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by Vermin
Fri Jun 25, 2010 9:57 am
Forum: Forum Technical Support and News
Topic: Post Spam Messages Here
Replies: 224
Views: 146014

Re: Post Spam Messages Here

Not obviously spam - but presumably not right either

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by Vermin
Tue Mar 30, 2010 8:09 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Cauldron to cook in
Replies: 67
Views: 13558

Re: Cauldron to cook in

I have one from these guys - http://www.anvilart.net/pages/historica ... ical01.htm

Probably not 10/10 on authenticity - but depends what you're after - certainly keeps the pottage out of the flames :)
by Vermin
Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:51 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Does anyone recognise this bag?
Replies: 25
Views: 5010

Re: Does anyone recognise this bag?

Not really answering your questions - but I have a bag that closes like that - though is straight sided about 20cm x 20cm - I was told it's a handgunners ammo pouch . . . . .
by Vermin
Mon Mar 15, 2010 1:37 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cleaning mail
Replies: 12
Views: 4706

Re: Cleaning mail

Anyone got any specific names of products to look for? i.e the silicon spray or degreasers.. is there any particulary decent ones like? sick of black face/hands/kit meself... On looking the stuff I used was from 3in1 - http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogI...
by Vermin
Fri Jan 29, 2010 2:02 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cleaning mail
Replies: 12
Views: 4706

Re: Cleaning mail

I used WD40 Grease remover

Sprayed it on - rinsed it off, then went over the shirt with a heat gun to dry it off

Now I spray it with silicon spray instead
by Vermin
Sat Oct 10, 2009 8:25 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Fur yes or no???
Replies: 67
Views: 8120

Re: Fur yes or no???

Don't know if you should wear it - but if you do this is the place to go http://www.houseofdeclifford.co.uk/
by Vermin
Wed Sep 09, 2009 1:20 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: "garandes," clay jars filled with inflammable liqu
Replies: 18
Views: 4692

Daniel Ezra wrote:sugar is a mediterranian plant. They may well have known of it. It only became cheap with large scale production in the Americas, but it was about, in England, before the Norman Conquest (see Pollington's book: A S Leechcraft).


and ? - does it therefore follow that they had rum ? :?
by Vermin
Wed Sep 09, 2009 10:00 am
Forum: General History
Topic: "garandes," clay jars filled with inflammable liqu
Replies: 18
Views: 4692

Re: Yes

medievalevents wrote:such substances as rum, saltpeter and gunpowder


I'd be suprised if they had Rum in 1565 :?

I believe it comes about with mass sugar production
by Vermin
Mon Aug 24, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: 410-1100
Topic: saxon style shield/axe?
Replies: 39
Views: 9793

by Vermin
Tue Jul 28, 2009 11:53 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pondering the idea of Period Tents once more
Replies: 30
Views: 7797

I have a £199 PT soldier tent in plain white, which after 8 years of regular use is still bomb proof (not a single peg has ever come out in even horrendous weather) and has never leaked I also bought some extra poles from them to support an awning and had fantastic service VJ made said awning and it...
by Vermin
Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:27 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: 11th Century Tunic
Replies: 4
Views: 1140

Re: 11th Century Tunic

The plowman wrote:Anybody any ideas where I can purchase a good quality mid 11th century tunic.

Thanks,
David


If it's quality you are after then - http://www.deborahloughcostumes.com/home
by Vermin
Wed Apr 15, 2009 11:45 am
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: Night March to Nairn
Replies: 14
Views: 5613

by Vermin
Thu Apr 09, 2009 3:24 pm
Forum: General History
Topic: Sort of Friday afternoon musings
Replies: 33
Views: 6732

Sort of Friday afternoon musings

Hi all Sort of Friday afternoon and bored in work Two things I’ve never quite reconciled - and I’m wondering if they are re-enactorisms (Or maybe I’m just missing something . . . . . ) I do C12th - but I think these apply for most UK mediaeval Water - we often say how people would drink beer rather ...
by Vermin
Fri Mar 27, 2009 3:19 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 20621

Just my 2p - Not period sources but : I believe that troops in the Peninsular war were not issued tents for the first 2 years they were there - (though they did have winter Quarters for the 'Off' Season) I read an account of Napoleons retreat from Moscow which described Veterans on the retreat meeti...
by Vermin
Mon Jan 19, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Hi Need all the help i can get please
Replies: 7
Views: 1493

Hi



First question is what status are you (or wanting your tent) to represent ?
by Vermin
Mon Dec 29, 2008 10:21 pm
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: English Wheels
Replies: 9
Views: 1476

Born 2 Late wrote:Napoleonic wise 5 foot by 2.5 inches would be a great artillery wheel!!! For a reasonable price then the demand i think, would be good. More than willing to work with prototypes :D


I thought he meant the sort on carts as well :oops:
by Vermin
Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:54 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: kidney pouch fittings?
Replies: 30
Views: 5768

lidimy wrote:Don't ask my sister that... she liked to wind me up by saying that 'back then' people didn't have left or right feet, just blobs with toes! :cry: :lol:


NFN

:roll:
by Vermin
Thu Nov 27, 2008 11:58 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Mother of all noobs.
Replies: 14
Views: 2765

Can you put it further down your head - loosen the spider, assuming there is one, so the brim is lower, which should support it and stop it moving around so much You could also increase the padding around the rim, either your padding, or tuck a roll of cloth behind the spider (if there's one) so the...
by Vermin
Mon Nov 17, 2008 4:03 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Pack Saddles
Replies: 17
Views: 3529

There a few pictures on the Companie of St George site in their Dragons newsletter

http://www.companie-of-st-george.ch/cms ... gon-11.pdf - page 10

Though again it's mostly the load rather than the saddle


http://www.companie-of-st-george.ch/cms/?q=en/Dragons
by Vermin
Wed Oct 29, 2008 2:06 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Campaign Style Events?
Replies: 22
Views: 3737

Re: longer duration events

thanks Marcus for the plug- it was a 5 day event- covering 40 miles or so on pathways and fields as much as possible. Some tarmac became inevitable but we did it, even walking the last mile barefoot [didnt we Vermin?] Great time was had by all, and many of the 12 were complete strangers at the outs...
by Vermin
Fri Oct 24, 2008 11:59 am
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Campaign Style Events?
Replies: 22
Views: 3737

I do C12th rather than C15th - but as a concept it really appeals to me

You are not alone in that

(Maybe I need to get some kit made up :D )
by Vermin
Fri Oct 10, 2008 8:33 am
Forum: Traders Discussion
Topic: Financial aid for business's ?
Replies: 26
Views: 3047

Martin Have a look at this - http://www.business-support-wales.gov.uk/ - It's newly launched as a central hub to replace Business Eye and a host of the other business support functions If I'm honest I doubt it's much different from what was there before but as it's new they will be keen to be seen t...
by Vermin
Tue Aug 05, 2008 4:21 pm
Forum: 1715-1810
Topic: 18thC handkerchiefs
Replies: 4
Views: 1946

Phil the Grips wrote:Exactly the sort of questions that were asked- the answer is still inconclusive :)


Though with enough volunteers - easily tested :twisted:
by Vermin
Wed Jul 30, 2008 2:26 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Modern necessities
Replies: 41
Views: 7873

Would vinegar work ?

(Finest balsamic obviously :D)
by Vermin
Thu Jul 24, 2008 1:40 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Re-enactorisms
Replies: 222
Views: 20921

They did on the odd occasion they were photographed. but did they really wear it labouring in the hot sun, when it was uncomfortable and hot and an expensive garment was being ruined. Probably very true (jumping in) Also with the issue of status - I can understand presenting yourself well to those ...
by Vermin
Wed Jul 23, 2008 12:48 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Coopering
Replies: 12
Views: 2514

This one ?

http://barrels.org.uk/page.php?domain_n ... wpage=home

(Don't know him - just bored in work) :)
by Vermin
Mon Jul 07, 2008 3:08 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Simple Shelters?
Replies: 88
Views: 20621

by Vermin
Wed Jun 18, 2008 4:17 pm
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Nettlecloth in Scotland
Replies: 13
Views: 2366

As an aside - it may stage a come back

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/leic ... 425980.stm
by Vermin
Tue Jun 10, 2008 2:13 pm
Forum: 1100-1500
Topic: Billmen - myth?
Replies: 273
Views: 29061

Feel free to ignore / shout down as I know nothing about this period + not knocking any one etc etc Just pondering - From this thread I gather that Knights, MAA (being a professional soldier type with decent kit), and archers are a definite - and that the archers are by far the bulk of the troops Th...
by Vermin
Sat May 17, 2008 9:38 am
Forum: Costumes
Topic: Cotton in period
Replies: 213
Views: 24408

Any news about these so-called Saracen horse archers yet? Any reply from this unnamed lecturer? I'll email him myself if someone will provide the name, and the date and context of the lecture in question. Or is it a load of made-up b*****ks? I hope it's all true - my Saracen kit is nearly ready!!!!...

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