Camping checklists and advice

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Camping checklists and advice

Postby Noodle » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:50 pm

It's usually traditional to have one of these threads. There will be plenty of newbies who have never done a festival or even camped before. There's the usual stuff on the event info page Click/tap to be transported to Event Info page free of charge but many of us will know what we need, don't need and what's good to know inside the fencing of Bloodstock.

Post your checklists and anything you think would be useful.
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby WorMzy » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:22 am

Bogroll
Booze
Ticket

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby CharlesDexterWard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 5:38 am

- mallet and decent tent pegs as the ground laughs at attempts to hammer in cheap tent pegs and bends them.
- Tissues for when you are touching cloth and discover the portaloos have no bog roll.
- Sun tan lotion
- Money
- foam mattress/air bed/lilo - i tried just a sleeping bag in 2015 and my back got fucked up
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Black Wizard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:50 am

This thread will be useful as I haven't camped at a festival for three years and so far I am woefully unprepared. :lol:

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby VizardAmata » Thu Aug 03, 2017 8:48 am

Aside from the obvious things of clothes, money, ticket, etc...

Air bed
Sleeping bag
Small camping lamp
Loo roll
Sun screen
baby wipes
duct tape (for tent repairs, never had to use it yet but you never know)
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Heid » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:59 am

Bin bags. I know festivals are messy places, but I don't want crap all around my tent. Plus they're handy if it starts raining.

Also this year I'm experimenting with dry shampoo. Never used it before but my hair gets greasy quickly.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby robin8585 » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:17 am

Heid wrote:Also this year I'm experimenting with dry shampoo. Never used it before but my hair gets greasy quickly.


Dry shampoo was a revelation when I first started taking it. It doesn't do the job near as well as a proper wash, but my hair is in a noticably better state when I get home.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby i0th » Thu Aug 03, 2017 11:21 am

Dry shampoo does fuck-all for me but works really well for my mate, worth giving it a go.
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Black Wizard » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:33 pm

I'm getting my hair cut before Bloodstock.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Gandalf the Red » Thu Aug 03, 2017 10:26 pm

Tent
Sleeping bag
Roll mat
Wet wipes
Tissues
Shower in a can
Kitchen sink
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby slayerslays » Sat Aug 05, 2017 3:28 pm

Gaffer tape. Bin bags. plastic bottle for water. all of the above

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby WorMzy » Sat Aug 05, 2017 8:19 pm

Starting to get my shit together. So far I have:

  • Bum bag with
    • Festival ticket
    • Big Green Coach ticket
    • Train ticket to Glasgow
    • Bloodstock merch order printout (for t-shirt pickup)
    • Rock Soc pass
    • Driving license (for ID)
    • Some money, including random change
    • Antisceptic wipes
    • Alcohol gel
    • Plasters
    • Ear plugs
    • Ibuprofen
    • Imodium
  • Rucksack with
    • Booze, lots of booze
    • First Aid kit
    • Wet wipes
    • Tubeless bogroll
    • Dry shampoo
    • More booze
    • Trangia cookware (inc. matches), spoon/fork, cups, pans, plates, etc.
    • Solid fuel blocks
    • Assorted "instant" foods (pasta, cous cous, etc)
    • Battery-powered mini clock
    • Roll-up water carrier
    • Sleeping bag liner (in case it's arse-freezingly cold on a night like last year)
    • Duct tape
    • Water bottle with filter
    • Rain mac in a bag
  • Hipflask w/ more booze
  • Tent
  • Sleeping bag

Just need to get some clothes together, I think. I'll do that on Tuesday. EDIT: and a small towel, just in case it does pour down.

EDIT2: And my power bricks for charging my phone during quiet moments, a small torch/mirror for finding fips in the dark/preening oneself, a disposable toothbrush+toothpaste.

EDIT3: And sunscreen, just in case that weird glowing orb in the sky decides to make a rare summertime appearance.
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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby Black Wizard » Sun Aug 06, 2017 2:57 pm

I just took my trusty pop-up tent out for the first time in three years. I had to sweep it out a bit as some of Knebworth Park decided it wanted to come with me.

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby JPMC » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:13 pm

Fair enough that rucksacks are banned in the arena. But how about messenger bags? Specifically...

http://greatgearstore.com/product/1507/ ... r1EALw_wcB

I've had my one of these for years as my main gig going bag. Is that OK for in the arena?

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Re: Camping checklists and advice

Postby i0th » Sun Aug 06, 2017 3:18 pm

Doesn't say rucksacks are banned, info page says:

BAG SEARCHES AT THE ARENA ENTRANCE
We strongly advise you do not bring a bag into the Arena at BLOODSTOCK as there will be longer queues than normal while all bags are searched. If you do need to bring a bag into the arena then try and keep it small and compact, the bigger the bag, the longer the search will take. We also reserve the right to search any size bag at any time, please do bear with us if queues are a little longer than normal.
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