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Coachella Glamping Checklist

In April I will be attending the Coachella music festival, and I am beyond excited. The festival is three months away, but I want to be prepared ahead of time. I’m a major procrastinator, and I want to actually be pretty prepared for my first Coachella.For my first year at Coachella I will be car camping. We are flying to California and just renting a car there for the weekend. Here’s my glamping checklist for Coachella…

  • Canopy with sidewalls. Instead of trying to hang up sheets for extra shade, we’re just going to get a canopy with sidewalls. And hopefully the sidewalls will help if there are any crazy sandstorms that sweep through the area. We are purchasing our canopy through Amazon.
  • 2-person tent. We’re just getting a small tent, because it’s likely we won’t really use it much. We are going to get a solo tent or a two-person tent, something that’ll fit under our canopy and will give us a little extra room. It’s just a place where we can sleep, or simply just lounge in. We are purchasing our tent through Sears.
  • Portable solar shower. It’s going to be extremely hot and we are going to face sandstorms. So that’s just a lot of sweat and dirt we’ll be covered in throughout the day. If we want to just go a quick rinse throughout the way, we’ll have the option to do so with the solar shower. We’ll be purchasing this through Amazon.
  • Plastic stakes, rubber mallet, bungee cords and duct tape. To keep our campsite together, we are going to have these few basics. All of these will be purchased through Amazon.
  • 10×10 poly tarp. The foundation for our campsite. I’m sure the tarp will come in handy for many things, but we plan to just lay it on the ground beneath our canopy. We will be purchasing this through Amazon.
  • Pillows, sheets, and sleeping bag. Basic sleeping gear, whatever you need to be comfortable. I’m bringing one lightweight sheet and a comfortable pillow. I’m also bringing a basic sleeping bag, just something for a little extra comfort. We will be purchasing these items from Target.
  • Chairs and table. Folding chairs and table to relax at throughout the day. It’s only two of us, so I want to do a pretty small table. The folding chairs will be purchased at the dollar store. I’m still looking into tables, but I’m sure I’ll purchase it through Walmart or Amazon.
  • Flashlights. We are going to have some for our campsite and mini flashlights to carry around the festival, that way once it’s late we’ll be set. We will purchase these through Amazon.
  • Portable fans and tent fan. We’ll have a tent fan to circulate some air through our area, and two handheld fans to carry around. We will purchase these through Target.
  • Bug spray. I definitely don’t want ants and other insects all around the campsite. I’m sure I can’t avoid them, but I want to avoid having as little insects as possible around. I will purchase this through Target.
  • First aid kit. There is a first-aid area on site, but I will create a kit filled with the basics for us. This will include: Band-Aids, antibacterial ointment, antiseptic wipes, ibuprofen, tweezers, gauze pads, and medical tape. I will purchase this at the dollar store.
  • Extra Batteries. Pretty much all of our electronics will be batter powered, so I want to have enough extra batteries as back-up. We will purchase these through Amazon.
  • Extreme cooler. We are purchasing the 50 qt. Coleman xtreme series wheeled cooler through Amazon.
  • Wet wipes, hand sanitizer, plates, cups, trash bags, Ziploc bags, paper towel and silverware. We are going to purchase these items once we’re actually closer to Indio. We’re just going to find a dollar store and stock up on the basics. We’ll only need one of each item, since it’s only a few of us. I’m sure we’ll end up sharing any extras we have.
  • Food and drinks. I’m only bringing breakfast, snacks, and drinks. I’m bringing a 12-pack of water, boxed wine, bagels, individual cream cheese packets, oranges, apples, granola bars, mini bottled lemon juice, and unsalted mini pretzels.
  • Portable charger. I actually found a solar powered portable charger on Amazon I wanted to try out. I’m buying two different chargers, that way I can switch them out as need be. I’m purchasing my portable chargers through Amazon.

There are so many helpful sites that offer Coachella prep, and you’ll find a lot of useful information on the main site as well. There are a lot of things that aren’t allowed at the festival, so don’t forget to check that out on Coachella’s site. You can definitely add a lot more to your campsite to spice it up, but since we’re travelling from so far and flying, I decided to stick to the basics.

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  1. You’re going to have an amazing time!!! We have started a Guide to Coachella if you want to subscribe our next part is on car camping – just in case you have missed anything. Sadly we won’t be car camping this year as we are bringing our 11 month old eeek. It will be our 6th time !! Enjoy!!!

    Happy Coachella


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