EDM festival camping: The ultimate packing list

We've compiled everything you need to have the best festival experience under the stars.

(Photo by SCVNO)


Given that Excision's Lost Lands Music Festival is quickly approaching, it's time to start preparing for those of us who plan to camp at Legend Valley.


If it's your first time camping at a music festival, planning can get overwhelming (to say the least). The Dubstep FBI team has gone camping at some of the world's largest music festivals in the world including Tomorrowland, Coachella and EDC Las Vegas.



Combining our years of experience, we compiled a list of essentials that we know will give you the ultimate festival camping experience.


The list is separated into four categories:

  1. Camping Supplies

  2. Cooking Supplies

  3. Toiletries

  4. Extras

Check out Dubstep FBI's Festival Camping List below and let us know what you think! We also compiled this list into a printable PDF which you can find here.



CAMPING SUPPLIES

  • Tent (I mean, unless you live that YOLO life and don’t mind sleeping out in the open)

  • Tent locks

  • Canopy (If you don’t want to end up looking like a lobster or get rained on, you’ll need this)

  • Tarp

  • Solar Shower (for those who refuse to wait in the shower lines)

  • Body wipes

  • Sleeping bag

  • Air mattress

  • Air pump (Make sure it has batteries - some festivals have air pumps available for a price)

  • Blankets and pillow

  • Extra blankets (believe me, it can go from 90 degrees during the day to 50 degrees at night)

  • Jumper cables (because no one wants to be stuck without them)

  • Headlamps

  • Lantern

  • Multi-tool hatchet (We recommend this one)

  • Cooler

  • Ice Ice Baby

  • Jugs of water

  • Tapestries

  • Zip ties

  • Trashbags

  • Chairs

  • Speakers

  • Car power inverter

  • Portable charger(s)

  • Phone charger


COOKING SUPPLIES (for those of us who don't want to pay $17 for chicken and waffles)

  • Camping Stove

  • Extra gas canisters

  • Pots and pans

  • Cooking oil

  • Sponge

  • Dish soap

  • Disposable plates (we all get too lazy to wash dishes)

  • Cups

  • Utensils

  • Paper towels

  • Did we mention ice already?

  • Alcohol - no glass containers are allowed

  • Reusable straws


TOILETRIES (for those of us who are not trying to live that wook lifestyle)

  • Sunscreen

  • Shampoo/conditioner (you’re a true wook if you go four days without showering)

  • Dry shampoo

  • Toothpaste

  • Toothbrush

  • Floss

  • Body wash

  • Lotion

  • Makeup remover

  • Hairbrush

  • Deodorant

  • Wet wipes

  • Fast-drying towel (we recommend this one)

  • Tweezers

  • Condoms (stay safe fam - we don't need any junior wooks running around)

  • Straightener/blow-dryer/curler

  • Bobby pins and hair ties

  • Chapstick

  • Pads/tampons/cups

  • Razor

  • Sunscreen

  • Hand sanitizer

  • Bug spray


EXTRAS

  • NECKBRACE (did you really go to Lost Lands if you didn't break your neck?)

  • RaveRunner Hydration Pack (stay hydrated and secure your belongings)

  • Ear plugs (protecting those ears is paramount)

  • First aid kit

  • Tylenol/Ibuprofen/Advil

  • Vitamins

  • Emergen-C

  • Electrolytes like Nuun (for the hangover)

  • Sunglasses

  • ID/credit card/emergency cash

  • Copy of your vaccine card or negative COVID-19 test (IMPORTANT... don't bring the real thing, you might regretfully lose it)


PRINT OUT THE FULL CHECKLIST BELOW:

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(Photo by SCVNO)


So, there you have it. The best part about camping is that you can always walk back to your campsite, have a couple of drinks, take a power nap, then head back out. Don't forget to register your wristband and have fun!


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