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by Taurinor
Sat Aug 18, 2018 11:32 am
Forum: Middle-earth Reenactment Society
Topic: Edge of the Wild Autumn 2018 now available!
Replies: 9
Views: 8524

Re: Edge of the Wild Autumn 2018 now available!

With regards to the recipe for seed cakes might I suggest substituting a 1/4 cup of honey for the 1/2 cup of sugar. While we know honey was readily accessible in ME sugar probably wouldn't be that accessible and morbidly expensive to import if even available unless they use maple sugar or beet suga...
by Taurinor
Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Where has it got its pocketses?
Replies: 3
Views: 2834

Re: Where has it got its pocketses?

I rather think the "pockets" of Gollum and the trolls may simply be animal skin bags tied about the waist. 18th c. ladies' pockets are example enough that a "pocket" needn't necessarily be sewn into a garment. I'd need to do some re-reading before deciding that for certain - I m...
by Taurinor
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:18 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Where has it got its pocketses?
Replies: 3
Views: 2834

Where has it got its pocketses?

Pockets! Pockets are one of those things that I don't think about in my day-to-day life, but as soon as I get kitted up for pre-early modern European reenactment and don't have them, I realize how much I depend on them. Fortunately, the Professor wrote pockets into Middle-earth! Unfortunately, he's ...
by Taurinor
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: What are the contents of Aragorn's belt pouch?
Replies: 29
Views: 10840

Re: What are the contents of Aragorn's belt pouch?

The waxed jute primarily for light, fire making and in third place, cordage. If your plan is to use it for light and fire making, I'd second Harper on the candle stub! Just bung one in your tinder box/bag - not like they take up much space or weigh much. the heavy waxed thread I use could probably ...
by Taurinor
Fri Jun 29, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: What are the contents of Aragorn's belt pouch?
Replies: 29
Views: 10840

Re: What are the contents of Aragorn's belt pouch?

Elleth beat me to it! Those were largely the notes I had (and likely more clearly explained than I would have managed :mrgreen: ). The only additional points that I would mention is that if the twine is for cordage, it's likely that Aragorn can make his own from natural materials, such as the inner ...
by Taurinor
Tue Jun 26, 2018 1:13 am
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 29777

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

I agree with Greg - the fellow on the left is not too far off from how I picture Butterbur! I've also worn an 18th century short jacket in other contexts, and quite like them. With my soft kit, I was influenced (at least in general form) by the Quintfall Hill Clothing - quintfall hill clothing.jpg I...
by Taurinor
Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:00 am
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 29777

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Sorry about the double post, but I did find something - Butterbur is wearing a garment with a pocket, from which he produces Gandalf's letter to Frodo (FotR, Book I, Chapter 10: "Strider"). This could be a pocket in his breeches - Letter 211 specifies "that males, especially in northe...
by Taurinor
Mon Jun 25, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 29777

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Are there any references to waistcoats or jerkins in Bree? Not that I've found. :( My clothing references largely consist of the quote from Letter 211 and bits of clothing belonging to groups known to travel through/trade with Bree. A waistcoat could fall into the latter group - Bilbo wore a "...
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 8:12 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 29777

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Aaaaand I've finally updated this again - added my hard kit picture, but I forgot my axe! :oops: Ah well, I figure y'all know what an axe looks like. I'll try to take a picture with all my gear, and it'll be in that. If it really bothers me down the line, I'll just take another picture!
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?
Replies: 11
Views: 4949

Re: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?

To day I went for quite a long trek through forest and across moorland, I was bordering on too hot in thin linen trousers and tunic (with the sleeves rolled up and a modern sun hat) I think, being British and not use to heat, I couldn't cope with a wool hat, nice as it would be. My interpretation a...
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 2:32 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A Ranger's falchion?
Replies: 10
Views: 5239

Re: A Ranger's falchion?

I know the name of the game, particularly with Rangers, is to be as average as possible. This is HARD. I may abandon the weapons situation until after I've got a cloak/breeches/shirt set up. I'll have to talk about boots in another post, given my need for the most possible traction due to concerns ...
by Taurinor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Modifying a 20$ bota
Replies: 14
Views: 6925

Re: Modifying a 20$ bota

Thanks! ... Are you planning to wax the cord about the neck? I imagine that might help things from getting too soppy once it's in use. That'd probably be a good call, but I've already given it to my friend! :mrgreen: He's pretty clever, though, and he's got some beeswax, so I'm sure that'll occur to...
by Taurinor
Thu Jun 21, 2018 2:06 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Modifying a 20$ bota
Replies: 14
Views: 6925

Re: Modifying a 20$ bota

I converted another bota as a gift for a friend using pretty much the same method that I used for my first one, but I remembered to take WIP pictures this time! waterskin.jpg I wrote up a how-to over on my blog - there are a lot of pictures (and most aren't very interesting to look at), so I didn't ...
by Taurinor
Sun Jun 10, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 29777

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Yeah, I also did a bit of Googling for alder, and it's likely I'll be using a different wood, at least for a first iteration. I'll be checking for references to different woods in the text at some point. Good thing to keep in the back of my mind, though! Alder is the only tree mentioned specificall...
by Taurinor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 29777

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Well that's interesting: I'm curious though - reading the article, I don't see what convinced them this particular object was intended as a fighting weapon, as opposed to some other tool. Not to say it *couldn't* have been - I sure would't want to get thwacked with it. My guess is that one of the c...

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