A major part of any EDM festival is the camping on site. In this section, we will provide you with a lot of quality camping gear and materials that will help make your camping experience as effortless, and hassle-free. If you’re looking for the best camping gear and accessories, buckle up as below we will take you on a journey into finding just the right item for you. You’ll need to pack a small stove to make food, but not the propane one. You’ll definitely need a cooler, go for some solar-powered lights as well to supplement battery powered ones. You’ll surely be needing some sleeping bags (if you’ll get the chance to have some sleep that is),
A must-have if you’re opting out of the festival food, and you’re going to be cooking on site. The Solo Stove & Pot 900 Combo is an ultralight wood burning backpacking system. It is a lightweight kit for backpacking, and Camping. This system burns Twigs without the use of batteries or liquid fuel gas.
Recommended as the “Gear of the Year” by Backpacker Magazine, this patented design produces less smoke, boils water within 8 minutes. To put it simply, you can burn whatever you want in this. It comes with the stove (2 parts) in its own little bag, which fits inside the pot, which also has its own bag. It’s very small and light, too. It’s handy, light and effective. What more could one want?
Cool Off With The Coleman Xtreme Series Wheeled Cooler
This wheeled cooler box is ideal for your EDM festival camping experience. It comes with heavy duty wheels for easy transport across any terrain. It is made to provide 3 to 4 full days of ice retention (instead of the 5 they advertise) at temperatures up to 90 degrees Fahrenheit (a little over 32 degrees Celsius). An additional benefit of this, which I simply find extra practical and love, are the cup holders molded into the lid for easy access to beverages. Imagine being at the tent with a great set playing out at the festival, and you’re there chilling with your friends and having a drink. On the plus side, the cooler is solidly built, has a good handle, and a positive seal.
The SUAOKI Led Camping Lantern Lights can be charged by the sun or a USB port depending on what you have access to. This lantern is portable, foldable and durable, so it can be adjusted to any particular space to fit your current needs. A great benefit is that it has three lighting modes, and has a smart protection chip to protect it from overcharging and provide safe use.
Another recommended option will be the LED lantern: Streamlight 44931 Siege Compact, Rugged 7.25″ Hand Lantern 540 Lumen It requires batteries, unlike the solar powered option above. It has a strange handle, strange at first but it is a perfect way to hang it or grab it and go. All in all it has a great light, it is very well built, and with plenty of modes to please everyone; has an intuitive user interface and is water proof. What more can you ask for?
First Aid Kit
Usually people tend to miss out on this one. The First aid kit should be on stand-by at any time. I recommend the Swiss Safe 2-in-1 First Aid Kit which includes 120 medical grade items and is FDA approved. Perfect for any occasion and event, ths kit is lightweight, compact, and produced at very high standards. Swiss Safe does not try and fool the consumer, they walk the talk and is extremely well organized. This kit is a definite must-have.
Let’s discuss a few must-have sleeping items which one must have with them:
If you’re willing to pay a few extra bucks then the Viking Trek 350x Breathable Mummy Sleeping Bag is a great choice to consider. It’s a bit more expensive than the other cheap bags, but you get a really high-quality sleeping bag packed with extra features. As you’re paying for quality, this should last you additional summers and festivals. It comes with a warm 350g filling, which makes it suitable to use in -11 degrees Celsius temperatures. It also is made from special breathable fabric that wicks moisture away from your body and out through the breathable shell. Great thing to add as well is that it comes with a completely waterproof carrying bag.
Don’t want to spend so much on a sleeping bag? Here’s an alternative solution for you: The Milestone Unisex Outdoor Mummy Sleeping Bag. A fantastic lightweight good quality option, this bag comes with a padded hood area. It’s only got a 150g filling rather than 350g but it does keep you warm and cozy at night. It doesn’t feel cheap at all, but it comes with a regular bag that’s not waterproof.
Sometimes, being in a tent might feel like you’re missing out on some of the festival fun happening outside. For this reason, you might enjoy this Camping Hammock. For both indoor and outdoor locations, this hammock can be quickly set up, is large enough for a couple of people, and comes with high quality strong ropes. It also comes with a convenient pouch which stays attached when using and fits the hammock and straps in a nice small package.
Need a mattress for the tent? We’ve got you covered with the top quality Etekcity Camping Air Mattress It is of very high quality, made from non-toxic materials. This elegant item takes a few minutes to setup, is convenient and quick. It is firm, comfortable and supportive to lie on, with the top layer having a ‘velvety’ feel to it which helps prevent your sheet/sleeping bag from slipping off. The pump is quite silent, takes very little time to inflate the whole thing. The mattress isn’t heavy so it’s practical to move around as well.
Keeping it straightforward, the Trekology Ultralight Inflating Travel/Camping Pillows are compressible, compact, inflatable, and ergonomic pillows for the neck. They’re small in size and very well designed. It is also made from highly durable elastic TPU fabric that boasts water resistance, so even if you’re sleeping under the stars you can rest assured that these will handle a wet environment.
These cleaning products might come in handy during your camping experience, it is nice to have them around to keep your camping as clean and decent as possible.
A multi purpose spray like the Green Works Multi-Surface Cleaner can remove grime, dirt and grease on multiple surfaces. This environmentally friendly product uses plant-and mineral-based ingredients to create a cleaning experience without harsh chemical fumes or residue. You will not need much of the heavy-duty materials, since you’ll need to have a more powerful product. But for an EDM festival camp, this will do nicely.
Instant Stain Remover
Another great item to have around is the Whip-It Multi-Purpose Stain Remover An all-natural economic solution containing natural stain-fighting enzymes. The full-strength concentrate is formulated so you can customize the strength you want for all your cleaning needs, simply dilute in water as needed and clean away! This is a true cleaning formula that working on things inside and outside, so your camping area, personal belongings and other items can be treated and cleaned on the spot.
We sure hope you’ll enjoy an amazing festival camping experience!