This is not meant as a fully comprehensive, or mandatory list, it's just recommendations, and reminders to try and think of things to bring that will keep you comfortable, and help with your enjoyment of the camping experience. Please chime in with ideas on LARP camping hacks and things that I may have left off the list that you have found invaluable at events. Tent (medieval style or modern, this is a bring your own tent event) make sure you have at least basic camping shelter, or a plan. Affordable hotels are only a few minutes down the road.
Sleeping bag, blankets, or bedroll
Cot, air mattress, or foam mat to sleep on
Pillow, or pillows
Sensible shoes shoes (bonus for waterproof) you'll need something comfortable after adventuring all day, but still camp safe.
Towel and washcloth Comfy clothes to sleep in
Undergarments (we recommend 2 sets/day)
Socks (at least 2 pair/day) Always bring more socks
Band Aids & antibacterial ointment (for boo boos and blisters)
Deodorant (please, for heavens sake wear and reapply frequently, everyone will thank you.)
Work/hiking/combat boots to wear in case of extended wet weather and/or blisters.
Personal hygiene items such as , wet wipes, dry shampoo, soap and toothbrush
Flashlight (make it period with an led in a lantern)
Any medicines that you might require
A tarp for floor of tent to protect from moisture, and an extra one for your gear if it doesn't fit in your tent.
Phone charger If you wear glasses, safety glasses/helmet for your protection, contacts with appropriate solution and cases.
Trash bags, make it cleaner then when you showed up, great for wet or dirty clothes
Again, Camping Wet wipes for rapid personal hygiene.
Other useful items: Mead horn or other period cup Feast wear, wooden plates, period style utensils all add to your immersion Period style musical instruments, drums, flutes, lutes, banjolins, harps (make sure they are camping safe)
Money to purchase stuff and alcohol
DIY is great, but garb, armor, and LARP weapons must be approved (to approve ahead of time, email firstname.lastname@example.org with photographs)
“Period” camp items. Things such as coffee pots, period camp chairs, banners, etc... A camp chair can be easily made period friendly by draping a tapestry over them, accent with furs for a comfortable place to sit in camp.
Things to not bring on-site: Please avoid bright colors, modern patterns, and logos
Alcohol from sources other than Mountain Run Winery (required by law)
“Real” weapons, or fire arms Fireworks