Útland Storm Training Week and Althing – February 2017

The Black Wolves of Dallas will be hosting the 2017 Utland Storm Allthing.

The event will be in kit with a period encampment.  Focus will be made on introducing Extended Target training as an intermediary method of training to bridge Western and Full Target combat and various projects with the Hearth.  In addition there will be room for you to sell period appropriate wares.

THE EVENT WILL TAKE PLACE south of Dallas, Texas from Feb 17-20, with the heart of the training on Sat/Sun Feb 18-19.


PURCHASE TICKETS HERE

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/utland-storm-2017-allthing-dallas-texas-tickets-28711159852

The password for this event will be located on the Facebook Event Page.
There will be an event fee for every one.  The price will be $90 and will cover Dinner on Friday, and Breakfast, Lunch, and Dinner on Saturday and Sunday as well as the site rental fee.

Children under 12 do not need to pay admission.  Parents are responsible for supervising their children.


FACEBOOK EVENT PAGE

https://www.facebook.com/events/1785166991737946/


LOCATION

The event will be held a Cleburn State Park South of Dallas, TX.

Address:

5800 Park Road 21
Cleburne, TX 76033

Map:

http://tpwd.texas.gov/state-parks/cleburne/map


SCHEDULE

Here is a break down of dates with included importance.
  • Friday, Feb 17th, 2017 – Arrive at  and begin setup.  After Setup we will sight-see at the park.
  • Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017 – Training will begin at 10am with a break for lunch at 1pm.  Dinner will be at 7pm with a Ceremony to follow in our period encampment after cleanup.
  • Sunday, Feb 19th, 2017 – Training will begin at 11am with a break for lunch at 1pm. Dinner will be at 7pm.
  • Monday, Feb 20th 2017 – Breakdown and Departure by 12pm

AIR TRAVEL

The destination airport would be: Dallas-Forth Worth (DFW)
Though it is not mandated, please try to pick local travel times that are in “normal” times of day since it will be local members picking you up etc.  better not to arrive at “3:13 am” etc.

FIRST TIME TRAVELLING BY PLANE WITH VIKING GEAR?

Some of you may have never flown with rebated steel simulators before.
It is NO PROBLEM.  You must only check them in your cargo luggage and obey the weight limits of your airline.  If asked “do you have an weapons..blah..blah” the answer is of course NO.  In the off chance that your cargo luggage is randomly searched you will inform them that these things are “theatrical props intended for the use of Historical reenactment”.  Though there is no need to offer that information unless asked.  Just pack…check it in..fly on..simple.

THIS IS A PERIOD TRAINING EVENT

We will be training in kit over the weekend.  The immersive part of the event will be Saturday and Sunday.  I would suggest you bring enough kit to train in and some to be comfortable in the evening, it can be colder in North Texas, so bring some warm clothing.

Bring Period feast gear.

Also bring comfortable shoes and clothes for hiking, we will have opportunities to enjoy the park while we are there.

There will be modern bathroom facilities and showers.


EQUIPMENT FOR THE FAR TRAVELED

I am aware that transporting long weapons and shields is logistically a pain.
As the host of the event, The Black Wolves and Texas Jomsborgar Lag will do what they can to facilitate.

This is NOT a guaranty.  As it is reliant on the extra generosity and resources of our local members.


EXTENDED TARGET TRAINING

All Fighters must be rated for steel combat in Western Style by January if they want to fully participate in training.

We will be doing some training with Extended targets.  This means extra gear is necessary.  You will need padded gloves for both hands, forearm guards, elbow pads, knee pads (side knee protection recommended), and lower leg protection.
The extended targets are as follows:

No Hands or Wrist

No Feet or Ankles

No Head

No Neck

All other targets are legal for any type of strike.  The intensity of the strikes will be the same calibration as Western Style.

LODGING

The Black Wolves will have lodging during days before and after the event.
We will be camping on site during the event, and again, there will be toilets and showers available.
Please contact me at dave.kilbourn@gmail.com with your lodging needs and arrival/departure dates/times.