I feel it’s been ages since I’ve done a proper sewing round up of kit and general projects, so in the lull between event and event write up I would like to share with you an overview of recent projects. I hope you enjoy, but be warned it’s a bit of a long post …
So picture the scene – you’re at an event and you go to sit down and you hear the terrible sound of fabric ripping itself apart; or as you buckle yourself into your kit you feel the strap in your hand pull away; or you roll over in the morning to find a pool of water in your tent from a hole that’s letting in the rain.
Such things can be an annoyance or total disaster when you’re out in a field for several days at a time, and can seriously impact your game or health if left as they are. And so I include below thoughts on ways to prevent a major kit disaster, or even minor discomforts, when you should turn to your trusty emergency repair kit.
But what should that kit include? Find out below …
Earlier this year I wrote a little of Judith’s inspiration soup and showed the kit I had quickly pulled together. Months have passed and I have had a chance to develop the kit further; and I would like to share some of her garb with you, as she progresses from adventuring Esquire through to Lady Knight.
Sometimes when we are at LARP we want to keep our mundane items safely out of sight. Wallets, phones, keys – all our important possessions need to go somewhere. Whilst camping we can tidy things away into cubbyholes and bags, however we always need these things to hand on day sites.
In this bag tutorial I will show you how to add a hidden pocket that can be closed with a button (or substituted for a zip) to provide a secure place to stash your keys close at hand.
For more bag and kit tutorials and walk-throughs, check out my Tutorials page.
This has become a tradition that around the time that the days lengthen and sunburn becomes a realistic risk, I try and put up my summer edition of preparing one’s kit for the summer. Most people are wise enough to already do most of the things I write about, but since this has become a tradition I enclose below links to my previous posts on preparing for fests / larping in the sun and write something new for my regular readers.
My main thoughts from the last few years are:
Layer for the weather and try not to overheat ~ drink plenty of water, especially if you wear armour ~ wear sun cream ~ look after yourself pre- and post- LARP
However, this Summer LARP post focuses especially on food.