Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Summer festival camping

I've always loved camping for some reason. It's a primal feeling of survival, I guess, to live in a place you "built", outdoors, unplugged a little from our apartments, houses, electricity, TVs and the interweb.
However, it's been quite long since I last done it, so the fact I'm going to a 5 day summer music festival where we'll be camping out for the duration of it comes as a nice deal for me.

I am quite the forgetful guy. Knowing a checklist would be of great use to me, on to Google for one. This website dedicated to the outdoors had a huge list of things you would only need if you are planning on moving permanently to your tent, but still, it was of great use. I narrowed it down to what seems to be the basics:

Borrowed something like this from my uncle.  4 spaces all for me.
  •  Tent
  •  Rope/stakes
  • Hammer
  • Mat for tent entrance
  • Backpack
  • Dust pan/brush
  • Sleeping bag
  • Sheets/blankets
  • Pillow
  • Air mattress
  • Air pump
  • Utility bags for storage
  • Garbage bags
  • Knife/swiss army knife
  • Shoes
  • Jeans/pants
  • Shorts
  • T-shirts
  • Socks/extra socks
  • Hat/belt
  • Sweatshirt/jacket
  • Underwear
  • Swim suit/towel
  • Laundry bag
  • Flip flops
  • Towels/washcloth
  • Shampoo
  • Tooth brush/tooth paste
  • Deodorant
  • Comb/brush
  • Razor
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medications (painkillers)
  • Sunscreen
  • Bug repellant
  • Flashlight/batteries
  • Camera
  • Tissues
  • Cell phone/charger
  • Small sewing kit

Phew, that's a lot. Since I haven't started packing stuff, I better stop writing and go do that.
Which 3 items, other than the tent and the sleeping bag, you couldn't be without in a camping trip?


  1. Books, clothes and toiletries.
    Have an incredible time

  2. I would have to agree with Eisha, and also wish you a good time. I'm not much in the way of survivability though, so no campings for me.

  3. Virtue preserved from fell destructions blast, Following!

  4. cell phone, camera, and toiletries. Have fun :]

  5. some food, little clothes and a good knife, off course it would depend on how far are we from the next supermarket...
    have fun on the festival!

  6. Good list

    Water might be good to bring also

  7. Very informative, but even those may be a lot as well

  8. i have not camped in so long, i remeber when me and my dad went camping out to the nearby river (a few blocks away and wehad untouched forest!) it was magical no noises and quietness, we usually just tookw ater and first aid kit with us but this is a swell list XD ty! saving this if i ever camp again :d

  9. The worth that learned charity aye wears: Following!