Re: [SCA Newcomers] Tents for events
- Oops, didn't think to say that it would be myself and my son (6 yrs
old) using it. Also, I am 5' 4" tall so 6" seems tall to me.
Topaz Teadottir Meyer
- In a message dated 8/10/2004 4:13:57 AM Eastern Standard Time,
<<Is it a big deal to have a fairly large (14x10) tent that isn't
period? I want one with a screen area (bugs love me) and am semi
worried about taking it to an event. The local ones I have gone to it
wouldn't be a big deal to tent since the area is rather large and
flat. Anything else I should know?>>
I'm sure your question has been answered satisfactorily days ago, but I just
got home from Pennsic :-)
Pennsic is the only place that I know of where there are size limitations on
tents - specifically, each person who preregisters for Pennsic gets 250 square
feet of space. A 10 X 14 would fall well within that limit, being about 140
sq. ft. Incidently, the reason for the size limitation at Pennsic is because
we are trying to cram upwards of 11,000 people into one campground and make
sure everyone gets a equal amount of space. If you have, say, two adults and
two kids, all pre-registered, camping together at Pennsic, then their total
space allotment would be 1000 sq. ft. In practice, when camping with a group,
some of "your" space allotment needs to go to things like pathways between tents,
common areas, kitchen areas, firepits, etc. There may be other campsites
with similar issues, but it should be publicized in advance. In most cases, in
the SCA a 10 x 14 tent simply isn't that big :-) My husband and I use one that
is 15 X 24.
Modern tents simply aren't an issue. There's no requirement to have a period
tent for any event, although some groups camping together may prefer or
require it - but these are private issues rather than SCA ones.
That said, if the screen area of your tent is a separate "porch" type room
with a floor in it and nothing to close over the screens if it rains, cut the
floor out of that section. Otherwise you will have a swimming pool if it rains.
If you are just talking about screen "windows", they will be provided with
covers and you won't have to worry about it.
Shire of Silver Rylle, East Kingdom
(Been there, bailed out the porch on more than one occasion...)
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- Thank you so much for your information Brangwayna Morgan. I am so
glad to have a forum to ask questions and get the help that I need.