Re: [Authentic_SCA] travelling ala medieval
- In a message dated 8/12/2008 2:09:21 P.M. Eastern Daylight Time,
<<the only problem that is
bothering me is the rain. I have read somewhere once that boiling the
wool a few times can make it waterproof. any experience with that? or
more details? like how many times, what temperature etc?>>
I've never boiled wool, but I can tell you from experience that felted wool,
or even simply heavy coat wool, is pretty nearly waterproof on it's own. As
long as you keep it hanging, either on your body or from a hook or something
once you take it off, that is. Once you let it fall into a pile, it will
soak through. But being wool, it will still keep you warm even if it is wet.
I actually spent a prolonged time (not all day, but well over half an hour,
possibly more than an hour) outside in the pouring rain in my wool gown and
hood at Pennsic a few years ago, and the only thing that was wet when I took
the wool off was the inside of my sleeve where I had been obliged to hold my
arm up in the air and the water had run down my arm.
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>pack me in one of you bags and boxes?
> Thank you, thank you, thank you, did I say thank you yet? Can you
> Labhaoise~ooooo :o). can you shrink into travel-friendly size? no problemo. :o)
I was in Nurnberg last week and visited Germanisches Nationalmuseum
there. it is superb! I posted some pictures on my blog:
http://www.freewebs.com/camino-medieval/preparationsblog.htm. enjoy them!
take care, celestina