About Us

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Our Story

Founded in 2016 by Branden & Rebekah Krause, Breezy Knoll Mercantile, LLC is committed to providing quality, affordable, and historically accurate 18th century reenacting and living history goods. Breezy Knoll Mercantile's main focus is to maintain an active storefront at Royal Rangers and Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship events. Our desire is to also extend our offerings to the secular reenacting community and events.

Branden Krause began living history reenacting as a Royal Rangers leader in the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship (FCF) in 2001. FCF is a special program of Royal Rangers ministy that provides men and boys with additional opportunities to develop specialized outdoor skills based on the lore and traditions of the early American frontiersmen. FCF members participate in special events like Rendezvous where frontier skills are demonstrated and practiced. Competitions are included that promote the development of these skills and reflect the excitement, color, and flair of frontier America.

For over 20 years, Ed and Caroline Arnold operated Croatan Traders selling 18th century products at Royal Rangers and FCF events in the northeast region. Croatan Traders was closed in 2016 and Breezy Knoll Mercantile was founded to continue the service that Croatan Traders offered to the Royal Rangers ministry. Our personal thanks go out to Ed and Caroline Arnold for their dedication, sacrifice, and service which has helped to maintain the quality of the Northeast Region FCF over all these years.

Over the past few years, the entire Krause family has begun to participate in 18th Century reenacting. As a family we are excited to produce and provide 18th century goods to further enrich your reenacting experiences. Please follow our progress as we continue to grow Breezy Knoll Mercantile and always feel free  to contact us with any questions or comments.

To find out more about the Royal Rangers ministry ...

Click the link to the right to find out more about the Royal Rangers Ministry.

To find out more about the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship ...

Click the link to the right to find out more about the Frontiersmen Camping Fellowship.