We’ve just had a workshop day for Mainly Medieval, going through and seeing what tasks need to be done.
We had noticed at the last event that the old Burgundian tent (about 8 years old now) was starting to leak water in from it’s seams. So time to fix that up, books hate rain!
We used a mix of beeswax and distilled pine resin (aka pine turpentine), which meant that the beeswax was easy to work with.
Take a small scoop, rub it into the seam and burnish it into the seams with a piece of leather (or with fingers).
Canvas tents are great and authentic, but they have one key disadvantage over plastic tents. It’s not availability, cost, weight or bulk; it’s that they are prone to mould.
So, how can you avoid the scourge of tent mould, and what should you do if it does occur?