Packing

Top 10 must haves for Kindle NW:

  1. Bed padding and warmth: most of the shelters have wooden bunks and your standard air mattress won't fit on top.
  2. Shower shoes, we have showers at Kindle Northwest!
  3. Food bins (with lids): ninja trained squirrels will steal your food if they can access it.
  4. Wagon: skip the shuttle line and haul your stuff in on foot!
  5. Prop storage or decor: everyone's props look the same in the dark! Avoid confusion in the evenings at the fire circle and on the beach and craft something to distinguish your props from your neighbor's props. We recommend stickers, sparkly tape, etc.
  6. Fuel for the fire circle. (White Gas or Lamp Oil) Don't forget to bring enough fuel to spin fire for the entire weekend! You'll want that extra can of fuel.
  7. Water vessel or any sort. A hydration pack or the biggest water bottle you can find.
  8. Trash bag! Pack it in, pack it out baby.
  9. Socks or slippers for the lodge. The lodge is a shoe-free zone. Take workshops all day, spin all night, and stay cozy.
  10. Rain gear, you must have rain gear of some sort. We are on the oregon coast and it gets chilly at night!

Site Info:

Camping / glamping facilities. (See our Camping page!)

  • Big lodge that’s open 24 hrs (shoes off inside)
  • Faucets for drinkable water near the lodge (sometimes funny colored) and some(?) of the campsites
  • Adirondacks (bunk cabins at the campsites with 1 open wall with bathroom nearby)
  • Showers (near the lodge)

Campsites and fire circle / beach areas are a bit of a walk (2-10 min, depending) from the lodge, along narrow trails. Bring a light to navigate.

You can optionally bring a tent but tent space is limited; many people will be in Adirondacks.

The local squirrels are very good at stealing food. Store food in a labeled bin/bag in the lodge.

Terrain:

  • Fire circle: mostly sand, a bit uneven.
  • Beach: corse sand with many stream deltas that flow into the ocean.
  • Paths and workshop areas outside the lodge have a lot of sharp rocks and exposed tree roots.
  • If it rains, the dirt paths will turn to mud and get slippery.

Miscellaneous:

There will be food and prop vendors, and ice will also be available.

Packing Essentials:

  • Trash bags (pack out all trash)
  • Water bottle
  • Clothing and shoes for: 45-50F nights, 60-70F days, potential rain, windy beaches, and being fire safe.
  • Headlamp or some kind of light for the trails at night
  • Food, eating utensils/bowl/plate, and whatever equipment you need to prepare your food
  • Labeled bin to store your food in the lodge
  • Toiletries
  • Whatever you need to get a good night’s sleep (sleeping bag, sleeping pad, pillow, etc)
  • Your props! (and something to carry them around in)
  • Enough fuel for you and your friends to burn for 3 nights!

Packing Suggestions:

  • Potluck dish for Thursday at 6pm! Hot dishes get 2 raffle tickets; homemade dishes get 1 raffle ticket <3 - REMEMBER TO BRING A PLATE AND UTENSILS!
  • Drop off dishes inside the lodge when you arrive with a separate label with ingredients and heating instructions.
  • Label all of your props with an identifier, someone is likely to have the same balls/staff/hoop as you and it’s nice knowing what’s what. Picking out whose PX3’s are dirtier sucks.
  • Optional: Tent (not necessary as there 3 walled cabins at each site and LIMITED tent space)
  • Blankets to sit on/Lounge Chair/Etc
  • Lantern for camp
  • Wheel barrow OR wagon for carting your stuff around if you have a lot
  • First aid + pain killers
  • Burn ointment
  • Flip Flops for community showers
  • A handled bag for carrying and hanging on hook when taking showers to keep stuff off the floor.
  • A mask! (For Lodge, bathrooms, etc.)
  • Slip off shoes for the lodge
  • Beach shoes
  • Easy to take off shoes for entering / exiting the teahouse
  • Towel (there is a sauna!!!)
  • Night time fire circle shoes (you may encounter uneven ground, wetness, sand, mud)
  • Warm beverage container for free coffee with lid.
  • Blanket/Matt/Chairs for fire circle lounging
  • Lantern / EL Wire/ Decor for campsite and bag by the fire circle.
  • Rebar / Stakes (Dont lose your EZup)
  • Pocket Knife
  • Jumper cables / Spare key / Spare Tire if driving
  • Cash for vendors and Ice
  • Cooler
  • Umbrella / Rain Gear
  • Sun Screen
  • Ear Plugs
  • Bug Spray
  • Blanket for fire show
  • Hammock
  • Clothes Pins and Sharpies
  • Kazoos, squeaker, ukulele, instruments of all kinds.
  • Clown noses