Festival Camping Gear 2016


School is out, the mercury is rising, and if you love live music and a cold beer, that can only mean one thing…it’s music festival season! Having just returned from Southeast Ohio and my first festival of the season, I thought I would throw down some of my favorite creature comforts that make camping amongst the hordes just a little bit more pleasurable.

When you are living out of a tent and a hatchback for four days, convenience and comfort are a premium. At 2:00 am after a full day (and night) of soaking up the tunes, the last thing you want to do is mess with your tent and sleeping pad. The Nomad Air 30XL by Nemo http://www.nemoequipment.com/ and the MSR Mutha Hubba tent http://www.cascadedesigns.com/msr made all the difference. The six inch pad makes it feel like you never left home. It inflates easily with a foot pump, and it can be attached to a second pad for a full queen-sized mattress that fits seamlessly within the tent. Throw on fitted sheet and your festival bedroom is complete.

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The Helinox Sunset Chair https://www.bigagnes.com/Products/ProductFinder/Helinox complements the camp site perfectly. It’s lightweight, compact, and allows for maximum lounging as you take in the music, and the comedic antics or your fellow festivillians.

If you have the room, I highly recommend bringing an ENO hammock to finish out your campsite in style https://www.eaglesnestoutfittersinc.com/. Throw on some Twilights, and you will be well illuminated and ready to go late into the night of any festival.

You can find all this gear and more in Louisville at http://questoutdoors.com/

For information about a festival near you check out https://www.musicfestivalwizard.com/