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#51 Mr Bo Berry

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:06 PM

My suggestion, camp with Tabbbooma and/or Butch. You will want for nothing and you will laugh your ass off for a weekend..LOL

#52 IT_Buzz

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:41 PM

Thanks peeps! Lots of good ideas. Will incorporate these into my Vibes weekend of fun.

As for the heat this past year... we never even set the tent up. We just slept on our sleeping pads under the EZ-Up.

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Posted 28 March 2012 - 11:53 PM

Prolly a fire extinguisher if you are in family camp... :bowl:


A shotgun with birdshot if you are in family camping and you see Chinese laterns flying over head.

#54 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:18 AM

Cheap solar garden lights are a great way to make a path that doesn't bring people over your tent guy lines. I find having a roll of duct or gaffers tape always comes in handy. If you have the space, a portable jump start box saves you when you're using the car radio, and is a handy place to charge a phone.


THIS@!

#55 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 12:22 AM

There's a Vibes blog?


There sure is! Here's the link. Just launched last week. http://gatheringofth...om/govibes-blog

the link in my blog goes to the old must haves post - here is the right one. http://www.gathering...the-vibes-2012/

#56 Java Time

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:08 AM

Air mattres bed stand!!! It's car camping boys n girls :Phishfolk:

#57 Speckta

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:04 PM

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DOUGIE!!

There sure is! Here's the link. Just launched last week. http://gatheringofth...om/govibes-blog


.. Well... I'll be...

#58 sure-ur-rightdancer

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 01:25 PM

3 part series that I wrote for hidden track a year or two ago with a bunch of awesome tips (if I do say so myself) --- be warned I am a crazy "camper" and I basically take anything and everything with me that I could ever possibly need

http://www.glidemaga...survival-guide/

#59 tyedyedee

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 02:39 PM

yes you do, carla...you will forever be my hero when we were setting up velcro (i think it was the first year back in seaside? :huh: )
anyway, it was HOT and setting up was sweaty and annoying and you appeared like an angel, offering us popsicles from your dry ice-filled cooler of icy wonders :drool:
:clapping:
it was the best popsicle ever :bliss:

#60 Mama Kel

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

Dr.Bronner's Peppermint Soap is the tittybombs for cooling down in the shower at a hot fest. Biodegradable, too.

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Just don't brush your teeth with it :lol: ((((((Frank)))))))

#61 nancykind

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 03:08 PM

mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm, i bet it was!! :)

#62 JBetty

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 04:12 PM

DOUGIE!!





Dude is nothing but trouble.
Coercing people into corners and yakking all over the parking lot....
Nothing but trouble.

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:10 PM

Dude is nothing but trouble.
Coercing people into corners and yakking all over the parking lot....
Nothing but trouble.


sketchy fucker was at velcro constantly last year :plain:
even had his way with mamapajama! :eek:











dont tell mik :funny1:










his 'handler' is a good guy, though, with a perfectly amusing evil giggle, amplified a bit by the aforementioned 'dougie' but still :lol: :devil:

#64 JBetty

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 05:54 PM

sketchy fucker was at velcro constantly last year :plain:



Tell me about it - he lived in the tent right in back of mine. :rolleyes:

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 09:42 PM

Rain gear, never know when a down pour is gonna happen. Always check the weather 2week and up! Mmmmmmm ice cream in the summer........ I always tell my friend drake he's in charge of it every year at AG but never get any........ never had the heart to tell him just to get dry ice..... :bouncey:

#66 ladygingechilla

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:38 PM

There sure is! Here's the link. Just launched last week. http://gatheringofth...om/govibes-blog

the link in my blog goes to the old must haves post - here is the right one. http://www.gathering...the-vibes-2012/


I love the blog! What a nice personal touch to such an enormous fest! <3

#67 ladygingechilla

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Posted 29 March 2012 - 11:43 PM

I met Dougie @ Wormtown... nice fellow

#68 VSCT

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 01:21 AM

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#69 Speckta

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 12:55 PM

Dude is nothing but trouble.
Coercing people into corners and yakking all over the parking lot....
Nothing but trouble.


For the record, Dougie never made it out to Furthur at Coney Island.. / CMU (whatever venue that was). He gets a bad enough rap as it is, let's not pin stuff on him he had nothing to do with :)

sketchy fucker was at velcro constantly last year :plain:
even had his way with mamapajama! :eek:


:naughty:

his 'handler' is a good guy, though, with a perfectly amusing evil giggle, amplified a bit by the aforementioned 'dougie' but still :lol: :devil:


:mrgreen:

Tell me about it - he lived in the tent right in back of mine. :rolleyes:


Dougie tried so hard to behave when people were sleeping... I think that warrants another invite for next year.

I met Dougie @ Wormtown... nice fellow


I hear Dougie likes you too.

#70 JBetty

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

For the record, Dougie never made it out to Furthur at Coney Island.. / CMU (whatever venue that was). He gets a bad enough rap as it is, let's not pin stuff on him he had nothing to do with :)



You mean that was YOU?!?! :crazy:

#71 Heady

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 02:38 PM

I saw this on fb the other day and want to try it. You put a head lamp around a gallon of water it makes a cool ambient lantern that won't hurt your eyes.


Bury the headlamp in the ground, and place water directly on top of the light. Even cooler!

#72 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:13 PM

I love the blog! What a nice personal touch to such an enormous fest! <3


Thanks darlin!

#73 Luvsdaizies

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 03:15 PM

My suggestion, camp with Tabbbooma and/or Butch. You will want for nothing and you will laugh your ass off for a weekend..LOL


Donno about Tabboma, but i can testify on the space camp w/ butch. Love and laughs!

#74 VSCT

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:52 PM

Dougie isn't the one you have to worry about. Its his cousin Thuggie.

#75 gregoir

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 04:53 PM

no children around gregoir makes for happy camping.

#76 Feck

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:56 PM

always, always , always pack one of these ,or make on at the camp site.

Teru teru bozu


Teru-teru-bozu, teru bozu
Do make tomorrow a sunny day
But if the clouds are crying (it’s raining)
Then I shall snip your head off



http://muza-chan.net.../teru-teru-bozu

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#77 PieDoh

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 09:04 PM

camping must? quiet.....and peace, and bug spray

#78 VSCT

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:35 PM

I got one of these as a gift for Xmas. Cannot wait to try it out:

http://www.coleman.c...65#.T3Y0_TGPWSo

#79 nancykind

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Posted 30 March 2012 - 10:41 PM

nice! i got a pretty good sized folding fan that i hope i don't have to run much! :tongue1:

#80 Heady

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 12:15 AM

I got one of these as a gift for Xmas. Cannot wait to try it out:

http://www.coleman.c...65#.T3Y0_TGPWSo


F'n genius

#81 Speckta

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:40 AM

You mean that was YOU?!?! :crazy:


Bottle of vodka (.. Smirnoff? Could it have been Smirnoff?) with a Sprite chaser got crushed on the hour-long subway ride there... Headache on the way home was damn near unbearable... When we made it to manhattan from BK, I said "fuck it boys, we're getting off at canal street and we're fuckin' cabbing it back to Queens. I can't take another freakin' minute on this god damn subway."

Rare form...

#82 kramer

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:05 PM

we have a big rubbermaid bin we call the "festival pack". It holds all of our fest essentials- plates/silverware/paper towels/grill tools/coffe pot/coffee/sugar/first aid kit/garbage bags/flashlights//toys/bling/etc... it makes packing so much easier! Just toss that baby in the car!

#83 Ginger Snap

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 02:21 PM

Bubba jug and a Marriott.

#84 IT_Buzz

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 03:58 PM

we have a big rubbermaid bin we call the "festival pack". It holds all of our fest essentials- plates/silverware/paper towels/grill tools/coffe pot/coffee/sugar/first aid kit/garbage bags/flashlights//toys/bling/etc... it makes packing so much easier! Just toss that baby in the car!

Yes! A thousand time over, yes!

#85 Mama Kel

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Posted 31 March 2012 - 07:48 PM

we have a big rubbermaid bin we call the "festival pack". It holds all of our fest essentials- plates/silverware/paper towels/grill tools/coffe pot/coffee/sugar/first aid kit/garbage bags/flashlights//toys/bling/etc... it makes packing so much easier! Just toss that baby in the car!


before camper, this is what we used to do - made life so much easier!

#86 VSCT

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Posted 02 April 2012 - 11:45 PM

Bottle of vodka (.. Smirnoff? Could it have been Smirnoff?) with a Sprite chaser got crushed on the hour-long subway ride there... Headache on the way home was damn near unbearable... When we made it to manhattan from BK, I said "fuck it boys, we're getting off at canal street and we're fuckin' cabbing it back to Queens. I can't take another freakin' minute on this god damn subway." Rare form...


I dont think it was smirnoff, but yeh it was a brutal ride back.
If I recall it was your choice of chaser...vodka and sprite...yuck

#87 cjtpaint

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:05 AM

I have a long range bachpack. Come by and pick it up. My days of climbing are over.

#88 Kuzsin

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 12:39 AM

.....inflatable bondage chair....comes with wrist and ankle cuffs for that out of control wook....

#89 KittyKindBud

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:14 PM

Skip sleeping then you don't need to haul tent, sleeping bag, etc.

 

Skip eating...then you don't have to bring food...eating utensils...pots (the metal kind), pans....



#90 JBetty

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:49 PM

Skip eating...then you don't have to bring food...eating utensils...pots (the metal kind), pans....

 

Won't need the portos either.   :lol:



#91 little frog

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 06:58 PM

tent heater to keep tent dry at night

fan for daytime napping

beef (or veggie) jerky for quick meals

baby wipes

loose sweats for sleeping

 

but seriously, room service and a bathroom would be nice too.

camping with tabbooma is key .. he's always ready to serve up a hot meal and big smile. <3



#92 Jerky

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:57 PM

Monistat chafing relief powder gel!!!!!!!

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

Monistat chafing relief powder gel!!!!!!!

#94 Tabbooma

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:27 PM

Tabbooma is the tent heater <3

tent heater to keep tent dry at night

fan for daytime napping

beef (or veggie) jerky for quick meals

baby wipes

loose sweats for sleeping

 

but seriously, room service and a bathroom would be nice too.

camping with tabbooma is key .. he's always ready to serve up a hot meal and big smile. <3



#95 Tabbooma

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 09:29 PM

Pop up for over tents and mat for chill area, good cooler, prepped meats in zip bags... and good friends :)



#96 Java Time

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Posted 20 August 2013 - 10:18 PM

Cheap solar garden lights are a great way to make a path that doesn't bring people over your tent guy lines. I find having a roll of duct or gaffers tape always comes in handy. If you have the space, a portable jump start box saves you when you're using the car radio, and is a handy place to charge a phone.

 solar garden lights rocked!!! worked like a champ and the battery charger/power supply thing is real good...just don't jump start a new mercedes with it (not mine)...you'll burn it out!



#97 little frog

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 02:14 AM

Tabbooma is the tent heater <3

yes, yes you are .. lol, my tent heater <3



#98 Goose

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:10 PM

Food that doesn't need to be cooked is a must.  save the gourmet camp cooking for camping where you don't have to miss music to cook.

I made some nice mochachinos put them in little gatorade bottles and froze them, they were awesome and I didn't have to mess around with making coffee in the morning.

I have the rubermaid bin for everything that's little and doesn't have it's own case, easier than looking all over the car for little things that get missplaced. 



#99 Java Time

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:20 PM

I DON'T CARE IF IT'S 900 DEGREES OUT...I'M MAKING COFFEE!!! :joker: But yeah....any food that is going to take away from music to prep n cook should be done at home and just heated up....I really don't wanna hear about how "the chicken is gonna go bad and we gotta do this and that..." at the main stage while trying to listen to awesome music...kills the mood ya know.

#100 KittyKindBud

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 12:39 PM

We finally broke down and bought a Little Buddy Space Heater - it works great.  Hippie Mick did tell me that when I put it away for the winter to wrap it in a plastic garbage bag....little spiders will crawl into it and lay eggs in it.....it happened to him twice....







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