The first and possibly most important bit of the camp is the tent. This is home while on site. While it needs to be big enough to live in it also needs to pack down small enough that it is easy to transport and store.
Our living history tent is a bell ended wedge tent.
This is a great little tent. It is 5 metres end to end, 3 metres front to back and around 2 metres tall at the ridge. It needs no guy lines to hold up the main tent so the only guy lines are on the awning.
We are looking at replacing the tent in the near future. After much discussion we are currently planning on sticking with the bell ended design. A few things will change based on how we are using the tent and to add to the camp. Fortunately the current tent was made by a friend of ours and he is going to make the new one as well so the alterations we want are fairly easy to include.