Re: [SCA Newcomers] How big of a vehicle...
- Part of my issue is that I always bring at least three cases of beer to
Pennsic so I can trade with my out-kingdom buddies and get stuff I cannot
get here or in Pennsylvania.
On Sat, Feb 19, 2011 at 10:57 PM, Grainne ingen Lugdach <
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> I can pack for two weeks at Pennsic in my Dodge Caliber. Now, I *don't*
> transport my pavilion (it stays in my household's on-site storage trailer),
> but I *do* overpack in most every other aspect. So it probably balances out.
> If you have a period-style pavilion--or think you might be buying one in
> the next few years--you'll want something that can accommodate the poles.
> Fold-down back seats can be VERY handy. What you *do* at events also
> determines how much space you need. Do you have to take along armor? Archery
> equipment? An inkle loom? You'll need to be able find room for those things,
> Hope that helps a bit!
> Grainne ingen Lugdach
> Clan Oldcastle
> Shire of Roxbury Mill
> --- On Fri, 2/18/11, robeargw_2000 <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> I'm not about to go out and BUY a new car just for the SCA, but my car is
> going on 200k miles so I might as well think about it.
> How much stuff does one take for weekend events for one person? I'm looking
> to balance size with gas mileage of course. :)
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- That depends on how comfortable you want to be.
The first war I went to was a Southern Crusades (here in AZ) in November. I hadn't EVER been camping, and the person who invited me told me it would be "freezing". I apparently didn't fully comprehend what he meant, because I showed up with a pup tent, a twin air bed, and 2 blankets. At night it was 27F!! I was sleeping on the airbed which was directly on the ground, and I froze my tuckus off. Ended up sleeping in my CAR it was so cold. In the 2 years since then I have gotten smart and comfy. I now have a 9x16" tent, a propane tent heater, a canopy, 8 foot tables, a 0 degree F sleeping bag, about 8 quilts, rugs for the floor of the tent, a tent toilet so I don't have to use the Privy's at night, and camp stove/cooking stuff. I went from stuffing it all in the back of my Ford Escape to loading my 4x8 trailer to come to events!
And I don't bring much! LOL
It's not the size of your vehicle.... it's the size of your TRAILER :)
To pull level 2 (up to 3000#) you need at least a Ford Escape.