How Two Medieval Episode Eleven

Camping Part I

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In this episode Todd and I discuss what are the essentials to camping at a weekend event. We share lessons learned on tents, equipment and resources that you will need to survive a medieval weekend. This is only part 1, as there is so much more to talk about. Sorry for the long delay, we hope to get cracking at more episodes on a regular basis. Cheers and keep on re-enacting!

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How Much Does it Cost? Road-Trip Travel

Route map to Lancaster Ohio from Kansas City for Days of Knight

I make no illusions about it, full armor and living history is not an inexpensive hobby. However, little information exists on the amounts one can expect to spend, not only on armor, but on the lifestyle. Depending on who you talk to you can expect something between “more than you expect” and “more than you can afford.” In each article of the How Much Does It Cost series I will be exploring aspects of living history, soft kit, encampment, armor, etc. to provide the newer reenactor a more detailed perspective on what the financial realities of this enterprise are. Continue reading “How Much Does it Cost? Road-Trip Travel”

Days of Knights 2019

2019 Days of Knights encampment panorama

A new beginning by doing the same thing…
For the last time… (we hope)

The “thing” of course is moving locations. Despite the unprecedented hilarity of the subtitle of this article, Days of Knights is anything but in a rut. It has a palpable sense of standing on the cusp of rocketing off into a grand new future of prosperity. For those new to Days of Knights and its transient history, Days of Knights has always been in the same place(s). It had two homes in Kentucky it would bounce around from depending on the year. As a participant I did not find the varying location to be a difficult aspect of attendance, both sites were about the same distance to drive for me. Each site had individual issues one could gripe about here and there, it was a little buggy some years, a little warm some of the others, no access to water some of the time; but both places let you dig holes in the ground for fire. The concern for the organization, or so I have gleaned, was engagement in the community and repeat patronage. Continue reading “Days of Knights 2019”

Packing Up

Stock Image of Warehouse for the Medieval Reenactment and Living History Resource The Turnip of Terror

It’s very easy to find resources on making, repairing, and maintaining your gear. When at an event you get to see what people wear and you get to see how they keep their things while in camp, but what do you do with all your stuff once you’re home? Here’s what I do, in case you need some ideas. Continue reading “Packing Up”

Preperations for Day of Knights 2016

I’ve been to SCA wars and other camping events. I’ve camped as a civilian. I’ve “camped” (if you can call it that) while in the field in the Army. So, objectively, it makes sense that I’ve acquired over the last decade a sizable amount of camp-related paraphernalia.

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The Days of Knights 2016

I went to The Days of Knights this last weekend and my plan was to come back with a good solid blog post about my experiences there. While this is technically that, there was so much going on and so much happened over that weekend, I can’t fit it all into one article. I even carved a jack-o-lantern for Halloween and practiced medieval service. Frequently Days of Knights will be shortened to DoK in this and future articles.

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