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4669Re: [SCA Newcomers] My first SCA event, LOTS of Questions.

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  • Avalonthas
    May 27, 2003
      The first event I'm attending is June Crown being held outside of
      Sacramento. It's just for a weekend.
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: "Ld. Dylan" <lddylanmacleod@...>
      To: <scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, May 27, 2003 12:33 PM
      Subject: Re: [SCA Newcomers] My first SCA event, LOTS of Questions.


      > Very good points all. The event situation, more particularly the
      > DURATION of the event and the SITE of the event will dictate what
      > additional equipment you need to take.
      > I have been at events which lasted a week or more, and were in some
      > pretty PRIMATIVE areas. Some places, true, don't allow fire pits, and
      > yes, some places you don't need to trench around the perimeter of
      > your tent.
      > And some places DO have showers available.
      > Sometimes, though, you can get a site where there is NOTHING, and
      > what you bring with you determines how good a time you have and how
      > comfortable your camping experience. I know of one guy in Ansteorra
      > who brings a full sized break-down bed to put together in his tent!
      > The point is, if you find that you need something, and don't have it,
      > is a whole lot worse than having something and not needing it.
      > "Be Prepaired" applies to SCA just as it does to the Boy Scouts.
      >
      > Ld. Dylan
      >
      >
      >
      >
      > --- In scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com, bronwynmgn@a... wrote:
      > > In a message dated 5/23/2003 3:51:19 PM Eastern Standard Time,
      > > scanewcomers@yahoogroups.com writes:
      > >
      > > My two cents on the additional items list:
      > >
      > > > Insect repellant
      > > > Air Matresses
      > >
      > > Insect repellant is a must, and some sort of mattress, although I
      > prefer the
      > > self-inflating closed cell foam ones. Less chance of punctures,
      > and more
      > > insulating as you don't have all that cold air to heat up. If it's
      > likely to be
      > > cold at night, and you use an air mattress, put one of those silver
      > space
      > > blankets, silver side up, between you and the mattress.
      > >
      > > > Towels (both paper and cloth)
      > >
      > >
      > > And tissues, and an extra roll of toilet paper in case the privies
      > run out.
      > >
      > > > Dish soap
      > >
      > >
      > > If you plan on cooking for yourself/washing dishes. Not usually
      > needed for
      > > weekend evetns in my area.
      > >
      > > > FIRST AID KIT!!!!!!!!
      > >
      > >
      > > Including any over-the-counter meds you commonly use, and any
      > prescription
      > > meds. It is miserable trying to find someone who has ibuprofen or
      > TUMS when you
      > > don't feel well.
      > >
      > > > A shovel/spade either folding or full size
      > >
      > >
      > > Never needed this at any weekend event. Most places in my area
      > don't allow
      > > us to dig fire pits, and it's rare that we would be on such a slope
      > that we
      > > would need to trench the upper side of the tent to divert water.
      > >
      > > > Extra fuel for stove/lanterns
      > > > Hand Ax or Hatchet
      > >
      > >
      > > Again, I've never needed a hatchet for a weekend event, as usually
      > personal
      > > fires are not allowed in our area, and the hosting group takes care
      > of the
      > > bardic fire if there is one.
      > >
      > > > Hammer (for driving tent pegs into hard ground)
      > >
      > >
      > > Yes.
      > >
      > > > Folding knife (if you don't have a dagger)
      > >
      > >
      > > If you get a dagger, get a single-edged one. They are much easier
      > to deal
      > > with than double-edged. On the other hand, a pair of utility
      > scissors will
      > > handle most of the same jobs.
      > >
      > > > Two fairly good-sized tubs for washing dishes/faces/hands
      > >
      > > Again, usually not needed for weekend events here unless planning
      > on cooking
      > > for yourself (most of our weekend events provide at least Saturday
      > lunch,
      > > feast, and Sunday breakfast). As far as washing faces and hands,
      > again, our sites
      > > have bathhouses in most cases.
      > >
      > > > Trash bags
      > >
      > >
      > > Absolutely. Good not only for trash, but for bagging your clothes
      > and
      > > bedding in case of a sudden leak in the tent, and for taking home
      > dirty dishes if
      > > you don't wash them on site.
      > >
      > >
      > > Brangwayna Morgan
      > >
      > >
      > > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      >
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