Don’t let the stress of packing or flying get in the way of enjoying your Coachella experience. We’ve got the ultimate essentials lists that’ll have you packing, flying and camping like a ‘first class’ veteran.
The Flight Essentials:
Unless you’re a trust fund baby we expect that you’ll be flying economy, and we all know it’s not the most luxurious experience. To help we’ve created a checklist of items to take on board that’ll make you forget about being squashed in a 45cm seat for the next 14+ hours. We just hope for your sake it’s not next to a crying kid or someone who probably should’ve booked two seats.
- Face mask: So you don’t step off looking like you’ve aged 25 years
- Toothbrush: For a mid flight clean, ya nasty
- Neck pillow: When you ‘try’ to get some sleep
- Empty water bottle: So you don’t have to keep asking for the crappy paper cup of water
- Travel socks: To avoid losing circulation from being crammed into that 45cm seat
- Face wipes: For wiping the look of despair off your face when you realise it’s only been 5 hours
- Snacks: When you’re too ashamed to ask the flight attendant for another bag of roasted chickpeas
- Headphones/earphones: To block out any crying children or snoring neighbours
Now that the in-flight packing is done, you’ll be needing those camping hacks.
Camping Tips & Tricks
Pack lightly and with precision:
The last thing you want is a suitcase full to the brim of clothes you’re never going to wear. To avoid digging around like a dog in the sand when you can’t find that top you ‘swear you packed’, pre-plan what you’ll be wearing and pack it in order of outfits / days.
Home sweet home:
Your campsite is going to be your home for the next four days, so make it feel that way. Make it cosy with your favourite pillows and even put up a few fairy lights for decoration. If you’re keen on hitting the ultimate comfort level, Aldi are selling sleeping bag onesies for around $50.
Hygiene and hair-do hacks:
Camping at a music festival is dead-set rank, and becomes especially hard for those Insta gals who don’t actually ‘wake up like this’ and need a full 2-3 hours of hair and makeup before they step foot out the door.
- Wear your best hair style on the first day and start slicking it back each day as the grime starts to build. Tip: Braids or space buns are key.
- Face wipes can be used for more than your face. There’s no need for a shower everyday when you can use a few of these bad boys under the pits.
- Shower shoes are essential when you’re camping. You never know what you could contract over a weekend festival.
For more camping essentials check out our blog on more ways to survive the festival season without needing a tetanus shot and a full body disinfectant when you get home.