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Posted: January 29, 2008 10:30 pm
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This is the actual march. The shot was taken by Krisz after approx. 3 ore in the first day of march

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THis was shot by me afterwards.

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Now something with more touch...again shot by Krisz :)

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...Speaking of Krisz...here he is! 8-)

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..et, pour la piece de resistence...
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Posted: February 05, 2008 10:36 pm
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Love the pics. There will be four of us doing Romanian in two weeks so will post the pics. How can the greatcoats be found? Right now stuck using German and Russian overcoats and would like a source for items that are similiar or very similiar to Romanian.

Here are some links to the site we will be at:

80th Div AEF photos (look at Newville pics)

GWA Fall event 2006

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Posted: February 06, 2008 06:49 am
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Hallo gabi_dinisov, :D

Great pictures!!

In the picture of Kris lying on the ground no doubt enjoying his well earned break, can you tell me what is the 3 medal is on his uniform?

For CB1: I am putting together some information with regards foot-care and will post it shortly for you.

Kevin in Deva. :D
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Posted: February 06, 2008 08:08 am
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QUOTE (New Connaught Ranger @ February 06, 2008 06:49 am)
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In the picture of Kris lying on the ground no doubt enjoying his well earned break, can you tell me what is the 3 medal is on his uniform?

...

Kevin in Deva. :D

There is a small confussion... :huh:

Krisz is a Hungarian reenactor and his wearing a hungarian artillery winter uniform with the M.1935 hungarian helmet on the last but one picture. He is the person who facilitate the contact between Romanian and Hungarian reenactors.

The guy lying on the ground, in the last photo, is our comrade of the 6th Guard Dorobantzes Group. That’s why he wears the crowns on the shoulder straps and aiguillettes, a decision criticized by some purist uniformologues – see the discussion on this subject: http://6dorobanti.ro/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1201094859/29#29 (unfortunately only in Romanian).
He carries a mixture of medals. Not all of them are real awards. The first is “Traditie militara” with several bars – the medal of the “6 Dorobantzes” Association; the second is the real “Barbatie si Credinta”, 3rd class, won by the great father of the wearer, who fought on the Eastern Front; the third is the medal of the Bulgarian Association “Traditsia”, awarded those reenactors who participated at the historical-military shows of Ploiesti and Plevna, in 2007. See also: http://6dorobanti.ro/forum/YaBB.pl?num=1183030516 (again in romanian) :)
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Posted: February 06, 2008 04:34 pm
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To my old eyes Kris and "he of no name"
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(The guy lying on the ground, in the last photo, is our comrade of the 6th Guard Dorobantzes Group.)

look like twins :P :lol:

Kevin in Deva. :D
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Posted: February 07, 2008 06:22 am
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QUOTE (New Connaught Ranger @ February 06, 2008 06:49 am)
Hallo gabi_dinisov, :D

Great pictures!!

In the picture of Kris lying on the ground no doubt enjoying his well earned break, can you tell me what is the 3 medal is on his uniform?

For CB1: I am putting together some information with regards foot-care and will post it shortly for you.

Kevin in Deva. :D

Hello Kevin,

First of all it's not Krisz in the picture, he is a colleague of mine who goes by the name Emil Boboescu, as for the medals I wouldn't dream of depriving him of the pleasure of telling you himself. As such, I will notify him about your interest in his medals and he will comply with your request.

Cheers,
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Posted: February 07, 2008 06:25 am
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Well,

It looks like Kepi already answered your question about the medals :D

For anything else, I'm happy to oblige.

Cheers.
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Posted: February 07, 2008 10:11 am
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QUOTE (gabi_dinisov @ February 07, 2008 06:22 am)

Hello Kevin,

First of all it's not Krisz in the picture, he is a colleague of mine who goes by the name Emil Boboescu, as for the medals I wouldn't dream of depriving him of the pleasure of telling you himself. As such, I will notify him about your interest in his medals and he will comply with your request.

Cheers,
Gabi

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Hallo Gabi,

many thanks, I am quite an avid collector of medals and new ones always interest me as well (someday even they will be old and collectable :P like me) :lol:

Please tell Emil I am interested in seeing some close up pics of his, I will post pictures on my service medals from my time in the Irish Army and U.N. in Lebanon.

Kevin in Deva. :D
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Posted: February 07, 2008 11:25 pm
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Will do Kevin!

In fact, I'll send him this link to see for himself.

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Posted: May 29, 2008 10:08 am
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QUOTE (CB1 @ January 28, 2008 04:18 pm)


NCR: by all means, publish your tips here not in a PM so any of us can profit from them. By the way, the problem this time was mainly arising from wearing brand new boots.

Bye,
Krisz



Hallo Kris,

Here are some basic tips with regards foot care for anybody who is in the reenacting

field or even basic hillwalking.

FRICTION FOOT BLISTERS:-

Blisters are small swelling of the skin that contains watery fluid. They are caused by friction. The body responds to the friction by producing fluid. (Hemoglobin) The fluid builds up beneath the part of the skin being rubbed, causing pressure and pain.
The Hemoglobin can not be reabsorbed back into the body once it forms.

Blisters occur when feet get hot, sweaty and socks stick to the feet. The sock and foot then rub against each other and the inside of the shoe. Fluid fills up a space between layers of skin to protect the area, like a small balloon.

There are many different causes of foot blisters. Some of the most common causes of foot blisters are:

* Heat, moisture and friction.
* Friction forces caused by inappropriate shoes or socks.
* Fungal infections of the skin.
* Allergic reactions or burns.
* Excessive foot perspiration.

If a blister is red, leaking yellow fluid or has red lines near the blister, visit a doctor immediately. Redness and leaking yellow fluid are symptoms of infection.

It is also caused by wearing the wrong size shoes or boots, either to big or forcing your feet into a pair that is too small. The wearing of man made fiber socks such as polyester can be to blame as well.

WARNING!! People with diabetes may not be able recognize the painful event due to a condition called neuropathy. A doctor should attend to their blisters and burns.

Blisters are a common problem with athletes wearing in new shoes. They are also a common problem for athletes, runners and walkers who participate in exceptionally long events such as marathons or long hill walks. And of course the military.

FOOT CARE & PREVENTIVE MEASURES:-

My experience with blisters comes from my service with the Irish Military, a combination of new issued boots, polyester socks and 25 mile route marches.

It is essential that the correct shoe - boot size is obtained, squeezing your feet into a pair of boots one size to small is just as bad as wearing a pair two sizes to big, remember that feet tend to swell as you walk long distances so obtain a pair of boots at least half a size to one size larger than your normal shoe size. Break in the new boots gradually by wearing them around town for a few hours at a time.

Also cotton socks, woolen socks or a combination with more of the wool and cotton to polyester are far better than just socks made from 100% man-made fibers.
You can take a bar of soap, wet it, and apply soap into the inside area of the heel on the socks and the lower part of the sock which will be next to the soles of your feet.

Feet should be washed, dried and a liberal dose of baby powder applied, around the feet, and even into the socks along with the soap, and apply some powder into the boots. Carry a spare pair of socks with you, if its going to be a long day of re-enacting take two or three pairs.

If you get your boots and feet wet, then do like the real soldier is taught, remove your boots at the first appropriate moment, dry the feet apply powder and dry socks.

It might be an idea on "route marches" and reenactment days, to appoint a "medic" and hold a foot inspection. A medical bag containing tape, bandages, foot-powder, medical alcohol swabs, needles and matches. should be at hand to help treat the blisters in the early stages:-

BASIC GUIDE TO TAPING FEET / BLISTER PREVENTION:-

from:- http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cyberthe...ters/taping.php

What is required?

* A single roll of 2.5cm (1 inch) zinc oxide tape is all that is required.
* The normal white zinc oxide tape is easily sufficient for most purposes.

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The Heel:

* Apply two or three separate strips of tape across the back of the heel.
* Do not overlap the tape as this will cause a ridge that might rub, or cause the tape to come away.
* Do not have any wrinkles or bumps in the tape as these may cause blisters themselves. Make tiny cuts in the tape if needed to allow better fit.

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The Instep:

* As above apply strips of tape along the inside of the foot.
* Again ensure there are no bubbles or wrinkles.

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The Toes:

* Apply single strips of tape around each toe.
* Try not to overlap the tape but finish just short of a join.
* Avoid having the joins in the tape where they might rub, for instance under or between the toes.

What is the aim of taping?

The aim of this taping is to protect the areas of the foot which are prone to blisters. Prevention is far better than cure. Shown below is a taping recommended for a full days walking in boots over hills. For lesser events the athlete may decide to only apply tape where they know it will be required.

TREATING BLISTERS:-

If the blister has not burst then it may be necessary to make a small hole at the edge of the blister with a serialized pin or needle, particularly if the blister is on a weight bearing surface. A pin can be sterilized by passing it through a flame, or with medical alcohol.

Do NOT drain a blood filled blister.

Drain the fluid but leave as much of the skin as possible covering the wound. This is an important protective layer for the underlying skin and will help to prevent infection.

Clean the blister with a sterilizing wipe. Yes it will sting but vital to prevent infection. Cover the wound with a second skin or blister plaster - take the time to apply it correctly.

For additional security apply tape over top of the blister bandage.

A TIP FOR HARDENING THE SKIN ON THE FEET:-

NOT to be used if:-

a, you have any cuts or blisters already on the feet,

b, suffering from ingrown toenails or foot infections.

Once a week soak the feet in medical alcohol, for 1 hour,

Place Medical Alcohol in a plastic basin, and put your feet in to soak,

with time the feet will become harder, and this technique if used in conjunction with the other tips, will make sure you and your merry band will be marching along quite happily.

I hope the above information is of some use to you,

Kevin in Deva. :D


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Posted: May 30, 2008 04:47 am
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Thank you very much for your most interesting information. They are very useful for our colleagues (and myself) who were confronted with such unpleasant problems…

We plan a 30 kilometers march, sometime in September or October, along Arges river, dressed in WW1 uniforms & equipment, to commemorate the Battle of Bucharest of November 1916, and your advices will help to avoid injuries…
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