Ms. Kat’s Music Festival Packing List — For a Weekend of Camping

You clicked through to what is quite literally my packing list for our camping trips. So, yeah, update and substitute to meet your family’s needs.

But you also clicked through to a super-secret Ms. Kat’s exclusive original song recording. Not appropriate for the general public. But if you’re going to a music festival, chances are you’ve considered the porta-potty situation. Right?

Without further ado, here’s my song, uh… Poop Truck. :\

STUFF YOU’LL NEED:

This seems like a lot. It’s not. It can actually pack down to a reasonable size. This list is just exhaustive, and includes every single little thing we’ve ever forgotten and wished we had. Anything I left out? Add your suggestions in the comments!!!

Sleeping —

Tent or sleeper vehicle
Air mattress / ThermaRest
Sleeping bags
Pillows
Nightlights / flashlights / bedtime friends
Slip-on shoes for midnight restroom trips
Diapers and overnight pull-ups, if needed
Weather-appropriate pajamas / sweats
Water bottles
Battery-operated tent fan

Eating —

Folding table
Camp stove
Stove gas
Can opener
Bottle opener
Lighter
Coffee pot or French Press
Cooking pans
Cooking utensils
(tongs, spatula, ladle)
Cutting board
Colander and/or veggie steamer
Sharp knife
Wash bucket(s)
Biodegradable soap
Scrub-brush, sponges
Plastic dishes
(plates, bowls)
Eating utensils
(forks, spoons, knives)
Plastic cups / glasses
Coffee / travel mugs
Drying towel
Dry storage cooler(s)
Cold storage cooler(s)
Cold packs
Potable Water (at least 1/2 gallon per person per day)

Washing —

Washcloths
Towels
Soap / body wash
Shampoo / conditioner
Lotion
Bathing suit, for the modest — but there WILL be naked hippies in the showers!  🙂
Toothbrush/paste
Floss
Neti pots! Festivals can be very dusty, and pollen-y for the allergy-prone!
Q-tips
Razors
Baby wipes – for some quick “bathing” at your campsite
Nail clippers
Water shoes / flip-flops for showers or muddy conditions
Combs / brushes
Toilet paper!
Toilet paper!
Did I mention toilet paper?

First Aid / Self Care —

Sunscreen
Pain killers / fever reducers
Benadryl / allergy meds
Pepto
Wound care
(bandages, gauze, tape, neosporin, bactine, alcohol pads)
Cortizone
Aloe vera for burns and sunburn
Eyedrops
Natural bug repellent (Avoid chemicals! Try essential oils like lemongrass, rosemary, and citronella)
Vinyl gloves
Dust masks
Instant cold packs / hot packs
Scissors
Tweezers
Q-tips
Lost kid tattoos

Weather-resistance —

Sunscreen
Bandanas
Sunhats
Sunglasses
Rain parkas
Hoodies
Long pants
Extra socks

Lounging —

Sunscreen
Shade / screen tent
Mini-shade for concert field
Folding chairs
Tarps / poles / pop-up sunshades
Binder clips and duct tape (the solution to 99% of camping problems)
Bungee Cords
Clothesline
Tapestries to block rising and setting sun at camp
Ground / picnic blankets
Wagon or all-terrain stroller
Musical instruments
Travel games / toys
Books
Art supplies
(sidewalk chalk, window paint)
Sandbox toys
Light-up / glowstick toys
Water guns
Misting fans

Easy Breakfasts —

Ground coffee
(milk, sugar)
Juice
Milk (shelf-stable)
Cereal
*Yogurt (frozen)
Granola
Fresh fruit
apples, oranges, bananas. grapes
berries, peaches
Breakfast bars
Toast
Scrambled eggs

Quick Lunches —

Bread
Almond butter
Jelly
*Butter
*American Cheese
Tomato Soup
Goldfish crackers

Hearty Dinners —

Rice
Beans
Tomato sauce
*Veggie “chicken” for burritos
Tortillas
*Shredded Cheese
Romaine hearts
Tomatoes
Onions
Tabasco
Salsa
Avocado
*Sour Cream
*Veggie burgers
Rolls
Ketchup
Mustard
Pickles
*Hot Dogs
Boxed Mac & chs.
Broccoli
Croutons
Dressings

Snacks —

Watermelon (needs to be eaten all at once — great way to meet your neighbors!)
Trail Mix
Vegetable sticks
(carrots, celery, peppers)
Steamed edamame in shells
Pretzels
Tortilla chips
Hummus
Dips
Beer
Wine

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