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postheadericon Table of Content.. The Lost Ways


I have been reading a book that I have found to be very interesting. It is all about learning lost ways. You just never know when you might need to know how to do things without all of the modern day help such  computers, cell phone… and simple things we take for granted such a running water and of course electricity…

I can not imagine what life was like before Facebook.. but I bet life went on without me watching videos or knowing what my friends are up to on a daily basis. I always said that I must of had a clean house before Facebook.. but those who know me.. know that certainly was not true….

Knowing how your grandparents, or their parents lived is not only interesting to learn about but it is also a good thing to know. Learning lost ways can be very valuable information. Now I am by no means a prepper… but I have always thought it would be a good thing to know how people lived 150-200 years ago. I for one love watching old westerns… Just think of the struggles those people must of endured.

The people that joined up with a wagon train to take them to California must of been brave souls. I can not begin to imagine what they must of thought when they first saw the Rocky Mountains and knew they were going to go Over them!….Grit.. they had grit and courage.

Being able to live off the land using skills that your great grandparent knew might come in handy. The book I am reading, The Lost Ways is all about how things use to be done. Just take a look at the Table of Content for this book. It covers a very wide range of topics.. My copy has over 400 pages. I must admit I could care less about the chapters about guns and knives.. but those are a couple of the ones that my dad really enjoyed. Yes.. I got him a copy too. My dad is 86 years old..He loves reading it.

Learning lost ways is something that we all should know how to do… and the book The Lost Ways teaches them to you.

postheadericon Making your own beer and alcohol

All those old westerns show beer being served from barrels.. and whiskey from bottles. Do you think that beer was warm… if it was cold how did they get it cold….. they certainly didn’t have access to a refrigerator…. Not much I can think of worse than .. Warm beer….

That beer seemed to have a nice topping to it…. and I heard on a few occasions.. “Make sure it is COLD”. So how did they get the beer cold…? Did they haul those kegs over all those miles and miles to the many different towns and way stations along the way. Maybe they had a brewer in all of the different towns.

The old gangster movies showing gin being made in bathtubs.. Gosh how times have changed…

All these micro brewers that are popping up all over they are keeping the tradition of making your own beer going. I am pretty sure a maker of alcohol would be a very popular spot as well… though I think that might be illegal… Can you say Moonshine?

Learning lost ways is something that might come in handy… You just never know when such skills might be needed….You can learn many things from the book The Lost Ways. Just take a peek at the Table of Contents…. Making beer as well as making moonshine are just a couple of the topic that are covered.

postheadericon Learning Lost Ways

Do you ever imagine what it would of been like to be alive during the days of the old west. No cars, no phone no computers.. the list goes on. Yes indeed we have come a long way since the 1800’s. Many things of changed and it is called progress.

We recently started watching a series called “Hell on Wheels”.. This is a series about the Union Pacific’s construction of the first transcontinental railroad. I am not sure how factual the story line itself is but I would bet how they are building that railroad and the encounters they are running into would be pretty much how it really happened.

I wonder what the people thought who joined a wagon train to take them to California. Even if they were told what to expect.. I am quite certain that they had no idea what really did lay ahead of them. Can you imagine trying to explain the Rocky Mountains to someone….. You are able to see this mountain range from about 100 miles away. If the wagon train traveled 10-20 miles a day… they would be looking at those mountains for DAYS>>> and DAYS…. each day getting a bit closer.. What must of been going through their minds as they got closer?

I am not saying that I would of loved to of lived in the 1800’s but I must tell you I really do enjoy reading and watching programs about it. Those people had GRIT!….. as well as a few other adjectives I could write.. but for the moment I will stick with GRIT!

I am not a prepper…. but I do think that knowing how people lived in the 1800’s would be a good thing to know. Knowing how to be sufficient sure can’t hurt. And planning ahead is always a good thing.

I am reading a book called The Lost Ways… It has so much info in it about the old days.. Just look at the Table of Content…… Learning how things were done is not only very interesting but also educational as well..