[Ravensfort] site work etc.

Karen Picou kpicou at gt.rr.com
Tue Aug 12 12:46:10 PDT 2008

One thing I have seen used at event to light roads are glow sticks (Most
party stores have them and are cheap) they work well and do not damage cars
and are easy to pick up they were just tied to stakes.. Just a thought

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From: ravensfort-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org
[mailto:ravensfort-bounces at lists.ansteorra.org]On Behalf Of byzytym
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 11:10 AM
To: giovanna51 at yahoo.com; Raven's Fort Barony of
Subject: Re: [Ravensfort] site work etc.

To answer your questions,

First, the name is Vlod NotVlad for this event, not Marius.

We use to put citronella candles outside the port-a-cans and leave them all
night unattended for light, but all that has changed.  I am guessing that
the land agent would frown on having unattended Coleman flames even if they
were hanging from trees on chains... so my answer is no, even though it
would be the best thing to do.  I do like the idea of wrapping the string
lights around the large trees even if they only go around once.

Lords and Ladies showers and dressing rooms ??  Why so provincial ?  We've
never had any problems using a first come, first serve system in the past.

The toothpaste and shampoo baskets are a nice idea, but as you pointed out,
the SCA is not what it use to be when it comes to all the people being
honest enough to leave things that are not theirs alone.  It will be kinda
like Halloween when your are not going to be at home.  You leave a bowl of
candy out with a note that says, "Take one please" and of course the first
kid to come along will empty the bowl... and maybe even take the bowl.  I'm
not sure I would use tooth paste that has been left unattended anyway.
Maybe I'm just funny that way, but I am not going to put anything in my
mouth that has been left in an area with unsupervised naked people.  Again,
a nice idea, but people should bring their own from home or borrow from a

The rugs and mats for the showers is a good idea if they are raised off the
ground with pallets so mud will not ooze through.  The table and chairs are
a good idea too.  You need to remember that the reed fences are all but
completely see through so I am guessing that most people will not want to
expose themselves for even that short walk.  Also, I am not sure how you
would arrange the dressing room so that you could reach it from both showers
and still have a drive through between.  Keep in mind that I would like to
use one of the reed fences in the kitchen area.  I do not know how many we
have.  They were set up at one event to wall off my campsite and they seemed
to stretch a long way so maybe we will have enough for both.

I hate to be negative about so many things that are offered in the spirit of
help and friendship.  So many of your ideas have been good.  I am sure we
will work it all out in the end.

In peaceful service to the Barony,
Vlod NotVlad

----- Original Message -----
From: CAC <mailto:giovanna51 at yahoo.com>
To: Raven's Fort Barony of <mailto:ravensfort at lists.ansteorra.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 12, 2008 8:28 AM
Subject: [Ravensfort] site work etc.

Buongiorno everyone,  Well I have  little strings of poison ivy on my arms
and one leg from cleaning the site last Sat. morning. Not the first time
however. It is everywhere. If you are allergic, don't walk around the site
right after it has been mowed. That is the worst time to get exposed!
 Anyway, there won't be a pathway from equestrian to the kitchen . We are
going to mow the entire woods area between the stalls and the kitchen. We
made a path to begin with but now will open up the whole thing. So I don't
think we will need lights there. We could put one around the stall area and
the water pump station we will make for them though.
   The road will definately need some however. I told equestrian that we
would light up the big tree that Brian, Pace, and Marius cleaned up for them
to have a wider area to swing the trailers around on the road. I looked at
the tree and it is pretty big around. I don't think solar lights would work
on the road because their car headlights will be on. But a few hanging
lanterns kinda light mini street lights would be nice. Marius are we allowed
to put real coleman lanterns on shepherd hooks lining the road?  Or do we
have to use battery ones on the road? I have a coleman lantern that I could
donate to the cause. I could buy a shepherd hook from Dollar Store. I
already got one for the hospitaler banner.   I also have many landscape
lights but would hesitate to bring them because I already got burned at an
event with theft. Who would figure? But still feel the sting of that one.
  Things we thought of last Sat. that we could use-
   any lanterns , lights, hooks for lighting pathways, showers etc.
   door mats for outside each shower and rugs for the dressing rooms
   small articles like toothpaste, toothbrushes, shampoo etc. for the
dressing rooms and baskets to hold them. I have one made already just need 3
  I want to put a chair and small table outside each of the two Lords
showers (the two furtherest from the dressing room)
  I want to put a chair and table and lantern (battery) in each Ladies
dressing room and a carpet to the closest showers. They will be the Ladies
  Anyone want to make a small banner or sign designating the showers as
Lords and Ladies? We are going to put the grass fencing around them for
privacy. And maybe make them a little more separate from each other.

  Pace painted the showers to brighten them up Sat. They will suffice for
this event anyway. There is a large ant bed by one doorway.
  That is all I can think of. Any things I missed?
  YIS, G


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