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Camp Master at GWW Advice

Are there any resources for being an A+ camp master? Advice is absolutely welcome. Also cool ideas for camp would be helpful too. Thanks in advance 🤙

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2024/06/13
05:25 UTC

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Adding reflective film to inside ceiling of tent

Hey everyone, just curious if anyone has tried something like this, but I'm looking to find ways to keep my tent a little cooler in the sun.

The tent we have has a white top which let's in a lot of light, and unfortunately heat. It has great ventilation, but still becomes an oven in the direct sun.

My thought was to use a reflective film like mylar in panels on the inside to reflect more of the light before it could get inside. My thought process is that if I attach the film without any air gap between the film and the top of the tent, it shouldn't heat up the air inside the tent, and only provide shade.

Just wondering if anyone has tried something similar and what results you got from it, thanks!

8 Comments
2024/06/13
02:31 UTC

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Crazy question.

Has anyone ever tried shredded cooling gel in padded gambesons?

7 Comments
2024/06/12
19:46 UTC

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Out Of The Loop

What's going on with the royalty or the roses thing I keep seeing pop up?

All I am seeing is passive aggressive hrumps and no real answers.

I'm not involved with the drama, I just want to know whats going on.

12 Comments
2024/06/10
22:44 UTC

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Yellow Belt Questions

What does “taking a yellow belt” mean? What does it entail?

I have 4 pelicans fighting over “who gets me” and I genuinely don’t understand what they want from me or what’s expected of me. I’ve been in the SCA for about 2 years now, and the ranks/awards and political maneuvers are still baffling to me.

For context, I’m a younger person in a small aging group, so I’ve taken on several large roles out of necessity. I am not pursuing a peerage path or a service path, and I would actually prefer not to get awards at this time. I’m actually not fond of most of the roles I’ve taken on, I just know we won’t have a group if I didn’t. Is it possible to politely decline all of them or will that hurt feelings and be dishonorable?

36 Comments
2024/06/10
22:27 UTC

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Question about neck protection for heavy combat

Hey i was wanting to know if this product would be suitable for neak and throat protection for heavy combat. https://www.redknight.co.nz/shop/armour/brigandine/14th-15th-century-medieval-leather-brigandine-coll?gn=Leather%20and%20Composite%20Armour&gp=1

15 Comments
2024/06/10
01:01 UTC

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Antler-Shaped Fritters (c. 1550)

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2024/06/09
19:00 UTC

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Knights and Masters of Arms

So the discussion a bit ago about rescinding fealty got me thinking about the whole Knight and Master of Arms divide.

Are MSCAs still considered "inferior Chivs" to the Knights?

Is it possible to go from one to the other or do you pick one at your elevation and that's that?

How many Kingdoms even recognize MSCAs? I know they're in Society Corpora so technically should be an option in all areas, but I know from what I hear in Trimaris it will never, ever happen - you're a Knight or you're not in the Chiv, period.

Any other insights? Like I said, MSCAs might as well not exist in Trimaris so I'm curious as to how they (in theory) work within the Society.

55 Comments
2024/06/09
18:37 UTC

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HRH Æthelmearc rolling with the 14c Mafia today!

6 Comments
2024/06/09
03:18 UTC

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Barrel armor

I'm newish to the sca and putting together some barrel armor for heavy. What temperature do I need to get the plastic to so it keeps the molded shape? Or is there another trick to this?

Any tips would be greatly appreciated

16 Comments
2024/06/08
07:19 UTC

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The Society Senechal has been ignoring multiple eye witness testament to an ongoing issue in Outlands to include threat of gun violence.

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62 Comments
2024/06/06
13:48 UTC

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East Kingdom Novice Day - June 22nd in Newton NJ

2 Comments
2024/06/06
13:26 UTC

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Good last minute cutlery for a feast?

I’m attending my first feast in a few weeks! how fun!

However, I do not have the time nor the funds to get an appropriate set of feast gear prior. I have a passable plate and bowl, but I’m not sure what to do about the cutlery/silverware.

Any suggestions?

21 Comments
2024/06/06
06:45 UTC

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HEMA Training - Billhook Late 15th Century, 16th Century Infantry

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2024/06/05
16:55 UTC

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Satellite Dish as a shield?

I'm doing some house renovations and I've come across a nonworking satellite dish (Slimline Model). I was wondering if anyone had experience using these as shields? I've used plywood in the past, so I'm totally new to metal shields.

4 Comments
2024/06/05
02:47 UTC

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Pennsic = Good first event?

Hi all!

I've wanted to get into the SCA for a while now, but my local group isn't really that active (the one near where I go to college is quite active, but unfortunately I'm too busy most of the time). This year, it came up in conversation with a family friend that he used to be on the fringes of the SCA in SoCal decades ago, and he's wanted to go to Pennsic for a while now that he lives closer.

So, all that being said, I was wondering how beginner friendly Pennsic is in general? Maybe even if I wanted to give armored combat a try?

Thanks in advance!

38 Comments
2024/06/04
21:52 UTC

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ISO links/recommendations

Hey y’all! I’m in search of a smallish wagon (for carrying stuff, not people) that looks even vaguely period. Full disclosure, this is for a ren faire not an SCA event, but I figure someone’s had to have come up with something that fits the 10 foot rule.

I’m also open to buying something newer looking and modifying. Or, if by chance someone here is in or around the Shire of Mountain Freehold in the East Kingdom, USA, and willing to lend such a thing to a poor fae tinker/wandering faire actor, please let me know!

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2024/06/04
16:50 UTC

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How do you get painted silk banners?

Sorry for the two posts in a row right after each other! I haven't seen painted silk banners for sale anywhere, yet people have a lot of them. Is there a website I can learn how to do it? Or maybe I'm just not using the right search terms. I have looked, but I'm finding painted silk modern art, not SCA painted silk. Is it real silk? It's very lightweight stuff.

17 Comments
2024/06/04
16:17 UTC

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Are no-spin spikes okay for thrown weapons? Thrown more like darts.

I almost always try to do thrown weapons if it's set up at an event and I was thinking that I'd buy a set of throwing knives so that I could practice at home and get better at it. I used to be pretty decent at darts, back in college. Do we have to have throwing knives that spin end over end? And is there a minimum size requirement? All of these loaner knives are 9 inches and I can get spikes that long. Most are smaller.

10 Comments
2024/06/04
16:02 UTC

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