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Volume 1 Issue 4 December 2014

Editorial Team & Policies . . . 4 It’s GOOD to be a Pirate! . . . 6 Crazy Santa Pub Crawls . . . 14 Fort Taylor Pirate Invasion . . . 19 See YOU at Faire . . . 38 Working BlackPowder: Advertorial . . . 44 Working Thread: Advertorial . . . 48 Working Leather: Advertorial . . . 52 Layers of Living History . . . 56 Brotherhood of Steel . . . 60 Feugo!!! . . . 63 Being Charity; Pirate Performer . . . 68 Wicked Wenches, Pirates & Mermaids of the Month (Tall Ship Entries) . . . 80 RobZerrvations on Pirate Life . . . 87 A Good Time for a Good Cause . . . 90 All I want for Christmas . . . 96 We accept submissions for: Bombs Away: Free monthly photo bombs (must be in garb) Mirror Mirror: Images of YOU in Pirate Garb and other cosplay genres. Stories and articles : Editorial review required for publication. “Advertorials”: $100 4 page spread application required, restrictions apply Cover Photos: “subject” to cover contest and theme for the month

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The Fun Photographic Works of Michael Lozich


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Gunmaker ’ s Lock.


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Thesi ngl el ar gestf ai l i ngon t hesecommoni nexpensi ve pi st ol sar et hel ockswhi ch ar epl aguedwi t hi nadequat e spr i ngs,poorqual i t ymet al , unhar denedf r i zzens,apoor f i t ,andagener alpoorf i t . Youcanseet hevar i ous qual i t yoff ourdi f f er entl ocks t hatappear edi dent i calf r om t heout si de.Wor ki ngcount er cl ockwi sef r om t het op ( i mageabove) ,Phi l l i ps scr ewsi nadequat et r i gger spr i ng,andabr i dl ewi t hno st opf ort het umbl er .The nextr et ai nst hei nadequat e searspr i ngandnobr i dl eat

al l .Thet hi r dr et ai nst he pr operpar t showeverl i ke t hepr evi oust wot hef i ti s poor .Ont hef i nalweonce agai nseet hequest i onabl e searspr i ng.Al l4oft hese hadi nadequat emai n spr i ngsi naddi t i on t het op j awsar enotsetpr oper l yt o hol daf l i ntnori st hebol st er sett opr oper l yst opt hef or war dmot i onoft hecock. Havi ngst at edt hi st her ei s hopef ort hesepi st ol s,t he l ockscanbemadet owor k pr operbuti ti sf areasi ert o r epl acet heent i r el ockand


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ef oreyou can “ work”wi t h l eat her,you havet o choos et het ypeof l eat heryou are goi ngt oworkwi t h!

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Haveyoueveraskedyour sel f ,“ Whydi d Chr ysl erandRi car doMont al banchoose CH Cor i nt hi anLeat her ?”Wasi tbecause Knowl edgeoft hevar i ousuni quequal i t i es RI t hatspeci f i ct ypeofl eat heri sMyst i calorBi boft hehugenumberoft ypesofl eat heri s l i calandhasmagi calpr oper t i es?I si tcow or cr i t i cal l yi mpor t antt oyourappl i cat i onf or f al o( unl i kel y)orgoat ?I si tnat ur al l ywawear ,wor kabi l i t y ,f unct i on,appear anceand buf er pr oofsowhenyourspi l lyourr um oni t ,i t f eel .I magi negoi ngt oapl acet hesi zeofa t seasi l ymoppedupwi t houtconsequenceor Wal Mar tf ul lofl eat hermadef r om cow,el k, i st ai ns?Doesi tcomef r om Cor i nt hi a?Wher e deer ,moose,buf f al o,ost r i chandonand t hehel lI SCORI NTHI A?? on. yourappl i cat i onf orwear ,wor kabi l i t y , f unct i on,appear anceandf eel . Wel lpi r at es,sor r yt osayi t sbul l @#$%!I t wasamar ket i ngschemet oputaf ancyname I magi negoi ngt oapl acet hesi zeofa oductt hatwaspar tvi nyl / par tl eat her Wal Mar tf ul lofl eat hermadef r om cow,el k, onapr f orseat soft heChr ysl erCor dobai n1974, deer ,moose,buf f al o,ost r i chandonand t et heexot i cor i gi nsuggest edbyt he on.Now consi dert hateacht ypeofhi dei s despi Cor i nt hi anl eat her " ,muchoft hel eat h" t anned"( conver t edi nt ol eat her )di f f er ent l y name" erusedi nChr ysl ervehi cl esdur i ngt heer a bymul t i pl emet hodsandyoumi ghtgeta or i gi nat edf r om asuppl i erl ocat edout si deof vi si ont hatt her ear ehundr edsofl eat her


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i t . )Thi si swhatmostl eat hercr af t er suse. Rel at i vel yi nexpensi ve,i tcanbe" t ool ed" ( havedesi gnscar vedandst ampedi nt oi t ) , i ti seasyt ocutanddependi ngonhow i t s f i ni shed,l ongl ast i ng.Thi si st hemostpopul arandwel lknow t ypeofl eat her .Keepi t oi l edorcondi t i onedf orl ongestl i f e.The dr awbackon" veggi e"i si tabsor bsmoi st ur e andr el easesi tmuchl i keourownski n,al l owi ngi tt oabsor bwat erandsal t sf r om a sweat ypi r at e' sbodyt hatsoonert hanl at er show upi nt hel eat her .Af t eral l ,i ti sski nso i ti spor ous.Thi sr epeat edpr ocessbr eaks downt hef i ber soveraper i odoft i meandi t begi nst ocr ack.Everhaveanol dbel tt hat cr ackedi nt wo?That ’ swhy . BecauseIam suchapi ckybast ar d,DeRosas'gener al l yusesadi f f er entl eat hert hat st ar t soutasaveggi ebutunder goesasecondar ypr ocesst hatpr essesoi l sandpi gment si nt ot hel eat hert ocr eat e2f or msof mat er i alt hatwi l lnevercr ack,dr youtor f ade. . . cr eat i ngwhati scal l edsemi -

penet r at edandf ul l ypenet r at edl eat her . Bot har eal ushhei r l oom mat er i alt hat l aughsatwat er ,t hesunandt hegr eatout door s.Thecol ori sact ualpi gmenti nst ead ofdye.Asar esul t ,i tl eavesnodyemar ks onyourcl ot hes.Somecal lt hatbl eedi ng. Thesi ngl edr awbackofbot ht ypesoft hi s l eat heri st hati tcannotbe" Tool ed"or car ved. . . I Ft hati si ndeedadr awback.I tcan howeverbei mpr i nt edwi t hahi ghpr essur e st ampmachi neort ool . Okay .I ti sf ocust i me.Semi penet r at ed l eat herhast heoi l sandpi gment sr eacht he i nnerf i ber soft hel eat herbutnotsat ur at ei t . Thi sal l owst hel eat hert ost i l lhavesome st i f f nessandr et ai ni t sst r engt h,becutwi t h ast r ai ghtedgebecoat ed( dyedorpai nt ed) , bur ni shed( smoot hed)and gummed( smoot hi est ).Iuset hi sf ormy f amousBal dr i cs,bel t saswel lasmostvambr acesandot herpr oduct s.I tal waysl ooks new,al l owsf orgor geoussmoot hr ound edgesandl ooksl i kequal i t yf r om t heol d


Wor k i ngwi t hLe at he r-anAdv e r t or i albyDe nni sMagi cMi l l e r wor l d.I ti sal otmor ewor kbutIputmy nameoni tsoi tbet t erbet hebest . Ihavehadmanygr eatcompl i ment sbest oweduponmeovert hese15year sbut nonegr eat ert hanf r om amannamedAnt honyMi el car ek.Iwasatt heDesMoi nes RenFai r et hi spastSept ember /Oct ober whent hi sgi antofamanduckedi nt omy boot handaskedmei fIwas“ Magi c” . Hopi ngi twasn’ tt heI RSorapi ssedof f husbandIsai dIwas.I tt ur nsouthehear dI wasi nDesMoi neswhi l ewor ki ngt he KansasCi t yRenFai r eanddr ove4½ hour s t ohavememeasur eandcr eat ehi m abal dr i c.Thi nkaboutt hat ,9hour sr oundt r i p j ustt ohavememakehi m abal dr i c.Iwas t r ul yhumbl edandpr oudatt hesamet i me.

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Al r i ghtl et ’ sgetbackt ol eat her .Ful l ypenet r at edl eat heri smat er i alt hatt hei nner f i ber sar eal l owedt obesat ur at edbyt he oi l sandpi gment st hatmaket hel eat her f ul l yper sever edandsof tmuchl i keuphol t chamul t i t udeofar t i cl es.Snapon, st er yl eat her .Youcanl i t er al l ybal lt hel eat h- swi !Theywer ever ywel lr ecei ved( sol d eri nt oyourhandandpacki tl i keasnowbal lSnapof )i nLasVegasaswel lasatt heLadyof andi twi l lunwi ndi napr i st i neandsof tski n out t heLakesf est i vali nFl or i dat hi syear . t hatwi l ll ayf l atandcanbesewni nt oob( i mageofBal dur se) j ect sl i kepouches,cl oaks,doubl et sand gl oves.Iusef ul l ypenet r at edBuf f al of ort he I ti smyhonort odr essyoui nt hebest .Iwi l l bagont henewl yi nt r oduced“ Bal dur se” . om f i tengi neer edbal dr i c,bal TheBal dur sei sabal dr i cwi t habi gman( or makeacust dur seorbel tt hatwi l lbeaf ami l yhei r l oom woman)pur sewher eyouwoul dnor mal l y orgener at i ons.Cal lmeorFacebooka haveaswor dat t ached.I ti sgr eatf ormeas f messageandI ’ l lshow youhow t omeasur e amer chantsi ncecar r yi ngaswor di nmy sel fandwe’ r eof boot hi soutoft hequest i on.Fort hosewho your unni ngf orat r ul ycust omi zedpi ece. wantt hef i ni shedl ookofabal dr i cwi t hout fandr l uggi ngaswor dar ound,t hi si st heper f ect t i cl ewewi l lact ual l ywor kwi t hl eat hanswer .Theycanbemadef orspeci f i cpur - Nextar .Seeyousoon! posesaswel l ,car r yacamer a,r um bot t l e, er NobodyDoesI tBet t er ” et c. .Ievenmakeonewi t hasnaponf r ogt o“


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Par t y ,par t y ,par t y I n1984It ookmyf i r s tbi gt r i pasapi r at e.I twasa hel l uv at r i p,t oo. No,i twas n’ tt hat1960st y peoft r i pwher ey ounev er l eav et hes of aandendupwi t hahor r i bl ec as eoft he munc hi esaf t er war ds . Thi st r i pwasoutofs t at e.Ac t ual l y ,outofc ount r y .I n 1982t heSeaf ai rPi r at eswer ei nv i t edt ot heCay man I s l andsf orPi r at e’ sWeek .Thec el ebr at i onwasonl y f i v ey ear sol dands t i l l t r y i ngt of i ndi t ss eal egs ,s o BobLoc k wood,t hef es t i v al ’ sor gani z er ,t houghts ome pr of es s i onal pi r at eswoul dl i v ent hi ngsup. Asf arasIk now,wewer et heonl yor gani z edper f or mi ngt r oupeofpi r at esi nt hos eday s .Yes ,t her ewer ei ndi v i dual ss uc hasBenCher r y ,whowe’ v es ai l edwi t h manyt i mesonouradv ent ur es ,butot her wi s e,i na pr ePi r at esoft heCar i bbeanwor l d,pr of es s i onal pi r at eswer ef ewandf arbet weeni nt he1980s . Thedeal wasas weetone.Wewoul ds er v easgoodwi l l ambas s ador sandpar t t i megr unt sf or10day si n ex c hangef orai r f ar e,hot el r ooms ,gr oundt r ans por t at i onandal l t her um punc hwec oul dpur l oi n.Al l we hadt oc ov erwasourownout ofpoc k etex pens es ; t hef es t i v al pi c k edupt het abf ort her es t . Ihadnev erbeenoutoft hec ount r ybef or e.Ihad nev erev enbeenonac ommer c i al ai r l i ner .Ohs ur e, I ’ df al l enoutofanai r pl aneat i meort wo( wi t hapar ac hut e! ) ,butIhadnev ergoneany wher et hatr equi r ed onewi t hj et s .

at t i r e,l ar gel ybec aus eourboot sandbi gl eat herbel t s t ookupal otofs pac ei noural l owedbaggage,whi c h al s ohadt ohol d10day sofc l ot hi ng,i ns t r ument sand weapons . If ondl yr ec al l t hef l i ght ,whi c ht ookusf r om Seat t l et o Mi nneapol i st oMi ami andf i nal l yGeor get own,Gr and Cay man.An1 1hourt r i ps t ar tt of i ni s h.

Wef l ewonRepubl i cAi r l i nes .Remembert hem? Fl y i ngwaspr et t yl oos ey goos eyi npr e9/ 1 1day s . Ther ewewer e,10ofusi npi r at egearatSeaT acI n- T opas st het i me,wepul l edoutouri ns t r ument sand t er nat i onal Ai r por t ,l oadi ngs wor dsandpi r at epher nal i as er enadedt hepas s enger si nt heai s l e,j ok i ngt hatwe ont ot hebaggagec onv ey or .Weal way sf l ewi npi r at e wer et hei nf l i ghtent er t ai nmentandnev erhads uc ha


“ wonder f ul l yc apt i v e”audi enc e.Wedr ankt hepl ane dr yont wol egsoft hef l i ght .Wef l ewt hel as tl egona DC9.Is weart hepi l othi tt het hr us tr ev er s er sj us t bef or et hewheel st ouc heddown,t heGeor get own r unwaybei ngf r i ght eni ngl ys hor t . Whenwef i nal l yt ax i edt oas t op,wemadeourwayt o t hebac koft hepl anewher et heonboar ds t ai r wel l had beenl ower edont ot het ar mac .Ic ans t i l l f eel t hebl as t ofhott r opi c al ai rt hathi tmeasIdes c endedt he s t ai r s ,wel c omi ngmet oawor l dt hathads eemeds o f arawayonl yamont hors obef or e.Wegat her edour bags ,gearandi ns t r ument sandheadedof ft ot he hot el . Wel l ,i twas n’ tex ac t l yahot el .I twass uppos edt o hav ebeenahot el ,andy ear sl at eri tbec ameone,t he Tr eas ur eI s l andRes or t .I n1984t hough,i twass t i l l Par adi s eManor ,s omec ompl et edc ondosbeac hs i de andas hel l ofahot el byt het wol anemai nr oad.

f av or i t epar tofpi r at i ngf orme,andmybandwasahi t wher ev erwepl ay ed,ev entt houghwedi dn’ ts i nga s i ngl e“ pi r at e”s ong.Ial s oenj oy edc r ui s es hi pdut y . Thef es t i v al gav eus10gal l onsofAppl et onr um punc h eac hdayt ohandoutt ot hec r ui s es hi ppas s enger sas t heywer ef er r i edi nt oHogSt yBaybyt ender .I nnot i me wehadt hewhol egamef i gur edout .As mal l r at i onof r um punc hf oreac hpas s enger ;at ank ar df ul l f oreac h us .Ev ent ual l ywebegant ogr eett hem wi t har ous i ng “ Wel c omet oJ amai c a,mon! ”–enj oy i ngt hei rmoment ofi s l andhoppi ng“ i ft hi si sTues daywemus tbe i n…um”c onf us i on. Iwaswi deey edf oraweek .As mal l t ownk i dhal fa wor l daway ,l i v i ngt hepi r at e’ sl i f ewi t hnoc ar esi nt he wor l d.Iwass oi nt ox i c at edbyt hes i ght s ,s oundsand c oc onutr um t hatIendedups l eepi ngi nt heCar i bbean mys ec ondni ghtt her e,gr at ef ul t hatt het i dewas c omi ngi ni ns t eadofoutandt hatmyhef t ybut thad f oundat oehol di nt hec r us hedc or al s andj us tof f s hor e.

Nomat t er .I twoul ddoj us tf i ne.I twasmyf i r s tt i me any wher e.I tc oul dhav ebeenaMot el 6andIwoul dn’ t If el l i nl ov ef ort hef i r s tt i met haty ear .Wel l ,notr eal hav ec ar ed.T ome,Par adi s eManorwast hebomb. l ov e,butt r opi c al l us t .Ial s ot as t edmyf i r s tc onc hand t ur t l e,dodgedr aweggsandbagsoff l ourt os s edatour Wehadaheav ys c hedul et ok eepupwi t hf ort he10 t al l s hi paswel andedi nHogSt yBay ,hadat ox i ct r y s t day swewer et her e,f r om l oc al s c hool appear anc es wi t haNewOr l eansgi r l ,andenj oy edbot t l eaf t erbot t l e andv i s i t st or et i r ementhomest omeet i ngt hec r ui s e ofc oc onutr um:i nmi l k ,i nc oc onut s ,s t r ai ghtf r om t he s hi psanddai l ys t opsatt hel oc al c ommuni t yf es t i v al s , bot t l e–i tdi dn’ ts eem t omat t er . f r om Wes tBayandEas tEndt oBoddenT own. I nt heens ui ngy ear sIhav et r i edmanydi f f er entc oc onut Thec hi l dr enandol df ol k shav eal way sbeena r ums .Ot herpi r at esc omet omebear i nggi f t soft he


s t uf f ,c l ai mi ngt hati twast hebes tt hatev erwas .It r yi t pol i t el y ,k nowi ngt hatnot hi ngc omesc l os et o Sangs t er ’ sOl dJ amai c aCoc onutRum,an80pr oof el i x i rs odi v i ne,t her ehasnev erbeenanequal . Sadl y ,t hedi s t i l l er ybur neddowns omey ear sagoand Sangs t er ’ swentoutofbus i nes s .Ther emai ni ngbot t l esofOl dJ amai c aar ef ewandf arbet ween,myown bot t l eaboutt hr eequar t er sf ul l ofnowof30y ear ol d c oc onutr um. Ir et ur nedt ot hei s l andt hr eemor et i mes :1985,’ 87 and’ 89.Idi dn’ tr eal l yk nowt hatmyl as tt r i pwas i ndeedmyl as t ,butev ent st r ans pi r ed( c any ous ay mut i ny ?)t hatk eptmef r om r et ur ni ngt ot hei s l andwi t h t heSeaf ai rc r ew.I ’ v enev erbeenbac k ,t houghIhav e beeni nv i t edmanyt i mes . Igues si t ’ sf ort hebet t er .I ’ m nots ur eIwoul dwantt o s eehowt hei s l andhasc hanged.WhenIwast her e, t het hr eei s l ands–Gr andCay man,Cay manBr acand Li t t l eCay man–hadj us t17, 000i nhabi t ant s .Ther e wasnoc r i me.Commi toneandt heys hi ppedy ouof f t oJ amai c at henex tdayonaonewayt r i p.TheGov er nor ,appoi nt edbyt heQueen,woul ds t opandpi c k y ouupi nhi sBent l eyi fy ouwer ehi t c hhi k i ng.Anda t r af f i cj am wasf i v ec ar sl i nedupatt heonl ys t opl i ght i nGeor get own.

I twasani dy l l i ct i meandi nmanyway s ,at r uepar adi s e. Per hapst hat ’ swhyIam r el uc t antt or et ur n,wor r i edt hat newmemor i eswoul dc r owdoutt hemagi c al onesof ol d,t heonesImadewhenIwasj us taweepi r at el ad, newt ot hewor l dofpi r ac yandnewt ot hewor l di ngener al .


Pirate Nation Magazine, Issue 4 - December 2014  

Holiday Edition of Pirate Publication created by Pirates for Pirates and those who love them.

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