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daughterxofxexile
04-02-2007, 04:20 PM
it's my first day camping at Coachella and just wanted to know what should i bring does anyone have a list of items that they brought?

CoveredinPunksBlood
04-03-2007, 12:11 AM
The only recommendation I have is to bring a cooler full of food that can withstand the heat (sandwich nonsense, beef jerky, large jug of water, certain fruits, cereal, etc.) and full of ice. Every year I go we all eat a big breakfast before the show and a big meal when we get back that night. It kept us from having to spend a bunch of money inside the venue every year, plus I know quite a few people who got sick from eating some of that gnarly festival food. That's not the most helpful response in the world. Oh well.

mistercrinkles
04-03-2007, 08:15 AM
I would advise doing what I just did and buy a couple Under Armour Heat Gear t-shirts.

They are Jesus on Wings. :D

joppy-slow
04-04-2007, 05:43 AM
"Every year I go we all eat a big breakfast before the show and a big meal when we get back that night."

So did you guys just eat sandwiches, cereal and beef-jerky last time?
How did you prepare your meals?

I'm going to try and sneak my backpacking stove in.

moooo
04-04-2007, 03:24 PM
I think the big breakfast/big dinner is best, because food in the show is far from convenient though often good.

my adds to the list:

long sleeve white shirt
lifeguard hat
earplugs!

invisiblerobots
04-04-2007, 03:37 PM
I'm going to try and sneak my backpacking stove in.

Fire + Dry Grass Field = Bad Idea

wisconsinboozer
04-04-2007, 04:12 PM
beer

dontfeedthebird
04-04-2007, 04:51 PM
Vodka.

Courtney
04-04-2007, 05:16 PM
My list from a couple years ago:

tent
sleeping pad
blankets
pillow
tent fans
extra batteries

cooler
ice
bread
peanut butter
jam
almonds
dried mango
cherries
grapes
granny smith apples
baby carrots
chopped up celery
cherry tomatoes
hummus
cheese
crackers
frozen water
frozen mint green tea
limeaid/vodka mix
trash bags
pocket knife

sunscreen
chapstick
shampoo, conditioner, soap
deodorant
hairbrush
baby wipes
ibuprofen
aloe vera gel
bandaids
condoms
ear plugs
toothbrush
toothpaste

tank tops
miniskirt
jeans
light sweater
underwear
bikini
towel
flip flops
sneakers
socks

cell phone
digital camera, extra battery
printed out schedule
tickets
lots of cash

CoveredinPunksBlood
04-04-2007, 06:02 PM
Yeah, I mean that was a simplistic example I gave you, but anything that will fill your stomach for awhile and doesn't need to be cooked has always been my choice. If you're camping you could always do hotdogs or whatever over a pit or in a hotel you might be able to microwave shit, so that's good too. I, on the other hand tend to stay in the cheapest campsites possible and you just sort of deal with what you have. It's just nice to have fruit or something before going in and eating nothing but churros (fucking delicious churros), frozen lemonades and grilledwhateverthefucks. 2 days you might be ok, but eating nothing but shit for 3 days might kick your ass. Or just get so drunk that it doesn't matter.

gaypalmsprings
04-04-2007, 06:03 PM
breast milk pump
cooler with ice packs
extortionist water

Forman
04-05-2007, 03:00 AM
digital camera, extra battery


Will there be a place where I can recharge the battery for my digital camera or is it just better to bring an extra one?

Courtney
04-05-2007, 09:32 AM
Will there be a place where I can recharge the battery for my digital camera or is it just better to bring an extra one?

Camping FAQ: Will there be electrical outlets? (http://www.coachella.com/visitors/onsite-camping#faq0-16)

FromTheColonyOfBirchmen
04-06-2007, 01:39 AM
1) Pocketknife
2) First Aid Kit
3) Extra Clothing
4) Rain Gear
5) Water Bottle
6) flashlight
7) Trail Food
8) Matches or firestarters
9) Sun Protection
10) Map and compass

Leckie
04-06-2007, 07:41 AM
haha rain gear

take meta mars
04-11-2007, 11:12 AM
we called it rain gear at work.

theburiedlife
04-12-2007, 01:40 PM
Theres a link of a picture checklist which i thought was pretty dead on. Anyone have an idea what happened to that?

shoegazer76
04-12-2007, 02:11 PM
BABY WIPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
There not just for babies. Like taking a shower in the middle of the day! Yr chode will thank you.
Buttwipe & or paper towels too.

Shyeviolett
04-12-2007, 02:24 PM
BABY WIPES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !!!
There not just for babies. Like taking a shower in the middle of the day! Yr chode will thank you.
Buttwipe & or paper towels too.

Yes, these are awesome to have.

breakjaw
04-13-2007, 09:43 AM
Cornmeal, gunpowder, hamhocks, and guitar strings.
http://www.lunenburg.org/webpics/yukon.jpg

Gyrus
04-13-2007, 06:03 PM
I'm so all for baby wipes, It's like having a shower without having a shower!!

I think I'll be hitting up the surplus shops and getting a couple of those military MRE's - Meals ready to eat, not sure I think you may need hot water but I'm sure you can scam them somewhere.

alburning
04-19-2007, 05:32 AM
How about security?
Where do you keep your money and all that stuff?
Has anyone got robbed?

Boourns
04-19-2007, 05:56 AM
Stuff I plan on bringing:
tent
sleeping bag
new tent stakes (need to get these)
space blanket (need to buy one still)
shirts, underwear, socks, shorts (should buy one new pair of each...I don't usually dress like this, and three days? eep)
travel-sized toiletries
condoms (one can always hope, right?)
sunblock
lip balm
pot (if I can see my connection in time)
Trader Joes BBQ chips (good snack to share...someone introduced me to these at camp in 2005)
camera
big memory card (still need this)
batteries (need to buy a 12 pack)
baby wipes
allergy medicine
cell phone
usb cable (to charge my phone on one of the computers)
tickets (have these, but need to print my camping pass)
pillow
a hat, if I can find one that actually fits
lock (not that I have anything valuable, but you never know)
towel
flip flops for the shower

Caitlin
04-19-2007, 06:23 AM
I'm making a solo trip to Westfield mall out in the city this Saturday and I'm going to take all of your ideas, so - MAKE THEM GOOD! Haha

MonsoonSeason
04-19-2007, 08:40 AM
I should see if I can't borrow an extra battery or memory card for mr. camera

discodancingsexmachine
04-19-2007, 08:50 AM
is it really necessary to bring a cooler of food? don't you have to lug that around? well, i'm a light eater anyways. i'll drink plenty of water before and during, and bring some snacks. andddd a flash light for at night. sunscreen of course... and pain pills. and i'll probably drink lots of coffee, because that's just what i do.

el_ornelas
04-20-2007, 12:01 PM
good post, thanks

Shyeviolett
04-20-2007, 12:42 PM
is it really necessary to bring a cooler of food? don't you have to lug that around? well, i'm a light eater anyways. i'll drink plenty of water before and during, and bring some snacks. andddd a flash light for at night. sunscreen of course... and pain pills. and i'll probably drink lots of coffee, because that's just what i do.

Cooler is only if you are camping. No outside food or drink in the venue.