1. Are you a current member with account or password issues?

    Please visit following page for more information

    Dismiss Notice

Old West EDC

Discussion in 'General EDC Discussion' started by Bubba, Dec 10, 2008.

  1. Bubba

    Bubba Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    0
    Glad to see so many responses sine last time I was on

    I have always been a fan of western movies, and they are usually some of the cheapest DVDs when I look for something to watch.. Now they are even more fun since Tucson and this area of AZ is featured in so many of them, so I watch for places I've been, or places they set movies in that really exist

    I know no part of time was perfect, but I've really enjoyed what I've learned about the 'old west' cowboys and indians, etc while living out here

    I live out here (in Tucson. AZ) so I can visit 'real' ghost towns, mines and ruins any time

    If I had to answer my own question, I wouldn't want to bring some things back that would stop working as soon as the batteries wore out or solar panels broke.. so I'd limit my choices to non-powered items

    Then I'd think about things I could repair back then...

    But then I think if I was REALLY going to be smart about it, I'd just go back with a book that maps out the biggest gold claims and start looking to buy some land ;D
     
  2. bigkahuna

    bigkahuna Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    1
    Or a map showing where all the oil wells are gonna be. :-X
     
  3. Mister Scribble

    Mister Scribble Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,460
    Likes Received:
    41
    During the 1950s I think there was a TV show called "Tombstone Territory" set in Tombstone, Arizona. I can remember the theme song
    and lyrics:

    "Whistle me up a memory
    Whistle me back where I want to be
    Whistle a tune that will carry me
    To Tombstone Territory."

    See if a DVD is available of the show. I think you'd get a kick out of it.

    I was always a fan of the TV "Bonanza" series, but I guess that wasn't the Real West any more than any others.
    "Have Gun Will Travel" was my favorite. Other good Westerns were "Wanted, Dead or Alive" with Steve McQueen,
    "Maverick," "Jim Bowie," "Gunsmoke" (of course), "The Rifleman" (cool), "Lone Ranger" (original cool),
    "Texas Rangers," "Union Pacific," "Broken Arrow" (with John Lipton <?> and Michael Ansara), "Rin Tin Tin" (naturally),
    "Roy Rogers," "The Cisco Kid," "Lawman," "Colt 45," "Wagon Train" (with co-star Clint Eastwood), "Judge Roy Bean"
    (which I know is on DVD, picked it up at the local 99 cent store)... and a few years later, "The Wild Wild West,"
    an EDCer's fantasy. "Zorro" was also great but that took place either in Mexico or Spain, don't remember which.

    ..any of those would be fun to watch again. Check 'em out if they're available on DVD.
     
  4. Bubba

    Bubba Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2008
    Messages:
    404
    Likes Received:
    0
    Thanks, I've seen many but not all of those

    There are a few westerns on Hulu (free internet movies)

    Pawn shops and the 99ยข stores are great for them too around here

    I forgot about the Wild Wild West movie, I need to watch that one again
    I liked the TV show better though ;)
     
  5. bigkahuna

    bigkahuna Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    1
    Zorro was in California.
     
  6. peacefuljeffrey

    Joined:
    Jun 18, 2006
    Messages:
    1,895
    Likes Received:
    10
  7. JonSidneyB
    • Administrator

    JonSidneyB Uber Prepared
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    21,161
    Likes Received:
    12,086
    You didn't specify what time period in the old west.

    Indians. Hmmm There are a couple in the other room right now.

    In fact I am surrounded by them. The Otoe, Ponca, and Missouri tribes are to the South of me. To the east are the Kaw, and Osage. The the west are the Shawnee, Tonkawa, and Sac n Fox. The Pawnee are not horribly far away.

    I am quite surrounded by Indians here.

    [img width=640 height=408]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o319/jonsidneyb/mom.jpg[/img]
    [​IMG]
    [img width=640 height=480]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o319/jonsidneyb/buck074a.jpg[/img]
    [img width=640 height=480]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o319/jonsidneyb/buck038a.jpg[/img]
    [img width=640 height=480]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o319/jonsidneyb/buck066a.jpg[/img]
    [img width=585 height=640]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o319/jonsidneyb/buck034a.jpg[/img]
    [img width=640 height=480]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o319/jonsidneyb/buck025a.jpg[/img]
    [img width=640 height=480]http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o319/jonsidneyb/buck017a.jpg[/img]
     
  8. JonSidneyB
    • Administrator

    JonSidneyB Uber Prepared
    Staff Member

    Joined:
    Mar 28, 2006
    Messages:
    21,161
    Likes Received:
    12,086
    The Lonesome Dove ranch is about an hour from here. The Miller 101 ranch is about half an hour from here.
     
  9. Mister Scribble

    Mister Scribble Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,460
    Likes Received:
    41
    Cool, thanks for the correction. So Zorro was a Western after all.

    O0
     
  10. Mister Scribble

    Mister Scribble Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,460
    Likes Received:
    41
    Very nice pictures, Jon. Thanks for posting them.

    Talk about synchronicity...I was just thinking the other day that I
    wanted to learn more about Native American traditions again.

    I really enjoyed those pictures. You should feature a couple on
    the home page.

    Makes me think a separate thread about Native American EDC
    might be fascinating. One thing I do know is that many Native Americans
    carried Chia seeds and chewed on them during long journeys to
    keep up their energy. What did they carry to deal with emergencies?

    Then of course, we have the Indians to thank for our knowledge of
    the wonderful immune stimulating herb, echinacea.
     
  11. bigkahuna

    bigkahuna Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    1
     
  12. Mister Scribble

    Mister Scribble Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,460
    Likes Received:
    41
    Yes, I know. The Mexicans say that's part of something they call Azatlan (I think) and
    they want it back!

    Speaking of Westerns, I remember that there is a great tradition in Argentina (I think) of
    their own cowboys, who used a bolas <or was it bolos?> to capture cattle on
    the pompas, and wore their knives differently.

    And in Canada there has always been a tradition of cowboys in...Alberta? I remember an
    Ian & Sylvia album from the 50s or 60s with that theme--they were a folksong duo, for
    those who don't know. She had an unusual voice. Ian was first and foremost a cowboy.
    A Canadian cowboy.

    But I don't remember any TV Westerns about these less well known
    "Western" traditions. The closest we came outside of Zorro was Sgt. Preston
    of the Yukon--an Alaskan "Western," I guess. Or maybe the Cisco Kid.

    But excuse me, I'm wandering off topic. Got to bring this back to EDC somehow.

    ...Uhh, anyone carry a bolas? <grin>

    :laugh:
     
  13. OhCanada

    OhCanada Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    May 20, 2007
    Messages:
    86
    Likes Received:
    26
    Hat, pocket watch, comb (if I had hair), neckercheif, vest (traditional way to carry stuff if you were well off), hank of cord, knife, matches.

    I think the majority of people out West were settlers either building a homestead or making their way there. Some were loggers, train track workers, miners, etc; but most were settling to build up a new town/country side.

    The Chinese were there also, often to make money doing laundry or selling supplies from shops. The Chinese are often left out of many Westerns but back then they were thought queer for their customs of dressing in clean clothes before supper and taking frequent baths.
     
  14. RGNY

    RGNY Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Oct 15, 2006
    Messages:
    583
    Likes Received:
    15
    saw a great show about the history of Chinese cooking in America.

    what we call "chop suey" is a transliteration of (phonetically) 'sop-shoo-wey' or "left overs", originally sold as a cheap meal in mining/railroad camps in the Old West.
     
  15. jackknife

    jackknife Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2007
    Messages:
    1,635
    Likes Received:
    4,495
  16. Mister Scribble

    Mister Scribble Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jun 3, 2008
    Messages:
    1,460
    Likes Received:
    41
    With one notable exception: Kung Fu with David Carradine. <did I get his name right?> One of my all-time favorites.

    Of course, there was Hop Sing, the cook in Bonanza, but he had a stereotype role in that show.

    I have read that the Chinese who worked on building the railroads were treated miserably, and many died.
     
  17. dudegalea

    dudegalea Empty Pockets

    Joined:
    Nov 25, 2006
    Messages:
    187
    Likes Received:
    0
    Shiny! ;D
     
  18. bigkahuna

    bigkahuna Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2008
    Messages:
    281
    Likes Received:
    1
    "Blazing Saddles" :giddyup:
     
  19. shwa

    shwa Loaded Pockets

    Joined:
    Dec 25, 2008
    Messages:
    49
    Likes Received:
    0
    steel plate under poncho :p
     
  20. devilchasnme

    devilchasnme Guest

    Elsewhere in EDC (a few minutes ago) I commented -
    this is a little off topic of this thread - but I imagine besides the hat, the bandana was probably the most used of the EDC of the old west among the cowboys, mountain men, etc.

    It's certainly a must-have when I'm out for extended trips in the elements. And it may be the most overlooked. Think so?

    I see (real) pics of cowboys wearing one. I don't think they did to look spiffy for the cattle.

    Dave
    http://devilchasnme.blogspot.com/