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#1 jhenri23

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:03 PM

Im camping for the first time. Any tips? time to arrive what to bring etc. Thanks much appreciated

#2 Tabbooma

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:07 PM

A pop up, lots of water, portable toilet for tent and a smile :bouncey:

#3 Joker

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:09 PM

Welcome

There's a thread around here someplace with some good tips.

We just moved into the new place so it's probably buried in a box that isn't unpacked yet ;)

#4 seany

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

See: http://www.gathering...the-2011-vibes/ for lots of tips :)

#5 jhenri23

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:11 PM

lol are the toliets bad?

#6 Spidergawd

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

A lot of good tips in this thread: http://www.gathering...the-2011-vibes/

Read the rules and guidelines. DO NOT show up earlier than the official opening time.

#7 Joker

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:12 PM

Not until we corrupt them

Bumped that thread for you

#8 Spidergawd

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:14 PM

lol are the toliets bad?


:rolling:

They are festival portos. The League Office does a pretty good job of keeping them maintained, but they are still festival portos.

PS: :welcome:

#9 gregoir

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 01:23 PM

An ez up and lots of water are key. you will survive the portos. Immodeum is your friend

#10 Tabbooma

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:03 PM

They do keep the portos clean.. Tabbooma always brings a tent porto :bouncey:

#11 Tabbooma

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 02:08 PM

Pop Tarts, Lobsters, & Clams are good to bring :cheerleader:

#12 Jerky

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:48 PM

freeze waters,and gatorades!

#13 jhenri23

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 04:49 PM

THanks for all the help, does it matter what time to show up? like first arrivers get best sites or they are put father away?

#14 Joker

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:33 PM

If you hang around these parts for a bit they'll come out with a call for "boardie camping" signups (not sure exactly when they do it) that's prolly your best bet prolly. Otherwise get there right when it opens as early arrivals usually get their entry delayed.

#15 DancingBearly

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Posted 21 March 2012 - 05:49 PM

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This and welcome everyboardie hangs out on the family board. :)

#16 upsguy

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 12:42 PM

They do keep the portos clean.. Tabbooma always brings a tent porto :bouncey:


Upsguy is wondering what Tabbooma does with "waste" from said tent porto during/after fest? Especially if he is eating clams and lobster all weekend. lol Upsguy would not want to find that groundscore after a 4 day fest.

#17 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 01:59 PM

THanks for all the help, does it matter what time to show up? like first arrivers get best sites or they are put father away?



8am arrival. Not 4 am, 2 am, 6 am.... 8 am. If you get there early you will end up in the holding lot and we dont release that until after everyone else gets through. Please dont come early and clog up the roads of BPT - mkay?

Campers are parked in a sort of a round robin. there is not guarantee that if you are first in line you will get the best spot, nor does it mean if you are 300th in line you will get the furthest spot. We park a few cars at a time in an area to make sure everyone can get in safely, then we send the next set of people to another area of the park, and so on.

Bring frozen water bottles! They help your cooler stay cold and are refreshing too!

Check out the new FAQ page for tons more info...

http://gatheringofthevibes.com/faq

#18 Eco

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:15 PM

Bring something to piss in if you get stuck in the long lines leading into the venue. Make sure you have enough gas as well.....saw a few people pushing or being towed last year.

#19 HABIT

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Posted 23 March 2012 - 08:26 PM

Pack everything you think you'll need and then remove 3/4's of it, because you'll never use it and it will annoy you cleaning it up!

#20 Spidergawd

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 12:21 PM

Upsguy is wondering what Tabbooma does with "waste" from said tent porto during/after fest? Especially if he is eating clams and lobster all weekend. lol Upsguy would not want to find that groundscore after a 4 day fest.


Same way we do. Dump into a porto, toilet or RV waste station. A decent portable is relatively easy to empty without all the unpleasant side effects you might imagine.

#21 Joker

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 03:19 PM

Same way we do. Dump into a porto, toilet an RV waste station, a subway station or an ATM. A decent portable is relatively easy to empty without all the unpleasant side effects you might imagine.

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#22 Spidergawd

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 07:51 PM

Jack! Why did I just know you would post that?? :carla:



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#23 jimbo02816

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 08:39 PM

Patience...it took me 5 hours in line to get to my camp site...I got there at 7:30am Thursday..plus got lousy camp site right at Mid-West beach while those that came later got closer to stage. The heat killed me. Record temps. 104 degrees on Friday..This year I got VIP so I don't have to walk so far. I'm getting old and last year about killed me....lol...But I'm back!!

#24 Joker

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Posted 26 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

Jack! Why did I just know you would post that?? :carla:



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Dude you're tossing me beach balls to hit, I HAVE to swing :lol:

#25 Spidergawd

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 12:04 PM

Dude you're tossing me beach balls to hit, I HAVE to swing :lol:


:rolling:

Touche brotha.

#26 Java Time

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Posted 27 March 2012 - 01:21 PM

it's car camping, so bring as much gear as you can hold. personal porta potties rule...bring lots o' honies that admire dirty old men!!!





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