Do you ever use your reenactment items outside an event?
Last night my son had a baseball game. The game temperature was 55 degrees combined with strong winds that made for a wind chill around 40. I brought my wool blanket and gum blanket/poncho and was snug as a bug while everyone else around me were freezing in their modern windbreakers. While I was sitting there as my son's team got routed 21-3, I was pondering how useful my reenacting gear would be in the non-event world. Besides my blankets, I use my camp stool quite a bit in the garage. Anyone else use their gear regularly outside of events?
Pvt., 49th Indiana
"You say that it is your custom to burn widows. Very well. We also have a custom: when men burn a woman alive, we tie a rope around their necks and we hang them. Build your funeral pyre; [then] beside it, my carpenters will build a gallows. You may follow your custom. And then we will follow ours." - General Sir James Napier