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Tonee
01-22-2013, 09:43 AM
Hey!!

we are a group of girls coming from London, it's our first time at Coachella...do you have any tips on lodging and logisitcs?

Thanks

Neighborhood Creep
01-22-2013, 09:45 AM
I'll give ya the tip

canexplain
01-22-2013, 09:56 AM
Welcome and anything you say will be held against you ...cr****

amyzzz
01-22-2013, 10:00 AM
Go here http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?59553-25-TIPS-FOR-COACHELLA-NEWBIES-(2013-VERSION)

canexplain
01-22-2013, 10:02 AM
Go live with Amyzzz for two days and she can teach you everything ......cr**** Afternoon zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Tonee
01-22-2013, 11:09 AM
thanks!

bemerritt
01-22-2013, 12:15 PM
I have rooms right next to Coachella Fest! - http://www.quantumeventhosting.com/cms/node/51

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syrrus101
01-22-2013, 12:44 PM
Welcome! Prepare your sweet little heads, your lives are about to change. Also, these forum vets will flame the hell outa you for no reason. Good luck and have fun!

Godspeed
01-22-2013, 02:11 PM
Hey!!

we are a group of girls coming from London, it's our first time at Coachella...do you have any tips on lodging and logisitcs?

Thanks
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AgainstFeist
01-22-2013, 08:01 PM
Welcome. Camp to get the full experience.

fredbull
01-22-2013, 08:07 PM
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CBPodge
01-23-2013, 02:51 AM
We came from Manchester last year. Here's my tips of things you'll need to consider:

Try to camp - camping is great fun. Much MUCH better than camping at English festivals (partly because of the weather, but also because it's much better organised - you camp where you park). You'll need a hire car for that, but it's definitely worth it, both from a cost standpoint (renting a car for a few days is much much cheaper than trying to find a place to stay nearby [and you'll need to hire a car to get there anyway!]) and from a fun/experience standpoint (you won't have to worry about getting on and off the site each day, and lots of fun people to chat to). American cars are also ridiculously massive. For three of us last year we had a "compact", and I could easily have lived in it. It easily fit three big bags, all our camping gear and loads of food/beer in the boot with room to spare.

In terms of logistics, last year we stayed in LA the night before, and are planning to do the same again this year. That's about a three hour drive from Indio - any further and you're gonna have to leave really early in the morning, or get a crappy camping spot (we got to the venue at about 12ish I think, and our camping spot was about 2 minutes from the arena). Palm Springs is the nearest city, but for some reason that didn't hold much attraction to me. I guess Vegas and San Diego are both decent shouts for places to stay the night before (we went to San Diego after last year's, and will go to Vegas after this year's). Both are about a 4 hour drive away (depending on your route).

Try to keep an eye on weather forecasts. Last year weekend 2 was pretty hilariously hot (about 40-45 degrees). If it's that warm again, don't bother with a proper tent. You'll probably want something that has some sort of lip to keep the creepy crawlies and scorpions etc out, but a big semi-gazebo type affair is probably much better than a tent. We had a tent last year and it was just ridiculously hot.

One thing I didn't do last year, but definitely would this year, is plan where you're going to buy your camping stuff from before you head over. We ended up going to Target, and it was pretty expensive compared to England (for a northerner anyway, I imagine if you're from London our definitions of expensive are a little different!). I definitely want to do some research to find somewhere that sells cheap camping stuff before heading over this time around.

Also, don't worry about the people. They might seem weird on here, and they might be American, but despite all that everyone I met over there last year was great. Even if they usually thought the northern accent was Australian.

psychic friend
01-23-2013, 05:46 AM
that was one of the best posts ive seen in a long time.

for local camping gear also consider wallmart. there is a wallmart and a target in Indio/la quinta off hwy 111 which is only about 5 miles from the festival site. http://www.yellowpages.com/la-quinta-ca/mip/walmart-supercenter-1721?lid=1721

howb1zarre
01-23-2013, 06:25 AM
We came from Manchester last year. Here's my tips of things you'll need to consider:



Hey CB, there are 3 of us traveling from Manchester this year. We're heading to San Francisco about 7 days before the festival and slowly making our way to Coachella. Then we're spending 4 days in Vegas afterwards. Where in Manchester you from? I might DM you with some things we've been wondering about!

Riggins33
01-23-2013, 07:19 AM
Great post CDPodge, except you can get to San Diego and back to the desert in 4 hours. San Diego is only two hours away and much closer than Las Vegas. When you head to San Diego take highway 74 through Palm Desert it's the quickest route and by far the most scenic.

Robin
01-23-2013, 08:01 AM
that was one of the best posts ive seen in a long time.

for local camping gear also consider wallmart. there is a wallmart and a target in Indio/la quinta off hwy 111 which is only about 5 miles from the festival site. http://www.yellowpages.com/la-quinta-ca/mip/walmart-supercenter-1721?lid=1721
Walmart is usually recommended for cheaper camping gear. I haven't tried this, but I believe you can order your items online, and have it shipped to the store. This way, you're guaranteed the items you want/need.

CBPodge
01-23-2013, 09:09 AM
Hey CB, there are 3 of us traveling from Manchester this year. We're heading to San Francisco about 7 days before the festival and slowly making our way to Coachella. Then we're spending 4 days in Vegas afterwards. Where in Manchester you from? I might DM you with some things we've been wondering about!


Hey CB, there are 3 of us traveling from Manchester this year. We're heading to San Francisco about 7 days before the festival and slowly making our way to Coachella. Then we're spending 4 days in Vegas afterwards. Where in Manchester you from? I might DM you with some things we've been wondering about!

Are you stalking me? Because that is exactly our plan (and then heading to New Orleans, Miami and New York afterwards...).

Originally from Poynton (between Stockport and Macclesfield), now live in the Northern Quarter because I'm a trendy wanker. Feel free to DM me, happy to answer anything - I got through last year's trip by pestering the couple of folks I knew in America, so I'm happy to pass on their useful knowledge and my meagre experience.


Great post CDPodge, except you can get to San Diego and back to the desert in 4 hours. San Diego is only two hours away and much closer than Las Vegas. When you head to San Diego take highway 74 through Palm Desert it's the quickest route and by far the most scenic.

Ah, but we wanted to see Salton Sea, so we went down (*checks google maps*) the ...orange... 86 and then across the yellow 78 (based on google maps colours!). Took longer, but was a great drive. Salton Sea was a really bizarre place, and the drive across was great - took us on a road that went in a straight line for over 10 miles, up a mountain that I think is higher than anywhere in Britain (certainly higher than any in England) and through a climate that went from 105F to 50F in less than an hour. Great drive.


that was one of the best posts ive seen in a long time.

for local camping gear also consider wallmart. there is a wallmart and a target in Indio/la quinta off hwy 111 which is only about 5 miles from the festival site. http://www.yellowpages.com/la-quinta-ca/mip/walmart-supercenter-1721?lid=1721

I reckon I might try to find a Wallmart in/near LA, simply because I'd be worried about the one in Indio being sold out!

Jsens
01-23-2013, 09:22 AM
This will be my first time going and I was wondering what the chances were that I would end up camping next to either raging, wasted, fratboys or completely drugged out teenagers? I've camped at other festivals before, but after seeing some of the videos posted on these forums, I'm definitely concerned that these types litter the campgrounds. I'm in my late 20s and would like to meet some relaxed, more mature, campers; good chance that will happen?

baily
01-23-2013, 09:31 AM
This will be my first time going and I was wondering what the chances were that I would end up camping next to either raging, wasted, fratboys or completely drugged out teenagers? I've camped at other festivals before, but after seeing some of the videos posted on these forums, I'm definitely concerned that these types litter the campgrounds. I'm in my late 20s and would like to meet some relaxed, more mature, campers; good chance that will happen?

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syrrus101
01-23-2013, 09:34 AM
This will be my first time going and I was wondering what the chances were that I would end up camping next to either raging, wasted, fratboys or completely drugged out teenagers? I've camped at other festivals before, but after seeing some of the videos posted on these forums, I'm definitely concerned that these types litter the campgrounds. I'm in my late 20s and would like to meet some relaxed, more mature, campers; good chance that will happen?

You will encounter some less than savory characters. But this is Coachella, it's one of the best festivals around and tickets aren't that easy to obtain. So total assholes are few and far between. I guarantee you will meet way more cool people than douche bags. My camping experience was flawless last year. Everyone was super respectful and happy to help when half of our camp got strewn about from gale force winds.

You will make friends for life here, have fun!

DSantos
01-23-2013, 09:37 AM
Bring a fence and sign that says Quiet PLEASE...that should work. Seriously though, chances are extremely high, it is a music festival, just embrace it. The camping process is all based on luck, we rolled up to our spot last year and it was amazing/terrible, right next to the entrance and on the corner by the main walk (our neighbors were friendly enough)...plan for everything and be happy with the hand you're dealt.

Jsens
01-23-2013, 09:39 AM
Thanks for the info!

dcbell05
01-23-2013, 11:59 AM
This will be my first time going and I was wondering what the chances were that I would end up camping next to either raging, wasted, fratboys or completely drugged out teenagers? I've camped at other festivals before, but after seeing some of the videos posted on these forums, I'm definitely concerned that these types litter the campgrounds. I'm in my late 20s and would like to meet some relaxed, more mature, campers; good chance that will happen?

I'm an accountant, so terms I use: More Likely Than Not "MLTN". I'm also late 20s. Camped the past 2 years. Our neighbors were all cool and laid back. We've always had plenty of space and we just chill in the mornings talking about the shows from the previous night and what we're checking out the next day. There have been some people that are SUPER hyped frat boys "raging" until late in the morning, but most people aren't like that. Definitely bring some ear plugs just in case.

Vic Viper
01-23-2013, 12:07 PM
This will be my first time going and I was wondering what the chances were that I would end up camping next to either raging, wasted, fratboys or completely drugged out teenagers? I've camped at other festivals before, but after seeing some of the videos posted on these forums, I'm definitely concerned that these types litter the campgrounds. I'm in my late 20s and would like to meet some relaxed, more mature, campers; good chance that will happen?

i'm almost 30 and have camped all 7 years that i've gone, and you're going to meet basically every type of person you've listed above. more often than not, you'll meet intelligent, friendly people (if not mature) and it's never presented much of a problem for me, but bring earplugs if you like sleep.

moxie990
01-23-2013, 01:15 PM
Only ever had a problem with noise / crazy "frat" guys last year. They weren't even our neighbors, technically, but were instead across the "street" from us. Absolutely blasting some stupid ass music until 5am on Saturday night. I give them credit for having such a crazy loud system in their site, but I'm pretty sure every single person for about 15 campsites in all directions from them HATED them by 3am.

Even with those crazy bastards partying all night it was still easy enough to get sleep once I drank enough. If you don't want to drink your way to sleep then I suppose ear plugs would be the "responsible" choice.

CBPodge
01-23-2013, 01:24 PM
The only problem I had was waking up at about 7am on 20th April (the Friday of 2nd weekend, and first proper day of the festival) and being offered weed as I was crawling bleary-eyed and hungover out of my tent. Way too early!

im18andilikeit
01-23-2013, 02:23 PM
CB, did you happend to stop by a local store by the salton sea?

insbordnat
01-23-2013, 02:53 PM
I'm an accountant, so terms I use: More Likely Than Not "MLTN". I'm also late 20s. Camped the past 2 years. Our neighbors were all cool and laid back. We've always had plenty of space and we just chill in the mornings talking about the shows from the previous night and what we're checking out the next day. There have been some people that are SUPER hyped frat boys "raging" until late in the morning, but most people aren't like that. Definitely bring some ear plugs just in case.

Must be a tax accountant

kerby14
01-23-2013, 09:13 PM
The only problem I had was waking up at about 7am on 20th April (the Friday of 2nd weekend, and first proper day of the festival) and being offered weed as I was crawling bleary-eyed and hungover out of my tent. Way too early!

we smoke weed from the time we wake up til the time we pass out...a bowl or a blunt plus another beer is the only proper remedy for a hangover anyways!

loopy
01-23-2013, 09:47 PM
Also, don't worry about the people. They might seem weird on here, and they might be American, but despite all that everyone I met over there last year was great. Even if they usually thought the northern accent was Australian.

My favorite part! ;)

In all seriousness, great advice! Agreed about checking the weather - while weekend 2 was ridiculously hot (even by Indio standards, I think), one of the days during weekend 1 had an uncommon bit of rain and was pretty cold.

No matter what time you arrive, expect to wait in line in your car to get into the campground. Bring things to do, listen to, eat, etc.

CBPodge
01-24-2013, 01:00 AM
CB, did you happend to stop by a local store by the salton sea?

We went into Salton Sea Beach I think. There's stores? We didn't see any that looked like they'd opened in the last 30 years! Explored around the bit of town next to the Marina and around the Marina itself. Very weird, very cool. I was absolutely bursting for a piss at that point too, so had to use the toilets by the Marina. Never again. Harrowing.

Very cool place though, definitely one I'd recommend to people. Beautiful drive down to it from Indio as well.


we smoke weed from the time we wake up til the time we pass out...a bowl or a blunt plus another beer is the only proper remedy for a hangover anyways!

It wasn't a hangover that was the problem (it was way too hot to get hammered enough to have one!) - it was the fact that I'd just woken up. If they'd offered it with a cup of coffee I'd have been happier.

Jsens
01-24-2013, 06:33 AM
How easy is it to get weed there? I'm flying in and would like some to help sleep and relax but I'm too nervous to bring it in on an airplane.

im18andilikeit
01-24-2013, 07:42 AM
Oh i was just wondering because my parents own a store in desert shores its very close to salton sea beach and weed is you can find it everywhere in cali

aphrael
01-24-2013, 10:23 AM
Try to keep an eye on weather forecasts. Last year weekend 2 was pretty hilariously hot (about 40-45 degrees).

That's only mildly more hot than normal. Weekend 1, on the other hand, was unusually cold - so anyone (like me) who came dressed for normal temperatures was *shivering*. Moral of the story: check the weather, and plan for anything from nighttime temps in the low single digits to nighttime temps in the 30s.

dcbell05
01-24-2013, 10:24 AM
Must be a tax accountant

Yes, yes, I am. Thus, why I'm going to Weekend 2 (what I refer to as my "Post April 15th party") Alcohol gets us through busy season and is our best friend after it. Lol.

artisticcreator
01-24-2013, 11:33 AM
I'll give you my 2 pence and a brief story of an English acquaintance I usually see in the Sahara tent.

I've gone to a few. Camped the first two times, but away from the venue since there was no on site camping. I'm use to the heat, but it sucks to sleep in. I like a nice shower after a day in the heat and possibly dust. Helps with the sore feet and muscles. So we now get a hotel. There are always lots of people going to Coachella at them, so you will meet people all over the Coachella Valley area.

4 years ago we met a guy from just south of London. A big Glastonbury fan. It was his first Coachella. He had a great time by himself and did the onsite camping thing. We met him the first day and didn't see him again until the next year (we always find him in the Sahara Tent). He came back with friends and they stayed in a motel. His only complaint from the previous year was camping in the heat. Being from a wet northern climate it took all the energy he had to get through the day, due to lack of sleep from the heat. He said it cost more to stay in a motel, but they enjoyed having normal facilities since there where 6 of them. We have seen him the last 2 years after that and his group gets a little bigger each time, and they stay in the motel for the convenience, safety and ability to purchase all the alcohol they desire.

My opinion: If your under 30 and are prowling for fun guys and are use to drinking and drugging till you fall asleep and don't care about much else, camp out. We usually give a ride to 1 or 2 guys and that's what they care about besides the music. They take a minimum of belongings so they have little to worry about losing. If your over 30 or you have a bunch of belongings to travel more afterwards and being women, you may want or need more personal space and privacy, get a room. It might suit your needs better.

But act fast. We made our reservations right after getting the tickets purchased.

Robin
01-24-2013, 12:31 PM
If your over 30 [...] and being women, [...] get a room.


Damn. I guess I shouldn't camp after this year.

aphrael
01-24-2013, 04:20 PM
My opinion: If your under 30 and are prowling for fun guys and are use to drinking and drugging till you fall asleep and don't care about much else, camp out. We usually give a ride to 1 or 2 guys and that's what they care about besides the music.

Man. I'm 39; when I go, I always camp. Drinking + hanging out with my friends after the show is part of the fun ... but I care about coffee in the morning, too. :)

amishCYBORG
01-24-2013, 04:20 PM
You'll probably want something that has some sort of lip to keep the creepy crawlies and scorpions etc out

LOL. Do you brits assume that staying in Indio is still like living in the wild west, similar to how we think that everyone from Australia lives in the bush?

I don't think I've ever seen any creepy crawlies on the polo grounds (acres and acres of lush grass), except maybe some flies on my food and maybe one of those huge/terrifying flying japanese beetles.

dcbell05
01-24-2013, 04:44 PM
My opinion: If your under 30 and are prowling for fun guys and are use to drinking and drugging till you fall asleep and don't care about much else, camp out. We usually give a ride to 1 or 2 guys and that's what they care about besides the music. They take a minimum of belongings so they have little to worry about losing. If your over 30 or you have a bunch of belongings to travel more afterwards and being women, you may want or need more personal space and privacy, get a room. It might suit your needs better.

In 2011 I camped, but my friend's parents lived in Palm Springs, so they picked us up Friday and Sunday to shower at their place, chill at the pool, etc. However, it took so long to get back in to the venue because of the backups from all the people trying to park. Then we had 30 minute walk from the parking area to the front gates of the venue next to horse sh*t stalls. By the time I got to the front of the venue, I felt just as sweaty and gross as I did when I left. The hair I had straightened was now sweaty, eye liner was melting, and I looked no better than when I left.

For me, a motel/hotel/house isn't worth it. You end up sweaty and dirty, just like the campers after a few hours at the venue. Plus, with the camping, you can go back to your tent to change, grab a beer, food, or a nap (as my sister did last year).

Plus, shower situation was really not bad last year at all. I never waited more than 5 minutes. Took a shower most mornings (around 11:30) AND right before bed around midnight (rushed to showers right after the last set ended).

I'm in my late 20's now, but I can't imagine it being so bad for over 30's.

CBPodge
01-25-2013, 02:27 AM
Plus, shower situation was really not bad last year at all. I never waited more than 5 minutes. Took a shower most mornings (around 11:30) AND right before bed around midnight (rushed to showers right after the last set ended).

I'm in my late 20's now, but I can't imagine it being so bad for over 30's.

I couldn't find the showers! I just went for the classic "shampoo in the hair, throw a bottle of water all over yourself" each morning. Worked fine. That being said, getting to the hostel I was staying in after the festival and finding a weak shower with limited hot water was one of the most upsetting experiences of my life.


LOL. Do you brits assume that staying in Indio is still like living in the wild west, similar to how we think that everyone from Australia lives in the bush?

I don't think I've ever seen any creepy crawlies on the polo grounds (acres and acres of lush grass), except maybe some flies on my food and maybe one of those huge/terrifying flying japanese beetles.

Yes. You can say that there aren't tiny animals out to get me, you can prove it by having me there last and not seeing a single thing, and I still won't care. There's definitely stuff trying to kill me.

I think this is part of the English paranoia and panic. It includes worries about weather too. The most dangerous animal we have here is probably an angry badger, and the worst weather we get is a bit of snow. Therefore, any tiny suggestion that there could be any possibility of any dangerous animal or extreme weather actually, to us, means "you are definitely going to die, it's just a question of what kills you". Although, to be honest, if I had to die, Coachella would be a nice place to do it!

I didn't see any huge/terrifying japanese beetles. I'm now assuming they look are somewhat similar to Mothra. And Wild West you say? I didn't see any duels last year, but now I'm certain I'm going to get caught up in one.

And Australians do all live in the bush, but only because it was so hot there a few weeks back that all of their houses melted.

Dustin da DnB Soulja
01-25-2013, 06:14 AM
http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?51522-Coachella-2012-The-Essential-Guide-To-Car-Camping


Here are some other tips for car camping, I also have links and ideas for people flying in who dont have camping gear.

dcbell05
01-25-2013, 03:55 PM
I couldn't find the showers! I just went for the classic "shampoo in the hair, throw a bottle of water all over yourself" each morning. Worked fine. That being said, getting to the hostel I was staying in after the festival and finding a weak shower with limited hot water was one of the most upsetting experiences of my life.

Honestly, last year we had such a sweet camping spot. We got an end spot, between the water station and the corner of Lot 8, super close to Lot 10 main corner. The showers we used we in Lot 10, right by the dodgeball court.

We also went around the entire Lot 8 and a lot of Lot 10 on Thursday afternoon after we were parked. Saw at least 3 other shower trailers during our walk in Lot 8. Not sure how you missed them. Maybe a few too many drinks? Haha, kidding.

Santa
01-25-2013, 03:59 PM
Be nice and everything wonderful will happen!

Be a terrible person and everything will go wrong. I promise you that.

untzcrate
01-25-2013, 04:11 PM
Be nice and everything wonderful will happen!

Be a terrible person and everything will go wrong. I promise you that.

Quoted for truth!!

Bring good karma to the campgrounds and you will have the time of your life.

Cheap camping gear = Walmart

You can get a tent for $10 and a sleeping bag for $8. And then you can leave it at the end so they can donate it to the homeless!

(please check the above statement for accuracy, psychic friend, as this may be just a rumor)

With that said, CAMPING IS THE WAY TO GO.

Ellsworth
01-30-2013, 07:18 PM
I'm not sure if this has been touched on yet, but how many people can you comfortably fit on a tent camping spot? I guess it comes down to personal preference but does any one have any recommendations?

Dustin da DnB Soulja
01-30-2013, 08:49 PM
I'm not sure if this has been touched on yet, but how many people can you comfortably fit on a tent camping spot? I guess it comes down to personal preference but does any one have any recommendations?

How many tents do you plan on having, how big are the tents, do you plan on even having any or just sleeping under an ez-up it all depends

mayehem
01-31-2013, 01:38 AM
I'm going to Coachella (weekend 2) for the first time this year, flying in from Germany and will be on my own. Bit nervous about that, but I'm sure it will be fine and I expect to make some friends. My plan was to sleep in my rental car, because I might be a little bit scared to sleep in a tent by myself. But do you think it will be too hot to sleep in a car? Even if I leave the windows open and cover the windows in the daytime to keep the sun out?

The other question is, will I be ok with getting a car camping spot if I arrive around 6pm on the Thursday? Since I'm driving down from San Francisco that's probably the earliest I could be there. Other option would be to drive down to LA on Wednesday and find a hostel or motel for one night, then get to Coachella early in the day on Thursday. Recommendations?

Dustin da DnB Soulja
01-31-2013, 06:03 AM
I'm going to Coachella (weekend 2) for the first time this year, flying in from Germany and will be on my own. Bit nervous about that, but I'm sure it will be fine and I expect to make some friends. My plan was to sleep in my rental car, because I might be a little bit scared to sleep in a tent by myself. But do you think it will be too hot to sleep in a car? Even if I leave the windows open and cover the windows in the daytime to keep the sun out?

The other question is, will I be ok with getting a car camping spot if I arrive around 6pm on the Thursday? Since I'm driving down from San Francisco that's probably the earliest I could be there. Other option would be to drive down to LA on Wednesday and find a hostel or motel for one night, then get to Coachella early in the day on Thursday. Recommendations?

You'll be fine to get there at 6pm, you will wait in a line but that is part of the camping experience. DO NOT SLEEP IN YOUR CAR. It will be really hot and uncomfortable. I would buy a cheap tent or a cheap canopy and go that route. If you do not plan to bring a tent or canopy then I suggest going to walmart.com, ordering your gear a few weeks ahead of time and instead of shipping it, use the "site-to-store feature. You should be good to go then, go to a walmart on the way, the easiest one is having your gear shipped to the Walmart in Indio (same town as Coachella).

If you want some more tips go here http://www.coachella.com/forum/showthread.php?51522-Coachella-2012-The-Essential-Guide-To-Car-Camping

georgeorwell
01-31-2013, 07:27 AM
How easy is it to get weed there? I'm flying in and would like some to help sleep and relax but I'm too nervous to bring it in on an airplane.

Do NOT bring it on an airplane. That is like the only way to get caught, I mean you are going to get searched, and its federal not a relaxed California state law.

dcbell05
01-31-2013, 07:53 AM
I'm not sure if this has been touched on yet, but how many people can you comfortably fit on a tent camping spot? I guess it comes down to personal preference but does any one have any recommendations?

Personally, I wouldn't want more than 4 per spot.You CAN fit more, but it starts getting overly crowded, IMO. Your neighbors will like you more if you don't start spilling into their site.

Robin
01-31-2013, 07:59 AM
My plan was to sleep in my rental car, because I might be a little bit scared to sleep in a tent by myself. But do you think it will be too hot to sleep in a car? Even if I leave the windows open and cover the windows in the daytime to keep the sun out?

I've slept in my car the past 2 years. It's more comfortable (in my opinion) than sleeping in a tent. It does get hot when the sun is up, but so does a tent. This past year, I slept better than most of my group because my car blocked out the night wind.

mayehem
01-31-2013, 08:35 AM
Thanks for the tips!

So, looks like the best thing to do would be to bring a tent so I have that option if it does get too hot in the car.

Jsens
02-01-2013, 10:55 AM
Do NOT bring it on an airplane. That is like the only way to get caught, I mean you are going to get searched, and its federal not a relaxed California state law.

I'm definitely not going to, but I know others who have done it. They just hide it in their checked luggage in containers specifically made for transporting small amounts of the stuff. I'm too chicken to ever try that.