|There may be merchants at an event - so it is always good to bring money
All accept Cash, Most accept Checks, and some will be able to accept credit cards
- If there is a feast, you need to bring feast gear, which should include:
Something to put your food into:
- a bowl or plate.
- Metal or wood - usually
- **Plastic is out - not even close to being period
- Something to drink from:
- Metal drinking vessels conduct heat, not good for hot drinks
- metal mugs with glass bottoms usually leak with the first fill of a hot drink.
- Be careful with pewter - real pewter contains lead - which is poisonous]
- Ceramic is wonderful
- Glass should be greenish, as they couldn't make it perfectly clear yet.
- Wood can leech out its fluids into your drinks - makes things taste weird.
- **Plastic is out - don't even think about it
- Utensils: fingers, knives, forks, spoons.
- Knives - everyone carried a knife, which was sometimes used as a fork.
- Spoons -- very handy for eating soups and stews
easier to find in metal - but there are wooden, bone, antler, and shell
- Forks - later periods used 2 tine forks, 3 or more tined forks didn't exist as eating implements.
- Chopsticks for those with oriental personas, or those who like to eat with them
- Fingers were widely used everywhere, and are perfectly acceptable.
- Serving utensils, carving and bread knives are always welcome.
- Table items - tablecloths, candles, and decorations.
- A sheet of fabric to set the mood will serve as a tablecloth, as will a clean kilt.
- Candles are accepted in most places as the choice of lighting.
- Candle holders will be needed, bring something to catch the falling wax. Do not allow the wax to attach itself to a bare table - it isn't yours Some events will state that open flames are not allowed - be sure that you use something that encloses the flames - a lantern is a perfect remedy.
- Check your event announcement before leaving
to see if the flames are enclosed or open