Fest season is in full swing as we reach the heights of summer, but it never hurts to make preparations for each time you head out into the hills and leave this land for a long weekend or a significant number of days. Whilst some sites have bunk houses, most require you to sleep in a tent – and camping requires kit!
I am not a graceful camper – my OH will attest to this – but having camped at each fest since I began attending the large Fools and Heroes events I would like to think I have developed some amount of resilience. I am a grumpy camper, I do not find climbing out of a warm sleeping bag into the cold amusing, and dashing through the rain to the toilet block is not one of my fonder memories of events. However, camping can help leave the “real” world behind.
So, as I cast my own mind forward to the next event and consider whether it is time to replace our tent, I thought I would share some of my views on preparing to go larping in the wilds (or not so wild wilds).