Bonnaroo Prep: Supplies
Supplies were definitely an area where I over prepared. In fact, I don’t have to buy a whole lot of stuff this year, because I have so much left over from last year!
So, rather than be wordy and write paragraph upon paragraph about wet wipes, I’ll present the supplies post here in list form.
· Blister repair
· Anti-Chaffing spray
· Butterfly tape
· Clean wash cloths (4)
· Alcohol wipes
· Anti-bacterial spray
· Desitin (That’s right, the diaper rash stuff. Bonnarash is real y’all. The pesticide they use to keep the farm ant and mosquito free causes a lot of people to break out. It definitely made me itchy.)
· Benadryl cream
· Hand sanitizer wipes
· Liquid hand sanitizer
· Tapestries/grommeted sheets – use for shade or EZ up side walls and décor
· Rugs – I got a $20 rug from IKEA for inside of our tent, a door mat for outside and a $15 rug from Ross for our seating area. Just because you’re camping doesn’t mean you have to be uncomfortable!
· Tables – We didn’t use the small folding table Diane brought last year, but we’re going to put the cooler on it this year, since the aim is to keep it in the shade more, and we won’t be able to fit it in our tent. I also got one of those $8 tables from IKEA for the common area. And a plastic folding table for GP.
· A 4-drawer Rubbermaid storage thingy. No wheels. I’m going to use it for snack and storage and as a bedside (cotside) table.
· AAA Batteries, AA Batteries, C Batteries and D batteries for all my fans/lights/etc.
· Duct tape
· Heavy duty scissors
· Toilet paper
· Unscented flushable wipes
· Baby wipes
· Shower wipes – if you’ve never heard of these because you are not outdoorsy (I didn’t know about them until preparing for roo last year) they’re like huge baby wipes with no rinse soap stuff on them.
· Sulfate free soap – You don’t want all that detergent killing grass and helpful bugs!
· Face wash
· SUNBLOCK SUNBLOCK SUNBLOCK you cannot possibly have enough.
· Off type bug spray (The bugs were surprisingly not bad, but it’s good to have)
· ACTUAL bug spray – for killin’. There are spiders.
· Shampoo and Conditioner
· Tampons and whatnot
· Sleeping pad
· Blanket – It wasn’t as hot as years past last year. I think the Highest it got was 89. But it was 53 one of the nights, so a blanket is a necessity.
I didn’t put this in the gear post, because I wanted that to be mostly essentials. These are things I could have lived without, but they made my life so much easier.
· Some kind of phone charging mechanism. I got a cheap solar powered one last year, and I had to charge it for 4 days, and it only fully charged my phone once. It was pretty much useless after that. This year, I got a jump starter that has a USB port for charging. It’s made by Stanley, and it has a light and an air compressor.
· Last year, I relied on my phone for memory capturing. It worked well, but often there was so much traffic that uploading slowed to a crawl, and also, I had to reserve battery power. I’m taking my camera this year, and I got a Kingston MobileLite. It is its own wireless hotspot. With the app, I can connect my camera to it, and transfer pictures from my camera to my phone. Then, I can upload them right then, instead of waiting until I get home. This also works as an emergency phone charger.
· Radio – we did not fully take advantage of this last year. We had one, but we never listened to it. We’re spoiled future people. We don’t want regular radio. We want to listen to the music on our phones and shit, which is impossible if you want to save your battery. I think I’ll just bring it out and tune it to Roo Radio while we’re sitting around the camp site.
Next Up: Food
After that: What to pack/wear
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