What to pack for Boots and Hearts is a question everyone has. I have only missed one Boots and Hearts Country Music Festival in the past six years and I’ve become a pro as I have overpacked and underpacked.
What to Pack for Boots and Hearts 2017
- A tent. Well that’s obvious isn’t it?
- Camping chairs or something to sit and relax on. I’m currently checking out the Koolulu inflatable couch for next year. I have seen people bring it into the venue as well. Be sure to pack it up at night in general camping.
- Large cooler – pack up your food and drinks in one easy cooler. This is a great product that worked for me! The Coleman 100QT Wheeled Xtreme guarantees you the pleasure of keeping food and drinks cold, a place to put drinks, and an extra seating place if you meet some friends. I kid you not. I had to buy 2 extra bags of ice over four days.
- If I was in general camping I’d be a little skeptical of bringing something of this value. For those who love a hot meal, I recommend the Coleman NXT Standup Propane Grill. Very easy to pack and with no picnic table, you’re able to BBQ without killing your back.
- I also recommend a table of some sort. I’ve seen plastic tables and picnic tables arrive on site. I have a small table to prepare food. I basically have a camp chair and wing it when it comes to eating.
- Disposable plates and utensils.
- Sleeping gear
- Shelter for the sun beaming on your head.
- A tarp for over the your tent.
- Camera (A Must!!)
- A Power Bank. I use this power bank and I have two!
- Condoms (I hear that a few unexpected babies come 9 months after)
- Garbage bags
- Water – always nice to have water for a quick clean up.
- A hat and sunscreen
- A Flashlight or lantern
- First aid and sewing kit
- Booster cables. I drained my car battery 4 times last year because I was charging phones and batteries. (And if it doesn’t happen to you, you can help someone like me!)
I found if I stuck with that list, I wasn’t in need of too much more. The first year, I brought everything but kitchen sink. Without a campfire or picnic table, you pretty much have to get creative. Bring what you can. Remember you must be out of the campgrounds by noon on Monday. Follow these guidelines and you will be fine!
Food Ideas for Boots and Hearts
- Snacks. Lot of them, especially if you spend a lot of time in the festival grounds.
- Veggies cut up. Great for a quick snack or roasting on a grill
- Dips – always makes veggie eating more fun!
- Cold cuts – great to whip up a sandwich on the go.
- Chicken or steak for fajitas – if you’re up to the grilling challenge!
- Fruit – I tend to eat a lot of fruit during my four day getaway.
- Salt, pepper and other condiments.
- REMEMBER! There are a lot of food vendors if you’re craving something hot but don’t want to leave the grounds.
- Drinks – remember the limit for alcohol is a maximum of two (2) bulk alcohol items per person. One (1) “Bulk alcohol” item is defined as:
- One (1) case of 24 cans (no bottles) of beer or malt-based beverage (tall cans permitted)
- One (1) bottle (26oz) plastic (no glass) bottle of liquor.
- One (1) 4L box of wine (no glass).