--- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com
, "wodeford" <wodeford@...> wrote:
> --- In Authentic_SCA@yahoogroups.com, "balanttina" <balanttina@> wrote:
> > hello!
> > me again and my tricky questions! :o)
> > I heard about sleeping bags made of linen that Company of Synte
> > uses on their campaigns. but I don't know anything about how they
> > (are) made, are they really period, are there any sources, pictorial
> > or textorial? help much appreciated because we will be camping thes
> > year! thanks!
> Given the silence, I suspect nobody here has a ready answer. Why not
> try contacting the Company directly via their website?
> Jehanne de Wodeford
> West Kingdom
I'd second Jehanne's suggestion: ask The Companie of St. George.
At their site, if you enter and scroll down the left hand side bar to
"Documents," and click on "Costume," you'll get a page titled,
"Clothing and Equipment [etc]" which, half-way or a bit more down that
page, tells you that included among those items required in your
Blankets, sheets and a canvas bag big enough to act as a sleeping bag
or to fill with straw as a mattress. They can all be rolled up in the
canvas bag for travelling.
I know this doesn't answer questions of historical accuracy, but it
does seem period-plausible.
It strikes me that "sleeping bag" might be just what's stated there, a
bag used in either of two ways for sleeping: something you could wrap
yourself up in, using it as bed linen; or, something you stuff to use
as a mattress.
I don't have sources to hand for quoting, but I'm fairly sure of
straw-stuffed mattresses in period.
Yseult the Gentle