What To Bring?

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This is an incomplete list and only a suggestion!

Vital stuff

Tent (or space in someone else's)
🛌 Bedding - a sleeping bag and a pillow, plus extra blankets in case it is cold
👚 Clean clothes
🚿 A towel (we have showers!)
🚿 Shower gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.
🔦 Torch and extra batteries. The site will be well lit but there will be darker bits (e.g. inside your tent)
🥑 Food and/or money for food (the bar will do cashback if you need more money)
👢 Walking boots or wellies (the site is a field, good shoes are a must)
🧥 Waterproofs. This is the UK: we do wet.
👕 Warm clothing, for evenings and sleeping in if it gets cold
🎒 Rucksack (or similar) for carrying valuables about with you (tents are NOT secure & we cannot guarantee things will be safe anywhere on site)
💊 Medicines, hayfever tablets (you will be surrounded by hay bales all day)
🌞 Sun cream and/or a sun hat
🎟️ Your EMF ticket (printed or saved on your phone)

Useful things to bring

🔌 A 20-30m power lead. If you can, a 16A plug on the end is useful.
🔌 A long (as long as the power lead) ethernet cable to connect your tent (although we have WiFi as well).
💻 Computer, both for personal use and many of our workshops will use them
💻 A micro USB cable to connect the badge to your computer
🔌 Charging gear (for phones, laptops etc.)
🇪🇺 Europe to UK plug adaptors (if you have non-UK equipment)
🔨 Making gear (for any/all of your hobbies)
A water bottle and/or mug, useful for food & drink (when not got from vendors)
📼 Tape, gaffer, LX, what ever, always useful for fixing things wot break (like tents)
🖊️ Pen and paper
🚮 Bin bags (for rubbish and dirty clothes)
🔥 A few gold and silver space blankets and clothes pins to cover your tent and prevent it from turning into an oven in the morning sun

Advice for villages/large groups

A small camping kettle may come in handy (larger kettles require care). We have food and drink vendors on site.
🍳 A camping stove shouldn't be needed, but will be permitted as long as it's off the ground.
🖥️ A network switch may reduce the amount of network cabling required but please inform NOC you have a switch. Wireless access points are not allowed.
🖥️ The switches in the DK's won't all do 10Mbit, so if you need 10Mbit connectivity (e.g. for old or embedded things) please bring a switch.
🥛 A mini fridge may be useful for storing milk

Things to avoid if possible

🍾 Glass bottles: broken glass is a pain to clean up.
🔥 Being on fire.
🛋️ Repeatedly jumping on a pile of bean bags in the lounge: bean bag balls are a pain to clean up.