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Brokennock 
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Brokennock
09-23-17 11:56 PM - Post#1645269    


Recently acquired a shirt and a caped wrap around frock or hunting shirt from Shawn at One Blanket.
Quite pleased with the product, and more so the customer service. Shawn was very agreeable and helpful in accommodating his existing product line with a need for hunter orange law compliance. He graciously made me a caped wrap around hunting shirt with a removable/reversible fringed cape, one side being hunter orange.
I also purchased what his website calls a "mountain man workshirt" which seems to be a generic style long shirt, I'd be curious to it's authenticity to a 1756 to 1780 time period. I bought the green check which seems to be almost a tan and green,in hopes it will blend in and break up my outline for turkey hunting.
I'm pleased enough with the products and Shawn' s service that I just ordered 2 more pull over work shirts, a maroon one, and a black and white check that I hope to dye the white blaze orange on. And a "long hunter wrap shirt" which looks like it will be cooler and less bulky than the frock in warm weather.

Anyone else have dealings with Shawn and One Blanket Traders? If you look at his sight, any thoughts on his designs/patterns?

 
Davidmc62 
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Davidmc62
09-24-17 01:37 PM - Post#1645303    

    In response to Brokennock

I bought one of his long hunter style shirts and received the same you experienced. Would do business again. As to authenticity of the product, could not say for sure.

 
pappy237 
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pappy237
09-24-17 03:35 PM - Post#1645315    

    In response to Brokennock

How much extra was it to have a blaze orange wrap around cape frock made. Would be interested in one and it looks like his prices or very fair.

 
tenngun 
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tenngun
09-24-17 05:43 PM - Post#1645326    

    In response to pappy237

I bought a wheel hat from him and very happy with it, I did buy a hunters frock from them it was not fully hc but was serviceable for what I needed. Please note the price, his frocks are about half price, there is a reason. I would never hesitate to do business whit him and would happily recommend thin to any one.

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
09-24-17 07:44 PM - Post#1645340    

    In response to pappy237

Pappy, it was cheap enough that I'd rather not mention it here as I'm not sure he covered his costs. Thinking he may have just been helping me out and trying something new for him in the process.
Contact him through his website and mention that you were told about it. He knows my 1st name is Dave and that I just ordered 3 more shirts with special instruction to include a sewn on button loop at the collar. See what he will charge you. He is very agreeable to work with.

 
pappy237 
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pappy237
09-25-17 11:45 AM - Post#1645402    

    In response to Brokennock

Thanks I will email him through his web site

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
12-02-17 08:31 PM - Post#1654826    

    In response to pappy237

So here's the caped wrap around frock. Having to comply with hunter orange regulations my hope is too come close to hc/pc when viewed in black and white, taking the non-hc/pc color out of the equation.









Lots of other kit to bring into line, but my financial means are Very limited. But, this post is about shirts from One Blanket Traders. I still need to get some pics taken in the other regular shirts, don't want to post "selfie" type pics here if I can help it.



Edited by Brokennock on 12-02-17 08:33 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Wes/Tex 
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Wes/Tex
12-02-17 08:36 PM - Post#1654828    

    In response to Brokennock

It's a pain to have to comply with modern regulations sometimes, but looks good considering what has to be followed just to enjoy our sport!

 
S.kenton 
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S.kenton
01-11-18 02:17 PM - Post#1662826    

    In response to Brokennock

I know I'm a little late to this thread...however I'm glad I stumbled upon it. I just got off the phone with One Blanket Trading Company and ordered the exact same frock with the blaze orange cape....I also intend on buying a blaze orange wool voyager cap as well...thanks for cool idea!

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
01-11-18 04:55 PM - Post#1662869    

    In response to S.kenton

Glad to see it helped someone. Shawn is great to deal with. I have a few of his other shirts and am quite happy with them. I definitely need to darken the base color. It feels like it stands out and with all the city yahoos taking up hunting I became a little uncomfortable on public land with something that close to whitetail white.

 
S.kenton 
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S.kenton
01-11-18 07:05 PM - Post#1662889    

    In response to Brokennock

Understood about darkening it... I have some walnut hulls and planned on using them for doing just that... but I’m not sure about how to go about it without getting into the blaze orange

 
S.kenton 
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S.kenton
01-11-18 07:07 PM - Post#1662890    

    In response to S.kenton

I’d also consider wearing somthing else either than the brown pants for sure... that along with the white frock could be a disasterous combination...

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
01-11-18 11:38 PM - Post#1662927    

    In response to S.kenton

Shawn made the cape on mine removable via buttons so I can reverse it for hunting game I don't need the orange for. I figure to remove it to dye the rest of the shirt and try to "paint" the dye onto the natural colored side of the cape. If it "saddens" the orange a bit I'm fine with that. I'm not a big believer in the effectiveness of hunter orange anyway, I just wear it to comply with the law. I think wearing white and brown during deer season or black and red during spring turkey season is more dangerous than not wearing orange. If hunter orange is so effective, why don't non-hunters out walking their dog/s, hiking, riding mountain bikes or horses, on public land open to hunting, have to wear it?

 
S.kenton 
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S.kenton
01-12-18 04:14 AM - Post#1662937    

    In response to Brokennock

  • Brokennock Said:
If hunter orange is so effective, why don't non-hunters out walking their dog/s, hiking, riding mountain bikes or horses, on public land open to hunting, have to wear it?


I can’t answer for the law on that one.... however I can say that I can pick out hunters orange in a woods tha the has lost its leaves and at dawn and dusk easily enough. I’m not a huge fan of it, but One can’t argue with its effectiveness. I’m not wearing it so much to comply with the law, I’m wearing it to lesson my chances of getting shot.. lol

 
jimbowie1 
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jimbowie1
01-31-18 08:23 PM - Post#1666999    

    In response to Brokennock

I have bought 3 shirt,s from him and am very happy with all of them, I recomend 1 blanket very highly.

 
XXX 
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XXX
01-31-18 08:44 PM - Post#1667003    

    In response to Brokennock

  • Brokennock Said:
Glad to see it helped someone. Shawn is great to deal with. I have a few of his other shirts and am quite happy with them. I definitely need to darken the base color. It feels like it stands out and with all the city yahoos taking up hunting I became a little uncomfortable on public land with something that close to whitetail white.




It is perfect for a rifle season with some snow cover.

 
XXX 
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XXX
01-31-18 09:10 PM - Post#1667009    

    In response to Brokennock

  • Brokennock Said:
... I'm not a big believer in the effectiveness of hunter orange anyway, I just wear it to comply with the law. I think wearing white and brown during deer season or black and red during spring turkey season is more dangerous than not wearing orange. If hunter orange is so effective, why don't non-hunters out walking their dog/s, hiking, riding mountain bikes or horses, on public land open to hunting, have to wear it?



I apologize for a quick hijack of the thread, but I think we need to be careful with the idea of forcing the general non-hunting public to wear Orange by law during hunting seasons. The implication is that hunters are slobs who will shoot at an unidentified target if it is not wearing orange. I dislike mandatory orange laws myself because I think they condition hunters to expect everyone to wear orange and what follows is the logic that a lack of orange is likely to be a target. How many good hunters have you heard make the comment that they almost shot someone who was not wearing orange, as if the person who almost got shot was in the wrong? If we take the easy way out and lobby for the general public to wear orange in season you will see an end of open private land hunting as it is known in New York, Vermont, New Hamphire, Maine, and Massachusetts. You can probably also forget about ending the "No Sunday Hunting" Blue Laws that exist in many states. In fact, I believe the general public reaction to such a proposal would be overwhelmingly negative and the fallout would be detrimental to the future of hunting. Think about it, a small group of special interest sports practitioners cannot seem to engage in their sport without shooting innocent people going about their business, so everyone must wear orange anytime they are out of doors for 3 or 4 months a year. Not a good idea. Let's just make sure we know what we are shooting at. My apologies again for the editorial. Back to your regular programming.

Edited by XXX on 01-31-18 09:16 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Kansas Jake 
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02-01-18 07:22 PM - Post#1667166    

    In response to XXX

Excellent points. I wear the orange during hunting season when hunting because it is required, but non hunters aren't required to wear it. I was deer hunting a couple of years ago on public land in a somewhat limited use area. I heard a bunch of noise and saw a three folks tamping through the woods with hand held GPSs. They were looking for a geo cache site. None of them were wearing orange or any other color that would stand out.

 
XXX 
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XXX
02-01-18 08:18 PM - Post#1667180    

    In response to Kansas Jake

Happens all the time. Responsible hunters expect to come across people in the woods for non hunting purposes who may be dressed in less than ideal colors. No excuse to take a bead on them. My own caped hunting shirt is all forest green since that is a period color that is at least not brown or white. This is an important topic, but if there is interest in discussing it we should open a new thread in the hunting section.

I did check out this vendor's website and he appears to have a nice selection of products. Thanks to the OP for bringing them to our attention.

 
Brokennock 
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Brokennock
02-02-18 02:09 AM - Post#1667220    

    In response to XXX

I agree with a lot of what you say. I just don't understand the logic that I'm more likely to be the victim of a hunting accident if I don't wear orange, just cause I'm carrying a gun. The orange basicly is identifying me as a hunter, something that I'd rather have be a little less obvious in a state like Connecticut.

Funny how the whole thing works now that I think about it. When I wear minimal orange and carry my flintlock with as traditional a gear kit as I can manage, the non hunters seem more interested than judgemental or scared than when they encounter the usual neon pumpkin army member,,,, but,,,,, the modern hunters look at me like I have three heads and give me a wide berth.

Edited by Brokennock on 02-02-18 02:10 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Kansas Jake 
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02-02-18 09:01 AM - Post#1667248    

    In response to Brokennock

I like the idea of HC clothing that still complies with the requirement for hunter orange. Now, to get a big orange capote or blanket coat.

 
XXX 
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XXX
02-02-18 12:07 PM - Post#1667285    

    In response to Brokennock

  • Brokennock Said:
I agree with a lot of what you say. I just don't understand the logic that I'm more likely to be the victim of a hunting accident if I don't wear orange, just cause I'm carrying a gun.



The truth is you are not. It is just that the State game agencies do not want to get involved with the public debate and logical consequences of bringing the issue up as a proposed change in state law for the reasons I have already stated. I have heard the Massachusetts Fish and Wildlife make the same argument against repealing the "No Sunday Hunting" blue law. To make such a proposal, would invite opponents to argue that non hunters need their own days in the woods free from the threat of being shot, which is usually the very first argument they make. If you propose to make everyone out of doors wear orange between Sept and Jan, you are inviting the opposition to correctly assert that if Hunters are that much of a threat to public safety, then perhaps the correct solution is to simply ban hunting. Wouldn't that look nice as a ballot question in a general election. All they would need is a simple majority to force a change in the law.

Our task as hunters is clear. We need to stop shooting at unidentified movement. We need to press for felony convictions for those who break the "mistaken for game" rule, and we need to be polite when we come across people who are wearing questionable colors and not suggest in any way that they are asking to be shot. Too many guys reprimand them and that is not helpful.


 
R.C.Bingaman 
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02-04-18 11:24 AM - Post#1667632    

    In response to XXX

I read you comments and believe you are on the right track, also believe education and awareness is an is a acceptable experience in the outdoor pursuit for all folks. One must realize not all who venture into the woods are hunters. I realize demographic regions have different perceptions of right and wrong. The beliefs of one area will greatly vary from another, The areas I hunt in during the Maryland seasons are very far from anyone this is done for the reasons that are talked about in these posts.Occasionally I come across others whether hunting or strolling and never had a problem most are very curious as too to the dress and weapons I use. I have come across the game wardens during the pursuit and all of them are interested in my mode of attire. It is our responsibility to #1 be safe,#2 be very sure of the target and what is beyond the target,#3 comply with safety requirements of the state, and #4 educate those whom we interact with. If we do not educate those who object to the sport in my opinion the sport will be lost. And yes I done the hunter orange in the form of a outer waist coat and orange knit cap.AN APPALICHIAN HUNTER

 
Rifleman1776 
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Rifleman1776
02-12-18 01:53 PM - Post#1669065    

    In response to Brokennock

  • Quote:
I'm not a big believer in the effectiveness of hunter orange anyway, I just wear it to comply with the law. I think wearing white and brown during deer season or black and red during spring turkey season is more dangerous than not wearing orange. If hunter orange is so effective, why don't non-hunters out walking their dog/s, hiking, riding mountain bikes or horses, on public land open to hunting, have to wear it?



Depends on the state you are in. Arkansas requires the blaze orange if you are in an area that can be hunted or frequented by deer during hunting season. Doesn't matter if you are hunting or hiking. At one time there was an exception for horse riders but that dangerous rule has been changed. BTW, "effectiveness" is a debatable thing. But, there is a reverse condition that makes orange important these days. There are those who will shoot at anything moving if it is NOT wearing orange. Idiots, I agree but it is what it is.

 
Brokennock 
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02-12-18 01:59 PM - Post#1669067    

    In response to Rifleman1776

I tend to use a different example when discussing orange use by non hunters. As we don't want to emphasize the idiots who shoot at anything that moves, I like to point out, usually using bird or small game hunting as my example, that there may be shots at game that I would pass up if I saw the hiker/dog walker/mountain biker, beyond the target, if they blend in and I'm focused on the game I might take the shot. It probably wouldn't result in them getting "shot," but they may get rained on by spent shot pellets, something many of us are used to and except, to a certain extent, but I wouldn't expect them to be okay with.

 
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