Clan MacColin Goods Requirements
Clan MacColin has a number of requirements for goods to make the living history family work. We must look correct, and need to work. These are the items of a minimum kit, and all must be approved. In starting, you may arrange with individuals to borrow them, but must have them. In all things, natural materials are preferred for both performance, and in the case of garments, comfort.
Everybody is required to have:
- Bowl -- Everyone must have an acceptable approved bowl, preferably hardwood.
- Spoon -- You need a spoon of wood or horn to eat with.
- Cup -- You must have a cup (wood, leather, or horn), and be able to carry it on your person on march if you want community water; if not carried, you must have an approved canteen.
- Belt Knife -- an all-purpose knife that can be used for eatinng and cutting.
- Head Covering -- All are required to have head covering, male and female, for both living history social reasons and 20th century health reasons. For men this is usually a bonnet, and
- for women may be a biggins or kertch, preferably linen. (See Clan MacColin Clothing Guide)
- Belts -- Men and women need to keep their clothing on, and a place to hang carried goods, for we have no pockets. For carrying pouches and cups, a crois is desirable, but probably is not strong enough to hold up your wool.
- Knee-High Hose -- Hose are required by a number of our venues, and are needed to keep our feet unblistered.
- Shoes-- While the majority of our folk would not wear shoes unless in town or it was icy, we work in tetanus, broken glass, and splinter territory, and shoes are functionally and legally mandatory. New folks may use the black "kung foo" shoes until they can get "MacColin Flyers" or other approvable shoes.
Women are required to have:
- Arisaide -- If (the only if for women here) you are a Scotts persona, you must have an arisaide, and optional if you're Irish.
- Bodice -- All women must have a bodice. Other garments are in addition, not instead.
- Lacing - - An unlaced bodice is a useful as high-top tennis shoes without laces.
- Chemise or Leine -- You must have something appropriate under the bodice.
- Wool Skirt -- Another basic required garment.
- Underskirt -- Another basic required garment, at least one is required.
- Bloomers -- Yes, we do require bloomers, and just ask a few ladies who have worked Faire why.
Men are required to have:
- Ionar -- This is a basic men's garment, and a doublet is additional, and reserved socially.
- Leines-- More than one leine is required, as you can get quite ripe before a Laundromat is available. They may be the shorter variety if you wear a kilt (at least thigh length), or ankle length if Irish.
- Gauntlets -- Required of every man by both the Clan and the hands to avoid nasty splinters.
- Short Truibhs -- If your character is Irish.
- An 8 Yard Belted Plaide -- If your character is Scottish.
Other items become necessary very quickly, such as flashings to hold up your hose, a sporran or pouch for I.D., money, and keys. A notebook and pen are required for workshops, and are generally necessary. As a required minimum , this is not all inclusive, list for other items may be required for events (i.e. your craft goods), it is just the minimum starting point for new members.
CMCGREQ.HTM 7/9/2000 Copyright © 2001 Clan MacColin