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Wearing A Wool Blanket from Benje Psyari on Vimeo.
Looks useful for staying warm, while carrying less.
OMG. I never knew how to execute this complicated "praxis" until now. I'm saved.
That's pretty much how the Romans did it 2000 or so years ago, but you rotate the blanket so the opening is more over your right (sword) arm. That works for shouldering a rifle, too.Subdued color blanket plus thread plus local vegitation equals hide.
Very cool, as it works as an improvised cloak. That being said, cloak patterns are very simple, and not surprisingly can double nicely as a blanket. The only issue I can see with this style is it winds up being very short if you want full body coverage. If you want to find good ideas for cloaks, check out the sellers of the nice warm ones at renaissance faires.
REALLY useful gen! Thanks!HABCAN
Also check out the buckskinner blogs. French and Indian War re-enactors have been doing the same for years, i.e, Rogers Rangers and the 'original' militias. Cloak pins are available from many of the vendors.The key to staying warm is buying the thickest, heaviest wool blankets you can, some are still actually hand made on looms. Several hundred $.
We used to use the OD Green wool blankets on patrol in Colorado, when I was in the Army. When walking across open plains at night, you could take a knee or sit down with the blanket over you, and look like a rock or bush. With so many people carrying thermal sights and with FLIR so wide-spread, it may not be as useful for camo anymore. But if you had a space blanket sewn inside it...perhaps ???
Good Praxis. The video has been moved to http://www.benjepsyari.com/wearingawoolblanket.html
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