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by Yavion
Sat Jun 18, 2022 2:08 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Clothes vs Costume
Replies: 50
Views: 3142

Re: Clothes vs Costume

Everything Greg said. And +1for sleeping sitting upright. On a canoe trip recently we abandoned our 'comfy' shelter to sit propped against a bank near the fire and were much more comfortable. If you haven't tried it then I recommend it. Just wanted to add a note to the sitting-up sleeping: I too en...
by Yavion
Sun Jun 05, 2022 2:27 am
Forum: Weapons & Armour
Topic: Question on intro bows
Replies: 5
Views: 236

Re: Question on intro bows

The spouse and I picked up a couple of PSE Snake bows. They're 25lb basic target bows. They run pretty inexpensive at around $70 USD and are ambidextrous. Good for training technique without breaking the bank. Got some Wilson grip tape and some cheapo arrows and thwipped away!
by Yavion
Sat May 14, 2022 8:04 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Boots-Withdrawn
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Boots-Withdrawn

Withdrawn.
I wound up sending them back. We'll see if the maker can get it right this time.
by Yavion
Thu May 12, 2022 3:48 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Boots-Withdrawn
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Re: Boots

-Tom The size is only part of the problem. He used the wrong leather and changed the shape without checking with me, so they don't look like what I actually ordered. Also, they're so tight that I can't put them on unless I'm either wearing dress socks or no socks. There's no stretching to be had at ...
by Yavion
Thu May 12, 2022 12:16 am
Forum: For Sale
Topic: Boots-Withdrawn
Replies: 7
Views: 1336

Boots-Withdrawn

Anyone have really big feet and want some custom boots? I ordered these from an Etsy seller and they don't work for me. He didn't follow instructions and the fit isn't as good as I'd hoped. I have GIANT feet. I wear a US 13/14, EU46/47. These are a hair snug with dress weight socks on. https://imgur...
by Yavion
Wed May 11, 2022 12:42 am
Forum: WoodCraft
Topic: What are your LEAST FAVORITE outdoor pests?
Replies: 10
Views: 416

Re: What are your LEAST FAVORITE outdoor pests?

At this point, Tics. I'm originally from the Pacific NW in the US. Mosquitos were really the main outdoor pest out there. I've moved to a region of the US where they have tic warnings at playgrounds. *Shudder* yuck.
by Yavion
Tue May 10, 2022 3:25 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Cotton in the Far East and south
Replies: 13
Views: 716

Re: Cotton in the Far East and south

I'm personally of the opinion that things like tarps, ground cloths, etc. should be made of things that are affordable. Natural, yes. No need to bust out the plastic! But as far as expense goes, I don't think you'd every catch me using a linen, hemp, or silk tarp. XD
by Yavion
Mon May 09, 2022 6:37 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pennsic War
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: The Pennsic War

Your ranger kit would fit in fine, but be aware swords are almost never carried, for various reasons. Everyone does have a knife. West Coast SCAdians would tend to disagree, at least circa AS30 ;) Which part? The kit, the sword or the knife? :-) I'm so sorry, I was completely unclear there! I meant...
by Yavion
Mon May 09, 2022 5:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: The Pennsic War
Replies: 9
Views: 1170

Re: The Pennsic War

Your ranger kit would fit in fine, but be aware swords are almost never carried, for various reasons. Everyone does have a knife. West Coast SCAdians would tend to disagree, at least circa AS30 ;) Joking aside, I'd be tempted back to the SCA if I thought I could capture that kind of magic. My last ...
by Yavion
Sat Apr 23, 2022 2:10 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New Ranger from Texas
Replies: 23
Views: 1358

Re: New Ranger from Texas

I'm nearly twice your age and I saw the movies first too, so no judgment here!

Welcome to the forum!
by Yavion
Sat Apr 02, 2022 3:20 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: First post... First piece of kit
Replies: 19
Views: 2185

Re: First post... First piece of kit

Welcome to the forum! That's an excellent piece of kit there. I like your choice of stars and the lines of both the stamped tooling and the shape are very nicely done. And as far as modern bits and bobs go, Safety First. No one is going to give someone a hard time for taking modern items for safety'...
by Yavion
Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:53 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Rugged Silk?
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Re: Rugged Silk?

Thanks for the replies. :) I do know that 4-ply silk is heavier due to the threads being 4 regular ones twisted into an extra thick one. So 4-ply is heavier. I've also found 40mm silk. MM being the measurement of weight the way that many linens are measured in ounces. I just wasn't sure if the more ...
by Yavion
Mon Mar 28, 2022 3:46 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 17th C Highland Expedition Equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

Re: 17th C Highland Expedition Equipment

I am so waiting for a video on that pack he made. It hangs in an interesting fashion, but I don't recall seeing shots in good enough light to see exactly how he made it. For a bit I was even wondering if he just used the legs for the upper part of the straps. Also I'm just enthralled by those bog-t...
by Yavion
Sun Mar 27, 2022 10:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 17th C Highland Expedition Equipment
Replies: 10
Views: 1475

17th C Highland Expedition Equipment

I have been following Fandabi Dozi on and off for a while and he's always got a good take on things. While this is focused on Scottish Drovers I still think it applies to what we're up to as well. Some of his simple kit bits are really things that even the most scout-inclined ranger may forget. I've...
by Yavion
Sun Mar 27, 2022 9:00 pm
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Rugged Silk?
Replies: 8
Views: 963

Rugged Silk?

What would you say the most rugged, work-clothes-ready type of silk would be? I know that the Japanese used a combination of silks, linen/ramie, and hemp for their work clothes in the pre-industrial era, but my search skills appear to be weak. Thoughts? If you were to make an outer tunic and trouser...