Roman Camping Gear
The Romans, particularly legionnaires with the army, were deeply familiar with the act of camping. When on long marches away from home and civilization, the Roman military would have no choice but to break out camping gear in order to create a safe and secure place for the armed forces to rest. Roman equipment often consisted of essentials that would be required for survival, including things like cooking tools, water rations, and other important materials that would allow construction of a safe and relatively comfortable position suitable for temporary rest. At Medieval Collectables, we offer many items that could likely have been found with a Roman legionnaire or located in the camp of Roman troops. Things like steel buckets and cooking skillets would have been common, as would simple fire pits constructed of metal slats and outdoor stoves for efficiently preparing meals over campfires. All of this and more can be found here at Medieval Collectables Roman Camping Gear category, where you can turn back the clock on your camping experience and do it just like the Romans did roughly 2,000 years ago.
In a world were smithed, worked metal was often worth its own weight in gold, other materials were often used to great effect to create other necessary items. The Horn Beer Mug is one such item that features a classic, natural look.
Even the Romans held processionals and parades, oftentimes in celebration of their armies conquests and deeds. And during those processionals, instruments like this Tuba, also known as the lituus, could be heard bellowing its notes.
Nothing is quite so reminiscent of the witch as her cauldron. This Medieval Cauldron echoes that infamous piece of cookery, offering plenty of size for large batches of stew and sauce, as well as plenty of character for your decor.
If you are camping in the medieval way, how do you cook your food? Carefully, over the fire. This Medieval Camping Tripod Stand works for aiding in that task, giving a holder that will suspend pots, kettles, and more over the flames.
Communication during battle could be difficult, if not out-right impossible with the noise. The Romans devised a way to do so, utilizing this Horn Cornu to encode a generals orders into signals and broadcast them over the field.
The Roman Fire Pit is an example of a simple fire brazier that could have been found within the bounds of any camp in the Roman army, whether they were camped outside a city in peace times or besieging city walls in times of war.
Ancient armies were not without their own amenities whenever they went out into the field to wage war. Soldiers would have access to a Roman Stove, in order to cook their nourishing meals after a long, hard day of soldiering.
Virtually every unit of significant size in the Roman army, from centuria and up (a centuria is a grouping of about 80 men) possessed a standard of some kind, with several featuring a shape and form similar to this Pretorian Standard.
The Roman Situla is a simple bucket or pail that would have historically been used for a variety of purposes, and even now, it can still be applied to different chores where it will perform just like its historical counterpart did.
Cooking fluids over a campfire is a bit more difficult than usual camp foods. Or at least, it can be if you do not have this Medieval Cooking Pot. Crafted from cast iron, this pot makes it easy to enjoy soups and stews made over a flame.
This Twisted Grip Striker Knife is two accessories in one. On one hand, it offers a forged blade that is useful around the camp for carving, cutting, and more. On the other, the all-metal grip allows it to double over as fire steel.
To cook your food the authentic, Roman way, make sure you turn to a classic piece of cookware like the Roman Frying Pan. Unlike most modern, average frying pans, this historical roman pan is deeper and looks more like a sauce pan.
When it comes to cooking over an open flame, the pan of choice is usually a Dutch oven, a griddle, or a skillet. This Medieval Skillet reflects old-world construction with a long handle, allowing a camper to safely cook tasty vittles.
The chakki was a Roman tool that saw common use, in a wide variety of fields. More commonly known as a Roman Grinding Stone, the chakki was an important part of life that was used for the grinding of all kinds of different substances.
Never underestimate the usefulness of the small tools in your kit. Some, like this Cast Iron Pick, are multi-taskers, capable of handling a wide variety of problems with only a bit of creative thinking needed to craft a solution.
In the old world, what did you do when you needed to jot down a note? After all, there were no post-its to make use of. Well, if you happened to be a Roman, then you used a Roman Writing Tablet, instead, and it worked just as well!
The Gladiator's Retarius is a weighted net (the word retarius actually means net-man). This weapon was wielded by the retarius gladiator, who used it, in conjunction with a trident and a dagger, to entangle and defeat his foes.
This Flint Striker Knife is two handy accessories in one. On one hand, it offers a forged blade that is quite useful around the camp for carving and cutting. On the other, the all-metal design and grip allows it to act as fire steel.
Pans come in all different shapes and sizes. This Medieval Pan is one such example. Crafted in cast iron, this pan serves well when exposed to flames and campfires, while also possessing a wide shape that well suits a variety of dishes.
Roman soldier or no, all humans have basic needs, and water is one of them. This Roman Legion Canteen is modeled after the same canteen that many legionnaires would have favored when carrying their water rations while marching.