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Willoughby equipment

Page history last edited by Michael 1 year, 5 months ago

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  • if Loaded (more than 39.6 pounds) receive a penalty for all DEX-based skills of -25% and 1/2 of Defense skill.

  • if Burdened (more than 79.2 pounds) receive a penalty for all DEX-based skills of -50% and cannot use Defense skill. Movement in combat is halved.

  • if Extremely Burdened (more than 158.4 pounds) any DEX-based skills are limited to 5%, may not Dodge, attack or parry, and cannot use Defense skill. Movement in combat is "pretty slow" ...

 

March distances per day:

 

  • Normal

    • on roads or footpaths:  42 miles

    • cross-country:  16.8 miles

  • Loaded 

    • on roads or footpaths:  35 miles

    • cross-country:  14 miles

  • Burdened

    • on roads or footpaths:  28 miles

    • cross-country:  11.2 miles

 


     In Paris of April of 1935:

 

  • clothes suitable for travel around sometimes-rainy France in April

  • black leather gloves cigarette case with cigarettes, cigarette lighter

  • two handkerchiefs

  • metal pocket flask of brandy

  • compass pinned to coat

  • wallet with money (currently some French francs, plus 50 pounds in paper notes from 1933)

  • British diplomatic passport (hidden) and forged British passport

  • wrist watch

  • pocket knife

  • Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1908 pistol -- magazine holds seven rounds of .32 ACP (range 15 yards, damage 1d6), plus you can have one round in the chamber

  • rattan-handled walking umbrella (i.e., can be used as a cane), with checked canopy

  • small note book, pencil, some colored pencils (like golf pencils)

  • small flashlight with battery.

  • money belt with 25 gold 20 franc coins, or 10 ruble gold coins, or equivalent; and 10 silver coins of various nations and face values from before 1916.

     

     50 pounds in 5- and 10-pound notes from 1933 are hidden in his luggage, besides the ordinary "clothing", is a canteen with strap, a pair of binoculars in a case, and a waterproof game bag containing: two extra loaded pistol magazines, marked-up paper map of Czechoslovakia, two packs of cigarettes (Woodbines if possible), small note book, pencil, bar of soap, two pairs of warm socks, spare boot laces, comb, small thermos bottle, small jar of mustard, small roll of twine, spare handkerchief, flashlight batteries, calls for duck, goose and crow.

     For adventures afield:

 

  • tweed jacket (with large pockets), tweed hiking hat, sweater, leather gloves, walking breeches (plus-fours), waterproof rifle cape, high socks, sturdy boots, shirt, tie, underclothes. His pockets hold:

    • cigarette case with cigarettes, cigarette lighter

    • handkerchief

    • metal pocket flask of brandy

    • Zeiss folding monocular

    • glacier glasses in aluminum can

    • compass pinned to coat

    • wallet with money

    • note book with pencils

    • passport and other important papers

    • pocket knife and Swiss army knife

    • Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1908 pistol -- magazine holds seven rounds, plus you can have one round in the chamber

  • large (D-cells) flashlight, with lanyard

  • water canteen with strap

  • money belt with 25 gold Napoleon coins

  • wrist watch

  • rattan-handled walking umbrella (i.e., can be used as a cane), with plaid canopy

  • reasonably waterproof game bag, contains:

    • two extra loaded pistol magazines (unless transferred to coat), a couple of packs of cigarettes, bar of soap, two pairs of socks, spare boot laces, comb, small thermos bottle of leftover food from last meal, small jar of mustard, can of foot powder, small roll of twine, spare handkerchief, calls for crow, duck and goose

  • rucksack with spare clothing, mess gear, rations, etc. to fit our plans; also a 1934 copy of Wisden's Cricketing Almanac, a copy of Flammende Schenkel der Liebe by Isabel Snow; a couple of guide books to Venice and Istanbul; Bradshaw's International Air Guide; Bradshaw's Continental Guide; and some maps of the Kok Shal Mountains

     


 

     For our trip to the Master's castle in the Uzbek SSR (see italicized items in list for more detail):

 

  • shooting jacket (with large pockets), tweed hiking hat, roll-top sweater, warm gloves, walking breeches (plus-fours), waterproof rifle cape, high socks, sturdy boots, shirt, tie, underclothes

  • cigarette case with cigarettes, cigarette lighter

  • handkerchief

  • large (D-cells) flashlight

  • metal pocket flask of brandy

  • Zeiss folding monocular

  • duck and goose call

  • compass worn on wrist

  • wallet with money:   50 pounds

  • wrist watch

  • pocket knife

  • water canteen with strap

  • Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1908 pistol -- magazine holds seven rounds, plus you can have one round in the chamber

  • rattan-handled walking umbrella (i.e., can be used as a cane), with dark blue silk canopy

  • waterproof game bag, contains:

    • two extra loaded pistol magazines, paper maps of Afghanistan and the southern Soviet Union, twelve packs of Turkish cigarettes, twenty gold Imperial Russian 5-ruble coins, small note book, mechanical pencil, bar of soap, two pairs of socks, spare boot laces, comb, small thermos bottle of leftover soup, small jar of mustard, small roll of twine, spare handkerchief

      • "waterproof" doesn't mean it's made for diving, however. If you fall in the water and quickly emerge, the contents of the bag won't be too wet ...

      • the bag has eight external straps for holding dead ducks, etc.

 

     His gold rubles have random dates from 1902 to 1911. They're each 4.3 grams weight (of which 3.87 grams of gold, so about 1/8th fine ounce of gold), slightly smaller than dimes. Just based on gold content, they're each worth at least $2.50 US.

 

Mucho Luggage

     When adventuring in 1935:

 

light hiking gear for 1935

  • tweed hiking jacket (with large pockets), tweed hat, sweater, courduroy pants, waterproof rifle cape, high socks, sturdy boots, shirt, tie, underclothes

  • cigarette case with cigarettes, cigarette lighter

  • two handkerchiefs

  • Zeiss 10x monocular

  • compass pinned to coat

  • wallet with money:   about 50 pounds, plus some local currency

  • passport, cards

  • wrist watch

  • pocket knife, swiss army knife

  • pince-nez

  • waterproof game bag, contains:

    • electric torch, 8x telescope/10x microscope, pocket flask of brandy, tape measure, toilet paper, marked-up paper map of (where we are at), pair of calfskin gloves, two packs of cigarettes (Woodbines if possible), two field dressings (in single sealed cover), seven gold Imperial Russian 5-ruble coins, small note book, pencil, small colored pencils, bar of soap, two pairs of socks, spare boot lace, comb, a sandwich or other small amount of food, small jar of mustard, small spoon, small roll of twine, spare handkerchief, bird call

  • may or may not have Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1908 pistol (magazine holds seven rounds of .32 ACP -- range 15 yards, damage 1d6) and a couple of loaded magazines.

 

     When adventuring in Moravia:

 

Moravian gear in May of 1933

  • tweed hiking jacket (with large pockets), tweed hat, sweater, warm gloves, walking breeches (plus-fours), waterproof rifle cape, high socks, sturdy boots, shirt, tie, underclothes

  • cigarette case with cigarettes, cigarette lighter

  • two handkerchief

  • metal pocket flask of brandy

  • binoculars and case

  • compass pinned to coat

  • wallet with money:   about 50 pounds, plus some local currency

  • passport

  • wrist watch

  • pocket knife

  • water canteen with strap

  • Colt Pocket Hammerless Model 1908 pistol -- magazine holds seven rounds, plus you can have one round in the chamber

  • rattan-handled walking umbrella (i.e., can be used as a cane), with checked canopy

  • waterproof game bag, contains:

    • two extra loaded pistol magazines, marked-up paper map of Czechoslovakia, two packs of cigarettes (Woodbines if possible), twenty gold Imperial Russian 5-ruble coins, small note book, mechanical pencil, bar of soap, two pairs of socks, spare boot laces, comb, small thermos bottle of leftover soup, small jar of mustard, small roll of twine, spare handkerchief, flashlight, calls for duck, goose and crow

      • "waterproof" doesn't mean it's made for diving, however. If you fall in the water and quickly emerge, the contents of the bag won't be too wet ...

      • the bag has eight external straps for holding dead ducks, etc.

 

     His gold rubles have random dates from 1902 to 1911. They're each 4.3 grams weight (of which 3.87 grams of gold, so about 1/8th fine ounce of gold), slightly smaller than dimes. Just based on gold content, they're each worth at least $2.50 US.

     Back at the camp is a rucksack and camp gear, spare clothing, food, horse tack, etc. There's no other weaponry or mountaineering gear (this isn't alpine terrain).

 

     For longer travels in search of Davis and Worthington:

 

Worn or Carried

  • suit, belt/suspenders as appropriate to conditions

  • basic "men's hat" ditto

  • shirt to match suit

  • tie ditto, handkerchief ditto

  • topcoat, plaid waterproof

  • walking shoes

  • socks, underwear, etc.

  • wristwatch

  • wallet with paper money (usually about 50 pounds), calling cards, other small bits of paper

  • passport or identity card, driving and/or hunting licenses

  • small change (coins), and perhaps some gold coins (for example:  20 gold ruble coins)

  • cigarette case with cigarettes, cigarette lighter

  • pocketknife

  • Eveready pocket flashlight, with two "D" cells and lanyard

  • writing pen, notepad

  • Colt "Pocket Hammerless" Model 1908 pistol -- magazine holds seven rounds of .380 ACP

 

Small Suitcase (carried into train compartment, for example)

  • toiletries kit (shaving gear, brush and comb, small towel, hair oil, mustache scissors, soap, shoe polish, sewing supplies, shoe laces, etc.)

  • pocket-size flashlight

  • tan leather gloves

  • spare handkerchiefs

  • two "soft-collar" button-down shirts

  • three pairs of wool socks

  • brown leather belt, black suspenders, white formal suspenders

  • undershirts, underwear

  • polka-dot blue bow tie, Bath Club tie, London Scottish tie, Balliol College tie, green knit tie

  • Alpine Club pin/button

  • mechanical  pencil

  • note book

  • two packs of Turkish or British cigarettes (Woodbines if possible)

  • flints for cigarette lighter

  • paper map of "roughly where we're at"

  • Bradshaw's Continental Railway Guide (or equivalent elsewhere)

  • two loaded magazines of .380 ACP ammunition for Colt Model 1908 pistol

  • ball of twine

  • book to read

  • a guidebook and phrase book related to where we might be

  • rattan-handled walking umbrella (strapped to outside of suitcase)

  • lap robe/picnic blanket (strapped to outside of suitcase)

 

Large Suitcase

  • plaid tweed two-piece suit

  • dark gray herringbone check tweed three-piece suit (substitute a lightweight, light-colour suit if bound for warm climate)

  • evening suit (jacket, vest, trousers)

  • three white shirts, for detachable cuffs and collars

  • two white shirts, with starched self-collars

  • collars and collar studs, cuffs and cuff links

  • shirt fronts and shirt studs

  • underclothes and socks (dress and walking)

  • pyjamas

  • slippers

  • black dress shoes

  • brown walking shoes 

  • black scarf

  • black dress gloves

  • folding opera hat

 

Willoughby the alpinist ...

 

Steamer Trunk with Expedition Gear

  • shooting jacket (with large pockets)

  • tweed "bucket" hiking hat

  • roll-top tan or white sweater

  • two pairs of wool fingerless gloves

  • wool-and-leather warm gloves or mittens, with lanyard strap

  • walking breeches (plus-fours)

  • brown leather belt

  • waterproof rifle cape, dark green

  • 4 pairs of knee-high socks, 4 pairs of heavy wool socks

  • warm wool "long john" underwear

  • sturdy hiking boots

  • climbing boots (with hobnails)

  • metal pocket flask of brandy

  • Zeiss folding monocular

  • duck and goose call

  • small brass compass, with pin-back

  • water canteen (two quart) with strap

  • waterproof canvas and leather game bag, with straps for game on the outside.

    • When carried in luggage it will contain a mess tin, jar of mustard, four extra flashlight bulbs, two spare flashlight batteries, and a pint thermos bottle. Food is carried in this bag on out-of-doors adventures.

  • map(s) of mountain-y places we're headed towards

  • field glasses in case with neck strap

  • rucksack

  • 100' roll of flax climbing rope

  • wool cap comforter

  • sketch book, with pencils and erasers

  • snow goggles or sun glasses

  • double-ended tin of sunburn lotion and sun salve

  • first aid kit, in a small aluminum tin

  • match safe with waterproof strike-anywhere matches

  • drinking mug; four stacking aluminum cups

  • folding fork and spoon

  • Primus stove

  • stove fuel

  • candle lantern and candles

  • Zeiss folding monocular

  • duck and goose calls

  • carabiners, pitons, piton hammer

  • tent half with takedown pole

  • canvas bedroll with straps and wool blanket/bedroll

  • shelter half with pole and lines

     

 

 

Comments (1)

Kevin McHale said

at 11:55 am on Dec 16, 2016

That is a great banner photo with all the stuff you have picked up!

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