Click here to learn more about the Lewis & Clark Interpretive Association
The 2005 Lewis & Clark Institute

 

 

 

 

Click here for some of our latest addtions to the Store!Click here for special clearance items.Click here for art and jewelry that reflect the Corps of Discovery.Click here for a wide variety of books associated with Lewis and Clark.Click here for audio books, CDs, and DVDs.Click here for historic toys and diversions.Click here for items that commemorate Lewis & Clark.Click here for some of our friends and partners.Click here to search our site.Click here to learn more about the LCIA.
Home > Tools of the Trade

 

Tools of the Trade

Items that recreate the equipment and the spirit of the Corps of Discovery.

 

 




Solid Brass Tobacco Box with Burning Glass

Solid Brass Tobacco Box with Burning Glass

This handy design was used by the Corps and later Western explorers to carry more than just tobacco. The size easily accomodates a flint and steel and some char to start a fire. The lid covers a small magnifying glass that can be used for the same purpose.
4 inches long. $34.95.


Click here to add this item to your cart.

Flint & Steel

Flint & Steel

Striking metal against a sharp-edged rock like flint creates a spark. Expert fire-starters were able to strike the flint and steel in such a manner that the sparks flew into their char to start a fire.
Our sets come with a sample of flint and a steel "C" approximately 3 inches long. $9.50.

Click here to add this item to your cart.
Powder Horn

Powder Horn

Keep your powder dry in this powder horn. The leather thong strap is tied at one end to the threaded filler cap and at the other end to the small end of the horn.
Each horn is unique and measures approximately 12 inches. $30.00.

Click here to add this item to your cart.
Possibles Bag

Possibles Bag

In Lewis & Clark's day, the easiest way to carry your fire-making tools and other survival essentials was in a "possibles bag". Ours come with an adjustable shoulder strap and a full size flap to cover everything you could possibly carry inside. $35.00.

Click here to add this item to your cart.
Richards, "Deerskins into Buckskins"

Deerskins into Buckskins:
How to Tan with Brains, Soap or Eggs -
Matt Richards

Ever wonder how Lewis & Clark made the clothes they wore? Tanning expert Matt Richards presents step-by-step techniques for creating buckskins in this richly illustrated guide.
Softcover, 240 pp, $19.95.
(Also available as a DVD here.)

Click here to add this item to your cart.