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BigJoe

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Some questions
« on: May 05, 2010, 12:44:04 pm »

Porc Fest sounds very appealing, but I have some questions.

I am not sure exactly what all I have to do to go to Porc Fest. Other than registering for the event, what else do I have to do?  What do I have to bring?  Do you have to bring a tent? What is the cheapest way to participate in Porc Fest if you don't have any camping materials?  How much would the whole event cost if you were trying to spend the lowest amount of money possible?  Can you just sleep in your car?  Would you be allowed to park for free on the site?
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Re: Some questions
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2010, 02:11:38 pm »

Hello and welcome.

101 on attending Porc Fest on the cheap.

You need to register to attend Porc Fest.  http://porcfest10.eventbrite.com/

You also need to reserve a campsite, Motel, RV site or cabin from Rogers Campground.  http://www.rogerscampground.com/
You need to mention Porc Fest when reserving the campsite. 
The campsite vary in price depending on size and amenities.   If you want to reduce costs you can share campsites with people. 

Check the various forums to look for people to share sites with.  For a list of forums, http://freestateproject.org/node/13115
Rogers charges an extra fee per person for each site over the designated limit for each site.
There is also a per day fee for visiting Rogers Campground for the day.  They have an overflow parking lot for day visitors.  You can't stay overnight with the day pass.

You could sleep in your car as long as you have a campsite.  You will not be able to stay for free.  Your best bet is find people to share a site with.  You can have more than 2 people on a single site but there is an extra fee for each adult over 2 people.
Cheap tents can be found for $30 to $50.   Maybe you can borrow camping gear.
You may be able to find cheap tents used on craigslist or freecycle. 
Call around to various thrift shops to see what they have in gear you can use for camping. 
I would invest the $6 in a can of water proofing and set up the tent and re waterproof it before you come to Porc Fest.

Sleeping bags are great.  If you have an air mattress you can bring your bedding from home.
Others sleep in Hammocks with a tarp over it for another inexpensive option.
A folding chair.  Very useful.

There is a Shaw's supermarket 2 miles from Rogers Campground.  So you don't have to buy all your meals out.

Other things you will want to bring.
Stainless steel cookware with a grate over a fire holds up pretty well for cooking.  They sell fire grates at Rogers for less then $10.
A long skewer for hot dogs and marshmallows is a plus. Check target, Dollar stores for a metal one or put a dowel in a pencil sharpener.
A cooler for drinks and to keep your food cold. 
Bug spay.  Rogers is in the woods of the White mountains.
Sun screen is recommended.  Do you really want to be over tired, possibly hung over and sunburned????
Some sort of rain gear.  We get at least one rain shower at each Porc Fest.



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Re: Some questions
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2010, 05:39:22 pm »

Hello and welcome.

101 on attending Porc Fest on the cheap.

You need to register to attend Porc Fest.  http://porcfest10.eventbrite.com/

You also need to reserve a campsite, Motel, RV site or cabin from Rogers Campground.  http://www.rogerscampground.com/
You need to mention Porc Fest when reserving the campsite. 
The campsite vary in price depending on size and amenities.   If you want to reduce costs you can share campsites with people. 

Check the various forums to look for people to share sites with.  For a list of forums, http://freestateproject.org/node/13115
Rogers charges an extra fee per person for each site over the designated limit for each site.
There is also a per day fee for visiting Rogers Campground for the day.  They have an overflow parking lot for day visitors.  You can't stay overnight with the day pass.

You could sleep in your car as long as you have a campsite.  You will not be able to stay for free.  Your best bet is find people to share a site with.  You can have more than 2 people on a single site but there is an extra fee for each adult over 2 people.
Cheap tents can be found for $30 to $50.   Maybe you can borrow camping gear.
You may be able to find cheap tents used on craigslist or freecycle. 
Call around to various thrift shops to see what they have in gear you can use for camping. 
I would invest the $6 in a can of water proofing and set up the tent and re waterproof it before you come to Porc Fest.

Sleeping bags are great.  If you have an air mattress you can bring your bedding from home.
Others sleep in Hammocks with a tarp over it for another inexpensive option.
A folding chair.  Very useful.

There is a Shaw's supermarket 2 miles from Rogers Campground.  So you don't have to buy all your meals out.

Other things you will want to bring.
Stainless steel cookware with a grate over a fire holds up pretty well for cooking.  They sell fire grates at Rogers for less then $10.
A long skewer for hot dogs and marshmallows is a plus. Check target, Dollar stores for a metal one or put a dowel in a pencil sharpener.
A cooler for drinks and to keep your food cold. 
Bug spay.  Rogers is in the woods of the White mountains.
Sun screen is recommended.  Do you really want to be over tired, possibly hung over and sunburned????
Some sort of rain gear.  We get at least one rain shower at each Porc Fest.



Great response, Kate!

I'd add:

Registering - You can save the registration fee if you agree to volunteer for a minimum of four hours @ PorcFest (this is also a great way to meet people!).
Message me if you're interested!

PorcFest on Facebook (13k+ invited, people are already making campsite arrangements)
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=148847588628

RIDE SHARE: Convoy to PorcFest 2010!
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Convoy-to-PorcFest-2010/112983028729344
MAP: http://tinyurl.com/porcfestcaravan2010


btw you save 10% off Roger's rental rates when you mention PorcFest
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