What To Bring To Camp - A Packing List
Camps may include modern tents, car camps, traditional canvas or tin can campers. The campsite provides port-a-johns, firewood (some fire pans are available) and drinking water.
General set up for participants begins midday on Saturday and
registration/check-in begins Sunday morning at 10am, with a Blanket Fair starting at 11am and the Opening Circle at 1pm. Please allow instructor sessions and meals to proceed uninterrupted on Friday, Saturday and Sunday morning. Campers are expected to clear the area by Sunday noon on the final day.
Shelter - Bring some type of bug and weather-proof shelter. It is generally good weather, but we have had wind, snow and heavy rains. Temps may range from 80˚ to below freezing. Mosquitoes may still be out in the fall and Yellow Jackets can be a problem during hot, dry years, so be prepared with a secure home. Common shelters are canvas wall tents and tipis, yurts, backpack tents, motor homes, trailers and even improvised shelters.
Clothing - This is not a "period" event, so specific dress or "dressing-out" is not required. You will, however, see an abundance of traditional dress and regional/period costumes, but much of this can be everyday dress for some. Classes in tailoring, footwear, and sewing are regular topics of interest for those who want to learn more about traditional dress. Bring clothing that will keep you warm, shelter you from the sun, keep you dry in the rain, and tells us who you are. This is not a "clothing optional" event. No nudity, please.
Eating - You will need basic utensils for eating - that's a fork, spoon, cup, bowl and plate. There are no tables and chairs for meal-time, so folding furniture is a good idea. Coolers for lunch items are a good idea as well. Dish washing facilities will be available at every meal, so please use them.
Water Containers - Potable water is available at the site. Please limit it's use to drinking and cooking. Dishwashing water is provided at each meal. Drink regularly, especially in the heat.
Light Sources - The main camp area will be lit at night with torches. Bring a flashlight, headlamp - a red lens works best, candle lantern, or kerosene lamp for your own use. NOTE: Maintaining a romantic ambience can be infringed upon by electric and pressurized lanterns glaring in the night. Please keep outdoor lights low.
Bedding - Once again, temperatures can vary wildly, so plan accordingly. A warm bag and extra blankets are a good idea. Get a good nights rest with a proper ground pad or cot.
Tools - A good, sharp knife and sharpener are a must. Classes in tool use, care, maintenance and manufacture will be available. If you plan to do woodworking, a good wood rasp, scraper and/or spokeshave would be good tools to have. Flintknapping tools will be available for your use. If you have a knapping kit, be sure to bring it. Some tools will be made available by instructors; please take care of their tools, and follow directions. Please make sure that they have all their tools back prior to leaving a class.
Toiletries - You will need to supply all of these, including medications - if you have a special condition you need assistance with, let us know.. A solar shower may be a good idea for a mid-week rinse. Try to keep yourself and utensils clean. Diseases spread quickly in an unsanitary camp, so be on guard. A mid-week convoy usually makes a trip to Green Canyon Hot Springs 27 miles away