This is a Fur Trade Rendezvous
reenactment camp, a living history event. All Trade Goods, clothing and
visible camp gear must comply. Our
standards will not be unusual, but they will be enforced.
don't know what that means, you need to ask a lot of questions and
follow advice. If you do know what that means, dress right and make
camp look good.
camp gear, shelter and clothing of the 1750 - 1850 era.
Everyone must be in period clothing
while in camp.
All pets must have proof of a current Rabies vaccine, and be
leashed at all times.
Parents, please watch over
There are two deep rivers and several ditches and ponds
near Howell's Encampment, dense undergrowth and wildlife. Rattlesnakes,
rare, do live in the area. Children should be closely supervised
at all times.
- The camp opens for setup at
Thursday, August 11 - 13, 2011,
up NO EARLIER.
- We will provide porta-potties.
- You will need to bring your own drinking water, and your own ice.
- Laundromats, groceries and services are available in Joliet and
- Do not drink ditch, creek or river water: it can contain
giardia! (But it is useful for fire safety.)
- Be prepared for the possibility of an "open fire" ban.
- Long-term camp is closed to vehicles August 15 through 20.
- Campsites are first come, first served.
- Camp sites may not be reserved unless they are paid.
- No cutting of live trees.
- Pets must be vaccinated, leashed and controlled.
- Even tin-tipi campers have the right to be free from excessive
noise or modern intrusion.
- If you wish to attend the Rendezvous, but do not wish to camp,
know that people in period costume are admitted free of charge.
However, non-camping traders must pay a camping fee.
- If you are camping in the Tin Tipi area, regular camp fees
- Act respectable.
- No loaded firearms in camp.
- No noisy modern devices of any kind, nor obviously modern
- Please change into period clothes ASAP after arriving in
- Juveniles may not camp without an adult assuming responsibility
and providing supervision.
- No littering.
- Fires without a water bucket and shovel will incur a $10 fine.
Unattended fires will be extinguished and fined $10.
- Please use a fire pit and extinguish your fire when you break
camp. No garbage in the pit, and leave the pit uncovered. We will
reclaim and recover your firepit for you.
- All camps must be vacated and clean by dusk, Sunday, August 21,
- When you break camp, leave it clean and pristine.
Booshway's word is Law"
- In case of a dispute that cannot be resolved by you, the Booshway
decide, and his decision will be final and enforced by the Dog
- If you have special needs, please talk to the Booshway. We try to
be flexible in all matters, and can make exceptions in cases
of need or emergency.
"The primary focus of the event
be historical reenactment. Everyone shall be encouraged to
engage in research, historical scholarship, creative production of
historical clothing and camp accouterments, conservation of artifacts
and historical locations, and enjoyable fellowship with other
like-minded people. Everyone shall endeavor to hold him or
herself forward publicly as an exemplary member of the reenactment
community, leading by example at all events in matters of dress,
manners, and judgment."
- Books and references on the era are much appreciated and
- There are absolutely no vendors allowed in the tin tipi or
parking lot area.
- Signs must be of appropriate size, materials and colors.
- Jewelry items should be constructed of traditional
materials and reflect the fur trade era.
- Artwork must relate to the era.
- Please do not display items that are inappropriate to an
Historic Rendezvous event, even if they are "common" at other
- As this is a closed, private camp, as far as we know, you
do not need a Montana State food vendors permit
But to make sure, call (406) 446-1694.
- You may use a gas, charcoal or propane stove provided it
silent and not visible.
- Fire extinguishers required for cooking vendors.
- Please keep your food and operation as "authentic" as
- Paper containers only; no plastic or Styrofoam.
- Please use period containers for condiments.
- No modern "company logo" items ("Pepsi" cups, etc.)
- No modern prepackaged food or drink products (Snickers,
Doritos, Pepsi, etc.)
As always, in case of a dispute
that cannot be
resolved with your peers, the Booshway will make a decision. His
decision will be final and enforced by the dog soldiers. Please work
together and negotiate to avoid the need for enforced
Camp Fee: $55
Paid pre-register before July 1, $45
No additional fees for traders or Food Vendors!
USE THIS ADDRESS AND NO OTHER:
P. O. Box 1033, Red
Richard Gessling, Booshway, (406)
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