Imagine this: You go initially to medieval markets as a guest, begin to fall in love with the ambience, and dress up for the first time in costume. You then begin to love the experience even more, and want to spend even more time at markets and therefore decide to set up your first camp.
Either way, most of the people started their medieval camps like this. The beginning especially seems like one great big adventure; you learn, tinker, work and enjoy the community feeling. And so, to make it easier for you to get started, here are some tips on your first basic equipment list.