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Pennsic-gifts-msg - 9/10/99

Some gift ideas for those going to Pennsic.

NOTE: See also these files: largess-msg, Pennsic-ideas-msg, BP-Thingie-msg,
romance-today-msg, SCA-romance-msg, Vik-Shp-lst-art, merchants-msg,
merch-books-msg.

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From: Falcone al Rasool ibn Muhajir <polearmed at worldnet.att.net>
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Gift for a Pensic Particpant
Date: Wed, 17 Jul 1996 23:50:43 -0400
Organization: Atlantia, Windmasters' Hill

Allah's Peace to you, Sam!!

Sam Cohen wrote:
>         I am just getting started in the the SCA world (My SO has been active
> for some time now).  Here is the story she is going to Pennsic and I want to
> giver her something that will useful there (besides the obvious camping
> items, bug spray, new tent etc.)  What kinds of things might I start thinking
> about for this gift.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.
>
> Sam

Wetnaps, Sam.  Lots of wetnaps.

It really beats going to the privy to wash hands, and it helps out on the health
risks involved with camping with 10,000 of your closest friends, neighbors, and
non-acquaintances.

Falcone
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From: mjc at telerama.lm.com (Monica Cellio)
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Gift for a Pensic Particpant
Date: 18 Jul 1996 01:22:16 -0400
Organization: Telerama Public Access Internet, Pittsburgh, PA USA

>Here is the story she is going to Pennsic and I want to
>giver her something that will useful there (besides the obvious camping
>items, bug spray new tent etc.)  What kinds of things might I start thinking
>about for this gift.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  

This will depend on several factors, including your budget, her limits
on what she can transport, her particular interests, and what she already
has.

Off the top of my head:
  - lighting -- candle lanterns for walking around, torches or other
    fixtures for in camp.
  - comfortable, period-looking shoes -- assume she'll walk several miles
    a day and not want to do it barefoot or in Nikes.
  - bedding -- foam or inflatable or straw matress, blankets, etc -- or
    even a rope or slat bed if you're feeling really industrious and she
    has the ability to transport and assemble it.
  - a good, warm cloak; you may not think she'd need it in August, but
    you'd be surprised.
  - a suitable hat to keep the sun off her face.
  - chests, baskets, and other things to keep things in.

Ellisif
http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~mjc/ellisif.html

 
From: abiron at en.com (Thomas A. Kozak)
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Gift for a Pensic Particpant
Date: Fri, 19 Jul 1996 04:51:11 GMT

stelmo at iquest.net (Sam Cohen) wrote:
>       I am just getting started in the the SCA world (My SO has been active
>for some time now).  Here is the story she is going to Pensic and I want to
>giver her something that will useful there (besides the obvious camping
>items, bug spray new tent etc.)  What kinds of things might I start thinking
>about for this gift.  Any and all suggestions are welcome.  
>
>Sam

Well, I can think of a few things.

1.      Comfortable (and period-looking) footwear.  Nothing is more
important at Pennsic, IMHO.

2.      Fans.  The nifty, hand-held type.  Period (folding) for
outside, battery-op in the tent.

3.      A tiny little flashlight with a lanyard.  These are amazingly
effective, and make a midnight trip to the porta-castle much less
messy.

4.      A Swiss Army knife.  Not period, but damned handy around camp.

5.      A period sun hat or parasol.

6.      A private, fully functional, stand-alone hot-and-cold water
shower.

7.      Some of those chemical cold packs, the kind you crush to
activate.

8.      A natural-fiber (period-looking) doormat for just outside the
tent.  Cooper's Lake becomes Cooper's Mud Flats after a good pour.

9.      Pop-Tarts.

10.     An extra tarp to put OVER the tent once you've discovered that
it isn't as waterproof as you thought...

Hope these help.

 
From: Christine <Christine at netreach.net>
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Gift for a Pensic Particpant
Date: Sat, 20 Jul 1996 19:00:03 -0400
  
Inner soles for her shoes, a tub to soak her feet and a big container of
epsom(sp?)salts!

Iseaulte Blaecstan, Clan Kilkenny

 
From: powers at skink.cis.ohio-state.edu (william thomas powers)
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Gift for a Pensic Particpant
Date: 21 Jul 1996 00:19:22 -0400
Organization: The Ohio State University, Department of Computer and Information
Science

How about a *real* smoked ham, (no refrigeration needed!), a sack of
appropriate beans, and a good three legged pot to cook them in!

Hack silver to haggle with the merchants with!

Garb befitting her/your station in life.

Money in wayfarers' letters of credit.

A pre-paid calling card so she can call you!

Arrange with someone else going to have her provided with dinner 1 night.

a Pavilion.

A *disposable* copy of her favorite medieval mood setting book.

Business Cards in her personna's name and real name---makes exchanging address
*much* easier

Your support and love.

wilelm the smith   (NO NO NO this is my signature *NOT* a gift idea; my wife
holds all rights and options on me!)

 
From: jeffebear1 at aol.com (JeffEBear1)
Newsgroups: rec.org.sca
Subject: Re: Gift for a Pensic Particpant
Date: 28 Jul 1996 11:35:11 -0400

1. Portable shower and bath sheet with her name on it! (soap and shampoo
would be also nice.) Wood comb to comb out her tresses and ribbons to bind
it back up again.

2. I know this sounds strange but you know the paper toilet seat
covers..........

3.WARM SOCKS

4. Some sweet treat she doesn't normally buy for herself. (me-Dried
Apricots-YUM)

5. A coupon for a manicure / pedicure/ massage when she gets home!

Misty
L Morigianna

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