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by Taurinor
Sun Jun 24, 2018 3:01 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Sort of Hat for a Dwarf?
Replies: 11
Views: 5044

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: 5344

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: 7035

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: 7035

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: 30135

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: 30135

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...
by Taurinor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 30135

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!
by Taurinor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 2:28 pm
Forum: Other Free Folk
Topic: Working on a Bree-lander kit
Replies: 57
Views: 30135

Re: Working on a Bree-lander kit

Ned, I heard about this in a recent NatGeo, and was able to read the complete scholarly article Here . https://d.ibtimes.co.uk/en/full/1653452/thames-beater.png Called the 'Thames beater', it's an Alder club dated to 3530-3340 BCE (aka FOURTH AGE!). If it was me doing a Breelander kit and I need a ...
by Taurinor
Sat Jun 09, 2018 12:47 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A strange fabric... Ramie?
Replies: 11
Views: 4792

Re: A strange fabric... Ramie?

Nope. My friends in Regia Anglorum, think that fabric made from nettle fiber was commonly used. https://regia.org/research/life/textiles.htm Nice article! I'd be interested in seeing their references for the use of nettles other than hemp - always interested in learning about different historic fib...
by Taurinor
Sat May 26, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dunedain snapsack
Replies: 16
Views: 8803

Re: Dunedain snapsack

That certainly make sense, and definitely come from a place of both practical and historical knowledge! Thanks for the experimental archeology update!
by Taurinor
Thu May 10, 2018 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Spring time back yard Rangering
Replies: 38
Views: 13323

Re: Spring time back yard Rangering

What else is in the yard that I can eat? lol If you Google for edible plant guides for Montana you'll probably turn up a few resources! There might even be some classes offered in your area - foraging is becoming hip. Some easy ones that might be around for you are clovers and acorns (with processi...
by Taurinor
Mon Apr 09, 2018 6:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Week in Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 8535

Re: A Week in Scotland

I suspect in a heavy rain, a ranger would be more likely to hole up some place than press on and get soaked, unless his/her mission required it. You forget something, it almost always rains in the UK, and even more in Scotland. If I stopped for rain I would never get anything done :mrgreen: if I lo...
by Taurinor
Mon Apr 09, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Week in Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 8535

Re: A Week in Scotland

I'd love to get some details on your shelter components - what are you using for your tarp and groundcloth? The ground sheet is cut from an old oil cloth tarp which was meant for keeping a log store dry. I didn't bother to hem the two sides I cut but it doesn't look like it will fray quickly. I che...
by Taurinor
Sun Apr 08, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A Week in Scotland
Replies: 19
Views: 8535

Re: A Week in Scotland

Ooooooo! It's always good to see folks out and about in their kit, and it looks like you had some lovely country to roam! Well done on getting out in it, even if only for little bits at a time! And I tested my new shelter, which also worked very well for having lunch under on family walks. I'd love ...
by Taurinor
Thu Apr 05, 2018 11:05 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dunedain Girdle-Purse
Replies: 27
Views: 11195

Re: Dunedain Girdle-Purse

Wow, that looks incredible!

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