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PostSubject: Mission Possible   December 8th 2015, 9:48 pm

What do you carry in your flintlock possibles bag?

I just tried to pack my first one. I have used a big range bag before.
I just started shooting flintlocks. I have been a percussion cap guy. 

The resulting packing disaster was bad. Suddenly, I was Eva Gabor 
in Green Acres. (Young people: A Khardasian packing for a reality show.)

What can I LOSE from my possibles bag? What MUST I have. 
I seem to want to take it all. pig

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 9th 2015, 9:32 am

There is a simple solution to the stuffed bag problem: carry two bags. Laughing

I have suffered from the same problem.  By the time I have put the "necessities" in the bag, I realize that I need something the size of an airlines carry one.

And Eva Gabor? My parents told me about her. Twisted Evil Very Happy 
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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 9th 2015, 9:49 am

@RonC wrote:

And Eva Gabor? My parents told me about her. Twisted Evil Very Happy 
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You wish you old fart.

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 9th 2015, 6:45 pm

You both are very funny. Not helpful, but funny! jocolor

I am thinking wrong. I have been trying to make it 
a mini range bag instead of a possibles bag.

So, Powder Horn takes care of the powder. 

Hanging Horn Measures take care of powder measure.

A hanging touch hole pick and brush takes care 
of that. 

Neck knife and belt knife handles that. 

ADD IN BAG
Round balls
Patches
Rag
Pan Primer
Ball Starter
Patch lube (Advise for container for that in a possible bag?)
Flint wallet

Walk away with it. Leave the rest in the range bag in the truck? 
It would be light, organized, and it feels unprepared. But, the 
basics of making the Boom Stick go BOOM are there, right?

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 9th 2015, 7:02 pm

I didn't have an answer, because I have the same problem. Too much in the bag never worked for me. A dedicated hunting/shooting bag works for me. Then I carry the rest in a backpack.

I also use a loading block. It makes it simpler in the field.

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 9th 2015, 9:05 pm

In addition to what you have Colonel, I carry a cleaning jag and cleaning patches. My particular possibles bag has knife and tomahawk sheaves. I take the knife but not the tomahawk.

Like Pete, I also have a loading block with 6 balls and patches ready to go. Rather than hanging horn measures, I use a brass, adjustable measure.

My personal preference is to use a brass range rod with a T-handle instead of the wooden rod under the barrel. So, I have one that breaks down into several parts that I can carry in a larger range/woods bag.

Of course there is a powder horn and primer horn. And food. Yes, can't go without sustenance. Without it waste away to a waif, I will. Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 9th 2015, 9:41 pm

@RonC wrote:

Like Pete, I also have a loading block with 6 balls and patches ready to go...

And food. Yes, can't go without sustenance. Without it waste away to a waif, I will. Rolling Eyes 
Ron

Actually, both Pete and RonC have helped me with their second answers. 

First, you let me know I was not alone with my packing trouble. 
Helpful. As I now know it is a real issue and not inexperience. 

I just need to test my packing set up at the range to be certain it will 
support about six shots. And, BOOM. I am ready to roll. Cool

Second, while I have SEEN lots of loading blocks? I have never 
seen one used. (I know! Such a simple thing.) So, now, I know. 
And, now, I can use a preset loading block instead of a small ball 
bag. Very Happy

Thanks! You never know what the other guy does not know. :Grace

As to food? While I do/will/have field dressed, I never have found it pleasant.
I am better off waiting till after finishing, eh? :barf

If I get lucky? My stomach is easier with the work. If I do not? I will really 
enjoy the meal afterward. tongue

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 10th 2015, 5:12 am

Do you use the gutless method? I find it easier, and less gory/messy.

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 10th 2015, 8:16 am

Muley wrote:
Do you use the gutless method? I find it easier, and less gory/messy.

I am pretty certain I do not.rabbit

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 10th 2015, 8:49 am

With the animal on it's side you skin it back. Cut off the front and rear quarters, cut out the backstrap and loin from just that one side. Flop it over to the other side, and repeat. No reason to touch the gut pile.

Google gutless method, and it will have some videos on it. I've been doing it for 25 years when I got tired of dealing with the guts. It didn't have a name back then. A couple of guys came along a few years ago, and called it the gutless method like they invented it, and sold CD's on how to do it.  Rolling Eyes

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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 10th 2015, 9:57 am

I call it the "Poacher's Process".  I prefer the deer on a truck  tailgate but on the up side of a hill works.  Remove the lower legs at the joint, remove ham at the ball joint and shoulder. When dusty and using 4 wheeler I leave hide on and put raw meat together. Rollover and repeat. Then w torso upright skin and remove backstraps. 
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PostSubject: Re: Mission Possible   December 10th 2015, 12:37 pm

HA HA! I gotta admit, I thought you might be yanking' my chain at first, Muley. Laughing

I will definitely look for a 'How To.' This does sound like it has advantages.

The Gutless Method or Poacher's Process. Thank you both. sunny

I love that story about the guys making instructional tapes and claiming it as their own.jocolor

Did you know that I invented BEER? Yup. Me and some other fella. Copy right and trade mark 
protections ran out on it. Now they call it 'Micro-brew' and I never get any credit!headslap

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