Vol. X, Episode 6

Hardtack & Hardtack Crates

The Union armies consumed massive amounts of hardtack during the war. Each soldier was allotted a pound of hardtack per day and a crate holds 50 pounds. With Union force at times totaling over 600,000, that is a lot of hardtack crates everyday! The men learned to repurpose these “Amazon cardboard boxes” of their day in many useful ways. In this episode, Will takes a look at a couple documented utilitarian crate builds.

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Need to know how to make hardtack? Watch our video here on how to make hardtack .

If you'd like more help with making hardtack, try out our hardtack cutter and roller set here at the CWDD store .

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