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A Pennsic Packing List

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You may not need everything on this list...but then again, you may see some things you hadn't considered, or had completely forgotten.

Must-haves

  • Photo ID
  • Cash
  • Credit/ATM card and/or checkbook
  • Confirmation message (if pre-registered)
  • SCA Membership card (for discount at gate)
  • Insurance card
  • Medic alert card/bracelet
  • Prescription medications (if applicable)
  • Proof of insurance for vehicle (never leave home without it!)

Clothing

  • Garb for each day (remember: nights get cool, days can vary widely in temperature; don't forget your fancy garb!)
  • Sleeping clothes
  • Underwear (bring extras)
  • Socks (bring extras)
  • Shoes (make sure they're broken in)
  • Rain Gear (poncho, rain shoes, umbrella, etc.)
  • Cloak
  • Headgear (veils, hats, circlets, hoods)
  • Jewelry (medallions, cloak clasps, pilgrim badges, necklaces,etc.)
  • Dress weapons
  • Belt(s)
  • Pouch or satchel
  • At least one set dry modern clothes to keep in car
  • Laundry detergent (if you  plan to wash clothes while atPennsic)
  • Bag for dirty laundry
  • Small sewing kit (thread, needles, pins, scissors for emergencyrepairs)

Camping Gear

  • Tent (including stakes, poles, ropes, etc.)
  • Rubber mallet or hammer
  • Tarps/ground cover
  • Tiki torches and fuel
  • Fire extinguisher and/or fire buckets
  • Sun shade
  • Chairs
  • Other tent furnishings
  • Sleeping bag or bedding
  • Pillow
  • Air mattress/padded mat/futon
  • Air pump
  • Bed frame/camp cot/rope bed
  • Candle lantern/flashlight
  • Waterproof containers
  • Banners, rope flags, sheet walls, etc.
  • Solar shower bags
  • Shovel (for firepit-digging)
  • Small garbage bags (plastic bags from the supermarket work great)
  • Kitchen
  • Pots and pans
  • Cooking tripod
  • Camp stove (and fuel)
  • Charcoal
  • Lighter and/or matches in waterproof container

Cooking utensils

  • Oven mitt/potholders
  • Plates, cups, eating utensils
  • Disinfectant/bleach
  • Dishpan
  • Dish soap
  • Dishrags and paper towels
  • Water filter system
  • Cooler
  • Ziplock baggies
  • Garbage bags
  • Aluminum foil and/or plastic wrap
  • Spices, salt and pepper
  • Cooking oil
  • Coffee/tea and coffee pot
  • Dry goods (pasta, cereals, drink mixes, snacks)
  • Perishables (fruit, meat, etc.)
  • Bottled water
  • Y-hookup for spigot

Toiletries

  • Soap
  • Wash cloths
  • Shampoo
  • Deodorant
  • Razor
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Mirror
  • Nail clippers
  • Shower shoes
  • Towels
  • Brushes, combs
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug spray
  • First aid kit (Band-aids, aspirin/Tylenol/Advil, anti-itch creme, Pepto-Bismol, sunburn creme, cold medicine, allergy pills, etc.)
  • Earplugs (if needed)
  • For women: sanitary products (if needed)
  • For little ones: diapers, powder, wipes, etc.
  • Toilet paper (you never know....)

War Gear

  • Armor (including shoes,  repair kit with duct tape, rivets,hammer, mini-anvil, blue foam, etc.) and protective cup
  • Rattan weapons
  • Shield
  • Fencing gear (including doublets, pants, boots or shoes, protectivegear, mask, gloves)
  • Rapiers and parry weapons (including spare tips, tape, etc.)
  • Bow (including string, wax, etc.) and arrows
  • Shooting accessories (finger tabs, bracers, quiver, cushion,etc.)
  • Authorization cards
  • Boffer equipment for youth

....Things to consider

  • Materials and handouts (if you're teaching a class)
  • A&S project for the A&S display
  • Satchel or bag for everyday use and shopping
  • Small notebook and pen for making notes in classes, exchanging info,etc.
  • Pre-paid phone cards or cell phone (remember: you may not be able to easily recharge your batteries!)
  • Thermos (for hot coffee or cool water)
  • Snack foods: trail mix, jerky, etc.
  • Wagon (for hauling ice and young ones)
  • Folding fan or battery-operated mini-fan
  • Alarm clock
  • Camera (don't forget the film/memory sticks, and check thosebatteries!)
  • Craft tools (embroidery supplies, calligraphy pens, knitting needles, inkle looms, etc)
  • Musical instruments
  • Small basin or inflatable pool (to cool off your feet after a longday)