Festival Essentials ??

Discussion in 'festivals' started by Motown_ben, Aug 27, 2010.

  1. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    Double airbed with battery operated pump and a double sleeping bag is my set up.

    Easier to carry than a mattress.
     
  2. Motown_ben

    Motown_ben Well-Known Member

    Cant do the mattress (though maybe the girlfriend wont mind carrying it:D) but we have got the blow air airbed sorted.
     
  3. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Had an air bed, you lose big time. :p
     
  4. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    I would definitely suggest a bucket mind.
     
  5. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    We're horribly obsessively sorted when camping anywhere. another top tip is a watering can, if it's sunny put it outside next to your tent inside a black bin bag, it will get nice and warm, sometimes hot for a shower.
     
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  6. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Will you be in your car? Or have a rucksack? If you have a rucksack forget the mattress, and probably the watering can.

    HTH :)
     
  7. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    erm, even if you are in the car I'd give the sprung mattress and watering can a miss, theres a fucker of a hill at Bestival between the car parks and the camp site. Take only what you need, ask yourself:

    "Is it warm?"
    "Is it waterproof?"
    "Is a needed hygene product?"
    "Will it get me fucked off my face?"

    If you cant answer yes to at least one of these then leave it at home.
     
  8. Motown_ben

    Motown_ben Well-Known Member

    Nah we're on foot, But we have a tent organised for us as part of a package deal thing. Turn up and its all set up and ready to go. Hopefully :)

    It seemed like a good idea and this way we just have to take our clothes and a few other bits and bobs. i also discovered a small camping stove in my dada garage the other day, is it worth taking do you think? just for teas and coffee in the morning like.
     
  9. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Not for me but loads of people do. If you are a big tea / coffee drinker then its probably worth it otherwise you'll spend shit loads at the cafes. I couldnt be bothered with the extra weight personally.
     
  10. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    erm.......bollocks :)
     
  11. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I could take a watering can to Creamfields...

    But I've opted to pay £85 more and have

    A free parking space (value £10 prebooked)
    Proper toilets (not portaloos)
    Proper showers
    2 meals
    VIP access area
    Fast track entry

    £85 ain't no small amount but at this festival worth it I thinks.
     
  12. edwinchester

    edwinchester Well-Known Member

    Camping is the only part of our lives which is organised. We've even got a large plastic storage box full of all sorts of little essentials which is permanently ready to pick up and go.
     
  13. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    This, can bring bacon for bacon butties in the morning as well. Its amazing how much just doing that will save you and the bacon you can bring will be so much nicer than what you can buy for 4 quid.

    You can even light disposable BBQ's to cook but they must be off the ground. If not I'll be over telling you off.
     
  14. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    Personally I just bring a bed, cooker, fridge, loo, two tables, few chairs, china plates knives and forks, quite a few mugs and glasses, small drinks cabinet, sink, draining board, mains electricty, huge tent...

    I mean how could you live without all those essentials. :p
     
  15. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Why would you want to? What's wrong with home comforts? Makes camping anywhere blummin' lovely :) no need to slum it wherever you're living no matter how long.

    :p
     
  16. edwinchester

    edwinchester Well-Known Member

    Don't forget that, unlike milk, Baileys doesn't go off and tastes great in your morning coffee. ;)
     
  17. lizzieloo

    lizzieloo Numpty extraordinaire

    Do I know you?

    :cool:
     
  18. edwinchester

    edwinchester Well-Known Member

    Possibly. My memory isn't that good at the best of times. lol
     
  19. Sunray

    Sunray Its sunny somewhere.

    He isn't wrong there. 2008 it did for many people, esp the well loaded.
     
  20. Gromit

    Gromit International Man of Misery

    I just took shit loads of stuff to Creamfields. Promised free barrows were fucked up. We had to lug it miles. Bleeding killed us and messed up the start to our festie.

    I'm packing light next time.
     
  21. Riff

    Riff B@nned from eGofestivals

    Why bother with a watering can when a solar shower packs up small and does the job far better?

    I can't beleive nobody has mentioned "ticket" on the list of essentials. I find them rather useful! :p
     
  22. edwinchester

    edwinchester Well-Known Member

    Our mantra for making sure we've got the bare essentials is "something to sleep in, under and on".
     
  23. mr steev

    mr steev magic thought wizard

    Bin bags
    Bog roll
    Gaffer tape
    Baccy, skins, lighters
    Booze, drugs, ticket and cash
    biscuits and cake :)
     
  24. sim667

    sim667 Licking windows on the 303 bus.

    After shambala an all in one waterproof is definately on my agenda for next year...... working a 6 hour shift in the pissing rain was horrid.
     
  25. r0bb0

    r0bb0 wheres my balloon

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  26. Teaboy

    Teaboy It definitely looks brighter over there..

    Great, I was a right dick on this thread. Cheers for bumping.
     
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  27. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    any other threads you were a right dick on and wouldn't mind seeing bumped?
     
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  28. pogofish

    pogofish Testicle Hairstyle

    I still have the ambition to be able to travel as light as the guy "camped" beside me at one festival a few years back but my aching/destroyed joints are still putting the kybosh on any festivals for me FTM.

    His entire festival kit appeared to be a large bottle of spirits, a fair sized bag of very decent grass and a plastic tarpaulin - and he seemed to remain remarkably clean and tidy the whole time, so I suppose he must have had a razor and a bit of soap in there somewhere?
     
  29. r0bb0

    r0bb0 wheres my balloon

  30. Badgers

    Badgers Mr Big Shrimp!

    Some good stuff on this thread :cool:

    Sorry for bumping a thread that contains relevant information

    Am getting a few snack/food bits for a festival. Here is the list so far:

    Peperami
    Pot Noodles
    Cereal Bars
    Tinned Stuffs

    Any other suggestions?
     

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