Wigeon Releases Fourth Edition of
Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men
4th edition expanded to 92 pages
illustrations, honey & recipe for mule-blood soup
SAN DIEGO, CA, April 3, 2019 — This fourth edition of Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men: A Guide to Authentic Provisions of Fur Trappers, Traders and Explorers in the Early American West includes twelve additional pages and more illustrations.
The additional information comprises an expanded section on honey and bee hunters, a recipe for mule-blood soup, and more first-hand accounts of the "starvin' times" — the periods when the trappers, voyageurs, and explorers ran out of provisions and how they coped — as well as the "shinin' times."
The book offers a glimpse of the 19th century frontier diet, which consisted mostly of meat, preferably buffalo. But during “starvin’ times,” they’d resort to whatever they could find, whether it be thistle root, rattlesnake, or the soles of their moccasins.
Author Larry "Friar" Edwards created this guide for those who participate in re-enactments of mountain man rendezvous and historical encampments. However, it’s also for anyone interested in history, and the lifestyles and hardships endured by these adventurous folks at a time when beaver fur was worth more than gold.
The items presented have been gleaned from trappers’ and explorers’ journals, and diaries of travellers to the Far West, as well as trading post inventory records and lists of provisions for the annual fur-trapper rendezvous in the 1820s and 1830s.
The book is formated as a trade paperback, dimensions 5.5x8.5.
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Food & Provisions of the Mountain Men: A Guide to Authentic Provisions of Fur Trappers, Traders and Explorers in the Early American West
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