: : >>Hehehe!
: : Your bloods getting thin down yonder! ;-)
: : Next weekend I am going to winterquarters, thats where a bunch of us loonies dress 1860's period, drill & live-fire muskets & a full-size cannon [NO blanks in either] by day [snow, mud, rain, whatever], sleep in non-heated, open-ended dog tents, and eat hardtack & saltpork! Yee-haaa!!!
: : The way the weathers been in the Pacific NW though, if we dont get blown away by the 50+ winds, we'll need Noah's Ark for the water...
: : hehehe ;-)

: : "Champ"
: : [insane gigglin', yep, I got the proper mind-set]....

: ++++++++++++

: OK, Champ, just where are you doing this Noah's Ark thing??? And what is your description of hard tack??? Maybe I'll take some along with me to our snow camping if it's suitable....and I thought I was the only crazy get the prize!

: Jo

Theres that insane gigglin' again ;-)
Its a closed event held in East Peirce County in western Washington. Right now the wind is howling like a banshee, hopefully it'll die down by the weekend.
The rain is suppose to be here from now until forever ;-)
I'm serious though about the ark, the rainfall is way above normal, and thats the trend for this month as well :-(
You never know what to expect in winterquarters, one year the boys had a beautiful day, the next morning, they woke up to 3 to 4 inches of snow on the ground!!
Oh, hardtack was a hard biscuit served during the War Between The States. If made proper, its like a hard cracker, if not, do NOT bite down on it, you will lose your teeth [seriously]!
The best way to eat it, after you fry up a mess of bacon, is to fry it in the left over bacon grease to soften it up....
This stuff is so durable, that in World War 1, when they shipped grub to our troops in France, they sent containers of "surplus" hardtack that was left over from the WBTS! And it was still good!! [this is true!]....
Go to a reenactment in California, you can purchase some hardtack from a sutler [makes a great weapon ;-)]....
Have fun "snow camping"! :-)


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