Guide to Camping Events


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  • Pack warm
  • Use a tent that you can comfortably change inside
  • If possible, get a cot so you aren’t sleeping on the ground
  • Put an extra blanket under your sleeping bag (the ground is VERY cold)
  • If you feel dizzy or tired, REST, it might be the onset of heat stroke – take off helmets/hats and open heavy/thicker garments
  • Alcohol drinkers: drink equivalent amounts of water! And please don’t pass out outside in the cold, hypothermia is extremely dangerous
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  • Try to make some friends! The SCA has a myriad of personality types and interests, you may find someone who likes the same things as you!
  • Ask – activities will usually have spare equipment and people who will share knowledge with you
  • You are under no obligation to have fun. But it is encouraged
  • Personal food snacks are recommended
  • If you won’t be keeping your bag inside the tent (or if there will be ground directly under it), bring a tarp to wrap your bag in so that it doesn’t get wet. If you’re not sure, bring the tarp anyway. They are very useful.
  • Don’t worry about your garb too much. The SCA only asks for an attempt at pre-1600 clothing.
  • If you are missing something, ask around before the event. People are often willing to share or help you find what you need.

For Fighters:

  • DO NOT LEAVE YOUR ARMOUR OUTSIDE, the damp and dew will cause it to rust or give it a weird yellowish coating that will have to be buffed out
  • Check your gear before you go to events, people do not tend to bring anvils with them, so fixing it might be impossible
  • Bring duct tape

Don’t forget to bring these:

  • Hand sanitiser
  • Portable charger
  • Plastic bags for dirty clothes
  • Feast kit (including tea towel)
  • Print out of A&S timetable
  • Cloth carry bag / basket – to hold your things in as you walk around
  • Hat (Straw hats are good, also a hat is better than no hat)
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal first aid kit
  • Repair kit
  • Water bottle