2020 LIB Pro Packing List
February 17th, 2020
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.
Ticket and ID: Might seem like a no-brainer, but triple check you have everything you need to enter the festival.
Trash Bags: Sort your trash and recycling to help us keep LIB Beautiful! Pro Tip – leave space in your car so you can fit the trash bags on the way out.
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, and shoe insoles are a lifesaver!
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. Carabiners are an easy way to bring your bottle wherever you go.
Yoga Mat: Yoga is a great way to start your day.
Headlamp: For hands-free night vision.
Rafts/ Floaties and Bathing Suits: To keep on floating!
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 (e.g. tapestries), remember to shade your tent and shared spaces.
Chairs: Inflatable or fold-out 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.
Heavy 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: Flashlight / headlamp, and lights for your campsite. Don’t forget batteries!
Camera: Don’t forget to label it with your name and contact info. Disposable cameras are a great way to document the fun!
Camping Things: Gloves, tape, rope, zip ties, bungee cords, tarps, safety pins, etc… for your camp.
Shower Towel & Shower Shoes: Showers are available in the campground plazas for $8. Cash or card accepted.
Journal: It’s hard to remember all the amazing memories you’re about to make at LIB! We recommend bringing a journal to jot down reminders and your new friends’ contact info.
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 own. 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, and extra toilet paper never hurts.
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!
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: 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 bandanas: Wet these and toss ’em in the cooler for a refreshing treat.
Bathing Suit: Bring the right attire to take a dip and cool off in the lake.
Parasols: Parasols are great for keeping cool and also are a fun, yet functional, totem.
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 (especially lemurs), NO Therapy Dogs. Festivals aren’t fun for dogs and other animals. Service animals are ok with documentation but you will need to email firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Motorized Watercraft, Boats, or Jet Skis: None of that.
Generators: The use of generators is no longer permitted
Due to safety and fire concerns, the use of any personal generators inside the festival and campgrounds is now prohibited. We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this causes our attendees. We appreciate everyone’s support and understanding as we work together with the Kern County Fire Department to keep LIB safe.
The festival will have safety staff monitoring the campgrounds to enforce all safety regulations.