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by Taurinor
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Winter in Wilderland
Replies: 6
Views: 90

Re: Winter in Wilderland

That looks like an excellent outing, and the video is very well done! Was the hut something that was constructed on another outing? Did you keep a fire going in the hut most of the night? That windchill was serious business! That's an excellent "period" to set a trek during, especially one...
by Taurinor
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:18 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Interesting Trekking Boots
Replies: 1
Views: 21

Re: Interesting Trekking Boots

They're handsome boots, but they look (to my eye) to be a modern boot dressed up as something sort-of historic looking, and my goodness are they expensive! If you like the look of toggle boots, you could get something similar of a more historic construction from Boots by Bohemond or Viking Leathercr...
by Taurinor
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:07 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Which tunic?
Replies: 31
Views: 875

Re: Which tunic?

It looks like a solidly built piece of gear, and looks quite nice with the rest of your kit, Rob! That said, I don’t know that it’s where I would start. Personally, I think you might be better served getting some linen and wool, getting out in the woods in it, and then evaluating if you think a laye...
by Taurinor
Fri Dec 20, 2019 2:31 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Water Canteen
Replies: 7
Views: 1271

Re: Water Canteen

Wow, that looks great! One of these is on my list; I have a large barrel-shaped costrel, but I think a flacket would serve me better on shorter jaunts. The bottle itself is completely water tight, holding just over a liter of water however it will slowly leak out the sides of the stopper at the seam...
by Taurinor
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:58 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: My kit as of now
Replies: 18
Views: 1603

Re: My kit as of now

The oilcloth is treated with a 50:50 mixture of linseed oil and white spirits, I haven't measured it but at a guess I'd say it's around 2x1.5 meters which isn't really ideal as it's not wide enough to fold under myself as a shelter/groundcloth combo so as of now, it's one or the other. I also still...
by Taurinor
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:30 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Pants! Boots!
Replies: 8
Views: 641

Re: Pants! Boots!

I'll echo what everyone else has said - wow! Making your own footwear is no easy thing to tackle! I don't think I would have even noticed the additional panel if you hadn't pointed it out; it fits the look of the shoe very well. I don't know that I've seen turnshoes with a seam along the top before ...
by Taurinor
Thu Dec 19, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: My kit as of now
Replies: 18
Views: 1603

Re: My kit as of now

Wow, that looks great, especially for a first pass! At the moment, the roll itself is just made up of my blanket and an oilcloth I recently made. The bag just contains a copper pot I cobbled together out of various items from the local recycling center and stuffing. I'd love to hear more about your ...
by Taurinor
Thu Dec 12, 2019 4:44 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Looking to have my kit critiqued part 2
Replies: 20
Views: 1621

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: 8
Views: 1053

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: 1621

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: 14223

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: 1224

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: 1176

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: 1224

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: 1170

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...

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