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I've never been to one before.
what kind of stuff do you NEED to take?
Just bottle the piss from first thing in the morning - it tends to be more pungent.
My advise is to never let anyone know that you're using one, lest they judge you. Keep it in a hidden spot in the atrium of your tent.
I would recommend the largest size of Kopperberg juice bottles (juice removed). The have the dual advantage of being roomy enough to accommodate multiple ministrations. The top is also wide enough to accommodate all but the girthiest of mushroom tips.
do you want hot food? take a stove. unless you just buy stuff. if that's the case then takes looooooads of money.alcohol is a good bet. that's about it. food and booze.
how do you stay semi-clean?
I suggested wet wipes in c_r's camping thread t'other week and he's all, oh you don't need wet wipes. He's changed since his brain tumour
Bring your own breakfast.
this will be the best suggestion you get.
something warn to wear at night
a stove is a good idea. if yo can fit it, take a non stick pan as it will be much easier to clean. ideally a saucepan, that way you can cook bacon (which as it's cured will survive longer out of the fridge)
boozes lots of boozes
other stuff will depend on the festival. to be fair, some festival allow disposable BBQs so if you don't want a stove, that's a good bet.
so check beforehand as you don't want to lug a load in only to not be able to drink it and have to either leave it or take it all home.
shorts, vests, jumpers, waterproofs (although you can usually get free plastic ponchos), sunscreen, midge/ mozzie repellant (scottish/ continental festivals. URGH) cash, battery phone charger, drugs, wotsits, haribo, elastoplasts, condoms, shewee (for the girls), loo roll, fags, vaseline (for the chaffing), rizlas, sunglasses.
Trainers you don't mind throwing away afterwards if the weather is bad.
Or wellies, of course. I bought a cheapish pair from an Army and Navy shop about seven or eight years ago and they've been to half a dozen festivals with me. I don't mind looking a bit like a tramp though - you may have higher standards.
Sugary snacks are a must as well, something filling like flapjack. The food on-site will be expensive so it's nice to have something to eat in-between lunch and dinner time.
just would like to take as little as possible / spend as little there as possible.
to hang on the side of your tent to attract Friends
just clean your body down with them in the morning and you will feel vaguely fresh for a bit.
Water bottle, stove, bacon, bread, marmite/misc spread, biscuits, beer, sweets, baked beans, super noodles, pasta and pasta sauces if you want to save money on food.
Plenty of clothes are a good bet just because stuff gets fucked up fast.
to piss off everyone watching the headline act who happen to be behind you