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This packing list from www.dragonbear.com is reprinted with the kind permission of Caryl de Trecesson (Carol Hanson), and has been slightly modified for 2013. It is offered here as an aid for Pennsic travellers, and is not an official pronouncement from the Pennsic War staff.

Tent

  • tent & ropes, poles, stakes
  • sledgehammer or mallet
  • shovel
  • extra rope
  • extra stakes
  • extra grommets
  • floor cloth and plastic tarp
  • dining/sun shade & poles, ropes, stakes
  • light colored flags for ropes
  • rugs
  • broom & dustpan
  • sleeping bag or sheets & blankets
  • cot or mattress
  • air mattress & pump
  • pillow

Campsite

  • duct tape
  • trunk
  • transport/storage boxes
  • camp chairs
  • folding table
  • cloths to hide modern boxes
  • tent porta-potty & sanitizer
  • trash containers and bags
  • poles for lanterns/banners
  • banner

Light/Heat/Cooking

  • fire extinguisher
  • fire buckets
  • lantern & fuel/batteries
  • torches & fuel & funnel
  • tongs for fire
  • fuel for fire: wood or briquets
  • large matches
  • firestarter
  • camp stove & fuel
  • flashlights

Feast Gear

  • basket
  • tablecloth
  • napkins
  • plates, bowls, goblets
  • utensils
  • corkscrew
  • candles, candlesticks
  • matches

Kitchen

  • food cooler(s)
  • waterbottle/waterjug
  • paper towels
  • utility towels—for dishes, wiping up
  • cutting board
  • cutting knives
  • dish soap
  • bleach
  • washbasin
  • scrubber sponge/steel wool
  • Dutch oven
  • pots, pans, skillet, griddle
  • measuring spoons/cups
  • bowls for mixing, serving
  • plates for serving
  • covers for food
  • tripod, grill, spit, oven
  • camp stove & fuel
  • corkscrew
  • bottle opener
  • can opener
  • spices, herbs, salt & pepper
  • sugar, honey
  • tea, coffee
  • oil
  • aluminum foil
  • potholders
  • large spoons, forks, tongs
  • skewers
  • quart and gallon ziplock bags

Grooming

  • packaged wipes
  • biodegradable soap
  • shampoo, conditioner
  • toothbrush and paste
  • mouthwash
  • solar shower bag
  • towels & washcloths
  • tissues
  • hairbrush, comb
  • makeup
  • shaving gear
  • mirror
  • feminine hygiene products
  • nailbrush & clippers
  • contacts and solution
  • glasses
  • hair ties
  • emergency sewing kit
  • scissors
  • safety pins
  • lip balm
  • deodorant
  • bug spray
  • sunblock, sunburn lotion
  • hand lotion
  • hand sanitizer

Clothing

  • dirty clothes bag
  • rain poncho or tunic
  • extra socks
  • extra clothes in waterproof container
  • swimsuit
  • shoes (several pairs)
  • boots
  • belts, extra laces or ties
  • tunics, gowns
  • over-tunics, robes
  • underwear, chemises
  • jewelry
  • cloak
  • headpieces, hats, veils

Fighting Gear

  • armor bag
  • extra cup & supporter
  • armor
  • boots
  • shield
  • gambeson
  • weapons
  • armor repair kit
  • more duct tape
  • authorization card
  • archery equipment
  • extra bowstring

Personal Use

  • Pennsic pre-registration confirmation
  • proof of SCA membership
  • maps/directions
  • hotel reservations
  • plane tickets
  • earplugs
  • pouch, belt knife
  • wallet with photo ID
  • phone card
  • cash, ATM/debit card
  • spare keys
  • pen and paper
  • flashlight
  • belt favor
  • staff/walking stick
  • fan
  • sunglasses
  • broad-brimmed hat
  • umbrella / parasol
  • first aid kit
  • allergy/hayfever medications
  • intestinal medications
  • pain relievers
  • prescription medication
  • copies of prescriptions (including glasses/contacts)

Extras

  • address book
  • clock
  • radio
  • cell phone, electronics & chargers
  • walkie-talkies
  • spare batteries
  • books
  • games, toys
  • calligraphy supplies
  • heraldry supplies
  • instrument and music
  • needlework, craft supplies
  • camera and lots of film/digital memory cards


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