mark_harris at quickmail.sps.mot.com
Fri Jul 7 09:03:20 PDT 1995
<lots of useful info about sunshades and pavillions>
>End of discussion, unless someone wants to request the class.
Or if you want some info more quickly the following is excerpted
from my file list. I would love to have the name/address/review of
the canvas merchant you mentioned, Catherine, to add to my tent-fabrics
decadence.msg (5K) 9/21/94 Decadent SCA camp sites.
p-tents.msg (23K) 4/17/95 Period tents and documentation sources.
pavillions.msg (81K) 4/28/95 The making of medieval pavillions.
tents-alt.msg (8K) 6/29/94 Alternatives to tents.
tent-care.msg (23K) 3/20/95 Care of tents. waterproofing, washing.
tent-fabrics.msg (36K) 10/ 6/94 Fabrics and treatments to use in tents.
tent-p+s.msg (36K) 1/31/95 Pavillion poles, stakes and ropes.
tent-rental.msg (9K) 5/ 9/95 Rental of tents at Pennsic and Estrella.
tent-sources.msg (32K) 11/18/94 Pavillion and canvas merchants.
yurts-msg (36K) 5/17/95 Round Mongol tents also called ghers.
These files can be found at:
or contact me and I can send them by email.
Catherine, I think you and Conor were smart in making your pavillion
with colored canvas instead of the natural color I used. If you can
get colors that won't fade, then the color will help hide stains and
I also recommend that large pavillions be made with detachable walls.
This allows the tent to be stored in seperate bags or boxes. Ours
aren't detachable and I couldn't find a canvas bag big enough to hold it.
It now lives in a 40 gallon plastic trashcan. But since it has wheels,
this allows me to easily tansport it between storage and wagon and
wagon to campsite. Also if I have to pack it up wet, the trashcan
keeps anything else from getting wet.
Stefan li Rous
Barony of Bryn Gwlad
markh at risc.sps.mot.com
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