Elron Hubbard Posted over 3 years ago What's one thing you wish you had learned in school? Ben, if you are in the states, you should go to some battle reenactments in the summers. Most, if not all of the trades you speak of are alive and well there, and many of those people have year-round businesses related to their tents at the battles. This year at the Missinnewa battle of 1812 reenactment I spent 40 mins in a fur and leather tannery tend looking at all of the hides they had. Beautiful stuff. They made belts of people upon request. There was also a old-style gunsmith restoring and building real period muskets. Very cool stuff, and everyone was "using their hands".