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by Erfaron
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:38 pm
Forum: Human Culture(s)
Topic: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?
Replies: 21
Views: 545

Re: Did the Men of Dale have a cavalry?

I recently watched your video and I love how you put together your kit. I am unsure if the men of dale have any Calvary, however I feel that a Viking style shield would not be enough to cause similarity between your garb and a rohirim soft kit. Drawing from your choice of sword and the reasoning beh...
by Erfaron
Wed Sep 21, 2022 11:47 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard drinks in Middle Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Hard drinks in Middle Earth

Ah, my mistake, thankfully I have never distilled anything as of yet but i appreciate you correcting me and saving me from the dungeons of Baradur
by Erfaron
Wed Sep 21, 2022 10:37 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Tall Boot Problems
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: Tall Boot Problems

So I've recently made a small amount of additions to my kit, one of which being new boots, however I've run into a problem and would like to know if anyone else faces it, and if so what their solution is(though I know the answer for most will likely be legwraps). So, how does everyone keep their pa...
by Erfaron
Tue Sep 20, 2022 4:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hard drinks in Middle Earth
Replies: 15
Views: 772

Re: Hard drinks in Middle Earth

Coincidentally, Tudor Monastic Farm popped up on youTube's recommendations for me this morning, and there's a neat little piece on the distillation of brandy from wine in the Tudor era - https://youtu.be/3iGhuzXbdJM?t=3004 ... Also, I assume we all know this, but just in case - for those of us in t...
by Erfaron
Sat Sep 10, 2022 8:38 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How far would a ranger range?
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: How far would a ranger range?

At weather top, Aragorn mentions that rangers may have passed by and left the firewood, which makes me think that they do patrol through the major land marks and villages, and then go off rumors and news to look at threats. For an individual patrol into the wilderness, other than Aragorn being alone...
by Erfaron
Thu Sep 08, 2022 1:14 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Battle ready vs sport combat
Replies: 4
Views: 421

Battle ready vs sport combat

This isn’t a post asking the differences, more of which you all prefer to have in you kit. I’m debating between a few swords, and the main difference is one is battle ready and more expensive, and one is a sport combat / HEMA sword and is a little cheaper, but not much. I want to be able to practice...
by Erfaron
Sat Jul 16, 2022 1:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone working on?
Replies: 92
Views: 7360

Re: What's everyone working on?

Working on a linen tunic and cloak (wool turned out to be too hot), and was wondering - do yall just wax cloaks, and does anyone do oilcloth for a cloak? I just have a simple canvas drop cloth for my cloak, i have been planning to wax it or try an oilcloth treatment but I haven’t been able to get a...
by Erfaron
Sat Jul 16, 2022 12:20 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anyone ever try posca?
Replies: 6
Views: 747

Re: Anyone ever try posca?

I did red wine vinegar mixed with water for a few days at the fire station, and it honestly felt like it did hydrate me fairly well, just make sure you get the mixture right so it isn’t too strong
by Erfaron
Tue Jul 12, 2022 2:32 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Video on my Kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1648

Re: Video on my Kit

I like your kit! It looks like you're going to come out of the swamps and hew a bunch of Harradrim! The fact that your kit is a work in progress makes me feel better about my own. Either way, we're all having fun! Some of my favoirite shirts and trousers are "linen" yoga/hippie clothes. C...
by Erfaron
Mon Jul 11, 2022 5:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's everyone working on?
Replies: 92
Views: 7360

Re: What's everyone working on?

As of right now my MERS kit is taking a small hold while we get settled in our first house “rental sadly”. But it allows us to have a garden and a yard for our dogs, and a little spot to practice archery. Once that is settled I need to refine my Snapsack and add a quiver to it
by Erfaron
Sun Jul 10, 2022 2:28 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Video on my Kit
Replies: 17
Views: 1648

Re: Video on my Kit

I like your kit! It looks like you're going to come out of the swamps and hew a bunch of Harradrim! The fact that your kit is a work in progress makes me feel better about my own. Either way, we're all having fun! Some of my favoirite shirts and trousers are "linen" yoga/hippie clothes. C...
by Erfaron
Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:38 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Equipment of the other cultures
Replies: 13
Views: 923

Re: Equipment of the other cultures

I was going to call this 'weapons of the enemy' but it really applies to any race. In modern times, many military members "go native," so to speak when in a foreign land or at least take a liking to some equipment, food, or mannerisms, if that makes sense. Like many i know have developed ...
by Erfaron
Fri Jun 24, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: No stupid questions? Challenge accepted!
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

Re: No stupid questions? Challenge accepted!

6)What I intend to get out of my treks are to enjoy and experience nature, same as out of kit, but I also want to be as self sufficient and prepared with my kit as modern stuff, my main goal right now is to go on a multi day trip into ocala national forest, probably going to do it when I can also b...
by Erfaron
Fri Jun 24, 2022 8:12 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: No stupid questions? Challenge accepted!
Replies: 33
Views: 3007

Re: No stupid questions? Challenge accepted!

I’ve been meaning to reply but alas my duties have interfered. 1) no, especially as a ranger of Gondor speaking more than the common tongue seems a bit out there, might study some runes for “coded messages” at one point. 2) I’m in central florida so using southern Gondor, which from my reading is ba...
by Erfaron
Fri Jun 24, 2022 5:10 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Keeping Company with a Company of Rangers
Replies: 8
Views: 1136

Re: Keeping Company with a Company of Rangers

I have one about packing too much stuff, I tried to show off and ended up bringing a cast iron skillet and an entire sack of potatoes on a backpacking trip, first one I’ve ever actually done. Ended up where I was scouting for firewood and someone tried to move my pack and almost fell over. Went grea...