pennsicdance: Water for the tent

David Learmonth david.a.learmonth at
Sun Jan 29 16:13:44 PST 2012

That might work, if we can find a good path for it.  Perhaps down the area
behind the tents?

Hopefully it wouldn't heat up too much in the hose though.  If it has
enough shade it would be ok I think.


On Sun, Jan 29, 2012 at 7:08 PM, William Bornander <wrborn at> wrote:

> How about a hose to bring water from the existing "cow" to our area? I
> agree that the cart seems to be sufficient (and a huge improvement from
> years prior) but a hose would not be much additional work or
> maintenance...
> Just my 2 cents...:)
> Wilhelm
>   ------------------------------
> *From:* David Learmonth <david.a.learmonth at>
> *To:* fra. Guillaume the Dancer <Guillaume_the_Dancer at>
> *Cc:* Pennsic Dance LIST <pennsicdance at>
> *Sent:* Sunday, January 29, 2012 3:31 AM
> *Subject:* Re: pennsicdance: Water for the tent
> Hi Guillaume,
> Interesting idea.  I just figured I'd offer up some thoughts, either way,
> on the topic.
> - We'd have to find out what sort of costs would be involved (and whose
> budget they'd come from)
>   - in particular, how often do they need to replace the filters?
> - Although I expect Pennsic is pretty good for not having random theft /
> vandalism, we might have to keep an eye on this / bring it in at night.
> (vs the one at the chirurgeon's has medical staff around 24/7)
> - and I'm not certain about the expectations regarding how much water
> people are allowed to take.  I've never seen a limit, but I know that
> campsites are still generally expected to take care of their own water, as
> opposed to taking too much from the chirurgeons.  Hopefully this wouldn't
> become an issue, and would just be used for people's walking around
> bottles, but I don't know.
> - would we want to set up a shade tent there as well?
> I could go either way on the idea.  I think the cart we got last year has
> been a considerable improvement, and with it the water source isn't that
> far away  (and anyone can do the water runs now).  I do see it as another
> thing to manage.  But certainly it would be a nice service on a busy
> corner, in what is nearly always stiflingly hot conditions.
> Now an Ice Machine, that would be handy!  :)  (though I think they already
> complain about the amount of power our tent draws for lighting)
> Darius
> On Sat, Jan 28, 2012 at 3:56 PM, fra. Guillaume the Dancer <
> Guillaume_the_Dancer at> wrote:
> > Hello Lorenzo et al.,
> >
> > I have a quick suggestion for the Dance Tent.  If there room in our
> > budget, what do people think of requesting one of those cow water
> > filtration things for the spigot across the main road from the tent?
> > Putting one there would be very convenient for the dancers and the
> > Pennsic University in general.  Let's face it, next to the martial
> > crowd, dancers are the ones who require the most water.
> >
> > As a side benefit, having filtered water across the street from the Tent
> > would also be handy for people heading into the Serengeti and for other
> > campers.  Our intersection is one of the busiest at war. I am sure many
> >  passers by would appreciate avoiding the detour to the medical tent
> > for pleasant water.
> >
> > --
> > Guillaume
> >
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