TENT - [Fwd: [MedievalEncampments] Planned projects]
tguptill at teleport.com
Tue Feb 1 16:59:48 PST 2000
joesilas at writeme.com wrote:
> GP medium's are great starter tents for groups. They have lots of room, and are the same basic shape as a Roman army tent (albeit MUCH larger).
> Problems include weight and space, and the fact that they are instantly recognizable by anyone who has spent any time in the military (gee I wunder if anyone in the SCA has ever been in the military?) Some people say they are hard to put up, but 2 people who know what there doing can set one up in half an hour (Don't laugh, I've done it!). Care and maintenance are a bit of a hassle (they have a tendancy to leak badly if not maintained.) They also tend to dominate any campsite they are a part of.
> I've seen several at pennsic that where heavily modified with decorative screen inserts and paint, but you can't really hide that shape. It seems to me it would be less work to start from scratch.
> GP Small's are a smaller, conical, wall tent. They are much less obtrusive, and much easier to man handle, but I wouldn't sleep more then 3 or 4 people in one unless they are real friendly 8o)
> ---- T'was writ:
> > From: Tanya Guptill <tguptill at teleport.com>
> > Ciarán Muireadhach wrote:
> > The question is: would an army GP Medium liner be period or period adaptive?
> > Mira responds:
> > I am afraid I am not familiar with this--it sounds like a tent. What sort of
> > shape is it? There is a list of documented shapes/types of tent through the
> > centuries at http://www.geocities.com/Athens/Atrium/3696/Tents/intro.html, that
> > might be able to given you an idea.
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