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Date Posted: 16:08:17 09/29/08 Mon
Author: Silvana Siddali
Subject: Re: Things to Think About
In reply to: Fred Baker 's message, "Things to Think About" on 07:10:41 04/29/08 Tue

Now that we've lived through Marmaduke's Raid I would like to second Fred's advice wholeheartedly. Our civilians stayed fairly mobile throughout the event, and as many of you know, SE Missouri is hilly and rocky. Most of the women who attended MR began their preparations in early spring and were consequently able to enjoy the event to its fullest. A daily walk, some conditioning, and practicing with event gear is a great way to get into shape.

There are other things to start thinking about. For example, if you don't have a floor or ground cloth, then you might want to start making one now. They can take a while to dry. You'll need lightweight cooking gear, some containers for carrying your belongings and water, and period appropriate bedding. Civilians can talk more about what we need on the google list. Sure, some things can be loaned, but even that can take time to plan.

I noticed at Marmy's that those who had practiced packing, hiking with their gear, and had tested out their boots had a great time. The main issue is to start now -- in six months you can be strong and fit, not to mention quite a bit healthier. (There is no down side to getting into shape, after all.)

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