[Ansteorra] Waterlord progression

Stefen and Rhonda Hays housedragonstar at earthlink.net
Mon May 26 11:29:44 PDT 2003

Excellent list, Your Excellency and one well worth keeping.

On another note, the one time that I co-autocratted an event in the central
region, we put on a full scale search for an alternate site for the event.

It was an education for me in what seneschals have to consider when
approving a site - emergency vehicle access, road conditions and sizes for
those of us who pull trailers, water, fire hazards, access for those with
disabilities, the list goes on and on and also includes cost.  You sort of
kind of need to make a few coins now and then.

Many of us are continually on the look out for sites that fit our needs for
events and they are many.  The search is one that never ceases.

Medb Liath

----- Original Message -----
From: "Donna Wallis" <mama_mac at airmail.net>
To: <ansteorra at ansteorra.org>
Sent: Monday, May 26, 2003 12:14 PM
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Waterlord progression

> Our group usually camps at the Canton site in an area that we know
> floods.  We have been in that area with 16" of water running through it.
> Why do we continue to camp there......because WE like the location.  So
> we help and support each other before and while it is storming. Some
> sing, drink, panic (ME!!) and or sleep. When the storm is over we all
> check in. We assess who needs help, pitch in and get done what needs to
> be done on a priority basis. We take care of each other and try to keep
> everyone in good spirits.
> Everyone I camp with knows I really PANIC in storms, so maybe I'm a
> little paranoid and over prepare!!
> But I try to be prepared for storms at all sites by:
> 1. making sure we have family radios and we are on the same channel
> 2. storm ropes on tents and pavilions
> 3. waterproofing everything
> 4. packing in waterproof tubs
> 5. dry clothes left someplace where they WILL NOT get wet
> 6. plenty of plastic trash bags so I can pack things in a hurry
> 7. knowing where I can go for shelter if necessary
> 8. having a place for everyone to check in at after an emergency
> Then I keep a VERY close eye on the weather by:
> 1. watching the sky
> 2. having a storm alert weather radio (set on alert only) on at all
> times
> 3. someone in Fort Worth is instructed to call me on my cell phone if
> bad weather MIGHT be approaching
> If bad weather is on it's way I prepare by:
> 1. alerting everyone (this is where the family radios come in handy) and
> taking a Xanax!!
> 2. putting everything that is inside my tent that could get wet in
> plastic tubs or plastic trash bags
> 3. move EVERYTHING in my tent to the center of the tent (WET walls
> wick!!!)
> 4. tighten all guy ropes and check the tent stakes
> 5. in case I need to evacuate quickly, I place everything I need to
> carry with me in a hand carry bag and or trash bag:   identification,
> medication, cell phone, weather radio, bottle of water, snacks, a set of
> dry clothes, flash light, warm bedding and anything else I might need to
> keep me comfortable (me...cigarettes!!!)
> 6.  move everything outside (that would be a pain to transport wet) into
> waterproof tubs or trash bags
> to inside the tent, to a vehicle or under a tarp
> 7. stuff that cannot be moved inside is taken down if possible, secured,
> tarped and tied down
> Dana Mac an Ghabhann
> Loch Ruadh REALLY  ROCKS!!!
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