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u/TheCookiez · 12 pointsr/Shambhala




Next thing on the survival menu: make sure you have enough cash and convert it to Canadian before you leave. I normally suggest you bring about $150 - $200 depending on how early you plan on getting in. The cash machine can run out and I don't know how well it works with American bank accounts. ( $50/day early iirc ) Food also can get expensive.. Be ready for that


There are a few places you can get food along the way, Kelwona is good, Castlegar is great ( No frills sells cheap food.. vegis can be meh, but for dirt cheap thats where I hit up ) Nelson is out of the way but has a "membership free bulk store" called Wholesale club.. It works but might be too large for one person


Canadian tire will sell cheap coolers ( styrofoam etc ) so you can pick that up drop some ice in and go. Personally i hate suggesting styrofoam but you do what you need to.


To pack your bag to save the maximum space, ROLL your clothes then push them into ziplock freezer bags. you can easily fit 2 - 3x the amount into a bag, depending on the size of your backpack and how long you will be there it can make it much easier to fit everything. Also bring a bathing suit in a spare bag. Toss it into the bag before tossing it into your backpack as you leave so it won't stink up everything.


For clothing, shorts and tshirts work great, Lots of people love to dress up with costumes.. Now, it does get a bit chilly at night if you are not at the stages. A pair of pants and a hoodie is a good idea, ALSO KNOW, there is always a chance it could rain. so be ready for that. Normally it doesn't last long but you could get wet.


( I will link my basic hiking setup at the bottom, I've collected this stuff over years but I can make it about 5-7 days with this, obviously you don't need everything but thats what I take hiking )


Make sure to bring a GOOD pair of shoes for walking. When it gets dark, the paths become.. Sketchy. during the day sandals works but I always perfered my walking shoes. Water shoes are also AMAZING. The river is rockey.. Well.. only rocks.. So having something you can walk though it is super nice. You can do it bare foot and I have many times but its not always the most comfortable of things.


  1. Get a good backpack, On the cheaper side, get a Amazon Basics Note, 75lr could put you over the 50lb mark at the airport so be prepared for that -- SIDE NOTE. Ask the person at the flight desk for a bag to put your backpack into and tape it up. Makes flying 9000x better with a backpack because it won't get caught


  2. get a hiking sleeping bag aka, very light weight and compact.


  3. Camping Chair


  4. water pack




  6. Foamy ( foams are lighter than inflatables every lb counts )


  7. hiking pillow ( takes up 1/10th the space )


  8. hiking towels


  9. SUNSCREEN!!! Very important unless you enjoy being a lobster. The sun is VERY STRONG out in the valley the first year I went, I watched a guy go from well tanned construction worker to lobster to a walking talking blister. Not fun


  10. dollar store tarps and rope ( probably $10 combined so don't feel bad trashing them after )


  11. FLASHLIGHT, The roots are killer at night.. I swear, the trees are alive and will try and trip you


  12. eating utensils.. I got a kit from the dollar store for $10 then just eat out of my pots.


  13. TENT: I got a greer top hiking tent.. Its gone from amazon.. a 2man tent is your best bet get it as light as possible.
u/italicizedmeatball · 1 pointr/Shambhala

For packing, I used a North Face XXL Base Camp duffel bag. Did you get a luggage scale? I did, and it really really helped me make the most of my packing. I also use it for backpacking too, to help measure my gear loadout.

Wagons: I bought a Sekey folding wagon with bigass moon rover tires, but the Amazon listing got changed to patio umbrellas and I don't see them on there at all anymore, so... ?

Here's one that looks almost identical, but with extra bells and whistles that you may or may not want. Looks legit though:


There's also this wagon that, although it doesn't have the oversize tires, is a double decker design that would be helpful for carrying more gear:


As for seating, I have one of these that I brought with, and it's easy enough to fit in a duffel bag, cheap, and light:

REI also makes a really comfy collapsible backpacking chair that is cheaper than comparable ones from Helinox, and more comfortable IMO:

Hammocks are always a great idea too. The Hennessy Hammocks mentioned before are great for camping, but if you just want something cheap and casual for chilling while camping, I've been really happy with this company:

u/gonzobon · 2 pointsr/Shambhala

You guys should put out notes about shoe choices for Shambs..

I wore sandals during the day and these at night. Not fashionable, but having solid ankle support with nice shoes made trekking around after a day in the sun easier. My first year my ankles failed and I ended up in the medical tent. This year I planned better. Worked like a charm..

u/edcRachel · 3 pointsr/Shambhala

I just got one of the little $10 ultralight camp stoves from Amazon that screw onto a jetboil fuel tank. I've used my friend's jetboil plenty and the $10 one is just as simple and fast but a fraction of the price. We were boiling over a liter of water in like 2-3 minutes. Definitely the easiest, most compact, and most affordable option.

Or you can get one with a pot for like $35.

u/macbony · 1 pointr/Shambhala

I mentioned this in my post, but I've found Dubs to be better than the Earasers at half the price. Earasers are still good, but for half price I could get something more comfortable with similar quality.

u/illius25 · 2 pointsr/Shambhala

Nuun Sport: Electrolyte-Rich Sports Drink Tablets, Juice Box Mixed Flavor Pack, Box of 4 Tubes (40 servings), Sports Drink for Replenishment of Essential Electrolytes Lost Through Sweat
For those who care or are curious. These are pretty good. I don’t care for the flavor, so I just crush the tablet and chase it with water. If you have a sensitive tummy then I would just make the drink.

u/Soulthriller · 2 pointsr/Shambhala

He was a really great guy and has been getting some amazing bird's eye footage that gives a whole new level of enchantment to Shambhala from that unique perspective. I wasn't bothered by it since to me the Phantom drones are essentially flying toys that have a GoPro on them. It's probably not fair to call them drones as that word evokes manless fighter jets raining down hellfire missiles on innocent people in the Middle East.

u/FirstmateJibbs · 1 pointr/Shambhala

I'll provide some different input since the thread seems to predominantly be JBL - I have really really enjoyed my Sony Xb30. They updated the model and light show slightly since I bought it so you'll get a new version, and the sound quality is really good... the bass is HEAVY. Plus, you get a color changing light ring and strobes on the side! It's a kickass speaker and it is hefty enough to bring the sound but light and portable enough to be tossed in a backpack. It's only $120! I love it.

u/TheFoggyShrew · 1 pointr/Shambhala

I have this one:

Great battery life, rugged, durable, water resistant. Big fan of the sound quality from it too. I throw it in my bag when I go snowboarding and it takes a battering and still good.

u/ZaediLady · 2 pointsr/Shambhala

I wear similar Etymotic ones to every show and they're the best! I always bring extras for people just in case, cuz Shams will definitely blow your eardrums!

u/coonana · 1 pointr/Shambhala

What about Dubs?

I want earplug that safely protect me from Shambhala sound but also want to retain quality/hear voices of people around me? Is Dubs good at both? If not what is a good alternative.

u/DJMully · 2 pointsr/Shambhala

I love my Etymotic ER-20s. They're designed to filter out all frequencies equally (and Etymotic has a stellar reputation for frequency response with their earphones) so you can still hear people talking well etc. They have a small size and a large size. The easiest place to get them from is Amazon (~$15) - small or large ... also in colours!.

Eatbuddies are similar but have a smaller profile (the ER-20s stick out of your ear a bit, though I don't mind and no one ever notices). They also seem to be a bit more expensive and don't publish a frequency chart like this one for the ER-20s, so I can't speak to the sound accuracy.

u/RumpleCragstan · 3 pointsr/Shambhala

No idea about decibel levels, but The Village has a 200 000 watt speaker system. So it can be earnestly described as "seriously fucking loud"

That said, I have these and they work great: