Just one last note- if you don't mind 'cheating', polar fleece
blankets are your friends. I took one to Rowany Festival (over the
Easter Weekend, which is mid-autumn where i am), and didn't suffer a
cond night's sleep. And it wasn't so bad to wear as a makeshift
dressing gown while waiting for early morning coffee- even if you
have to put up with the occasional herald making smart remarks about
you having a teddy bear on your cloak ;)
Morag the Barde
Shire Agaricus, Kingdom of Lochac
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, Iustinos Tekton called Justin
> On Monday 26 May 2003 22:11, bronwynmgn@a... wrote:
> > > Air Matresses
> > Insect repellant is a must, and some sort of mattress, although
> > the self-inflating closed cell foam ones. Less chance of
> > more insulating as you don't have all that cold air to heat up.
> > likely to be cold at night, and you use an air mattress, put one
> > silver space blankets, silver side up, between you and the
> Very good advice. People don't realize that a sleeper loses much
> heat into the ground than into the air, in most cases. As a
> have treated people for hypothermia just because they put all
> on top of them and none underneath. The space blanket will also
act as a
> vapor barrier (plastic sheeting will do that, too, but doesn't
> The ground at night outgasses water vapor, and if your bedding
> it can lose most of its insulating properties.
> > > Dish soap
> > If you plan on cooking for yourself/washing dishes. Not usually
> > weekend evetns in my area.
> An old Boy Scout trick, that I can tell you from experience REALLY
> Before cooking over a campfire, take a generous glob of dish soap
onto a folded
> wad of paper towels, and coat the outside of the cook pot
(stopping about 1"
> down from the top, so it doesn't get into your food) with soap.
Coat it fairly
> thickly. It turns to a gooey mess when the smoke blackens it, but
> mess will literally wipe/rinse right off during cleanup. Much,
> easier than scouring off black smoke char from pots, especially
> Don't do this with cast iron cookware, though.
> > > FIRST AID KIT!!!!!!!!
> > Including any over-the-counter meds you commonly use, and any
> > meds. It is miserable trying to find someone who has ibuprofen
> > when you don't feel well.
> Another excellent point. SCA Chirurgeons, contrary to common myth,
> do have over-the-counter medications that you can obtain. We
> *give* you the medication (that is, we can't tell you what to
take, suggest that
> you take something, or counsel you on how much to take), but if
> ask for something, and we happen to have it in our kits, we are
allowed to let
> *you* take it for yourself, as long as you're over 18.
> What we cannot do, though, is provide any kind of prescription
> is against Federal law in the U.S. and (I believe) Canada.
> Great, Brangwayna, post with lots of good advice! I don't disagree
> you said, just wanted to add the Chirurgeon's viewpoint. :-)
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