EDIBLES - RECIPES - CAMP EQUIPAGE
EDIBLES - FORAGED AND CULTIVATED
Buck Conner's has written for a number of publications; "On the Trail", "Backwoodsman", "Tomahawk & Long Rifle", "Black Powder Report", "Buckskin Report", "Poke & Stroke", Smoke & Fire News", "The Colonial Society", and the "Colorado Collectors" journals. He is currently writing as a columnist for "Buckskinner" magazine.
started and established
a business for correct period foods and items to prepare
those foods, for the re-enactment movement going on in North America and
Europe back in 1980.
original store “Buckhorn
Rendezvous”, later becoming in the 90’s “Clark
& Sons Mercantile” grew into a mail order business named
after an old family name that was as old as our country.
the six sons of John and Ann Rogers Clark, came forts they built, wars
they won, new territory found, lands they mapped and not to be
forgotten, the businesses started. The family name of Clark
has been in American History from the beginning, “from sea to
shinning sea”, treading on new ground, always involved and looking for
a new venture or adventure.
participants ourselves in the various time frames, from the F & I
War to the Indian Wars, we’ve seen our share of not correct
merchandise in the last 35 to 40 years and will endeavor to bring
documented items for several time periods.
knowing our background let’s work on helping you get “correct”
with your edibles. In issues to come we can address proper recipes,
cookware and general camp needs.
grain and mill products shown are correct for the time period seen on
each item. We have saved you the time in researching of proper grains
and mill items for the various time periods, with furnished history and
its origin, even to proper usages.
and Teas have been researched back to French, German and English
sources, to try and be correct as possible for your needs.
have tried to stay with our theme of supplying you information on
correct foods, grains and mill items. Because of the demand, we’ve
added cooking and camp life equipage to round out a research need of
- MILL ITEMS - SEASONINGS
seeds, milled products and seasonings shown should be organically grown
or purchase from a grower that does so as in the original colonies from
which they were planted, when arriving from other lands. Don’t panic I
share a little secret for an easy source for these items, your local
health store that handles organic products.
have coded these products for their popularity or availability for a
specified time frame in our information.
FEW FACTS ABOUT GRAINS, ETC.
you do your research on edible foods, wild and planted, you will find
that a large amount came from Pennsylvania Germans, who brought them
from their home lands in Europe from as early as the 1500’s.
is a large variety of preferred seeds that have made their way from
gardens of the east to the growing beds of the west and everywhere in
between, thanks to our early explorers.
merchants and just common people moving to new homes in the unknown
territories have carried their seeds, dropped on the way by accident or
gardens started, and then minds and locations for a home are changed.
take a look at some of the types and varieties of grains, vegetables,
spices and herbs that found their way across North America in the
This is a good stopping point, we don't want to have you think this is to much effort, stay away from the "junk" foods. Remember this is not only period correct foods but also what we are now told "healthy food".
EDIBLES - FORAGED AND CULTIVATED (cont. next issue)
documented facts pertaining to periods & availability of foods.