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by Eofor
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:08 am
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: The battle of Framsburg
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: The battle of Framsburg

You are all far too kind, especially since I know the quality of your own writings. Thank you. I'll probably recite it to my wife tonight as she enjoys poetry and she's been thinking about starting in on a Lady of Rohan kit. This poem is the perfect intersection of both. In my humble opinion nothing...
by Eofor
Thu Jun 23, 2022 6:02 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: No stupid questions? Challenge accepted!
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: No stupid questions? Challenge accepted!

Living History events would be the top priority...but there are VERY FEW that are willing to so much as hear us out, much less have us in attendance. I would, but then I'm obviously biased. Obviously with a few caveats such as a brief to event organisers, a separate area and quite clear signage. Th...
by Eofor
Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:23 am
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: No stupid questions? Challenge accepted!
Replies: 19
Views: 355

Re: No stupid questions? Challenge accepted!

Okay so for my part 1) It all depends on what your persona is. I'm not entirely sure that too many of the rangers would have spoken fluent elvish (but I'm happy to be corrected) Perhaps just a few key words that you may have used on a joint patrol such as Orcs, or Goblins or basic commands like stop...
by Eofor
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:46 am
Forum: The Bard's Stage
Topic: The battle of Framsburg
Replies: 8
Views: 192

The battle of Framsburg

So I'm not quite sure this one is ready to fly but I haven't made any changes in a year or two so that's a good sign also It's solstice and I'm feeling sentimental. It is part of the saga of Eofor as sung in Rohan and is a poem in the heroic Anglo Saxon style, with many kennings and alliteration. I ...
by Eofor
Tue Jun 21, 2022 10:29 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Many ways to carry stuff - Experimentation
Replies: 40
Views: 17310

Re: Many ways to carry stuff - Experimentation

Yep, we did, it's here: https://middleearthrangers.org/forum/viewtopic.php?p=34455#p34455 I couldn't see it mentioned in the thread but in the section of the hobbit where the dwarves are fetching instruments to play 'far over the misty mountains cold' there are a few descriptions of what the dwarve...
by Eofor
Tue Jun 21, 2022 1:33 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Cloaks: to wax or not to wax
Replies: 12
Views: 193

Re: Cloaks: to wax or not to wax

I figured it would make the cloak unable to breath in the southern California (my southern Gondor) heat. It already doesn't rain very much here. Living somewhere with similar heat and conditions I think it would make the cloak close to unusable. Have you taken the cloak out for a run yet? I would g...
by Eofor
Mon Jun 20, 2022 3:06 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: On period waterproofing
Replies: 7
Views: 2093

Re: On period waterproofing

Otter wax is cut with plant oils so it will probably do the trick without too much effort.

The axing one or both sides? And when you say canvas, you mean a Tarp right?
by Eofor
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:55 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: Extant bronze age frame pack found
Replies: 7
Views: 2472

Re: Extant bronze age frame pack found

If you can imagine it and it's practical then experience tells me that someone else in the history of mankind has done it somewhere.

It's just a matter of where and if we've found an example yet.
by Eofor
Mon Jun 20, 2022 12:53 am
Forum: Hard Kit
Topic: On period waterproofing
Replies: 7
Views: 2093

Re: On period waterproofing

In addition to tasty mead we have the Beornings in middle earth who are quite fond of bees and honey so you're on the right track lore wise Straight beeswax is an option. The reason most waxes are cut with a petroleum based product is to ensure coverage and penetration of the wax into the fibres. If...
by Eofor
Sun Jun 19, 2022 11:51 pm
Forum: Getting Started
Topic: New Ranger in Northeast Georgia, USA
Replies: 14
Views: 194

Re: New Ranger in Northeast Georgia, USA

OParnoShoshoi wrote: Sun Jun 19, 2022 1:05 pm ]
Technically it's "O Parno Shoshoi", which is "the white rabbit" in Rromanes. I've heard a million variations though, of people shortening it.
Ahhh that's a bit easier to work with. Welcome to the boards Hwithara
by Eofor
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:37 am
Forum: Tolkien Movie Talk
Topic: War of the Rohirrim - New anime movie
Replies: 4
Views: 1917

Re: War of the Rohirrim - New anime movie

Cimrandir wrote: Wed Jun 15, 2022 6:48 pm
As well as some concept art.
Hoo boy they better not mess this one up, that art is fantastic. Forth Helmingas!
by Eofor
Sun Jun 19, 2022 5:16 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: The Globa - a Late Roman Jerkin
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Re: The Globa - a Late Roman Jerkin

Here are two photos which show it well, easier than doing the whole Imgur thing. There are many more in our albums of course. https://www.facebook.com/TheWanderingFolk/photos/pcb.432882494940422/432880754940596 https://www.facebook.com/TheWanderingFolk/photos/pcb.423536812541657/423532922542046 Perh...
by Eofor
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:23 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Thinking about the birrus...
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Thinking about the birrus...

Oh, no doubt about that. He posts enough photos of his group doing living history hikes and camps, I’m quite sure they’ve shook out all the snags. I just try to keep my speculation to a minimum when I’ve got no personal experience haha. Admirable, and smart to know if you are going to take the plun...
by Eofor
Sun Jun 19, 2022 4:15 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: The Globa - a Late Roman Jerkin
Replies: 17
Views: 2958

Re: The Globa - a Late Roman Jerkin

First meet the Ionar coat or Irish Sea Coat. Thoughts? Have you seen Heimirs version of this coat? It's rather spiffy and though made of wool has had no issues in real world use. Warm too. I can share links if it's not shameless self promotion? Though it may finally reveal that he exists and isn't ...
by Eofor
Sun Jun 19, 2022 3:57 am
Forum: Soft Kit
Topic: Thinking about the birrus...
Replies: 10
Views: 248

Re: Thinking about the birrus...

As to whether the Pictavia cloak works in a practical sense anyway, I haven't the foggest. I suspect, like you say, it depends highly on the weave and weight of the fabric. Hamish is rather thorough in his living history, I can't see him doing anything that isn't practical and tested. For what it's...