Posted by Christina on August 30, 2000 at 19:51:43:
In Reply to: Re: What's the joke about loincloths? posted by Clabert on August 30, 2000 at 15:12:09:
: : Jeri....
: : 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
: Your right Many Flags. I`ve been wearin a breechclout for pert near 15 years now and I wouldn`t do it any other way, even in the winter. Mine is of thin red wool and is about 5 feet long and about 11 inches wide. I have a fancier one of black wool trimmed with white satin ribbons and trade silver for dressin up. I wore it that Sunday night at G2K for the raffle.
: You just can`t beat um for running in the woods. (I do gotta figure out how to wear that clear plastic one I got as a gift at G2K)
: Now you guys didn`t think I could stay out of this discussion did ya?
Clabert and Many Flags:
why can't any of YOU guys come hunting down here in South Carolina? All we seem to have in my part of the woods (no pun intended) during hunting season are men in various stages of unmatched dirty fatigues and baseball caps advertising tobacco companies and beer....
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