We’ve got two significant irons in the fire at Frontier Partisans: First, we’re opening a long-overdue Frontier Partisans Trading Post — plunder and foofaraw to help you represent and celebrate the frontier spirit in the 21st century.
We promise good value for your plews — not rendezvous prices — and we won’t ply you with busthead whiskey … unless you insist upon it.
Second, we’re going to launch a Frontier Partisan Podcast come fall. Podcasting is a medium I have come to love and I consume history shows like… well, like guzzling busthead whiskey at rendezvous. It is, in many ways, the ideal medium for delivering historical frontier storytelling. I’m ambitious about this. I aim to deliver a frontier history podcast with the depth, weight and value of Dan Carlin’s Hardcore History.
Doing a podcast won’t change what I’m doing on the blog — my aim is for the two platforms to interact and reinforce each other so that we can explore the richness of frontier stories from the 18th through the 20th centuries in greater depth and with a lot of entertainment value.
Think of it as a way to enhance the campfire…
Doing this right means some investment in upgrading the Frontier Partisans website and purchasing podcasting gear. It’s not as big an endeavor as leading a fur brigade into the Rockies, or one of Frederick Russell Burnham’s prospecting endeavors in the African bush — but, as booshway, I’d sure appreciate some partners to throw in and ride the trail with me.
So… I’ve established a GoFundMe campaign, which you can access here. There will also be a link on the home page of Frontier Partisans.