North you did a good job of summarizing what is needed to do the necessary for gaining tougher-shins.
I have implemented a new and rather painful method which I don't know how effective it really is.
I have a diamond-grip single hand adjustable dumbbell that I will roll the grip over my shins.
Would this do any good or is it needless pain?
Throughout life there are bumps along the way some may be painful...others not...who gives a damn in the end you'll still die