Every bit is golden advice. Thanks for including the things that you need to do to maintain your equipment and fitness during the time you're NOT reenacting. Over the years, I've come to view reenacting less as a historical experience and more as a mild form of extreme sport. You've got to prepare off-field to be able to enjoy the time on. All the diary entries you ever read about sore feet are useless when you're sitting by the side of the road with sore feet.
Pine River Boys, Co I, 7th Wisconsin
"We're... Christians, what read the Bible and foller what it says about lovin' your enemies and carin' for them what despitefully use you -- that is, after you've downed 'em good and hard."
-Si Klegg and His Pard Shorty