[Ansteorra] Answers to Questions-Waterbearer proposal

Sir Lyonel Oliver Grace sirlyonel at hotmail.com
Fri Jun 20 09:53:22 PDT 2008

Salut cozyns,
All these libertarians. We're a family. We help each other out. I'll say the same thing I said on the SCA Chivalry list:
When I go to a war, I put up a small pavillion on the edge of the field and stock it with water, sodas, cheese, fruit, veggies, baked goods, olives, and nuts. And I share what I bring. But that's on the edge of the field at one point. Sometimes that's within easy reach between battles. Sometimes, it's not. The battles move from field to field, and in some wars they're too big to cross for a drink during a short break. 
My entourage consists of my wife and a couple of squires, so getting the supplies to the field is logistically difficult. For all the non-belts with no such support, this is even more complex. I certainly don't want to carry a canteen or camelback into battle. Yes, I know this works for some, but my armor is enough of a load already.
Mes dos sos.
En Lyonel
Impedimentum via est (The obstacle is the path)

> Date: Fri, 20 Jun 2008 10:43:09 -0600> From: soldier.grrrl at gmail.com> To: ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] Answers to Questions-Waterbearer proposal> > On 6/20/08, Elisabeth B. Zakes <kitharis at gmail.com> wrote:> > On 6/20/08, SoldierGrrrl <soldier.grrrl at gmail.com> wrote:> > >> > > I think what is being referred to is not the fighter who accidentally> > > leaves the water sitting on the counter, but rather the people who do> > > not bring anything, and do not plan to bring anything. There is a> > > difference between forgetting something at an event and poor planning> > > because you assume someone will cover your butt.> > >> > > I'm a huge proponent of personal responsibility. I'd be just as happy if the> > waterbearing went back to its roots -- kind people providing a service as a> > gift rather than an "expected" activity to supply everyone's water for the> > day. I don't mind at all if these kind people are organised. I'm also a huge> > proponent of organisation. :) I don't mind if groups (households, baronies,> > what-have-you) gather funds to help the kind people out financially.> >> > But I -do- mind the people who take it for granted.> >> > Aethelyan Moondragon> > Bryn Gwlad> > (and old fuddy-duddy, according to my children :) )> > Personal responsibility is a huge pet peeve of mine. I understand> that there are things that come up, but really, if you're competing in> a sport as demanding as fighting in the SCA (both light and heavy),> then you also need to be aware of the demands of your body and prepare> to meet them, waterbearers or no. I apprecaite that someone is there> to offer pickles and oranges and water, but I also know that I can> walk back to my pavilion to supply my own. It's part of our event> planning, both as fighters and fighter support.> > In cranky, creaky service,> Helena Dalassene> -- > Blonde. It's not just a hair color; it's a way of life.> > http://soldiergrrrl.livejournal.com/> _______________________________________________> Ansteorra mailing list> Ansteorra at lists.ansteorra.org> http://lists.ansteorra.org/listinfo.cgi/ansteorra-ansteorra.org
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