[Sca-cooks] Packing from the Nimatnama

Susan Fox selene at earthlink.net
Tue May 15 21:11:26 PDT 2007

This is wonderful!  I'm forwarding it to my camping companions for Potrero
war in 10 days.  

I really would like some palanquin bearers but good help is so hard to find.


On 5/15/07 9:06 PM, "ranvaig at columbus.rr.com" <ranvaig at columbus.rr.com>

> I've been going through the Nimatnama (1495-1505), and here are a few
> selected items it recommends for hunting.  Sounds like a pretty good
> packing list.
> Take plenty of water, provisions, rosewater and camphor...
> also female champions clad in armour and girt with swords...
> Take medicine... and all kinds of remedies...
> Take flowers and palanquins, with slave girls as palanquin bearers...
> Take musical instruments and singers of songs...
> Put camphor in shoes and fasten them up...
> Take along the likeness of the beautiful beloved.  Drink from hunting cups.
> Agreeable women should come...
> Take along a goatskin to put under the feet.
> In order to be able to tell the time, take along the wheel of an astrolabe.
> Take eminently brave men.
> Take small curtains,
> take a sickle for use wherever it might be required,
> take a parasol to provide shade,
> Take a rug, a chair pillow, and a pusteen (fur jacket)...
> Take sharpeners
> There must be a traveling bath and readily available hot water
> Take along stones and flints to light fires
> Take beds and bedding and oil
> Take fish hooks and tackle
> Take along arrows, crossbows, swords, daggers,
> wax cloth, protection for light rain... lamps
> Take along chairs and juice and water and wine and potherbs
> Do not go near a village that has small chieftains, as it will be fortified
> Take a traveling throne
> Take basket of silver, hollow bamboo or needles, armlets, and beds
> Fold the bedding and make into a bundle
> Put shops in the hunting jungle and organize goods and the
> manufacture of everything
> Organize.. purchasing milk... and the buying of food
> Fill empty skins with millet straw and use them as floating mattresses
> Take mattresses
> Fill a gourd with water in order to make the water cold
> Do not urinate near the place where wounded wolves may have fallen!!!
> Do not go out in wind and lightning.
> Take food for the royal court, galingale, cubebs, date sugar, cassia,
> round pepper, pepper,
> water skins, large baskets, fine linen cloth, large kettledrums,
> straight trumpets, and round trumpets.
> potherbs of all kinds, vessels of ghee and vegetable oil, rice, mung
> Put skewers everywhere, so they are readily available when required
> and can be brought out and food cooked.
> Put goatskins of water before him and provide him with shade.
> Take sewing thread, thread for clothes
> a net for catching fish
> belts... suitable clothes
> Rani (Ranvaig)
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