Sierra Strider Soft Kit Breakdown

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Sierra Strider Soft Kit Breakdown

Postby SierraStrider » Wed Feb 12, 2020 4:14 am

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The soft kit is a fair bit simpler than my hard kit, as of now.

The tunic is a linen "Viking tunic" from armstreet with the trim removed and dyed a darker green. I also added a hood for sun protection.

The pants are Armstreet Thorsberg pants. I originally got them in a dark blue, but...they looked pretty much exactly like jeans. So, I used Rit dye remover, which was astonishingly effective. After about 30 seconds of soaking, they had gone from dark blue to a light beige. I then re-dyed them dark brown.

The "tall boots of dark leather" are Footskins' tall deertan moccasins with leather soles.

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My cloak is a simple square of wool cloth, about 4'x4'. I pin it at the throat with a combination penanular pin/flint striker. It also works quite nicely as an awl.
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Re: Sierra Strider Soft Kit Breakdown

Postby Iodo » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:49 am

That looks amazing :P is the cloak big enough to use as a blanket?
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Re: Sierra Strider Soft Kit Breakdown

Postby Elleth » Wed Feb 12, 2020 1:19 pm

That looks fantastically comfy - very cool!
... and I'll have to remember that dye-remover trick.
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Re: Sierra Strider Soft Kit Breakdown

Postby SierraStrider » Wed Feb 12, 2020 2:25 pm

Iodo wrote:That looks amazing :P is the cloak big enough to use as a blanket?


Certainly not on its own, nor is it very thick--but it definitely supplements the bedroll pretty well.
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Re: Sierra Strider Soft Kit Breakdown

Postby TaylorSteiner » Wed Feb 12, 2020 6:26 pm

Awesome. Really like your moccasins.
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Re: Sierra Strider Soft Kit Breakdown

Postby SierraStrider » Wed Feb 12, 2020 7:52 pm

TaylorSteiner wrote:Awesome. Really like your moccasins.


They are SO COMFY. Easily the comfiest shoes I own. Not sure about durability of the leather soles, but hopefully I'll be able to re-sole them myself if it ever comes to that. The metal grommets for the laces also aren't period by any means, but they're too nice to quibble about such things, for me.

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