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by Straelbora
Fri Nov 08, 2019 12:44 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Dúnedain Waxed Leather Water Bottle
Replies: 15
Views: 301

Re: Dunedáin Waxed Leather Water Bottle

Beautiful work, but to be honest, I'm at the point where when I'm thirsty, I don't want to be imbibing small bits of wax. Maybe I'm just too clumsy.

Although heavier, when I'm on the trail, I use class bottles that have been wrapped in wicker, along with a wicker handle.
by Straelbora
Tue Nov 05, 2019 2:02 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Been A While...
Replies: 7
Views: 437

Re: Been A While...

I think the best threads over the last couple of years have been:

Why didn't they use the Eagles to fly the Ring to Mt. Doom?

Is Tauriel in the movies as good a character as Tauriel in the book?

Can a Hobbit Ranger still manage seven or eight meals a day?
by Straelbora
Wed Oct 09, 2019 12:22 pm
Forum: Gatherings
Topic: Fall 2019 MERS Moot
Replies: 9
Views: 1240

Re: Fall 2019 MERS Moot

Fantastic. Great pics.
by Straelbora
Tue Oct 08, 2019 12:37 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Finally an understanding and a name
Replies: 16
Views: 1653

Re: Finally an understanding and a name

I think Tolkien himself understood all too well your journey. It was called shell shock a century ago, but had the same impact on people. Frodo's pain on the anniversay of the wound from the Morgul blade on Weathertop, I believe, was allegory for the psychic pain brought on by the war. Those of us w...
by Straelbora
Fri Sep 27, 2019 7:29 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets
Replies: 15
Views: 1361

Re: Sleighs and other winter transport? And fur jackets

As mentioned above, medieval Europe, from our point of view, seems unpopulated and 'wild,' but forests were very controlled commodities, including the lumber and hunted animals, not just meat, but feathers, leather, and furs. As to sleds and sleighs, even though not explicitly mentioned, frankly, th...
by Straelbora
Sat Aug 10, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Anybody speak German?
Replies: 3
Views: 718

Re: Anybody speak German?

TaylorSteiner wrote:Oh yeah I forgot about Straelbora...shucks as I've already sent it back to amazon.


Thanks for thinking of me, Greg. Truth is, that would be way beyond my limited German.
by Straelbora
Wed Jul 24, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsic 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Re: Pennsic 2019

One of these days we'll have to give that a try. Sadly not this year though. I don't suppose you've a good lead on a maker of period-style camp furniture though? Preferably in the Northeast US to save on shipping? Anything you'd particularly recommend to look for or stay away from? My camp furnitur...
by Straelbora
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:12 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pennsic 2019
Replies: 2
Views: 891

Pennsic 2019

Anyone else heading to Pennsic this year? (For those who don't know about it, it's the Society for Creative Anachronism's largest event, which starts this coming weekend and lasts for 2 weeks, at a campground near Slippery Rock, Pennsylvania). I'm taking my two boys from Aug. 2 until the 10th. I'd l...
by Straelbora
Sat Jun 29, 2019 12:09 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: A Project for Iodo?
Replies: 7
Views: 1560

Re: A Project for Iodo?

I just got one from Poland a fews weeks ago. I have yet to get photos.
by Straelbora
Sat May 04, 2019 1:04 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: The Gondorian Alpine Walking Stick
Replies: 4
Views: 4500

Re: The Gondorian Alpine Walking Stick

Finally found a smith (in Poland) who makes non-decorative ciupagi (Polish Highlander walking stick/hatchets).

He also does a nice variety of other blades.

https://www.etsy.com/pl/shop/Pawelblack ... BlKxGCSklU
by Straelbora
Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: NYC Tolkien exhibit- Midwest ride share available
Replies: 0
Views: 1249

NYC Tolkien exhibit- Midwest ride share available

Attention Midwest Rangers: my kids have spring break the week of April 1 and we're going to see the Tolkien exhibit at the Morgan Museum in New York City. I'm going to drive from Indianapolis to Hoboken, NJ one day, stay in a hotel that night, take the train into the City and to the museum exhibit t...
by Straelbora
Sun Mar 03, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: Requesting constructive criticism of maps
Replies: 8
Views: 2748

Re: Requesting constructive criticism of maps

...the symbols look quite modern, is it possible to make them look more ''old world''... A question that's been plaguing me as well. Icons that convey modern meaning with timeless symbols...perhaps a waystone for the trailheads, rather than a pedestrian whose garb can't help but be dated. you could...
by Straelbora
Tue Feb 26, 2019 1:53 am
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: Tolkien Bio-Pic
Replies: 3
Views: 2004

Re: Tolkien Bio-Pic

My biggest concern is that it will be "this scene in the Hobbit came from this life experience" followed by "this scene from the Lord of the Rings came from that life experience."
by Straelbora
Sat Jan 19, 2019 2:20 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Viking-era scabbard attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Re: Viking-era scabbard attachments

Kortoso wrote:Thank you for sharing this here! This provides, I think, a lot of material for "experimental archeology" - similar to work done regarding later period suspension systems.


It just reminds me that people will always take a simple task and make it more complicated than it needs to be.
by Straelbora
Sat Jan 12, 2019 5:39 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Viking-era scabbard attachments
Replies: 4
Views: 2363

Viking-era scabbard attachments

So someone has combined an analysis of archeological finds and period art to try and figure out different ways that Viking-era Norse attached their scabbards to their belts.

https://www.patreon.com/posts/23906171? ... JzmcdYfli4

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