Coachella Camping Checklist

Hey party people!!!

It is officially Coachella week and I hope you are ready to make it your best Coachella ever!! If this is your first time attending, get ready to have an epic time! I am going weekend 2 and getting super pumped for it! My favorite part about camping is the fact that you are already at the festival. You can spend your time at your campsite hanging out with your friends, make new friends and have your personal items accessible to you before, during and after the festival. However, there is of course the downside of waiting in line to use the showers, porta-potties and the heat waking you up really early in the morning. Don’t let the downsides discourage you or kill your fun too much because the pluses for sure outweigh the minuses!

My friends and I are meeting this weekend to plan all of the logistics of our campsite because yes, we are hardcore and want to make sure we are prepared! We like to get together to talk about who is bringing what and we also discuss the menu for the weekend so that we can agree and have 1 person shop, then the others just pay them. We used to have everyone bring their own food, but this wasted so much food and money. Costco is for sure the way to go! If you are also camping and want a checklist to ensure that you have all of the things to ensure a successful campsite, here is  a little Coachella camping checklist that will help you keep your campsite fun and functional!

For your campsite

  • Portable Shower – if you prefer to have your own “tent” shower, you can. Just buy the water bags to add into the shower and make sure that you take down the tent before going inside because it can blow over with the heavy winds.
  • Tent
  • Inflatable Mattress + Pump
  • Cooler – At least two. You should have one for your drinks and another for your food
  • Utensils
  • Napkins
  • Solo cups
  • Plates
  • Cooking utensils
  • Cooking Tupperware to put food that you are cooking/raw food
  • Grill/camping stove
  • Propane – If you are taking a little stove, make sure it is propane based, as you cannot take anything that will require fire.
  • Tent locks
  • Canopies
  • Chairs
  • Tables
  • Plastic containers/buckets to store all the food so they aren’t flying everywhere
  • First aid kit
  • Wipeys
  • Lysol wipes
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Lighter
  • Lanterns / a Bulb on an extension cord for light
  • Battery power converter – This is HUGE for us to have light and charge phones throughout the day
  • Flashlights
  • Rope
  • Zipties
  • Scissors / Pocket knife
  • Trash bags
  • Battery powered individual fan
  • Toilet paper
  • Earplugs
  • A unique identifier for your campsite – usually a flag or some type of lawn decor. There are SO many campsites, it is easy to lose yours.

Easy menu ideas:

  • Hot Dogs
  • Ham and cheese Sandwich
  • peanut butter & Jelly Sandwich
  • Egg burritos
  • Chips
  • Granola
  • Pre-cut fruit
  • Salads – Fruit salad, green salad
  • Oranges
  • Nachos
  • Jerkey
  • Trail mix
  • Ice
  • Water – PRO Tip: take a flask that will keep your water cool. Also take some liquid IV so that you can add it into your water.
  • Beer
  • Clamato – If you want a nice little drink to bring you to life the next day, make a michelada! YUM!
  • Tajin
  • Lemons
  • Redbull / your preferred energy drink to keep you going
  • Speaker – take several!
  • Portable charger, preferably a solar-powered one

Games

  • Water guns
  • Glow stick ring toss
  • Bubbles
  • Cards
  • Dice
  • Loteria

Remember that this campsite is your home for 4 days! Make it fun, comfy and somewhere that you will feel happy. Some fun decorations never hurt! 😉

I wish you the best coachella ever!!!

Cheers!

Gina

 

Coachella Essentials

I can’t believe it!

Coachella is right around the corner! ‘’Tis the time for fashion, sun, music, food and so much fun! This is my fourth Coachella and couldn’t be happier with the lineup. They thought about all of us Latinos when they made the lineup and I am HYPED (J Balvin, Bad Bunny, Tucanes de Tijuana)! I am also excited to see others, but these are at the top of my list to see at a huge stage.  

Today I wanted to share a little more of my necessary ‘Chella items that will hopefully help you on your first time(s) at the festival to make it run super smooth and have more fun. Here are the things to pack so that you can have a great experience:

  1. Water bottle/Camelback – It’s about to be HOOOTT! Make sure you prepare and have somewhere to store your cold water. If you can take an electrolyte replenisher and add it to your water, that would be the icing on the cake. There are water refill stations inside, so you can refill your water container.
  2. Sunscreen – Protect your skin! Make sure to not only wear some as soon as you get in the sun, but you continue to re-apply all day.
  3. Cute hats/caps – Ladies and gents, please cover your face! The festival begins around 1pm and you WILL be in the hot sun. Make sure to cover your face with a stylish hat.
  4. Bag flasks – If you have an alcohol preference, I would get a bag flask to more easily carry around your liquor.
  5. Walkie talkies – You will find that there are very few areas where you get full phone service, so if you are going with a group of friends that you won’t be with the entire time, then I would suggest buying walkie talkies. This will save you trying to call them over and over while there.
  6. Bandana – For the most part, the festival grounds are full of dirt. You want to make sure that you keep your allergies controlled and airways clear from as much dust as possible. It is typical to get the Coachella cough after the festival (basically a cough that lasts a week from all the dust), so anything you can do to help it will be best for you in the long run.
  7. Comfy shoes – You will be walking to a lot of different stages and for several hours through the day. Make sure that you are wearing comfy, preferably close-toed, shoes.
  8. Light jacket – Although during the day it’s super hot, it gets pretty chilly at night. The wind also picks up and it is worth carrying a jacket or a change of clothes to stay warm as it gets later.
  9. Portable charger – You want to make sure that you get all the fun times on your phone and Insta! Make sure that you pack a charger for your phone that fits in your bag.
  10. Not cash – This is really up to you, but just in case you were to lose your wallet, you want to make sure that on these multi-day events you don’t have too much cash lying around. This is why I would recommend just taking your card and always carry your wallet in the front of your outfit.
  11. For ladies – small purse/fanny – This will help you carry your lipstick, ID, etc.
  12. For guys – backpack – Carry your water and jacket with you and help out your girl(friends).

 

I hope that these tips help make your trip better and you enjoyed today’s post. Do you have any other essentials you ensure to take? Tell me in the comments below!

XO,

Gina