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by Udwin
Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:40 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Udwin's old-timey kit
Replies: 22
Views: 11094

Re: Udwin's old-timey kit

Brilliant, Thank you. is it secured with some leather thongs through the two holes? Yup. 1/4 inch leather thong, twice the length of bedroll (plus a bit), overhand knot the two ends together, pull that through the left side, lay it across one end of the unrolled blanket. Roll up the blanket, secure...
by Udwin
Tue Jul 30, 2013 7:48 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Udwin's old-timey kit
Replies: 22
Views: 11094

Re: Udwin's old-timey kit

man_of_tanith wrote:Could i trouble you for a photo of the tumpline please?


Sure thing. How's this work for ya? Width is 2 and 3/8ths inches; 26 inches long.
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by Udwin
Tue Jul 16, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Boots Boots and more Boots
Replies: 33
Views: 16288

Re: Boots Boots and more Boots

In these sort of ventures, Rangersam, remember: You can have it NOW. You can have it CHEAP. or you can have it 'RIGHT'. But Choose Carefully, you only get two of the three! If you want it Now and Cheap, it will be terrible quality (eventually costing you more $ in the long run to replace). If you wa...
by Udwin
Mon Jul 08, 2013 4:18 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Mythic-Neolithic (or, Middle-Earth wasn't Medieval)
Replies: 24
Views: 9365

Mythic-Neolithic (or, Middle-Earth wasn't Medieval)

Disclaimer: Please excuse the overly-long, rambling, and probably disconnected nature of what follows. This is collected from over a year’s worth of random notions and thought-experiments. :? When I first began this project, I approached it using the analogy of “ this would be for Tolkien, what Cric...
by Udwin
Sun Jul 07, 2013 3:23 am
Forum: Dunedain Culture
Topic: Dunedain and Numenorean Music
Replies: 22
Views: 9709

Re: Dunedain and Numenorean Music

Not to get too OT, but regarding the complexity of high numenorean culture, music, &c... There are a few things to take into account here: ... Taking these together, I tend not to think of Numenor as necessarily what people would call pre-medieval. It is a culture that doesn't fit into any pre-...
by Udwin
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:30 pm
Forum: Non-Tolkien Rangers
Topic: good inspiration
Replies: 1
Views: 4177

Re: good inspiration

Along a similar colonial vein, check out Harmon's Snowshoe-men.
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by Udwin
Mon Jul 01, 2013 2:22 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Udwin's old-timey kit
Replies: 22
Views: 11094

Re: Udwin's old-timey kit

What is your ground cloth / rain cape? Is it something that you made up, or got from somewhere? It kinda looks like a modified U.S. GI shelter half. Close. It's a Soviet-era 'plash-palatka' . It's a ridiculously simple design--just a 6-foot canvas square, leather grommets, wooden toggles, and a cou...
by Udwin
Thu May 16, 2013 2:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Should a Ranger Carry?
Replies: 18
Views: 7413

Re: What Should a Ranger Carry?

The most important piece of gear any woodsman should carry is the one which lies right between his ears! A practical knowledge of natural resources will allow you to make do with less gear (=a lighter ) load): i.e. medicinal plants (insect repellants, anti-itches, skin salves, pain relievers, saponi...
by Udwin
Sat May 04, 2013 3:53 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Udwin's old-timey kit
Replies: 22
Views: 11094

Re: Udwin's old-timey kit

That's some great gear you have there! Is your haversack based off of the New Invented Haversack? Thanks! And yes, it most certainly is (thanks, Sketchbook '76!). It's still without straps along the bottom edges (most likely meant to hold a blanket in between), as I don't want to use buckles and ha...
by Udwin
Fri May 03, 2013 4:38 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Udwin's old-timey kit
Replies: 22
Views: 11094

Udwin's old-timey kit

Being some months in constructing, assembling and tweaking various items, here I can finally show off my gear! http://i41.photobucket.com/albums/e252/AHollis13/Medieval/rangerkitPICT3563_zps3d7775fc.jpg Clockwise(ish) from top left: Clothes (extra linen shirt, two wool breechclouts, pair wool leg-wr...
by Udwin
Thu May 02, 2013 1:50 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Another ranger out of the woodwork
Replies: 14
Views: 5152

Another ranger out of the woodwork

Well-met, friends! I found this refuge some months ago and have been lurking in the shadows all winter, but no more! This first day of Summer (by the Old calendar) brings me out of the shadows. I hail from the hills of Kantuckee, from a farm on the banks of the great river Ohio, eighteen leagues bel...

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