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Electromagnetic Field 2020 will be held at [[Location|Eastnor Castle Deer Park]], located just east of Ledbury, Herefordshire. This is same site that we used in 2018.
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__NOTOC__
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This is an incomplete list and only a suggestion!
  
== Public transport ==
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== Vital stuff ==
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{|
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|-
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| align=right |⛺|| Tent (or space in someone else's)
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|-
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| align=right |🛌|| Bedding - a sleeping bag and a pillow, plus extra blankets in case it is cold
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|-
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| align=right |👚|| Clean clothes
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|-
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| align=right |🚿|| A towel (we have showers!)
 +
|-
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| align=right |🚿|| Shower gel, shampoo, soap, toothbrush, etc.
 +
|-
 +
| align=right |🔦|| Torch and extra batteries. The site will be well lit but there will be darker bits (e.g. inside your tent)
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|-
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| align=right |🥑|| Food and/or money for food (the bar will do cashback if you need more money)
 +
|-
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| align=right |👢|| Walking boots or wellies (the site is a field, good shoes are a must)
 +
|-
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| align=right |🧥|| Waterproofs. This is the UK: we do wet.
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|-
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| align=right |👕|| Warm clothing, for evenings and sleeping in if it gets cold
 +
|-
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| align=right |🎒|| Rucksack (or similar) for carrying valuables about with you (tents are NOT secure & we cannot guarantee things will be safe anywhere on site)
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|-
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| align=right |💊|| Medicines, hayfever tablets (you will be surrounded by hay bales all day)
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|-
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| align=right |🌞|| Sun cream and/or a sun hat
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|-
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| align=right |🎟️|| Your EMF ticket (printed or saved on your phone - these will be issued shortly before the event)
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|}
  
=== Train 🚂 ===
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== Useful things to bring ==
We are close to '''Ledbury''' station which is around [https://traintimes.org.uk/londonpaddington/ledbury/ three hours] direct from London Paddington (on [https://www.gwr.com/ GWR]) and [https://traintimes.org.uk/birminghamnewstreet/ledbury/ one hour] from Birmingham New Street (on [https://www.westmidlandsrailway.co.uk/ West Midlands Railway]).
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{|
 +
|-
 +
| align=right |🔌|| A 20-30m power lead. If you can, a 16A plug on the end is useful.
 +
|-
 +
| align=right |🔌|| A long (as long as the power lead) ethernet cable to connect your tent (although we have WiFi as well).
 +
|-
 +
| align=right |💻|| Computer, both for personal use and many of our workshops will use them
 +
|-
 +
| align=right |📱|| A DECT phone to make and receive phone call via the local DECT network
 +
|-
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| align=right |🔌|| Charging gear (for phones, laptops etc.)
 +
|-
 +
| align=right |🇪🇺|| Europe to UK plug adaptors (if you have non-UK equipment)
 +
|-
 +
| align=right |🔨|| Making gear (for any/all of your hobbies)
 +
|-
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| align=right |☕|| A water bottle and/or mug, useful for food & drink (when not got from vendors)
 +
|-
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| align=right |📼|| Tape, gaffer, LX, what ever, always useful for fixing things wot break (like tents)
 +
|-
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| align=right |🖊️|| Pen and paper
 +
|-
 +
| align=right |🚮|| Bin bags (for rubbish and dirty clothes)
 +
|-
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| align=right |🔥|| 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
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|}
  
Trains are likely to be significantly cheaper is you book an Advance ticket (although these tickets can only be used on the exact train booked).
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== Advice for villages/large groups ==
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{|
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|-
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| align=right |☕|| A small camping kettle may come in handy (larger kettles require care). We have food and drink vendors on site.
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|-
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| align=right |🍳|| A camping stove shouldn't be needed, but will be permitted as long as it's off the ground.
 +
|-
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| align=right |🖥️|| A network switch may reduce the amount of network cabling required, but please inform [[Network|the NOC]] if you need to connect more than 10 devices. Wireless access points are not allowed at all.
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|-
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| align=right |🖥️|| The switches in the DKs won't work at 10Mbps, so if you need 10baseT connectivity (e.g. for old or embedded things) please bring a switch.
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|-
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| align=right |🥛|| A mini fridge may be useful for storing milk.
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|}
  
=== Shuttle Bus 🚌===
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== Things to avoid if possible ==
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{|
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|-
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| align=right |🍾|| Glass bottles: broken glass is a pain to clean up.
  
We will be running a free shuttle bus service between Ledbury station and the site. Details of this are still TBC.
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|-
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| align=right |🔥|| Being on fire.
  
=== Air ✈️ ===
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|-
 
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| align=right |🛋️|| Repeatedly jumping on a pile of bean bags in the lounge: bean bag balls are a pain to clean up.
The closest major airport is [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Birmingham_Airport Birmingham ✈(BHX)], which is around [https://traintimes.org.uk/birminghaminternational/ledbury/ 1hr40] by train to Ledbury station; or an hour by road.
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[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bristol_Airport Bristol ✈(BRS)] and [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cardiff_Airport Cardiff ✈(CWL)] are around 1hr40 by road, but poorly connected by public transport.
 
 
 
For those travelling long-haul, BHX is likely to be be most useful followed by LHR.
 
 
 
== Driving 🚗 ==
 
 
 
=== Getting here ===
 
If you plan to drive, you will need to buy a parking ticket (£15) or campervan ticket (£40) available [https://www.emfcamp.org/tickets/other here]. Motorcycles do not require a parking ticket.
 
 
 
The site is around 13 mins drive from the M50 Junction 2.
 
 
 
Plan your travel to the south gate (adjacent to A438) - postcode '''HR8 1RQ''' should get you there. The entrance to the site is '''52°01'56"N 2°23'01"W''' / '''OS Grid SO 738 372'''.
 
 
 
Once you leave the motorway, follow the yellow AA signs to EMF, ignoring your sat nav which may try to take you through the town.
 
 
 
Coming with an [[Power/Electric_Vehicles|⚡️ electric vehicle?]] Please add yourself to the [[Power/Electric_Vehicles| EV charging page.]]
 
 
 
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Latest revision as of 15:37, 20 January 2020

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 - these will be issued shortly before the event)

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 DECT phone to make and receive phone call via the local DECT network
🔌 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 the NOC if you need to connect more than 10 devices. Wireless access points are not allowed at all.
🖥️ The switches in the DKs won't work at 10Mbps, so if you need 10baseT 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.