[Ansteorra] canvas shelter alternatives - was - Re: New 10x20 garage pavillions for $85 at Walmart
rjt at softwareinnovation.com
Thu Apr 28 21:34:31 PDT 2011
That was the waterbearer tent. I was there. Apparently, there *was* a tornado sighted between 5 and 7 miles from the site. I was Chirurgeon in Charge and we treated a lot of interesting boo-boos including a guy who was hit in the head with a cafeteria table which was flying through the air at the time. The 911 service was so overloaded they were not answering the phone for hours.
Caelin on Andrede
From: ansteorra-bounces+rjt=softwareinnovation.com at lists.ansteorra.org [ansteorra-bounces+rjt=softwareinnovation.com at lists.ansteorra.org] On Behalf Of Chris Zakes [dontivar at gmail.com]
Sent: Thursday, April 28, 2011 10:00 PM
To: Kingdom of Ansteorra - SCA, Inc.
Subject: Re: [Ansteorra] canvas shelter alternatives - was - Re: New 10x20 garage pavillions for $85 at Walmart
At 09:35 PM 4/28/2011, you wrote:
>----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris Zakes" <dontivar at gmail.com>
>>Some years back at a Steppes Warlord, we had a major rain/wind
>>storm come through (no actual tornados, although the wind was
>>strong enough that the tornado siren on site was going off.)
>>*Every* popup and garage pavilion around the listfield was
>>destroyed, the period-style pavilions all survived. I expect part
>>of that is because the period pavilions all had lots of stakes and
>>guy ropes, and part is because wood poles are more likely than
>>either steel or aluminum to flex a bit in high wind.
>> -Tivar Moondragon
>Only problem I ever had at Steppes with my carport pavilion was
>trying to fold the cover in 20-30mph winds ;)
>Otherwise, I keep it staked and roped when it's set-up.
At that particular Warlord (so I was told) the winds were running 50+
mph. That's what was triggering the tornado siren. There was a
black-and-yellow carport roof that ended up against one of the power
poles near the listfield... about fifteen or twenty feet up, and
bearing a strong resemblance to the sail on a viking ship.
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