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    I am going to wreck it, I'm sure...so I need help!

    Quote Originally Posted by Woodsheal View Post
    The ultimate hiking/camping kilt: the belted plaid ("great kilt"). The upper portion acts as an extra layer - and even a hood - for warmth or to ward off rain, and it functions as a blanket when night comes on!

    Back in the 18th C., highlanders had to deal with N. American underbrush and adopted military gaitors or Indian-style leggings to protect their hose. I own a pair of these (heavy canvas) and just love 'em:

    http://www.flyingcanoetraders.com/co...oque=4&Prod=65

    I would love to do this! I have, however, run into some difficulty in that these kilts (in my research) cost like 600 bucks! What is the best fabric to get the B.P. in for hiking? Also, its hard for me because I am a big fella. I am 6'3", 44 inch waist.
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    [COLOR="DarkGreen"][SIZE="2"]"I consider looseness with words no less of a defect than looseness of the bowels."[/SIZE][/COLOR] [B]- John Calvin[/B]

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    I am going to wreck it, I'm sure...so I need help!

    Well, here is my question...

    I love to hike, camp, fish, etc...and I want to do it all while wearing a great kilt. The question being, how do I obtain a great kilt that will be both durable and not too expensive? I mean, historically, these items where worn in some pretty crazy terrain. I just don't know where to start, I searched throughout the threads on here and couldnt find an answer.

    Also...I am 6'4", 44 inch waist...so I need a lot of material.

    Thanks, if you need more info just let me know!

    -Zach


    EDIT: I also plan to use the kilt as my sleeping bag on the hikes/camps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burly Brute View Post
    I would love to do this! I have, however, run into some difficulty in that these kilts (in my research) cost like 600 bucks! What is the best fabric to get the B.P. in for hiking? Also, its hard for me because I am a big fella. I am 6'3", 44 inch waist.
    Have you looked at Celtic Croft? Depending on tartan weight & yardage you can get them for much less.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BoldHighlander View Post
    Have you looked at Celtic Croft? Depending on tartan weight & yardage you can get them for much less.
    It look to me to still be about 500 dollars. I dont know, maybe I am not being realistic.
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    Hi Zack
    Well first off, you are going to need the "real deal" wool in tartan if you want to sleep in it and be authentic so prepare for the cost of the real wool. It will be worth it in the long run but it won't be cheep.
    Depending on where you are in Arizona (my family is from Tombstone and I know it snows there) depends on what weight you want for your great kilt.
    If you are tooling around for the day a 13 oz. or less might work but for sleeping in the wilds I would advise 16 oz.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burly Brute View Post
    It look to me to still be about 500 dollars. I dont know, maybe I am not being realistic.
    I gotta tell ya, it sounds cool and all, but unless you need this stuff for reenacting or something, you're better off just getting a regular trad kilt in 16oz wool for 500-600 bucks, plus some Gore-Tex, a nice bag & pad, etc...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wildrover View Post
    I gotta tell ya, it sounds cool and all, but unless you need this stuff for reenacting or something, you're better off just getting a regular trad kilt in 16oz wool for 500-600 bucks, plus some Gore-Tex, a nice bag & pad, etc...
    I guess I will just have to look more into it. thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tartan Tess View Post
    Hi Zack
    Well first off, you are going to need the "real deal" wool in tartan if you want to sleep in it and be authentic so prepare for the cost of the real wool. It will be worth it in the long run but it won't be cheep.
    Depending on where you are in Arizona (my family is from Tombstone and I know it snows there) depends on what weight you want for your great kilt.
    If you are tooling around for the day a 13 oz. or less might work but for sleeping in the wilds I would advise 16 oz.


    I am a bit wet behind the ears in regards to the history, despite my "ancient warrior" youtube vid watching. How did the ancient Scots do it if it costs so much? Perhaps it was just one of their main purchases of a lifetime, or something? I just want something I can use for its intended purpose, rather than for it's appearance, I guess haha. Thanks so much for trying to decipher my odd request!

    -Zach
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    Zach,
    If you intend to use your kilt as bedding, you might consider a great kilt. It's a single, unpleated piece of fabric. The drawback is that it takes you longer to get dressed and if it rained during the night, your kilt needs to be laid out in the mud in order for you to put it on.

    Mikilt

    Some info from one of our advertisers: http://www.kilts-n-stuff.com/celtic-...t-history.html
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    Go to Joann's or some other fabric shop and see if you can find some budget wool or wool blend. Be sure it's double width (at least 58" wide) and get three yards...four if it's a really good deal. You should be able to do this for between $50 and $75.



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    Aw, gee. Thanks.
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