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Old 12-31-2012, 08:45 AM   #1
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Civil War re-enactment advice?

Our Christmas present to DD was tickets to the anniversary re-enactment in Gettysburg. We've never been to a re-enactment before, so there's nothing like starting with the good stuff.
For those of you who have been to them, any words of advice? I need to look at the materials and see what we can and can't bring in with us. Do you advise travelling light and buying food on site? Or carrying in as much as we can?
What kind of ear protection should we get?
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I'd also like to read some info about this. I just booked our hotel for the Gettysburg Anniversary. I haven't bought my tickets yet though. How many days are you going?
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patclaire's mom -- PM me and we can swap info and chat about plans. I made our hotel ressie last July and couldn't get as close to G'burg as I'd like. Wonder if some hotels have opened blocks?
Have you been to Gettysburg before? My daughter and I were there three years ago, so the "need to see it all" pressure is off. Which is good considering the crowds I expect.
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I haven't been to the one at Gettysburg, but I have been a participant in some Revolutionary War reenactments and the noise is not too much to take from my experience -- there is only a certain amount of black powder in each musket an they are also not loaded with anything (we did not use wadding or anything) otherwise someone could get hurt or could cause a fire. I would plan on bringing some food and drinks along. Most reenactments are held in parks and those have certain rules. I would bet that if you have tickets, there is a website for the event and that would have the rules. Have fun!
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Still looking for advice on good, comfortable ear protection. It'll be hot I'm sure.
We have our re-enactment tix, and I booked a guide for a battlefield tour. I think with the crowds, we may have to take the approach of "we'll see what we see" and not sweat it.
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Still looking for advice on good, comfortable ear protection. It'll be hot I'm sure.
We have our re-enactment tix, and I booked a guide for a battlefield tour. I think with the crowds, we may have to take the approach of "we'll see what we see" and not sweat it.
I daily use some earplugs from CVS that block out a lot of sound, and I use the same ones for when i use the lawnmower - they are like this from amazom.com:

Amazon.com: Flents Contour Ear Plugs - Soft Comfort! 10 Pair: Health & Personal Care
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