Drichar Deis wrote:Sledge hammer to the forehead, night night cow
lokifz1 wrote:Don't shave for a few days, get a beatup cowboy hat and a serape.
Much better then a cloak.
lokifz1 wrote:Don't shave for a few days, get a beatup cowboy hat and a serape. Much better then a cloak.
Maverick299 wrote:If coupled with a long gray beard, pointy hat, and a staff, people will probably just steer clear of you because they think you are insane. That might just be crazy enough to work!
Browny wrote:Nice one Quietus.
Any chance you could post some action shots wearing your cloak? I have a light canvas type cloak made for Medieval re-enactment many moons ago, and it was a lot less cumbersome than it looked.
Cant find any shots of me wearing mine though, will have to trawl through the photo storage at some point.
omega_man wrote:Hasn't this "cloak" idea been brought up before? I can't think of a more ridiculous and out-dated concept. I think this is more if a projection of a fantasy of coming across some post-zpaw Harley-raiders and ,while seemingly inocculous, you swoosh your cloak to the side to reveal a fancy sword and akimbo desert eagles--whereupon, daftly dispatching said ne'er-do-wells. Seriously, a Marmot Precip jacket, fleece layer, and silnylon tarp are more packable, wearable, lighter, better, and less Harry Potterish. Add a decent purpose-built concealed carry rig, Ta-Da! Problem solved.
If the zpaw ends up being a permanent renaissance festival, I'm so getting bit.
Quietus wrote:@ omega_man:
If all you want is for your stuff to be small and light, it doesn't really get much better than one single item that can serve as protection from rain and cold, sleeping bag, sleeping mat, sitting pad, shelter, blanket, concealment, improvised carry sack, first stage water filter, etc, etc.
+ it won't melt and is near impossible to burn and it will still keep you warm even if it is soaking wet. None of the things you listed does that.
All in one item that weights less than all but the smallest and lightest rucksacks and packs smaller than most sleeping mats.
the_alias has some good points as well.
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