Swords & Stories Needs New Tents

Swords & Stories Needs New Tents

From Vincent Smith

We are aiming to purchase two Slant Wall Square Medieval Tents from Midwest Tents to use for demos and renaissance faires!

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10 months ago

Thank you all to everyone who has donated so far! Tent #1 is successfully funded and has been ordered! Let's see if we can get to number two!

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Swords and Stories has grown from a simple armored combat fight show to a full performance company in the last five years. Now we perform our Tournament of Virtues at renaissance faires; perform historic medieval education demos at schools and community programs; run Knightly Boot Camps; and more!

In growing, we have come to need more reliable overhead coverage since a lot of our work is done outdoors. We have been borrowing a large Panther pavilion to this point. However, the tent is very large and hard to transport, and is steadily falling apart. It also requires a team of people to put it up! We need tents that can be utilized by two-four person teams for outreach events as well as at faires.

Instead of dropping thousands on Panther tents (as good as they are), we are looking to purchase water-repellent canvas tents from Midwest Tents. The potential style we were thinking is this one:

https://www.midwesttent.com/website/index.php?route=product/product&path=59_76&product_id=65

We can paint it if we want, it's easy for one or two people to put up and put down on their own, and easy to transport. We will have to get poles separately but that's fine - this is the expensive part! Extra donated costs will towards the pole and rope purchases or other tent-related expenses.

At minimum we want to get one tent for the season. Two would be great for having extra storage space and general presence at events.

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Update #1

Thank you all to everyone who has donated so far! Tent #1 is successfully funded and has been ordered! Let's see if we can get to number two!

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