Getting the Biggest Bang for your Buck
An update of an article John wrote for Tournaments Illuminated a few years ago.
An article by Steven Peck on how he designed and made his own tent.
A look at the design process
sewing a simple but versatile sunshade.
How other tentmakers have solved the problem of structure.
The lowdown on sewing machines and workspaces
Now fabrics differ, and how to choose what's right for your design
The mystery of types and grades of canvas explained
The mechanics of putting cloth together
Staying Connected to terra firma with the right ropes and stakes
When stark, bare white just isn't good enough anymore.
A look at how others have improved the looks of their tents.
Adjustments that make your tent work better and last longer
When good tents go bad, here's how to make them good again
How to Wash your Tent
John takes on a severely mildewed tent, tries out a number of remedies, and tells you which ones worked, and which ones didn't.
-- A caution about manila ropes, extending rope life, and no-sew fabric repairs
An overview of products and techniques
A better way to set up your tent, especially in winds
An article contributed by the West Kingdom's foremost authority on the subject
A decidedly non-period but simple and convenient way of getting your food cooked while you're playing
What to know when you get that trailer to haul your camp gear
in which Master Bedwyr Danwyn explaines some of the tricks he's learned over the years
Complete plans for the best fire pit we've seen.
Plans and construction hints for a stool based on period sources.
A roomy chest that doubles as a camp stool
A lightweight feast table that packs flat
Some speculation on period tent frames.
Details of Period Tents
Interpreting Pictures of Period Tentage
A few period examples of painted designs
How to find something, after you've given up looking for it.
An article not about tents, for a change.
Something else not about tents, for a change
for all you beginning (and intermediate) luthiers out there
An article I wrote years ago about a free-form radio station, now defunct but whose spirit lives on...
The rough draft of a chapter of a book I'm currently writing about VW buses. The Blunder Bus was a 1970 bus I converted into a camper, one of many buses I've owned over the years.
How I Got Started in Tentmaking
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