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Greenhorn
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My family owns a Christmas tree plantation so I spend a lot of my winters cutting, clearing and trimming and it came to me, it would be historically correct maybe to usr pine pitch to help hold a loincloth from traveling around. Rub a little pitch in troubled areas and loincloth should stay put. Just a idea for those who might like to try it, and please let us know how it works.
 
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Do you mean a loincloth or do you mean a breechclout? Big Grin I ask as today folks use the term loincloth to cover a wide range genital coverings, when in fact it really means a front genital covering tied at the waist, sometimes with a panel covering the crack in the rear. So if the wind picks up, like a kilt or plaid, you get a view of the "full monty". Eeker

Now if it's a long piece of cloth, that goes from say just above the knees, over and then down through a belt or sash, then down over "john and the twins", then under to the back, over the crack and again through the belt, with the remaining bit hanging down from the belt in the back of the wearer...sorta packaging "the package" like a Speedo swim suit or a jock strap....that's a breechclout, and that shouldn't be shifting left to right at one's waist.

If you're experiencing a balls-gap after standing up from a squat (a well known and common problem with breechclouts) then some folks simply train to remember to adjust the 'clout as they stand up, OR they sew a few belt loops where the fabric folds over the belt or sash. While pine sap sure would be sticky, I think it might make for a skin irritation. Big Grin

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Oh yeah! I've had pine sap on my hands plenty of times. Very sticky and annoying. I sure would not want to risk getting it smeared any place else.


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Greenhorn
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Yes sorry, I did mean breechclout.
 
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No need to be "sorry". Big Grin It's not a rule or anything..., if you Google "loincloth" they do give you both images...,

It's a good idea too, but if one was to do that like me, with "sensitive skin", I'd have to use spirit gum, that stuff that is used to keep theatrical beards on people, and not pine sap.

Of course, if I do Native I am using spirit gum anyway to hold the scalp lock on my bald head so.... never thought about it for the 'clout...maybe I'll try it. It works on my head when I'm sweaty so...???

LD


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Booshway
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naaaw... duct tape (or as dollar store has it, ducktape)


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*USE THE FORCE!!!* Hehe.


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Booshway
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Even the thought of pine pitch near my nether re ion has me crossing my legs. Big Grin
 
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As a kid, playing cowboys & Indians with my many older brothers, proper names for stuff didn't really matter. We just made up a name to fit the purpose. The name we gave to the Indian breech cloth were "ha cha cha's". To this day, I still think of them as ha cha cha's! At least my brothers know what I'm referring to!
 
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Booshway
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"Creeping Loincloths" would be an excellent name for a rock band LOL.

I just tie a thin strip of brain tan around my waist to hold my breech cloth up and where it needs to stay.
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Pilgrim
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I had a case of breechclout crises (aka creeping breechclout) at a local rendezvous this past Spring.
It was the first time I ever wore leggings and a breechclout. As I conversed with some folks, I looked down. To my surprise and chagrin, there lay the breechclout on the ground. Eeker Seems that I did not secure my sash properly.
You can guess the implications of a grounded breechclout. Fortunately, I was wearing blue jean short pants underneath, so I was not banned from future gatherings.
Pine sap would not have prevented this mishap.
Lesson learned.
Ron
 
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Booshway
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I suppose one could always try a staple gun... hehe


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Greenhorn
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I read the other day, some of the guy's were putting a twist in the breechclout to help keep things in place, well I decided I'd give it a try. next time I will read instructions first, Only give the clout a twist not the whole package, I discovered this after waking up on the floor in blinding pain, Now I'll wear a ice pack with mine.
 
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Now we can just imagine Simon Kenton or ole' Dan'l tellin' some fine Shawnee warrior to not get his breech cloth in a twist... guess that's where today's expression of not getting one's panties in a twist came from. HAHAHA


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Are suspenders period correct as the only way I could wear one is with them or the will rapidly creep down in the first 4-5 steps
 
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