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Kit: Music Festival

Ah, the music festival. Concert after concert under the hot sun, huge fields of camping fans, available yet astronomically priced food, and port-a-potties stretching to the horizon combine for a strange breed of "roughing it" with large doses of civilization mixed in. Prepare properly and you're in for the weekend of a lifetime; shirk the prep and you'll be poor and plenty grumpy come Sunday night. Here are ten pieces of gear -- appropriately fitting the chaotic and not at all fashionable atmosphere you'll come to know and love -- to get your music festival experience on track for "Epic!" status. We'll leave the collapsible peace pipe to you.

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Kit: Music Festival

Ah, the music festival. Concert after concert under the hot sun, huge fields of camping fans, available yet astronomically priced food, and port-a-potties stretching to the horizon combine for a strange breed of "roughing it" with large doses of civilization mixed in. Prepare properly and you're in for the weekend of a lifetime; shirk the prep and you'll be poor and plenty grumpy come Sunday night. Here are ten pieces of gear -- appropriately fitting the chaotic and not at all fashionable atmosphere you'll come to know and love -- to get your music festival experience on track for "Epic!" status. We'll leave the collapsible peace pipe to you.

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