Re: Speed loaders
I use penny rolls for premeasured powder charges, the flat kind you get at the bank, not the pre-cylinder shaped ones. Fold one end, glue or staple shut, then dump in a measured powder charge, and then fold and staple or glue the other end. I keep 5 or 6 of them in a ziplock bag in my possibles bag when hunting. Easy to just tear one end open, dump the powder, then use the loading block to load a ball.
For my flint smooth bore, I roll tubes from phone book paper. Then fold glue as above. For the shotgun I make a two chamber affair from the paper, for shot and powder, then use the paper for the wadding.