May 21, 2007

Moving on down?

Since Ktreva and I started re-enacting, we've always had a large tent. In fact for wall tents we have what's considered to be a larger then normal one. Yes, there are wall tents larger then ours, but you just don't see them that often. However, we've decided to downsize. We've had enough of these large set-ups at events that we don't need that much in order to participate. Normally our little wedge tent would be enough, but sometimes we need just a little more for the boys or if I decide to do an event alone, I don't need to bring that much gear with. So I bought myself a field tarp. What's a field tarp? It's roughly a 10 foot by 10 foot piece of canvas with ties on it. See:

Diamond Fly 001.jpg

Of if you want to see what it looks like on the inside:

Diamond Fly 004.jpg

It's actually more roomy then it looks. Now, this is just one way of setting it up, there are so many different styles that it would be almost impossible for me to list them all.

Oh, and the best part is that it took me all of about 5 minutes to set it up.

Posted by Contagion in Re-enacting life. at May 21, 2007 08:13 PM | TrackBack

Welcome to the wonderful world of packing lite. I haven't set up anything more than a diamond in something like 4 years (ah the joys of being single). Now, is Ktreva signed on for weekends in the diamond?

And what took you so long to get it set up.

Posted by: Petey at May 21, 2007 09:22 PM

Should I ask what the paddle is for?

Probably not...

Posted by: Harvey at May 22, 2007 07:00 AM

Petey: Ktreva is warming up to it, but the privacy thing is kind of an issue. And hey, it was my first time setting it up.

Harvey: Paddling a canoe, and doubles as a pole. Jeez, what did you think it was for?

Posted by: Contagion at May 22, 2007 07:21 AM