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by Greg
Sat Sep 22, 2018 12:57 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: A bunch of bark.
Replies: 2
Views: 65

Re: A bunch of bark.

Sycamore bark does fall fairly regularly. Sycamores have a white skin with grayish bark that grows rather inconsistently over the tree, particularly the lower trunk. It doesn't fall off all that often...do you have any pics? It could be a eycalyptus, which looks similar but sheds a lot of bark.
by Greg
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Off-Topic Subforum Fixed
Replies: 1
Views: 860

Off-Topic Subforum Fixed

There have been several comments in the past year or so regarding a lack of access to the Off-Topic Sub-Forum that we established for various reasons. This has been fixed: there was a minor adjustment to member permissions on that Sub-Forum. Feel free to move forward in using the Off-Topic forum for...
by Greg
Fri Sep 14, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?
Replies: 29
Views: 768

Re: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?

Regardless of how you approach the term "Great", there is no assumption to be made regarding whether or not Aragorn used the sword one- or two-handed at Helm's deep: he acquired a shield from the armoury there.
by Greg
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?
Replies: 29
Views: 768

Re: New guy, first post... What do you look for in a Ranger sword?

If you want something that resembles the film aesthetic and fits strider, get a Borderwatch.

If you want something that resembles the film aesthetic but is practical and won’t become an irritant (seeing as how it’s a useless piece if kit to lug around), buy a Valiant Armoury ‘Bristol’.
by Greg
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: good flint source?
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: good flint source?

Family ordered a wad of these for me years ago for Christmas. They’re surprisingly big, and I’m still using the first I pulled out (though honestly I should probably move on to a sharper fresh piece...it’s been about 6 years.)
by Greg
Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:39 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: A Dúnedain Ranger's belt pouch
Replies: 10
Views: 362

Re: A Dúnedain Ranger's belt pouch

That must have been a royal pain to assemble. Nicely done!
by Greg
Mon Sep 03, 2018 11:37 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0
Replies: 17
Views: 3307

Re: Middle Earth Surcote, Ver. 2.0

Turned out very nice, El. I’m working up a dye bath for an all-linen spring-summer version myself...seeing as it’s more of a cultural garment, I want it to be a part of the impression year-round (which will, again, aid eliminating mis-identifying my impression). Looking forward to seeing more!
by Greg
Mon Sep 03, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along
Replies: 17
Views: 2367

Re: Pacific Yew "Huntsman" Bow Build-Along

Here we are, finally, at the end of the road. Or, rather, the first road. http://i66.tinypic.com/3590l7s.jpg Now I’m laying out and adjusting a string from both ends until there’s enough material down that line on both sides for the tapered edges of the eventual bow form. It’s a little tricky becaus...
by Greg
Mon Sep 03, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Prancing Pony
Topic: Happy Birthday Will Whitfoot!
Replies: 4
Views: 677

Re: Happy Birthday Will Whitfoot!

Happy birthday!
by Greg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Fall of Gondolin
Replies: 12
Views: 1155

Re: The Fall of Gondolin

I stand corrected (and relieved!): The full, heavily detailed narrative of "Of Tuor and his Coming to Gondlin" IS included, and titled "The Last Version", and then described as being titled "Of Tuor and the Fall of Gondolin", beginning on page 145. This includes the re...
by Greg
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Fall of Gondolin
Replies: 12
Views: 1155

Re: The Fall of Gondolin

Mine's in hand at present. It's lovely. I was somewhat surprised that the full narrative from the Unfinished Tales "Of Tuor and His Coming to Gondolin" was actually left out. Would have seemed appropriate to include the longest, most detailed account of Tuor and Voronwe's travels, but the ...
by Greg
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:46 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: A Tale of Three Burden Straps... and a bonus!
Replies: 8
Views: 445

Re: A Tale of Three Burden Straps... and a bonus!

I like what you've done with the snapsack concept...you're really putting it through its paces. I've definitely under-engineered mine from the start, but I've been thinking about some functional tweaks myself and your drawstring concept alone has me thinking it could use a bit of streamlining. I do ...
by Greg
Thu Aug 30, 2018 12:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Name of What We Do
Replies: 14
Views: 724

Re: The Name of What We Do

Udwin quite often uses the term "Experimental Archaeology" and it quite well fits what we do behind-the-scenes: take existing information from books and existing information from History, combine them into a usable kit to take into the wilderness, and then tweak things as we discover what ...
by Greg
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:26 pm
Forum: Middle Earth Reenactment Society
Topic: August 2018 Society Trek Video
Replies: 6
Views: 839

Re: August 2018 Society Trek Video

I asked him to grab an extra piece and stuff it in there. I think my charred bits may have gotten somewhat damp shortly before our trip, because I had a bit of a time getting a spark to catch, no matter how many sparks I clearly bounced off it. As insurance against failure, I had him stuff in anothe...
by Greg
Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: I'm back and Wow! A Lot of Changes All Around! Warning: Pic Heavy
Replies: 16
Views: 516

Re: I'm back and Wow! A Lot of Changes All Around! Warning: Pic Heavy

Elendur Amloth wrote:I saw the red names and thought that meant the members had left.

Red names are indicative of forum Administrators. If someone leaves, their name doesn't change unless they've been banned...and at present, the only banned members have been trolls, whose posts have all been removed.

Welcome back!

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