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by Taurinor
Mon Mar 30, 2020 1:27 pm
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: On the subject of blankets and shelters
Replies: 18
Views: 3781

Re: On the subject of blankets and shelters

I mostly second everything everyone else has said! I have a few wool blankets, but I tend to use a twin-size Israeli military surplus blanket (100% wool) in mild weather and a second-hand 6 point (queen size) HBC in colder weather. It was also the golden yellow color, but I dunked it in some brown R...
by Taurinor
Thu Mar 26, 2020 3:08 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)
Replies: 22
Views: 10419

Re: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)

Since you are a medieval reenactor also, are you familiar with the event "Days of Knights"? Our group attends every year and it might be worth your time to check it out. It's the most authentic medieval living history reenactment event you're likely to find. Those are wonderful pictures o...
by Taurinor
Thu Mar 26, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)
Replies: 22
Views: 10419

Re: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)

yep :P a few years ago I asked an forestry commission ranger if the place had any history, he just shrugged and said that it use to be farm land, then when the fabric trade in Maccelsfield needed wood for canal boats and machinery, about 150 years ago, someone planted trees on it, clearly this is n...
by Taurinor
Wed Mar 25, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)
Replies: 22
Views: 10419

Re: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)

Probably not the right venue, but I'd be really interested in seeing what you've found, if you are willing or able to share. No worries! So basically it seems that Foresters were typically called upon as archers during time of war and also that they would arrive mounted. I'll try to dig up more inf...
by Taurinor
Wed Mar 25, 2020 6:18 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)
Replies: 22
Views: 10419

Re: Rider of Rohan (or Foot Soldier of Rohan)

That's a good looking kit! My regular medieval impression is that of a forester during the Barons Wars in 1215 and I have found some some really good information regarding foresters going to war as companies of archers and also mounted so it will kill two birds with one stone! Probably not the right...
by Taurinor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 4:27 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Hard kit from my latest trek
Replies: 33
Views: 18867

Re: Hard kit from my latest trek

I did yet another overnighter (March 7th - 8th) at Caledon State Park (it's where I like to take folks to sort of ease them into the "trekking" thing), and I took the opportunity to take a picture of my gear as it is now! This has made the rounds on FB, but I wanted to post it here, as wel...
by Taurinor
Tue Mar 17, 2020 3:58 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: The beginning of my kit clothing (pic heavy)
Replies: 33
Views: 16531

Re: The beginning of my kit clothing (pic heavy)

Not so much the beginning of my soft kit any more, since it's been over 6(?!) years , but I didn't feel like starting a new topic, so please excuse the necroposting and consider this an update. I took a picture of the soft kit I used on an overnighter at the beginning of the month (March 7th - 8th)....
by Taurinor
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: The cult of Narsil
Replies: 33
Views: 19344

Re: The cult of Narsil

I came across an issue of a (seemingly quite well researched!) Middle-earth role-playing 'zine from about a decade ago that has an article about weapons and armor in Middle-earth, which includes a quote attributed to The History of Middle-earth, Vol. 8: The War of the Ring: Part Three: III, Minas Ti...
by Taurinor
Sun Feb 23, 2020 12:15 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: MERF Random Adventure Pictures
Replies: 96
Views: 9738

Re: MERF Random Adventure Pictures

Glaenry made a trip down to my neck of the woods today for what I thought was a very pleasant jaunt around a local park I enjoy! https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/87160171_10163030509445427_2528469082768932864_n.jpg?_nc_cat=107&_nc_ohc=5GzYiMyJtCUAX8qC_k-&_nc_ht=scontent-iad3-1.x...
by Taurinor
Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:54 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Dúnedain Hats?
Replies: 14
Views: 2333

Re: Dúnedain Hats?

I recently started a discussion over on the Facebook group about this, but I’m afraid I was a little unclear, so I figured I’d try again on here. Also, I feel like the conversation on the forums veers a bit more academic, which is the direction I’m really looking for this topic anyway. I was wonder...
by Taurinor
Fri Jan 24, 2020 10:32 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Interesting Trekking Boots
Replies: 6
Views: 1813

Re: Interesting Trekking Boots

The only thing to be mindful of with Bohemond’s off-the-rack shoes is that they tend to be narrow. If you have wide feet, Viking Leathercrafts might be a safer bet.
by Taurinor
Wed Jan 22, 2020 3:36 pm
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Winter in Wilderland
Replies: 13
Views: 3681

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: 6
Views: 1813

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: 35
Views: 5662

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: 10
Views: 3068

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...

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