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There is no way I would have cut £65 worth of hand dyed, woven silk points!

I would have pooed myself first.
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I am a snob and I am proud of it but I also like a good poo joke every now and then too.

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it depends how much your hose cost!

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My hose were from historic enterprises and washed very well! If anything a wash tightened them up again.

I cannot recomend Historic Enterprises hose enough. They made 15thC clothing bearable for me.
By the sacred toenail clippings of J.R.R Tolkein... You'll pay for that hellspawn!


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In view of this discussion, I would also recommend an ample supply of imodium, taken as a precaution, to minimise the possibility of any potty disasters. Also, of an entirely unauthentic camping potty of your own, hidden inside your tent, to avoid the unpleasant experience of a communal protaloo that has been (ab)used by hundereds of MOPs before you (not to mention the night time ectoplasmic emissions that may be on that floor).

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Oh... And if you have to use the portaloos, always go for the disabled ones.

Cat swinging still not on the cards but it does mean you have no staring in horror at the newly aquired "damp" bit on an item of clothing that has come into conatct with the inside moments.
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Post by Lady Willows Retinue »

Thrud wrote:Oh... And if you have to use the portaloos, always go for the disabled ones.
....particularly if wearing Roman lorica segmentata.
I recall many years ago at Caerleon (when they celebrated the 30 yr anniversary of the ESG combined with an event for the Museum) that a rather large foreign reenactor (think he was German) got firmly stuck in a portaloo, with his lorica firmly wedged to either side of the cabin, and remained there until his forlorn crys for help brought about his red faced (and other parts) rescue.

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Rule 1: ablutions first, armour second.

I once got this wrong and discovered that, even to just pee, I need to get past my martial arts box; this requires me to remove my cuisses. This requires me to remove my cuirass. This requires me to remove my pauldrons, upper and lower cannons and bevor.

To my (eventual) relief, I can leave my greaves on.

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Just as well the Medieval knight didn't have to suffer the modern portaloo in their day then. :lol:

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Or use single legged hose a lot easier
There’s a country in Europe where they treat their ex soldiers with pride no waits for medical treatment after injuries received during service, no amensia from the government. Cant for the life of me recall where it is but I know exactly where it is not.

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Yep.

If it wasn't for modern considerations, I could just sh!t under a tree without removing a single plate.

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Fox wrote:
To my (eventual) relief, I can leave my greaves on.
Imagine this: Joe Cockers song originally was "You can leave your greaves on!"
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If only I had a pound for everytime I had got all armed up, was stood ready to go on the field and suddenly thought, "I really need a pish now".
I thought it was just me. :oops:
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Hence - 'Never pass a flushable without trying'

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Apparently it's caused by a hormone released during 'stress' (you get stress effects before a re-enactment, because you're expecting the action, not the bad kind of stress because or boss is a git). Your body gets ready for viagrous action, so ditches all unnecessary weight. That's why people wet themselves when they're frightened.
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The reactions to this mechanism are neatly summed up as "Fight, flight, flap, flop and fart" :)
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Post by Marcus Woodhouse »

ah, so its all down to psychology.
I'm glad it has nothing to do with the pints and pints of water I drink while waiting for something interesting to happen.
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thats why i always need the toilet before battle!

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