Posted by Rich on January 09, 2000 at 05:42:55:
In Reply to: appreciation and question posted by Brian T. Evans on January 08, 2000 at 22:04:45:
: I want to thank everybody for making me fell very welcome for visiting this message board. It has a very warm and friendly quality to it. Just like a big family. That was not the case with the last message board I was a part of for a very large reenactment that was held a few months ago. For the most part you heard alot of complaining, whining, fusing, name calling, and inflated ego's running rampant on that board.
Thanks, Brian ... You've hit the nail on the head. Not to say we haven't had our share of squabbles, but this place really has developed the feel of a community ... family, if you will ... over the years. Thanks for joining!
:But enough of that board on to this one. I have a question and I know that this is the right place to get an answer for it. I read somewhere, I can't remember where I read it now, but before shooting began for the movie, DDL spent several weeks in a cabin away from modern civilization and with no modern convieniences. Just the tools, aquotriments and supplies that would have been found on the frontier for that time period to get a feel and better understanding of what life was like at that point in history and to experience frontier life. Does anybody know if there is any truth to that?
Lots of truth ... DDL, Eric Schweig, Russell Means, & Steven Waddington, for a spell, all attended David Webster's camp in Alabama for several weeks of intensive "skill" training. DDL, of course, continued this on, in a big way, through weeks & weeks of filming, partially under the tutelage of Mark A. Baker. There are several references to all of this scattered about this Site in the Musings ... see Soldier #2, Mark A. Baker, & the Mohican Musings for more ...
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