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by caedmon
Sun Oct 04, 2009 6:36 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ranger Web Site/Blog
Replies: 24
Views: 14700

Re: Ranger Web Site/Blog

Hey Greg, this is a great idea, I'll be posting some pics tomorrow or Monday.

This also brings up an opportunity for me to ask everyone about the future of this site, which I am starting a new topic for.
by caedmon
Sun Aug 16, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ..
Replies: 11
Views: 9618

Re: Why are you here?

I'm curious. Why are the people that have registered and posted here, here? >> Admin de-lurking << Mostly to run the place, really. >> Admin re-lurking << Just kidding. I come out of a 'serious' reennactment background. First with buckskinning and then small group medieval. The problem is that no r...
by caedmon
Thu May 28, 2009 7:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food Prep and Cooking
Replies: 11
Views: 9929

Waybread 3: Lembas (Homemade Graham Crackers)

Once again stolen from my wife's blog . Graham Crackers 6 Tbsp of butter, cut up 1 egg 4 Tbsp of honey 1/2 t baking soda 2 t water 3/4 t salt 2 1/4 cups of whole wheat flour 1 Tbsp of wheat germ extra flour for dusting in the bowl of a food processor add the first 3 ingredients; pulse to combine dis...
by caedmon
Thu May 28, 2009 7:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food Prep and Cooking
Replies: 11
Views: 9929

Waybread 2: Homemade Saltines

Earlier this year my wife made homemade saltines, and did a taste comparison with storebought. They were better. Here's the recipe : Sort of Saltines 1 cup sifted flour (really do sift it, your crackers will be more airy) 1 tsp of sugar 1/2 tsp of salt 1 Tbsp of butter cut in chunks 1/3 + 1Tbsp milk...
by caedmon
Thu May 28, 2009 7:34 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Food Prep and Cooking
Replies: 11
Views: 9929

Waybread 1: Viking Barley Bagels

Viking Barley Bagels taken from http://www.cs.vassar.edu/~capriest/vikbagels.html I've made this recipe and quite approve it, mine were generally salty and thick as opposed to the recipe's reported sweet, but I liked 'em. * 2 cups barley flour * 4 cups whole-wheat flour * 1-1/2 teaspoons salt * 4 ta...
by caedmon
Tue May 26, 2009 7:54 am
Forum: Non-Tolkien Rangers
Topic: Taking Lindsey's Thread a little farther
Replies: 12
Views: 14996

Re: Taking Lindsey's Thread a little farther

Ok, I'll bite Mr Stirling. Some considerations. I live in Alaska, but anyone in Canada or the Midwest is going to have the same issue: everything depends on the season. Assuming best case; early May, there are roads to where I want to go, steam power does work, I have three days to prep. My Resource...
by caedmon
Wed Feb 18, 2009 7:24 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Clothing
Replies: 4
Views: 5897

I make my stuff, but if you wish to buy, I'd go for http://historicenterprises.com/

Here's a good viking/saxon trouser set: http://historicenterprises.com/cart.php ... tail&p=667

14th c tunic: http://historicenterprises.com/cart.php ... =109&c=137
by caedmon
Thu Jan 15, 2009 6:18 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: ...
Replies: 6
Views: 7310

I like St. Hubert's. The main guy there did an article in Primative Archer about 6-8 months ago, detailing a period boar hunt he did. Thought about joining myself, I also do 14th c. reenactment on the side, but I don't have time to adequately mod this board, much less do an in-kit photo shoot. If an...
by caedmon
Tue Jan 13, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: WMA / NMA
Topic: Opinions on this weapon of the Dwarves
Replies: 28
Views: 21865

Mattocks are a pick axe with the blade rotated 90 degrees. They are great for digging, and were around in the Middle Ages. I'm sure they were used as impromptu / lower class weapons.

Think war adze with a spike on the back. Perfect dual duty implement for Dwarves.
by caedmon
Sat Jan 03, 2009 7:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor...etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 11836

but Jack, are you suggesting ringmaille was invented to explain medieval artistic expression? Could you expand on that? My understanding is from reading some 15 years ago. Looking into it a bit further, it appears that the truth is a bit more nuanced. Here's a good treatment . It still seems safe t...
by caedmon
Fri Jan 02, 2009 4:50 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor...etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 11836

My understanding is that ringmaille was a victorian invention attempting to explain medieval artisitic convention.
by caedmon
Fri Jan 02, 2009 8:52 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Armor...etc.
Replies: 14
Views: 11836

Dunedain Armour

The general agreement is that Tolkien intended the main armour for the free peoples of Middle Earth to be standard chain (4 in 1 or double knit) mail. When PJ's plate clad Gondorians were shown, it caused a major uproar. That said I think that Tolkien had a fairly loose victorian/early 20th century ...
by caedmon
Mon Dec 15, 2008 8:56 pm
Forum: Wanted
Topic: Cloak Wanted
Replies: 3
Views: 5667

Not interesting in sewing, but I have one of these. PM me if you're interested.
by caedmon
Tue Aug 12, 2008 6:10 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Pics from the NY Renfair and some new gear
Replies: 5
Views: 7218

Hey Peter, messed around with your post and got the images going, still don't have the links right though.
by caedmon
Sat Aug 02, 2008 5:22 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What Fires are in the ovens ?
Replies: 6
Views: 7428

Ranger wise.. not much at present. Outdoors a lot. Just took a rustic holiday in Homer, Ak. Lots of beach combing, woods, and getting out, and not running water, electricity, cell phone, or computer access for 10 day. Heaven. Doing weekly camping trips with my 4 year old. He and I have taken to arch...