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Friday, July 24, 2009

Supply List

Supply List

Below are the supplies that a Pioneer family traveling west might take on their five-month journey by covered wagon. Pretend you are a pioneer and about to make a long journey to the frontier. Make a list of what you would take on the journey, keeping in mind that the wagon will carry 2,000 pounds. Compare your list with a friends.

TOOLS POUNDS
ax 15
shovel 12
hatchet 9
hammer 7
hoe 3
anvil 150
grinding stone 75
animal trap 15
rope 4


Personal Items Pounds
doll 2
jump rope 1
marbles 1
family Bible 2
books 2
hunting knife 1
bag of clothes 40
fiddle 2
snowshoes 8
rifle 10
pistol 7
first aid kit 3


Food Pounds
flour 150
tea 10
salt 50
sugar 50
coffee 100
bacon 40
dried fruit 100
dried beans 100
cornmeal 10
spit peas 100
oatmeal 8
vinegar 25
pickles 50
dried beef 25
salt pork 5
assorted spices 5
barrel of water 350
vegetables 5


Household Goods Pounds
coffee grinder 5
rug 40
bedding 20
mirror 40
dutch oven 70
butter churn 40
table and 4 chairs 200
piano 900
organ 2000
baby cradle 75
wooden bucket 10
bedpan 2
butter mold 1
rocking chair 50
pitcher and bowl 5
cooking stove 700
cooling utensils 2
stool 10
spinning wheel 80
lantern 4
clock 1
10 candles 1
set of dishes 40
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