Wednesday, June 15, 2022

The Ranger's Pack

  Since "The Lord of the Rings" was published the concept of a group of adventures traveling the wilderness has become a well-worn fantasy trope.  Despite that, there's been a surprising dearth of LARP-style events embracing that sort of trekking.  One of my other hobbies is traditional bushcraft camping, so I've always been disappointed there wasn't more interest in that type of thing.

   That's why I was so happy to discover this video from the Middle-Earth Reenactment Society.  They're doing exactly the kind of wilderness wandering I envisioned.  It's really interesting to see their choice of gear from the viewpoint of both practicality and historicity, if that concept can even apply to fantasy-inspired trekking.


Raven said...

For suspending the pot over the campfire:

Bushcraft - Camp Fire with Pot Hanger, Coffee and Day Pack Gear Overview

TokyoPAK said...

No flint? Did I miss that?

BrazenRogue said...

I've always wanted to do more of this stuff at larp too. Reckon there's some scope for it even in games that don't actually cater to it, but never had the knowhow to really try!