Camping list

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Here's a suggested list of items you might like to think about taking to a camping event like Pennsic.


Pack at least one set of hot and one set of cold. Be ready when the weather does the most annoying thing you can think of.

    • Boots or other footwear (x 2 pairs) walking, dancing, fighting
    • T-Tunics and Pants
    • Dresses, bodices, chemises, skirt
    • Fancy Garb
    • pouch to put your money and other stuff in
    • accesories/decorations
    • socks or hose
    • Belt
    • stuff to wear to bed (depending upon shared state of sleeping arrangements). undertunics/dresses make great period nightgowns for both sexes. Otherwise consider pyamas/boxers unless you are close friends with your tent mate.
    • A *warm* Cloak (it gan get real cold at night)
  • Mundane Clothing - a dry outfit in the car can make a world of difference if everything else gets wet


  • Food or membership of a food fund
  • snack food since you cannot rely on merchants being available and communal snacks never last long, if they even exist
  • Water most other beverages do not keep you hydrated
  • Alcohol and a bottle opener for wine or flip tops.
  • cordial if you get sick of drinking plain tank water during the day.

Dishes and utensiles

  • Bowl, trencher
  • Spoons (2 are harder to loose than one, besides, I don't like eating sweet stuff with a spoon that's covered in vegetable gunk),
  • knife
  • Tankard, goblet, drinking horn


  • pots and pans
  • measuring cups, spatula, mixing spoons
  • cooking fire iron ware like spits, tripods, coal shovels
  • Clean up stuff
    • Pot to heat clean-up water
    • dish soap and dishtowel
  • Basket(s) to hold/carry stuff

Camp Gear

  • Chair
  • table
  • stove
  • cooler
  • Tent (period or modern) incluing ropes, stakes and poles (failing this, find someone else's tent)
  • Sleeping bag/blanket (bring extra) (failing this, find someone else's)
  • pillow - optional, but much more comfortable
  • Lilo/sleeping mat/air mattrell/cot
  • Duct tape
  • Cable ties and safety pins
  • Plastic bags for garbage, dirty clothes, keeping stuff (like your new drum dry)

Bath kit

  • towel and wash cloths
  • soap
  • shampoo/conditioner
  • hair brush or comb
  • shaving razor, cream, mirror
  • toothbrush, toothpaste and floss
  • hot water plan: solar shower bag, propane heat, shower house


  • Armour and armour repair kit (straps break, rivets pull out)
  • Musical instruments
  • Craft tools and material
  • Class materials or notebook
  • Money to buy cool stuff from the merchants
  • craft projects - if you're not fighting, there'll be plenty of time to sew/knit/braid/weave, etc while you watch the fighting or socialise.
  • A Good Supply of No Shit, There I Was stories. (Note- these are generally available onsite).


  • Pain killer
  • Allergy meds
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal meds