[Ansteorra] Opinions about tent

Stefan li Rous StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
Sat Mar 3 13:47:13 PST 2007

On Mar 3, 2007, at 2:06 PM, JOHN KELLER wrote:

> Thanks for the link and info.  These look like good solid tents,  
> but how do they measure up when compared to the Panthers?
>   Herr Wolfgang von Sachsenhausen

I don't remember that particular brand being discussed previously on  
the SCA lists, however you might be interested in some of the  
opinions in this file in the STRUCTURES section of the Florilegium:
tents-weather-msg (19K)  3/28/01    Various tent styles in bad weather.
tents-sources-msg (57K)  3/28/01    Pavilion and canvas merchants.

While that tent looks nice, I don't think it particularly has a  
medieval look or contours. I'd also be a bit concerned that it is  
made of nylon. Mt experience is that nylon suffers from UV exposure  
and that a good canvas tent, if dried out and not allowed to mildew,  
will last longer. If we could get hemp canvas (the original canvas,  
compared to cotton) they would last even longer. Nylon is popular  
with folks who have to carry a tents some distance because of its  

There are a number of other files in that section that might also be  
of interest, such as info on what to use on the floor of your tent  
and on poles and stakes, as well as suggestions on how to pitch and  
even how to transport large tents. This is useful for those buying  
their tents. There is even more info for those thinking about sewing  
their own tents.

THLord Stefan li Rous    Barony of Bryn Gwlad    Kingdom of Ansteorra
    Mark S. Harris           Austin, Texas           
StefanliRous at austin.rr.com
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