What To Bring?
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This is an incomplete list and only a suggestion!
- 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
- 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)
- 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
- A water bottle and/or mug
- 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.