Posted by Seamus on August 30, 2000 at 14:39:16:
In Reply to: Re: What's the joke about loincloths? posted by Many Flags on August 30, 2000 at 12:42:34:
: Yes, even in winter I wear the clout, with two pair of hose, two pair of moccassins, my leggins, two long shirts, a waistcoat, my 60th Royal American coat, scarf (around the neck and ears) and tricorn....Yep, dead of winter, 3 feet of snow or more, hunting, etc. and I'm toasty warm. I live in Penn's Woods (remember, the MacWilliam Chronicles?, they're still begin posted from here) and I've had snow drifts tickling my cheeks, if the long shirts ride up a bit!! If one is sitting while deer or squirrel hunting (flintlock, of course), it is best not to face into the wind, cause even though there is a bit more protection with a clout than a kilt, the wind between the legs can get quite cold!! Seamus and I hunted squirrel in late January at his cabin last winter, and we spent the night in his cabin...hunted all day in clouts and what I described above, about a foot of snow on the ground. We will hunt again this year, same way....the only way!!
: Pax Aye!
: Many Flags
Aye! We did that very thing, Jeri! And it is not as bad as you might imagine. It does, however, take some getting used to at first, but after that...there IS no other way. Mine, by the way, is madder red woolen, and is quite comfortable. As Cousin Many Flags says, loin cloths and breech clouts are one and the same. In addition, you may hear them called "breech cloths" at times, too.
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