I’m a fan of larger BDSM events – multiday, hundreds of people; busy schedule – delightful! I especially adore kinky camping events. There’s something so amazingly awesome about going to sleep to the sounds of sex, drums, and screams, and then waking right back up to it a few hours later. Emergence in a world of open minded kinksters always does my spirit right.
One of the challenges about these types of events though is that you don’t spend a great deal of time at your home base – or if you do, you spend a lot of time running back and forth to get the things you need. So I like to pack with me a survival kit; that way, when my tent in the morning I know I’ve got what I need to get me through my days adventures. I repack it at night as it tends to coincide with an outfit change anyway. I use a small messenger bag. It’s kakhi and has a first on the front, so it seems to fit with kink events. Plus I’ve added buttons that often spark conversations – and also display what I consider important (consent is sexy people). You could also use: backpacks, or a utility belt (so much sexier than a fanny pack!) The key is small and easy to carry – extra points of being attached to you so you don’t leave it somewhere.
Here’s what in my kit:
– Water bottle
– Smokes & lighter
– candy/after dinner mints
– Change purse (containing 2 flavoured condoms, 2 unflavoured condoms 2 packs lube and $20)
Night time kit:
– LED poi
– Smokes & lighter
– Change purse (keep this stocked)
– Candy/after dinner mints
For the record, I don’t necessarily carry around the condoms and lube for myself, but hey, you’re at a kinky camp… these needs come up and I’m happy to share what I have. I pick them up at shows over the year so there’s no expense to it, and I feel good about doing my part to promote safer sex.
For my most recent event, FetFest, I added a portable ash tray (read an empty water bottle) as it had been advertised there would be no ash trays around. Most camping events I go to, butts go in fire rings, but FetFest didn’t have many fires. My bottle worked out well since I could smoke as much as I wanted without being that dick who was leaving butts everywhere. If you want something sexier than a bottle, there are heaps of options.
Other things you may want to put in your survival kit:
– tensor bandage/vetwrap
– latex or nitrile gloves
– emergency contact information/ health insurance
– epi pen
– business/introduction cards
– Alcohol wipes
– Hand sanitizer
So, what’s in your kit?