Personal Things To Bring:
If it's not on this list, consider leaving it at (babylonian) home. If in doubt, leave it out.
Pack it in, pack it out!
If you bring it in, you have to bring it out (or give it away).
(The following list concerns traveling a long way to a gathering.
Much of it is overkill for a weekend trip. Items in each section are
listed in approximate order of priority. Items deemed essential are
marked with "*". It's all just the opinions of a few persons, in any
tent, backpack with extra straps, sleeping bag,
pad/mattress (for sleeping on), sheet/blanket, tarp,
bunji cords, hammock
hat*, portable jacket with hood*, good broken-in walking
shoes/boots*, long pants/skirt*, bandana, socks and
underwear, shorts, sweater, long and short sleeved
shirts, raingear, a second pair of shoes/footwear for
swimming, towel, traveling back clothes (You need less clothing
than in Babylon.Bring clothes that protect against sun, insects, cold
and rain but avoid over packing.)
plastic bowl* with a hole in it for a string or clip, cup* with ear, fork
and spoons* with holes, water container* (wineskin), flashlight*, (Swiss
army) knife, lighter/matches, plastic bags, string, extra batteries,
camera (always ask before taking someone's picture), film
sheet, road and gathering maps, keys, uniquely colored messaging paper,
method for identifying vehicle from a distance (ribbons), signs/flags
(for marking campsite), ID/drivers license, timepiece and tickets if
needed for travel
organic soap/shampoo/toothpaste (Dr. Bronner's), sun block, toilet
paper (one roll with coffee canister to put it in), Skin So Soft or
other organic insect repellant, first aid cream/spray, bandages,
moleskin, Tylenol/Aspirin, needed medications, dental floss, birth
control, calamine loti on, water purifying method, calling cards
currency, credit cards (You won't need any money once you get to the
gathering, except for donations to the magic hat)*
Boats (10hp limit on lake), cannoes, kayaks, rafts, and water toys.Love:
Lots of it!
crystal, portable musical instruments, pen, paper, star finder, things to give/trade (Welcome Home! stickers)Snack/Sharing Food:
and nutritious vegetarian meals are served) dried fruit, peanut butter,
nuts/trail mix, favored sauces (BBQ, peanut), spices (no oregano)
Remember...at The Rainbow, shit happens. Go with it. Everything you need will come to you. Welcome Home!