Here’s a quick list of festival camping basics. Feel free to print it off and use as a checklist while you’re preparing!
Code Red Items!
? Festival tickets!
? Valid picture ID.
? Directions and the correct address of the festival site.
? Money (try not to bring excessive amounts of cash – you don’t want it getting lost/stolen.)
? Keys (and somewhere safe to stash them so you can get home again )
? Shelter – leaving the house without your tent and hammock will make you sad. Don’t forget a sleeping bag!
? Phone – staying in communication with the group you traveled with is a must.
? Cooking items and food.
So you look good…
? A raincoat – the North Face Venture Jacket is a great, affordable and eco-consious option.
? Rain boots – if you get the right pair, you look good and stay dry.
? Sunglasses – protect those peepers! Consider a hat as well.
? T-shirts, shorts and something warm – it might not stay warm 24/7.
? Sleeping clothes.
So you feel good…
? Travel size tooth brush and tooth paste.
? Towel – on the off chance you get a shower and/or get stuck in a rainstorm.
? Travel size shampoo/conditioner – for the same reason as above.
? Wet wipes – for the times you aren’t going to get a shower and/or get stuck in a rainstorm.
? Anti-bacterial sanitizer.
? First aid kit including ibuprofen/pain reliever for the journey home!
? Sunscreen – very important! Protect yo’ skin!
? Insect repellent.
Awesome Add Ons
? Picnic blanket.
? Duct tape.
? Multi purpose knife/bottle+tin opener.
? Flash light
? Extra trash bags for dirty clothes and, well, trash.
? A team banner!
There are, or course, an infinite amount of items you could take in addition to this – but this is a great place to start!
To learn more, head over to Asheville’s REI Store this Saturday (5/16) for a crash course in festival camping led by an REI Staffer who has 3 years of Bonnaroo experience under his belt. In addition, the awesome FloydFest team will be there giving out tips, free tickets and ENO Hammocks! Find out more HERE!