I would suggest willow as an alternate. I've found two willow
covered bottles associated with the Royal Navy. What I found most
interesting was that while they had many similarities they are
separated by 250-300 years.
--- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
, Peter Monahan <petemonahan@...>
> I would suggest that a period looking bottle - check an antiques
book for proper shape - covered in leather would be both HA enough
for all but the thread counters, nicve to look at and reasonably
durable. Mr. Lazon has/had one I quite liked!
> I'll even provide the leather and/or labour for anyone interested.
> Peter monahan
> From: "mccombs98" <macomb@...>
> Date: 2006/03/31 Fri PM 07:18:09 EST
> To: WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com
> Subject: [WarOf1812] Re: Historical Authenticity? Sailors and
> A glass or plastic properly shaped bottle wrapped in leather works
> for me. The water remains fresh and cool for quite a long time.
> "Patrick Schifferdecker" <boldbritishhero@> wrote:
> > A solution for gun crews would be to have a scuttlebutt, just
> > aboard ship. Landing parties may need some other alternatives.
> > Canteens?, maybe stoneware flasks? or any of Angela's
> > even a mixture. Or unit leadship/event organizers needs to
> > this in planning. I can here it now..."How do we water the navy?"
> > Cheers,
> > Lt. Patrick Schifferdecker
> > Naval Establishment
> > Crown Forces North America
> > --- In WarOf1812@yahoogroups.com, "Angela Gottfred" <agottfre@>
> > wrote:
> > >
> > > Given the wide variety of canteens
> > > > that appear at 1812 reenactments, we need your guidance in
> > selecting the
> > > > most authentic style acceptable for our portrayal to ensure
> > they will
> > > > not forever be criticized as not being authentic
> > >
> > > I apologize if the following comments show I'm out of my
> > but in fur trade
> > > portrayals of the same era, we encountered similar problems--
> > documentation
> > > for canteens, but a very real need for some source of water.
> > are some
> > > suggestions for you for improvised containers, rather than
> > canteens:
> > > reproduction glass bottles; an extra-large mug (1/2 litre
> > with cover; or a
> > > specially designated wooden pail full of fresh water, that
> > mugs can be
> > > filled from with a clean dipper.
> > >
> > > Your humble & obedient servant,
> > > Angela Gottfred
> > >
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