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by Taurinor
Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:45 pm
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: The cult of Narsil
Replies: 33
Views: 22117

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: 152
Views: 20929

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: 3705

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: 2639

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: 5135

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: 2639

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: 8616

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: 4156

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: 5723

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: 2707

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: 5723

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: 6006

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: 3147

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: 6006

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: 22639

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...

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