Attendance and Participation Regulations for Horns of Hattin – 2019
Essential clothing and equipment components for both armies (civilians and military).
hose, chemise , and braies are minimum set of European underwear you need to enter the camp. Wearing but underwear outside the camp is only allowed for penitents, convicted elements, captives or camp followers. Clothing fabric and dress code should comply with your role.
For Saracens and turcopoles:
a shirt, wide trousers (shalvars) and jellabiya and/or oriental robe (Aba) as outerwear.
Remember: civilians and militaries without armor should have at least two clothing layers.
We accept only clothing made of natural fabrics: silk, linen, wool, thick cloth, cotton, and natural mixes like linen-cotton or mulcham. Homespun fabric and natural local dyes are a plus. Choosing the fabric, please do not forget about the weather.
Headwear is a must-wear for everyone, from a Sultan to a camp follower.
It’s going to be HOT there. VERY HOT.
Rusk or pilgrim bag:
This bag holds everything you want to use on march including your daytime snack - and your spare water flasks too.
Civilians (in the first instance) might be arranged to carry extra weight, water capacities for example. Mindyourbagsagain.
You might want to choose a wooden set over a ceramic or a metal .
Hunger usually recedes during the march. Besides, it’s better not to burden your stomach. Your ration should only include the foods that fit into the time frame and are popular in that time’s Holy Land. (Read Bible!) Make sure to bring dried fruit for glucose and salted foods for hydrochloric balance. Potato eaters and other Martian food lovers will eat in quarantine mode.
Sleeping accessories and night quarters:
We will make two camps and sleep in authentic tents or out in the open - the climate affords it in Holy Land. You should have something to sleep on and a coverlet. You’ll be well enough with two woolen blankets, a cloak and quilted gambeson for the first night. You will only need tents as a matter of state and to distract the mosquitoes from those sleeping in the open. Remember that sleeping the second night on the gambeson sweaty after the march wouldn’t feel very exciting.
Inauthentic or nylon tents “happened around” would be removed from the camping zone.
It is absolutely necessary to have with you every participant !!!
Personal flask for at least 1 liter (the more is the better). The larger is your flask the less you would have to run for barrels during the stops. The flask should not prevent you from moving freely during march or fight. There are the following options: leather or ceramic* flasks, pumpkin or sheathed glass bottles, waterskins, leather bottls. Wooden casks carried by one or two pilgrims.
*Remember that ceramics might break during such a march.
Attention all!! Water!!In our situation, there can’t be enough water. Remember why we didn’t make it once? Day water supply for a participant in full war equipment is 8 liters! Civilians must have 5-6 liters each. Do not forget about the horses. Each participant should bring at least 1.5 liters of water for the first evening and the morning after. We will be only able to replenish supplies at the first day of the march, five kilometers from the start in Hoshaya village. Next time, we have access to water supplies in the second camp. Until then, we bring all our water with us. You can replenish your personal flasks from the barrels and additional capacities carried by pack animals and men. Make sure your water remains distributed evenly on both sides of the pack animal!
Should fit the format. Eastern high boots are only allowed to Salah ad-Din’s soldiers, turcopoles, or those who proved their “oriental-likeliness” with history-based legend. Minimum allowed option for guests is provided by the “biblical” leather sandals. Our
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Attention!! For all those who wear European-style shoes, pattens or thick felt insoles is a must! You know what? Better have both.Otherwise, you wouldn’t be able to live through the march – it’s proven by many years of experience.
Pattensare worn attached to the European shoes by a loop on the toe piece and a tie on the heel. To make a patten, you should use at least two layers of leather and attach a boot calk on the heel piece. (See the picture). Pattens are vital necessary. It’s our extrapolation based on second-hand sources and our experience in Living History. Similar calks were recovered by archaeological parties along the entire pathway of the army. (The researches are not issued yet). We can be sure they were sittting on the leather and not on the wood.
You would have a hard time trying to use wooden “London” pattens without an appropriate training. Anyway, we welcome your eagerness in reenactment and invite you to bring your wooden pattens if you want to, but we also urge you to fetch along a leather set as well. During the march, you will find out what’s more comfortable for you.
For those who participate in the last battle on Saturday, hidden armor is a plus.
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Attention! Warning: Any non-compliance with the project requirements should be validated by the hosting team
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A participant violating the rules can be banned from the project any time and without compensation.
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