Getting Here Guide

Pro Packing List

This handy guide includes the essential packing list for camping at Lightning in a Bottle along with a few important must-haves for slaying the game with your squad.


Sleeping Supplies: An Air Mattress, futon, or other soft surfaces for comfy sleep including pillows and warm blankets to bundle up at night.

Tent Lock: Theft isn’t a frequent occurrence throughout the campsites, but it does happen. If you’re bringing valuables like your computer, portable speakers or expensive camp equipment, be smart and keep it out of plain sight or tucked away in your tent when you’re not at your camp. If you’re feeling extra cautious pick up a tent lock.

Shade: Whether it’s an EZ-up you’re using for shade or a makeshift sun-blocking structure with branches and fabric, remember to shade your tent and shared spaces.

Chairs: Inflatable or foldout chairs save a lot of space!

Extra Blankets: The LIB nights can be brutally cold. Pack an extra blanket just in case your sleeping bag isn’t cutting it.

Trash Bags: Sort your trash and recycling to help us keep LIB Beautiful!

Heave Duty Stakes, Hammer or Sandbags: The winds can get pretty strong and unfastened tents and EZ ups have been known to take flight! Stake down your stuff for your safety and your neighbors safety!

Light: Flash light / headlamp

Camera: Don’t forget to label it with your name and contact info.

Camping Things: Gloves, tape, rope, zip ties, etc for your camp

Shower Towel & Shower Shoes: Showers are available in the campground plazas for $7. Cash Only!


Reusable Water Bottle:  Please no single-use plastic bottles! Water stations are abundant within the main festival area, but definitely keep a good amount of water back at your camp. If you’re tired or cranky, you’re probably dehydrated.

First Aid Kit: Blisters, scrapes, & scratches are common festival boo-boos. Save yourself the trek to the medic tent for a band-aid and pack your won. You never know!

Sunscreen: You’re not invincible ya know. Don’t forget the aloe in case you get burned.

Lip Balm: Read your lips! And don’t skimp on the sun protection.

Toiletries: Don’t leave behind the toothbrush, toothpaste, feminine products, towel, etc.

Baby wipes: These little guys make for quick cleaning when you don’t have time to shower (just don’t put them in the porto-potties please!). We will also have showers onsite for a small fee.

Hand soap/sanitizer: At some point, you’ll need it.

Earplugs: For both protecting those precious ears and helping with sleep!

Sunglasses: Pro-tip – bring an extra pair!

Eye Stuff: Extra glasses, contact lenses and/or eye drops

Vitamins & Meds: Allergy medication, stomach or digestion aids, vitamins for rejuvenation and your prescription medication permitted with a prescription.


Cooler: We will have ice for sale in 7lb bags for $5 each!

Water bottle or a Canteen: We’ll have fill up stations to stay hydrated. Pro Tip – pack an extra!

Sink Things: Reusable cups, plates, and utensils will make meals green and easy.

Trash/recycling bags: Help us keep LIB Beautiful!

Soap: If biodegradable is the way to go don’t forget to bring the Bronners.

Cookware: Easily overlooked but important then it’s chow time.

Propane powered stove: No open fires please!

Noms: Bring your favorite foods or some cash to get eats from our delish food vendors.


Layering Garments: Bring cool clothes for the day and warm clothes for the night. Plan for highs in the 90’s in the day, with lows in the 60’s at night. Scarves, lightweight sweaters, beanies, cloves, tall socks.

Hats and headwear: Say no to naked noggins.

Scarves and bananas: Wet these and toss ’em in the cooler for a refreshing treat.

Functional Kicks: Plan for lots of walking! Remember to bring durable, comfy shoes for hiking and dancing. The staff recommends close-toed shoes, but sturdy, supportive sandals are abundant during the hot days. Boots are recommended for night.

Self Expression Through Style: Get creative and show us what you got!

What Not to Bring

Illegal Substances: It’s the law.

Pets: NO Emotional Support Animals, NO Therapy Dogs. Service animals are ok with documentation but you will need to email for further instruction.

Weapons: You don’t need a coconut machete to have a good time.

Speakers: No amplified sound in the campgrounds.

Glass Bottles or Glass Containers: This means beer, soda, hard liquor. Plan accordingly.

Open Fires, Fireworks or Fire Lanterns: Fire will only be in the fire arts flow zone under provided supervision or in designated fire pits.



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by: Molly Narodick

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