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post #31 of 37
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I would stick a full brisket on and tell people it was buffalo hump.....

 

One thing about us reenactors, Papa Perry: Ain't none of us really right.

 

Like the time some buddies spit-roasted a whole goat at an event, and gleefully told folks it was a dog.

 

You did fur trade?

 


LOL we aren't are we....

 

Yup Fur trade here in So Cal.  Not doing it anymore unfortunately, but I still pull out the old fire kit when I camp.

 

Everyone believed it was buffalo except the one elderly lady who's father was a butcher.....

 

post #32 of 37
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We had to move away from the rendezvous scene, Pappy, when Friend Wife was diagnosed with diabetes. She just can't handle camping in the summer heat.

 

But then we were hired as historical interpreters at a living history park. Twenty-sumpin years as a hobby, and now they're paying us to do it. Who'd a thunk it.

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post #33 of 37

Awesome!

 

We did it with our children and my ex - wives father and brother.  The wife went back to college so we stopped.  No longer together so I am not involved in it any more.

 

Sure helped me learn to cook anywhere.  The past few years I started cooking for charitable events in the middle of the California desert.

 

PP

post #34 of 37
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My one regret is that we discovered it when our kids were all but grown. The younger was 16, and did get to participate. But it's really such a great thing for kids to be part of.

 

If you want to get back into it, contact me privately and I'll send you my brothers email addy. He's in SoCal, and does everything from fur trade to cowboy action, and could, no doubt, put you in touch with the right people.

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post #35 of 37

Our children were 1 & 4 when we started.  Did it for about 5 or 6 years.   I used to brag that my kids did not need TV or video games.  Now my youngest is 18 and all he does is play video games.....

 

I believe my in-laws are still in the scene.  Not sure I want to hang out with them ;-)  I'll let you know if I get the hankering.  Would need to buy new equipment since it is long gone except my fire kit.

 

PP

post #36 of 37

If you're seriously into barbecuing itself, you might also consider barbecue competition.   Some very nice people doing KCBS, it's an excuse to "practice," buy new gimmicks,  and there's lots to learn.  Check out the CBBQA website.

 

If you do try it, I suggest going in with the idea that it's a lot more about fooling around than winning.  California and the rest of the far west isn't as rigid as what happens east of the Rockies, but the CBBQA is still KCBS, and it can take a while to figure out their standards and preferences.  A lot of people approach comp as more social and service than "will to win" anyway.

 

You don't need a huge rig either.  You can be quite successful with a couple of WSMs, or a Weber Kettle for chicken and a big WSM for everything else. 

 

BDL

 

 

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post #37 of 37

I was the Team of the Year chairman for the CBBQA (California BBQ Association) in the mid 90's it was a lot of fun.  I never competed because I felt it would take away from my enjoyment and become like a job (I am competitive that way).  Somewhere on their website is a picture of my fire kit (or it was at one time.

 

I may go visit them at their annual Q-Fest soon.

 

Bringing back good memories....

 

PP

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