Re: Dear Mohicanland Trekker

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Posted by Dana S. on November 01, 1999 at 10:00:47:

In Reply to: Re: Dear Mohicanland Trekker posted by Dana S. on November 01, 1999 at 09:39:04:

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: : : : : Hi, Clabert! First, let me thank you for taking the time to answer my questions! I appreciate your effort. Yes I would love to go on a trek!!!! I live in Indiana (Northwest Territory). I have just recently learned of trekking, and attended my first re-enactment at the Feast of the Hunter's Moon a few weeks ago. I checked out a lot of the clothing and such at the Feast, but it was all a little overwhelming. If you could recommend some reading or know of anyone in this area who does trekking, that would be a great help to me. I understand that a good deal of prep. goes into all of this kind of thing and I respect that. I wouldn't want to impose on anyone, especially if I hadn't put forth any effort to at least develope an understanding of what trekking is all about. Collecting the proper clothing sounds like quite a fun project, especially if I knew I was actually going to "need" it.

: : : : : Sorry to hear about your muffins! That Doc M sure can go on, can't she?

: : : : : Thanks again for your time!

: : : : : Dana S.
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: : : : I`ll try to work up a list when I can. For starters try This is the site for "On The Trail" Magazine and there is a list you can get on from there. We are all on it and it the best place to get all your questions answered. There are a lot of Coalition of Historical Trekkers members on this list and if you ask for anyone from Indiana, they will speak up and you can go from there. We are always looking for new members and there is aways talk of treks from all over on this list.

: : : : Clabert

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: : : Clabert, don't worry too much about a list. What you've given me here looks like enough to get me started. I've popped in on the site you mentioned a couple of times...I just didn't know my way around. Thanks for the tips.

: : : Enjoyed your response to Jayne. It's hard to imagine surviving of pocket soup after walking all day!

: : : Dana S.

: : : PS Don't be a stranger!
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: : Like you mentioned before. Most, but not all treks, are planned way in advance. I started doing something years before Mark Baker started talking about it and that is, about two weeks before, I start slowing down on what I eat. That cause`s my stomach to shrink and I fill up more quick, on less. So I don`t feel hungry. I don`t eat the bouillon cubes just as soup. I add them to the rice and lentels for flavor. On some spur of the moment treks I`ve grabbed summer sausage and hard cheese and a loaf of French bread in place of the rice, beans and jerky.

: : Clabert

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: Wow! You shrink your stomach just for fun? You may be on to the latest diet craze! "Trek Your Way to a Slimmer You"... "If You Can't Aim, You Don't Eat!... What could be more simple?

: Thanks so much for your time, Clabert. I could go on and on with questions. This is very fasinating. The ACCURACY aspect of trekking is what intrigues me the most. I will enjoy studying this. I am ordering a sample issue of OTT. I'm sure I will enjoy it.

: Thanks again,
: Dana

Okay. This is serious stuff. Before I ever consider going on a trek, I need to (1)lose 20 or 30 lbs, (2) learn how to exist on 1/20th my normal caloric intake, (3) stop sticking things in my mouth and lighting them on fire, (4) learn how to make buckskins. Then there's first aid considerations. These concern my husband ( He-Who-Listens-With-Raised-Eyebrows). I can see why women in general would tend to shy away from trekking. I still think it sounds like a blast! How about you, Jayne? Does this sound fun to you?

Dana S.

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