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by Taurinor
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2

I like the idea of a crockery cookpot, especially for a "non professional woodsrunner" persona. I'm just petrified of cracking the darn thing in the fire. How forgiving have you found them? I haven't blown mine up yet (knock on wood), which means they can't be TOO hard to use! The big thi...
by Taurinor
Wed Dec 11, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: New Belt!
Replies: 7
Views: 541

Re: New Belt!

I saw your pictures on Facebook, but I just want to say again how lovely I think this is! Some of the little touches just blow my mind, like the slightly extended star at the end of the strap and the fact that the holes for the buckle tongue are centered on some of the stars. And like I said on Face...
by Taurinor
Wed Dec 11, 2019 4:15 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 845

Re: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2

It looks like you’ve put some thought into this, and you seem to have most of the basics covered or plan to get them covered! I’m glad you’re looking to get a fire kit – flint and steel is one of the first hard kit items that I recommend folks acquire. Have you thought about whether you’ll be using ...
by Taurinor
Tue Nov 19, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Revisting Bree
Replies: 23
Views: 12731

Re: Revisting Bree

I''d suggest the estimate of 300 villagers to be way on the low side. With children and elders in the mix, we're probably talking closer to 600. Couple that with the surrounding farmers, helpers and their families plus wood cutters for the town we're talking a bustling community. There are also the...
by Taurinor
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:25 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mae Govannen! New guy here
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Mae Govannen! New guy here

I enjoy hiking abr damping, but my bushcraft and survival experience is limited to watching videos or reading articles. If at some point in the future you plan to go with a group of folks, either just on a day trip or perhaps an overnight trip, what are the odds, I could join your journey? That's w...
by Taurinor
Sat Nov 16, 2019 7:20 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: What Was Meant by "Gauntlets?"
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: What Was Meant by "Gauntlets?"

Even so, unlike many here I've never been a big fan of th Hildebrandt illustrations. They just come off really dated to me, and don't capture my imagination in the same way as the various Illustrations by people like Howe and Lee. Also, I absolutely imagine the Ithilien Rangers' masks as sort of ra...
by Taurinor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mae Govannen! New guy here
Replies: 14
Views: 741

Re: Mae Govannen! New guy here

I'm glad you made it over here! Welcome! I have a fair amount of kit already, just because of who I am, actor, larper, medieval enthusiast, etc. Though I would certainly love constructive criticisms, additions, if there is a topic section where people post what they have for the purposes of advice. ...
by Taurinor
Thu Nov 14, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Hidden Water Bottle Idea
Replies: 9
Views: 744

Re: Hidden Water Bottle Idea

Like Manveruon, I don't find waxed leather bottles to give water a terrible taste (I use barley instead of sand, though, so that probably cuts down on grittiness), but they do require some care and feeding that a more modern water bottle doesn't. I've made a cover for a plastic bota liner, as has Ur...
by Taurinor
Wed Nov 13, 2019 2:03 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: What Was Meant by "Gauntlets?"
Replies: 13
Views: 729

Re: What Was Meant by "Gauntlets?"

My personal opinion is that "gauntlet" in this context means a heavy leather cuffed glove. Like you say, plate armor seems unlikely, especially given the rest of the description of their kit. I think leather bracers are also unlikely, for a couple of reasons. In Return of the King, Book V,...
by Taurinor
Mon Nov 11, 2019 1:46 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dúnedain Waxed Leather Water Bottle
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Dúnedain Waxed Leather Water Bottle

I think I saw a picture of the tooling on Facebook, but the finished flacket is just lovely! I also really enjoy the composition of the picture with the map and the quiver - very nice! Wayne Robinson has a blog post on using a wooden mold to make a Mary Rose flacket. It's something I'd love to try, ...
by Taurinor
Sun Nov 10, 2019 5:22 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dúnedain Waxed Leather Water Bottle
Replies: 15
Views: 812

Re: Dúnedain Waxed Leather Water Bottle

Related to above post, now no longer necessary :)
by Taurinor
Thu Sep 26, 2019 12:54 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Let's Talk about Legs!
Replies: 63
Views: 21037

Re: Let's Talk about Legs!

I wear them with 18th century-style wool knitted stockings (we know that dwarves wore stockings - The Hobbit, Chapter 2: Roast Mutton), but knee-high cloth hose would probably work, too! I imagine that knitted stockings are more prone to getting caught on brambles and going into holes, so maybe clo...
by Taurinor
Sun Sep 22, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Let's Talk about Legs!
Replies: 63
Views: 21037

Re: Let's Talk about Legs!

I personally took the Professor literally when he said that men in northern parts would wear breeches. I know "breeches" is a vague word that can just mean trousers and that the Professor was not well-versed (nor particularly interested) in historic clothing, but I've been using 17th centu...
by Taurinor
Fri Sep 13, 2019 9:33 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: An update from Ringulf
Replies: 10
Views: 1321

Re: An update from Ringulf

It’s good to hear from you!

I was ... hmm, I wouldn’t say worried about you and yours, since Rangers are prepared and resourceful folk, but I was concerned. I’m glad that you didn’t need to draw on your resourcefulness, though, because it sounds like you were well prepared!
by Taurinor
Wed Sep 11, 2019 2:05 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 1880

Re: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets

Hmm, yeah i was hoping there was more. The lack of fur coats and jackets in medieval europe is also interesting. Might seem to have carried over to middle earth... The lack of fur coats and jackets in medieval Europe (especially the High Middle Ages in England and I think France) in in part due to ...

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