Quote Originally Posted by orangeblossoms View Post
Why pray tell, is this "mandatory equipment"?? I don't really want to open up a can of non-refrigerated worms here, but I am amazed by this ( and i'm holding out hope that it was written in jest).

Sean,

Mr Bill has qualified his assertion with the reality of mainstream reenacting today.

He can do a history heavy event with the best of em, pack it on his back and enjoys the challenge. He's also realistic enough to know that when he carries his grandchildren to an event, he better have coolers and the kitchen sink.

The reality in the hobby is that many on the mainstream end of the spectrum cannot fathom how some of us do this hobby with only period foods and no ice.