Tents should be made of natural fibers – avoid synthetic fabrics, nylon ropes, and such. Hemp is the ideal rope component. Tents should adhere to documented styles and should match the period being portrayed by their inhabitants.
Period style lighting must be used; i.e. candles, reeds, and oil lamps of styles used in the periods being portrayed. Modern camping lanterns, railroad lanterns, and electrical lighting of all types are prohibited. If completely concealed, flashlights may be kept in camp for use during genuine emergencies.
Use of electronic devices is very strongly discouraged in the camp and demonstration areas when the site is open to the public. This includes phones and all other digital communication devices – except in health and safety emergencies. If you must make a call, send a text message, or check the internet, please go to the vehicle parking area to do so. If you are expecting contact, at least limit the device to the vibrate mode and conduct your business in a closed tent.
Modern camping amenities – sleeping bags and coolers – may be used. However, they must be kept completely out of public sight when the site is open to the public. Sleeping bags must be stowed in a box, fully concealed under period bedding, or stored in a modern vehicle when not in use. Coolers must be concealed in similar fashion.
Bedding straw will be provided in bales. Do not use bales as seating! Break them up and use the straw (or hay) as flooring in tents or as bedding.
Camp furniture – chairs, tables, boxes, beds, and such – must conform to documented styles, materials, and construction techniques matching the period being portrayed. In particular, avoid the two-piece camp chairs popular with many reenactors of various periods. These chairs date from only the mid-20th century.