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      Ötzi’s Paradise in Pownal

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      February 22, 2020 - February 23, 2020


      528 Hallowell Road
      Pownal, Maine 04069

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      Ötzi’s Paradise

      Winter in Malagentia is a glorious time of year for camping – you just have to have the right gear and skills.

      Our Foresters and friends want to demonstrate this and help teach others how to appreciate a fine winter day, and night.

      On Feb.  22-23, we will establish a camp at the Group Site at Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal, Maine.  We will share a group fire and work on communal food.  Depending on snow conditions, we will explore building snow shelters (quinzees) for those who are interested, or camp in period and/or modern tents.  For those not wishing to camp, day-trippers on Saturday, Feb.  22, are absolutely welcome.

      We will do a voluntary ‘Gear Shakedown’ two weeks before the event (Feb.  8) to check out what people plan on camping with and ensure it is sufficient – this relates to camping gear, garb and skill.  The organizers (Mat Wyck and Col.  Christian Woolf) reserve the right to limit a person with dangerously insufficient gear to day-tripping.  While this is a middle-ages event, modern tents and personal camping gear (sleeping bags, pads, cots, etc.) are welcome.

      In addition, to help prepare those wishing to camp for success, leading up to this event, we will facilitate robust discussion via our FB event page regarding winter camping tips and tricks, safety, gear needs, considerations, etc.:

      We will share online resources and promote the sharing of advice and wisdom.

      This event coincides with a family-friend “get outside” event hosted by the state park; they are excited to have our medieval winter encampment as part of this.  The majority of this event is apart from the Group Site where our camp will be, but we can expect interested parties to come through, which is a positive factor for the promotion of the SCA.

      During the day, we will be occupied with the fire, setting up camp, and ideally several crafting projects.  We will encourage and lead snowshoe/ski hikes through the woods, with animal tracking (if we have enough snow).  Day trippers are encouraged to participate, and will be welcome to share the fire for warmth and cooking.

      There will be no fee for the campers; day-trippers would be expected to pay the nominal park fee for entry ($4/Maine Resident 12+; $6/non-resident 12+; children 5-11/$1).

      We will have access to latrines; we will need to bring in water.

      Site Opens: 8 a.m.  Saturday, Feb.  22
      Site Closes: 11:30 a.m.  Sunday, Feb.  23



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