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    What do scots use to carry around all their bits and peices!?

    I have been on this forum a while and never noticed anyone ask, but what sort of accessories did the scots use to carry around gear and stuff? Like backpack type accessories, or did they just not take much with them? And I am talking like from the 1100s on, I guess. Just wondered if anyone had anything specific, pics always welcome of course!

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    Well..... I am not sure when they started making the whiskey but that would have been my first choice to pack.
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    Lol that doesnt really help, but I couldn't agree more!
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    I seem to recall discussion of part of the top half of the belted plaid being fashioned into a pouch under one arm, for what it's worth. I have no idea if this was done by the Highlanders who wore the belted plaid, or just something that can be done.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bugbear View Post
    I seem to recall discussion of part of the top half of the belted plaid being fashioned into a pouch under one arm, for what it's worth. I have no idea if this was done by the Highlanders who wore the belted plaid, or just something that can be done.
    All the historians and everything! C'mon guys! I do appreciate your guy's valiant attempts!
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    A very large sporran...........

    I can imagine a leather knapsack, or something of the like.
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    Well if they were lucky(few were) the bulkier stuff, like peat, was carried by the Highland pony(garron) or, a Shetland pony.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burly Brute View Post
    And I am talking like from the 1100s on, I guess. Just wondered if anyone had anything specific, pics always welcome of course!
    1100s? Couldn't say for sure, but it would be pretty much whatever was done in Europe at the time.

    Fast-forward 600 years to the 1700s, though:

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    I guess I should have explained why I was asking, I wanted to go hiking/camping in a belted plaid, but I wondered what I could carry my gear in to be more "authentic." Thanks for the answers guys, very informative.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Burly Brute View Post
    I guess I should have explained why I was asking, I wanted to go hiking/camping in a belted plaid, but I wondered what I could carry my gear in to be more "authentic." Thanks for the answers guys, very informative.
    In that case you're only talking about late-1500s and onward. . .
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