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Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Re: Kilted Base Jumping. on 03/17/2011 08:03:34 MDT Print View

No it takes cajones to BASE jump.

Other than the parachute anything else you're wearing is just a fashion accessory. :P

Kilt Fail

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
not so much on 03/17/2011 08:25:57 MDT Print View

The only thing that takes cajones to do/make is sperm and the associated activities. The rest of the gutsy stuff.....not so much ;)

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Re: not so much on 03/17/2011 09:02:42 MDT Print View

I think they make a pill that will acomplish the 'associated activites' so the only thing cajones are good for is makin' sperm. :P

Matthew Perry
(bigfoot2) - F

Locale: Oregon
Thread Drift on 03/17/2011 11:55:51 MDT Print View

I'm sensing a lot of hostility (insecurity?) in the last few posts. It's gettin' pretty mean around here. How about we get back on topic? How many people hike with a kilt?

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Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
kilt on 03/17/2011 12:10:55 MDT Print View

kilt

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Kilts on 03/17/2011 12:20:34 MDT Print View

As a Scot, i've often worn one to weddings and suchlike.
The older traditional 'big kilt', or 'feileadh mor' to give it it's gaelic name, was a different animal. As someone else said, it was also used as a shelter, and bedding.
I've met battle re-enactment guys who go on week long treks in the hills carrying traditional gear, including weapons. They simply lie down in the heather at night and wrap themselves in it.

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Thread Drift - aka Matthew's insecurities on 03/17/2011 12:47:40 MDT Print View

Matthew if you're sensing any hostility or insecurity in the last few posts then you're projecting it all on your own because I simply see some good natured fun.

It's a thread about kilts. Kilts are fun, goofy, and for the right climate very utilitarian. They can however be a pain in the rear to get on though, at least the Scottish Tartan.

Doug I.
(idester) - MLife

Locale: MidAtlantic
Re: Thread Drift - aka Matthew's insecurities on 03/17/2011 12:53:03 MDT Print View

"They can however be a pain in the rear to get on though, at least the Scottish Tartan."

I think you're putting the pin in the wrong place.......

Diplomatic Mike
(MikefaeDundee)

Locale: Under a bush in Scotland
Wearing a kilt on 03/17/2011 13:00:29 MDT Print View

Wearing a kilt isn't difficult.
Have a look at here

Edited by MikefaeDundee on 03/17/2011 13:10:40 MDT.

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Re: Wearing a kilt on 03/17/2011 13:10:41 MDT Print View

Never said wearing a kilt was difficult. Puttin' a Tartan on though and getting all those pleats right is a pain. ;)

Editi to add:

Getting the pleats right without having to resort to lying the fabric down on the ground that is. I suppose I just need to wear my Scottish Tartan more often so I can have more practice! :P

Edited by chadnsc on 03/17/2011 13:14:03 MDT.

BER ---
(BER) - MLife

Locale: Wisconsin
kilt fun on 03/17/2011 13:42:32 MDT Print View

Matt, relax! Chads just poking fun. I've found it quite humorous (I like the rapper kilt--that's a good look!--ok that was sarcasm.). There are much better examples of threads where people are being mean here on BPL.

Back on track, the ElKommando arrived today. Glad I upsized as I was between a L and XL. The XL fits comfortably. Seems good. Length is right for me (6'1"). Seems to drape ok. I have no basis of comparison. I didn't have to lay on the ground to put it on, so that was a bonus.

Did wearing it today make me feel more manly? Not particularly. Less? No...but I'll have to see how hard my wife laughs when she gets home. Would I wear it to my daughters high school softball games....no I don't think so. That might be misconstrued the wrong way. Eeesh!

But working out back or hiking in the woods...maybe. We'll see once it gets warmer.

Edited by BER on 03/17/2011 13:43:12 MDT.

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
kilt fun - worthless without pics on 03/17/2011 13:52:00 MDT Print View

Brian I think you should take a video or at least pictures of your wife when she first sees you in the kilt. :)

I know my wife laughed the first time I modeled my ULA rain wrap (it's kilt-ish) for her. Come to think of it I'm not sure if she was laughing with me or at me. :/

Piper S.
(sbhikes) - F

Locale: Santa Barbara (Name: Diane)
Re: Re: Kilted Base Jumping. on 03/17/2011 14:26:31 MDT Print View

Unfortunately, I don't have a picture of myself actually hiking, but here's me on the ferry at VVR in my hiking skirt.
Me on boat at VVR

The nice thing about the ElKommando kilt that the female Utili-Kilt doesn't appear to have is room to actually move. I'd like to be able to climb over a fallen tree, thanks. The ElKommando is pretty comfortable. I don't know what benefits a man gets from a kilt, but the benefits I get are thus:

1. Less cheek exposure when peeing (sans my "device")
2. More mobility than shorts or pants (none of that low hanging crotch business)
3. No bunching and riding up around my fat thighs like shorts
4. Hides fat thighs better
And the best one of all:
5. Skipping down the trail in a skirt and a tiny pack really makes the macho 60lb pack haulers frightened and embarrassed. I can imagine them thinking, "How can that little chick make it look so easy? Why are we such big scardey cats we have to haul around so much gear? Ha, we'll show her. Let's try to catch up to her and pass her and show her we're strong and manly." Ha! They'll catch me when I'm kicking back at the top of a pass, maybe, if they even make it that far. I love being so petty and mean-spirited.

Daniel Goldenberg
(dag4643)

Locale: Pacific Northwet
Re: kilt fun - worthless without pics on 03/17/2011 14:54:16 MDT Print View

I recommend a nanoseeum mesh brief during bug season - especially if you are a male.

Edited by dag4643 on 03/17/2011 14:55:19 MDT.

Chad Miller
(chadnsc)

Locale: Duluth, Minnesota
Kilted Hiking - petty and mean spirited on 03/17/2011 14:56:40 MDT Print View

Piper you an Matt should hang out cuz' discuss the voices in your heads; number five on your list is all on your own mind. ;)



Besides your pack sure doesn’t look small. Especially compared to the other guy in the photo. (UL slap to the face) :P

Bill Fornshell
(bfornshell) - MLife

Locale: Southern Texas
Hiking Kilt on 03/17/2011 15:06:01 MDT Print View


My Kilt Thread

I have made several kilts to include one "Great Kilt". Most of the ladies I have been around with a kilt on seem to approve. My family on my fathers side can trace their linage back to Scotland and have a plaid pattern. The Black Watch Plaid I used for the kilt in the pictures is sort of common with the military and law enforcement. My Great Kilt (not pictured) is made of the same material.




My silk kilt weighs 1.9 ounces (white silk that I then dyed black) is very nice in warm to hot weather but you may need a good supply of bug spray.

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: not so much on 03/17/2011 16:42:20 MDT Print View

"the only thing cajones are good for is makin' sperm. :P"

The only thing "cajones" are good for is serving as containers for the transportation or organization of objects or, if they're big enough, serving as a club house for pre teen boys. "Cojones", OTOH, enable a far more interesting activity. ;-)

Ben 2 World
(ben2world) - MLife

Locale: So Cal
Re: Thread Drift on 03/17/2011 17:53:51 MDT Print View

"I'm sensing a lot of hostility (insecurity?) in the last few posts. It's gettin' pretty mean around here. How about we get back on topic? How many people hike with a kilt?"

I think inferring insecurity to naysayers is itself mean-spirited hostility. No, I don't wear a kilt and never will. I think it's plain ugly -- although I fully respect those who think otherwise. Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Just about the only thing here I don't respect is this notion associating a kilt either with manliness or the lack thereof. It's a piece of apparel. :)

Edited by ben2world on 03/17/2011 18:00:43 MDT.

Katharina ....
(Kat_P) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Coast
co ca .... on 03/17/2011 19:09:36 MDT Print View

"the only thing cajones are good for is makin' sperm. :P"

The only thing "cajones" are good for is serving as containers for the transportation or organization of objects or, if they're big enough, serving as a club house for pre teen boys. "Cojones", OTOH, enable a far more interesting activity. ;-)


Oops. But I did not say that's the only they are good for. Just that the only activity that "takes" cojones is that :)

Tom Kirchner
(ouzel) - MLife

Locale: Pacific Northwest/Sierra
Re: Re: Thread Drift on 03/17/2011 20:52:53 MDT Print View

"Just about the only thing here I don't respect is this notion associating a kilt either with manliness or the lack thereof"

Manliness, or lack thereof, will be painfully apparent if one wears a kilt. ;)