RE: [MedievalSawdust] Glastonbury Chairs - Thoughts
Because my wife likes really cold beer and really cold drinks and fresh meat.
That trumps all arguments. There will be a cooler, with ice, to provide these things.
So I hide it.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com] On Behalf Of conradh@...
It has a lot to do with why you're doing the event in the first place. If
you're there to see all your friends, hit them with sticks, or sleep with
them (and all of these are perfectly fine reasons!) then authenticity is
pretty much irrelevant to you. Personally, besides the above reasons,
I've always been most interested in _what was it like back then_? I'm not
a purist, but a lot of effort people put in seems weirdly misdirected to
me. My pet example is all the work people go to camouflage ice chests.
Why? It's _far_ less work to simply learn how to live without
refrigeration for a few days. Salted or dried meats, dried and the more
lasting fresh fruits and veggies, nuts, wine, bread--people have lived on
that for weeks, and lived well. I got a simple food dryer, and find I can
dry all kinds of ingredients and cook fancy soups, stews and main dishes
in camp. The time I'm not spending trekking clear across camp, or clear
back to town, for ice for the damned cooler is there to enjoy--cooking or
craftwork or just enjoying. _And_ my food setup is less in both weight
and space than it used to be. Even if you don't like to cook in camp,
what's wrong with bread, cheese, apples, sausage and beer? I can live
quite happily on that for longer than most events last--just like
thousands of my ancestors did.
- Of all the possible purposes I co sidered - that wasn't one of them.
You learn something new every day (if not, what's the point of getting out of bed).
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