Posted by NightSky on August 31, 2000 at 08:19:55:
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?
Clay Bear: My question is, why wool? I know it's warm, but I've always found it to be the most uncomfortable of materials. Wouldn't a good, hearty cotton be better in warmer times of the year? NS
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