Private soldiers should not have excessive camp
equipment--most participants should be using standard size wedge
tents. Wall tents should only be used by officers,
and possibly used as a supply tent. Marquees are allowed for officers, if
desired. The encampment will be laid out as
described in Lochée's An Essay on Castrametation.
Odd size tents may be
put in odd locations….. Here is an example of a
revolutionary war Tent
All modern items and equipment should be kept
out of site. No open flames in tents; Flaps
should be tied on tents containing non-period items. We encourage Period
correct tents open for demo.
The following items
MUST NOT be visible
during hours the camp is open to the public:
Modern camp stoves
Non-period cookware, such as blue enamel speckle ware
Visible plastic bags
Visible cots or sleeping bags
Unbroken hay bales used as furniture in camps
piece camp chairs in camps, rendezvous furniture or other inappropriate
Visible non-period foodstuffs
Visible modern food packaging including beverage cans, bottles, etc.
phones or electronics
- Overall Dress: We are
representing 1763 to 1783 in Florida, the British Period. This is the End of
the French and Indian War, up to the End of the American War for
Independence. You should strive to portray this era, and
research information is available on this
- The female Sleeveless
did not exist. A similar item of clothing did exist, but as under-clothing.
Please do not show off your underclothing in Public! The Bodice is
- Footwear: Shoes must be period
correct; if you have no other choice but to wear black modern shoes, they
must be covered.
- Facial hair: Clean Shaven
is ideal. You will be On Parade, and should be at your best 18th
Century Soldierly Appearance. It is possible Facial Hair may be banned in
the near future with only a very few documented exceptions.
- Natives! Please
refer to this guide for your appearance.
- Obvious Modern eyeglasses are not
- Smoking: Cigarettes are not
allowed in camps or public areas during public hours. Use a pipe, or
handrolled type cigar.
- Women portraying Soldiers:
not be noticeable, and must be able to disguise any noticeable female
- NO Pirate, Rendezvous, Spanish,
or later time period items, clothing, hair styles, or attitudes please.