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Tips on Indoor camping at festivals

the lemonade lady 06 Feb 12 - 04:03 AM
the lemonade lady 06 Feb 12 - 04:08 AM
GUEST,Brenda 06 Feb 12 - 04:53 AM
Leadfingers 06 Feb 12 - 04:54 AM
gnomad 06 Feb 12 - 05:18 AM
GUEST,Square The Circle 06 Feb 12 - 08:42 AM
wysiwyg 06 Feb 12 - 08:48 AM
wysiwyg 06 Feb 12 - 08:52 AM
Dave the Gnome 06 Feb 12 - 09:02 AM
GUEST,BanjoRay 06 Feb 12 - 11:47 AM
Jack Campin 06 Feb 12 - 02:58 PM
wysiwyg 06 Feb 12 - 03:03 PM
GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler 06 Feb 12 - 05:55 PM
r.padgett 06 Feb 12 - 06:45 PM
My guru always said 07 Feb 12 - 02:43 AM
nutty 07 Feb 12 - 04:10 AM
the lemonade lady 07 Feb 12 - 05:46 AM
My guru always said 07 Feb 12 - 07:46 AM
the lemonade lady 07 Feb 12 - 09:41 AM
Rapparee 07 Feb 12 - 09:57 AM
Noreen 07 Feb 12 - 04:08 PM
r.padgett 08 Feb 12 - 03:36 AM
Dorothy Parshall 08 Feb 12 - 07:45 PM
GUEST,999 08 Feb 12 - 10:37 PM
the lemonade lady 14 Feb 12 - 01:27 PM
BanjoRay 14 Feb 12 - 04:31 PM
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Subject: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:03 AM

I have booked a space at The Alcester Winter Warmer at the end of this month and have never done it before. I'm thinking about using a one man pop up tent for privacy, is this done?

Any advice and tips would be gravely received. I'm sure ear plugs will be needed.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:08 AM

I have found This now, but any up to date info would be useful.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: GUEST,Brenda
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:53 AM

afraid pop up tents are not welcome as far as I know. Have no idea what the arrangements are for where we are sleeping as usually we just all lie round the edges of the sports hall, at least I would imagine it will be warmer than the hall and we may even be on carpet.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: Leadfingers
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 04:54 AM

Watch out for idiots who are not due to do anything til Mid afternoon and hence dont give a damn if nobody gets any sleep till 4am . The Privacy thing doesnt bother me after serving in the R A F


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: gnomad
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 05:18 AM

Sleeping mat & bag, blackout eyemask, earplugs, hard hat, quick slip-on footwear & thick nightwear. Sorted.

No barbecues or pets, thank you.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: GUEST,Square The Circle
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 08:42 AM

Dear Sal
Ask Patti Smith, it is rumored that she can build a three floor Georgian mansion from three dinner chairs and a bench.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 08:48 AM

I often carry my stuff in a 5-gal bucket WITH LID because sometimes.... one discovers, JUST a tad too late, that one might have needed an empty bucket WITH LID.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 08:52 AM

PS-- and the 6' length of flannel for your or someone else's forgotten towel, shawl, nappie, blankie, mosquito netting, tablecloth, instrument cover, etc.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: Dave the Gnome
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 09:02 AM

Don't drive the tent pegs in to a laminate floor.

DtG


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: GUEST,BanjoRay
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 11:47 AM

I'll be indoor camping this weekend in the Gainsborough Old Time festival. Last year the place was full of pegless tents for privacy, bu this year the school have put their foot down and banned them for H & S reasons - god knows why.
I always take Gnomad's list of stuff (see his post) (except the hard hat!) plus a small torch for finding your way to the loo without putting the light on in the small hours.

Cheers
Ray


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: Jack Campin
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 02:58 PM

this year the school have put their foot down and banned them for H & S reasons - god knows why

Fire safety, probably. There is always going to be some idiot lighting a candle or a campstove inside.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: wysiwyg
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 03:03 PM

banned them for H & S reasons

Risk management comes in so MANY forms. At our church, for instance, there are reasons we deny minors total privacy inside the building that have nothing to do with what WE think may actually happen with chaperones present-- and everything to do with zero-tolerance approaches to date rape.

Which, if ya think about it, actually is a GOOD policy in this crazy world.

~S~


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: GUEST,Ebor_Fiddler
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 05:55 PM

Has anybody sugggested that you take something to stop the floor digging into you overnight? Floors are HARD! Get a kippamat or a lilo whatever else you take!


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: r.padgett
Date: 06 Feb 12 - 06:45 PM

AS above plenty of padding for abed, no tents needed!

Ear plugs for extraneous noises (no comment) makes drunks laugh!

Can't do it when you make me laugh!! [sleep] of course

Ray


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: My guru always said
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 02:43 AM

As far as I'm aware, indoor camping at Alcester Winter Warmer this year will be in the Swan pub as the Greig is closed. I don't know about the Sports Hall and I'm pretty sure that the pub wouldn't want tents inside. As this is the first year they've been involved, it would be wise to show them a good impression of 'Festival Folkies'.

That aside, indoor camping requires a degree of tolerance when lots of people are sleeping in the same room. And a very good sense of humour!


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: nutty
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 04:10 AM

Depending how sensitive you are to nasty smells - a can of air freshener could be useful.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 05:46 AM

This sounds worse and worse. I may sleep in my car.

I have a camp bed, but sounds as tho I can't use it.
I use a duvet and pillows, but sounds as tho there won't be room.

I am re considering.

:-(


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: My guru always said
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 07:46 AM

I have a camp bed, but sounds as tho I can't use it.
I use a duvet and pillows, but sounds as tho there won't be room.


Not sure where you saw that Sal, I haven't seen anything about lack of room etc, I just replied to the tent idea.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 09:41 AM

Just a general Impression I'm picking up from all of the comments. Offers of airbeds, roll mats, no tent... etc. please remember that anything I say is to be taken with a pinch of salt. Life for me, isn't serious, it's too short!


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: Rapparee
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 09:57 AM

I consider indoor camping a motel or hotel, otherwise known as a "brick teepee."


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: Noreen
Date: 07 Feb 12 - 04:08 PM

I use airbed, duvet and pillows for indoor camping. Some people have those very tall air beds so it's like a full-size mattress :) Some also use traditional scout-type campbeds, or travel light with rollmats.

Only warning would be- if you have a bed that takes up a lot of space, get there early!

Usually, when large-scale indoor camping is organised eg in a school at Banbury festival, thee are different rooms, some of which are 'quiet' areas.

In the case of the Swan at Alcester this is the first time we'll be using it, and I believe we'll all be in the one room. Again, get there early to bag a spot to your liking.

Give it a go, Sal- it can be good fun :)


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: r.padgett
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 03:36 AM

A sleeping bag is a necessity!! Not one that tapers I feell is best (can tell you stories bout that!!)

A change to sleeping clothes as well for warm and I always have a cloth cap! depends how warm it is

Underbody padding of any sort also

Ray


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: Dorothy Parshall
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 07:45 PM

Air freshener?

These are toxic substances which do not freshen the air but contain neuro-toxins to fool your brain into thinking so. They make me VERY ill in just a few minutes. Be kind to your hall mates and leave that garbage in the store for the fools who insist on buying them. They actually need to be banned. The EPA would do that if the corporations were not in control.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: GUEST,999
Date: 08 Feb 12 - 10:37 PM

Jesus Christ, the gal's trying to figure out how to camp in a building. Lay on the floor and go to sleep.

Shelter is shelter. Keep warm and wake up. How the hell air freshener got in there is beyond me. When I fart, I fart. Ya don't like it, move to the next building!

D, likely half of what we grew up eating, drinking, breathing and otherwise ingesting is toxic. We ain't dead yet.

BTW, the thing about fracking is not happening now. But the Provincial 'no fracking' ban is soon to be lifted, maybe, so it looks like the work against it has to start now.

First thing comes to mind is an information campaign. I'll mention it on the 18th at the concert. After that, well, that's after that. The particular mayor is stunned as me arse. But he ain't smarter. Wind machines, rivers, who cares, right? The answer is NO, it will not happen. That's it, that's all.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: the lemonade lady
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 01:27 PM

Thank you all for your tips and advice. The descriptions were so vivid, I've made my mind up and got all my thoughts together.

I will be found overnighting at the local Travelodge.

The thought of snoring, night wanderers to the loo, belching, sneezing, coughing, farting.... ENOUGH! It sounds dreadful, and definitely not for me.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: BanjoRay
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 04:31 PM

In the full gym at the Gainsborough OT Festival last weekend, I stumbled off to bed at 2pm each night and slept like a log! -14 degrees outside on Friday night....
Ray


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: gnomad
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 04:40 PM

Ah c'mahn LL, where's your sense of adventure? You are allowed to do all those things too, you know.


No. You're right. For the first few times, if you're young enough, it seems like fun, then it becomes something you need to do, in order to do something you wish. After that it starts to drag, and eventually it becomes a pain and (with luck) you find a way to do what you wish without the hassles.

I have never been to a Travelodge myself, but if it is near enough and affordable it could well be the best plan.


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: SussexCarole
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 05:19 PM

Folk weekends are for sharing. Wonderful hours of song, music, memories and catching up on friendships especially in the after hours sings. Indoor camping allows us to be part of a community of music makers for a whole weekend rather than just turning up, doing our 'spot' and retreating into isolation. I appreciate that many folks have reasons that make it necessary for them to have a proper bed for the night rather than a bed on the floor - we had that problem when Andrew was recovering from hip surgery.

Farts just smell and are temporary - snoring could be seen as a chance to join in with the chorus - and let's face it for ladies of our age the chance of finding someone else wanting to go to the loo at night is a blessing..heck we always go in pairs!!


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Subject: RE: Tips on Indoor camping at festivals
From: GUEST,olddude
Date: 14 Feb 12 - 05:38 PM

If you want a decent meal and don't want to go out, grab a couple MRE's (meals ready to eat) with the built in warmer they are pretty darn good actually. If you were here in the states I would send you some. I carry them fishing. Nice have a hot meal that is good tasting without fuss.


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