Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Hard Kit is all other accoutrements that are not clothing, weapons or armour. This includes pots and tents, and flint & steel, and other things like that.

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Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Postby Greg » Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:28 pm

Gosh, it's been over a year. Aren't I a slacker?

Finally filled her up. I'm in the process of making a replacement awl with a turned handle and a narrower point for finer work, and there's supposed to be a second, finer grade sharpening stone but that one just cracked in half so a replacement is forthcoming. Other than that, here she is.

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From left to right:
Scissors, needle(s), thread winder with four different threads in various colors, materials, and weights, beeswax candle for emergency or writing light and various waxing purposes (including sewing), and stitching awl.
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Dunedain star, soon to be upgraded, pinned in place when not openly worn, [missing jasper stone], Arkansas stone, BWT copper oiler full of Salt (Taurinor, I found a safer home for the antler one...it has seasonings in it with my cast iron camp ware).
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Bristle pot scrubber, coal tongs for smoking, and my spoon.
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If it seems like "not much", you're right. That's the point. Other than this, I have a pot, a cup, a pipe+leaf, blades and bow+arrows, fire kit, blanket+tarp, water bottle, dry goods, blade oil, coins, soap, and clothing. I challenge you (in a friendly way, of course!) to find something I'm missing. Something I can't live without that I've neglected. If there's something big, I'd rather know now! As it stands, this whole shebang rolls up to the length and breadth of my hand, and slips right cozily into my Snapsack.
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Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Postby Ursus » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:22 am

Nice to see this concept brought to completion! I am a total nerd for anything that condenses a pack. Am I correct in seeing that the body is made of oilcloth with what I’m guessing is walnut dyed linen for the interior?
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Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Postby Greg » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:46 am

Oilcloth and Natural linen, yes. The first page detailed it a fair bit, but last I looked the pics had died, so that may not be of much help.
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Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Postby Ursus » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:09 am

Derp, oh yeah that whole read the full post before you comment thing.
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Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Postby Greg » Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:37 am

Over-rated.
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Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Postby Iodo » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:05 am

That tool roll, that's just brilliant :mrgreen:
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Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Postby Elleth » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:31 pm

Awesome!

I imagine you've narrowed it down based on what you actually use, so I bet any ideas we have you can say "nope, not needed it yet." :)

.... but string for lashing things or boot dubbin?
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Re: Middle-Earth Tool Roll

Postby Greg » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:38 pm

Hand-braided hemp cordage is found holding the tool roll closed (though it can be stowed without), as well as two or three additional lengths of the same tied on the blanket roll. All intended for use as shelter tie-downs, but useful for various tasks. There's also a brand new eight foot(!) piece of heavier hand-braided hemp rope (all 4-strand, btw) in a hank in the snapsack.

The thing about dubbin and various forms of waterproofing grease, is that it lasts plenty long enough to not necessarily need to be applied in the field. Good grease, like lanolins, beeswax, tallow, and blends, last for weeks of hard use.
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