Coachella, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, Way Out West, or Country Thunder; What You Better Pack This Weekend
By Jena Ardell
There's nothing worse than a gnarly flip flop injury or a third-degree sunburn across your chest to ruin your Coachella experience. To help prevent such desert mishaps the folks at StubHub sent around a list of must-pack items to ensure everyone has more comfortable weekends. Unfortunately, the list was kind of dry so we spiced it up with some fun illustrations.
1. Protection from the elements and dirt: Sunblock, sunglasses, rain ponchos, sweatshirt, wet wipes, toilet paper, anti-bacterial hand gel, Band-Aids. Be prepared for anything.
3. Portable charging device: If you absolutely need to be connected with the outside world, a portable charging device (solar or battery operated) will keep your phone juiced, plus it beats draining your car battery in order to charge your phone.
6. Flashlight/lantern/head light: It's going to get dark at night and there are many trip hazards on the grounds.
7. Chair/hammock/stool: You probably won't be able to bring a lounging device into the actual concert area, but you'll need a place to take a load off at your campsite.
8. Small grill: Most festivals don't allow fire pits for roasting hot dogs, so pack a small grill, but remember to double-check the festival website to ensure it's allowed.
9. Dry ice: Ice is typically available in the campgrounds, but melts fast. A quick trip to a dry ice factory will save your bacon and eggs come Sunday morning.
See you in the desert!
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