Buckskins, Blades and Biscuits

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Overview

The author weaves historical information in with the "how tos" for creating costumes. The book is complemented with sketches and many pictures to accent detail and illustrate the various pieces. The food section starts with basics of fire building and coaches the reader on through an abundance of recipes from pumpkin shortbread and pemmican to turtle soup, and jerky - campfire/homefire cuisine at its finest. If you are interested in history, humor, outdoor life, and good food you will truly enjoy Allen Kent Johnston's wit and knowledge as he guides you through some of the finer points of pioneer life.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780888393630
  • Publisher: Hancock House Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/1995
  • Pages: 176
  • Product dimensions: 5.55 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 0.55 (d)

Meet the Author

Allen kent Johnston passed away on October 9, 1993. He was an avid outdoorsman and took part in scouting, shooting and hunting. Mr. Johnston was a skilled leather and woodworking cratsman. He was also a keen armchair historian. According to his wife Phylis, Kent's only comment to the reader would be "Enjoy".

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Table of Contents

The Red River Renegades
The Great American frontier
Bags and Pouches
Pistol Holsters
Rifle Covers
Powder Horns and Flasks
Knives
The Knife Sheath
Tomahawk Sockets and Covers
Rawhide
Clothing
Tools
Shelter
The Lodge Lounge
Pack Frames
Fire Making with flint and steel
The Bow and Arrow
Cooking
-Cooking Underground
-Cooking on the Coals
- Roasting Ears
- Steak on the Coals
-other cooking methods
Food:
BREAD
Hard Tack
Bannock
Biscuits
Cobblers
Yeast
Beer Bread
Heavy Bread
Potato Bread
Hoe Cake
Johnny Cake
Potato Cakes
Yam Bread
Pumpkin Shortbread
Berry Pancakes
Corn Tortillas
Corn Bread in a skillet
VEGETABLES
Greens
Beans
Ham & Beans, Bacon & Beans,Sowbelly & Beans
Frijoles Nacionales (National Beans)
Texican Beans
Fried Beans
Green Beans
Sweet Bean Desert
CORN
Steamed Green Corn
Baked Green Corn
Corn Meal mush
Fried corn meal Mush
Green Corn Syrup
Parched Corn
PUMPKIN
Buttered Green pumpkin

Garden Dinner
Calavastia ( Little pumpkin)
Baked pumpkin
Boiled Pumpkin and Stewed Pumpkin
Pumpkin Boiled in the shell
Pumpkin seeds
MEAT
Dried Meat
Jerky and Eggs (Machicado)
Jerky and Beans
Jerky and Rice
Jerky and jerky
Pemmican
Dried Fish
Salmon and Rice
Salt Meat
Fried Salt Pork
Boiled Salt Meat
Salt Meat in a Stew
Salt meat for Sausage
Potting Meat
Smoke Cured Meats
Smoked Cooked Meats
Barbecue
Barbecue Ranch Style
Prairie Butter
Calf "Delicacies"
Mussels
Turtles
Turtle Soup
Water
BEVERAGES
Teas from Leaves
Teas from Barks
Tea from Berries
Other Teas
coffee from Grains
Juices and other uses of Fruit and Berries
Distilled Spirits
Chili

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