(or what vinland does in his 'spare' time)
ladies and gents:
for those of you who take 7-11 chimichongas or a can of Stew into the field, fear no longer!
I've put together, for the good of the people, three lables (to start).
One, Ersatz Coffee pouches
Lemon Drop pouches
the three pdfs can be found at http://www.manix.ca/WSSlabels.zip
that's hosted on my website, for all of you to enjoy. Now, a couple of things (the fine print).
Especially for thos of you who go on tacticals, who would love to pop open the Esbit and boil some water to make a coffee? Now you can! (sounds like a horrible commerical). Put instant coffee in these pouches, with a little dry creamer or sugar- and mix in your canteen lid to make some coffee in the field. be the envy of every soldat!
Now, I've taken some type from the wiking.org site- credit due where crdit's due. I've altered some text and put a fun little graphic on the top in colour. You'll also notice every packet I made I changed the name of the producers to include 'Vinland' so if you see them- or if i see them- you'll know where they came from.
Avoid trench mouth forever!
Pop in your favourite lemon drops, Altoids, whatever. And look the cat's ass while you do.
Enjoy some nice soup packets in the field as well. Print em out, fill with soup mix, enjoy. NOw, those of you with more than limited German will notice that the pouch says 'soup seasoning.' I might change the text in the future.
Printing out. Take the pdfs, load up adobe reader (http://www.adobe.com
) a free download. Then, you'll need the following:
'No.1 Coin Envelopes' The size is 2 1/4 inches X 3 1/2 inches. Use these for coffee and for lemon drops.
'No. 5 Coin Envelopes' 3 1/4 inches X 5 5/8 inches. Use these for the soup mix. these coin envelopes you can find everywhere at Office Depot etc.
8 1/2 x 11 sheet of paper.
Take the little envelopes. Open the flap and hang it over the top of the 8.5 X 11 sheet, so that the envelope is centre left to right (some printers have odd offset margins so you might have to practise and then mark where the envelope sits every time. then a little tack of glue stick, to hold while you fire that through the printer. then pull off, fill and enjoy!
Oh yeah some sample pics. Im sure some of you wll use manilla/off white envelopes, I used white. Oh and the little packet in my helmet is a packag of wood matches in a box, wrapped with a new label.
Thought we could all share, so here's my contribution to the lads and ladies of the forum and in reenactment everywhere. Enjoy! And pass em on!
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