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'''Tents''' are the "standard" for of accomodation at any large [[period]] [[event]]. At most events you can get away with a [[mundane]] tent but wont be able to set it up near all the period style tents (that would spoil the atmosphere). If yoiu want a period style tent or [[pavillion]] you may need to build your own (or pay someone to build one for you).
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==Medieval Tents==
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During the [[middle ages]] '''tents''' were often used to house [[army|armies]] on the move.  A variety of designs existed, and the tents of the very rich could be very luxurious indeed. Tents may be made out of [[wool]], [[canvas]], [[leather]] or similar durable [[fabric]]s.
  
 
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''See also:''
* [[Paviliion]]
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* [[Pavilion]]
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* [[Yurt]]
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==Tents in the SCA==
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'''Tents''' are the "standard" accommodation at any large [[SCA]] [[camping event]]. A [[mundane]] tent is acceptable, but at some events cannot be set up near the [[period encampment]], where the [[period]] style tents are located. 
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If you want a period style tent, often referred to as a [[pavilion]], you may need to build your own. Other options include enlisting [[groups]] like [[Woodrose|House Woodrose]] to teach you how, or paying someone to build one for you.
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==Tents in Re-Enactment==
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[[Re-enactor]]s use the term ''period tent'' or a term used to define the tent style: [[geteld]], ''Viking tent'', etc.
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At [[re-enactment]] [[events]] those with tents not appropriate for the time frame for the event, are required to set them up out of sight from the event. This includes canvas tents of the wrong style, e.g. a [[Viking]] tent at a [[15th century]] [[event]]. It is unheard of for a [[re-enactment]] group of any standing in [[Australia]], to not possess enough period tents to house a significant proportion of their membership.
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Re-enactment tents tend to be made from [[canvas]] for durability and water resistance, though a number of groups now sport [[wool]]  tents as well.
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There are a number of suppliers of period tents across the world, but re-enactors, especially with simple designs such as a [[geteld]] or [[Viking]] tent tend to have theirs made locally after constructing any [[wood]]en parts.
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==External links==
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*[http://home.adelphi.edu/sbloch/ma/tents/pictures/ Surviving Medieval Pictures of Tents and Pavilions]
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[[category:artefact (medieval)]]
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[[category:camping]]

Latest revision as of 06:09, 24 August 2008

Medieval Tents

During the middle ages tents were often used to house armies on the move. A variety of designs existed, and the tents of the very rich could be very luxurious indeed. Tents may be made out of wool, canvas, leather or similar durable fabrics.

See also:

Tents in the SCA

Tents are the "standard" accommodation at any large SCA camping event. A mundane tent is acceptable, but at some events cannot be set up near the period encampment, where the period style tents are located.

If you want a period style tent, often referred to as a pavilion, you may need to build your own. Other options include enlisting groups like House Woodrose to teach you how, or paying someone to build one for you.

Tents in Re-Enactment

Re-enactors use the term period tent or a term used to define the tent style: geteld, Viking tent, etc.

At re-enactment events those with tents not appropriate for the time frame for the event, are required to set them up out of sight from the event. This includes canvas tents of the wrong style, e.g. a Viking tent at a 15th century event. It is unheard of for a re-enactment group of any standing in Australia, to not possess enough period tents to house a significant proportion of their membership.

Re-enactment tents tend to be made from canvas for durability and water resistance, though a number of groups now sport wool tents as well.

There are a number of suppliers of period tents across the world, but re-enactors, especially with simple designs such as a geteld or Viking tent tend to have theirs made locally after constructing any wooden parts.

External links