Re: [SCA-JML] camp curtains
- PVC or metal electrical tubing, drive in heavy tent stakes or short rebar and slide the tubing over.
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On Jul 26, 2013, at 10:30 AM, Eileen Young <judith.eileen@...> wrote:
> Good Morning,
> Has anyone made camp curtains? I was looking at the camp curtains on the Japanese Miscellany site, www.sengokudaimyo.com/miscellany/miscellany.html and thought that a set of "tobari" would be perfect. I asked the only blacksmith person that I know about this and he said that rebar, the poles, was heavy and after a few feet would start to bend and suggested wood poles. Wood poles are not going to fit into my Corolla along with the rest of my camping gear. Also, the price he quoted me per pole and portable hole set is beyond my budget.
> Any suggestions and experience will be greatly appreciated!
> Judith Anne
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- Judith Anne
> Has anyone made camp curtains?Clan Yama Kaminari surrounds its camp with jinmaku every Pennsic. They work
great. The clan uses wooden poles and welded rebar portable holes, but
stores them at the campground so transport is not a problem.
If authenticity is not your primary concern, probably any vertical pole
will do. Maybe garden stakes like for supporting tomatoes?
If you're worried about driving those into the ground, get shorter stakes
(maybe 2 or 3 feet), drive those in, then tape or lash the longer pole to that.
CYK has some instructions for making jinmaku at
http://www.yamakaminari.com/HowTo/Windscreen/index.html . I think these
days the sewn tabs at the top have been replaced with nylon "webbing"
Ishiyama Gen'tarou Yori'ie roku-i
(mka: Elliott C. "Eeyore" Evans)