You all know how much I love things like this — Continuity & Persistence, honoring the Old Ways. Must track down La Recua.
Darío Higuera Meza, a 70-year-old saddle maker in Baja California, traveled 200 miles in 20 days by muleback, herding a pack train of donkeys all the way to La Paz. Overcoming health issues, rattlesnakes, and hot days on dusty, forgotten trails, he and his family carried a load of goat cheese, dates, sugarcane candy, and wine. They made this journey to honor the memory of los arrieros de las recuas, the muleteers of Baja’s donkey pack trains.
Looks like we can view it through April 10. Information here.
For all the Frontier Partisan blade aficionados (looking at YOU Greg Walker). Daniel Winkler is a master bladesmith who is now famed for two things: He made the blades for the principal characters in The Last of the Mohicans, and Tier 1 operators wield his blades in the Global War On Terror. Stumbled on a nice video set:
A video on his LOM work is not embeddable. View it here.