Camping Gear

Here is a list of items we recommend bringing when you come to a Dystopia Rising event. This list is not all inclusive, and without a doubt there are other common sense items you want to bring, but this is a good start. You are the best judge for your own comfort levels in regards to camping, so please put some thought into the minimum number of items you need to bring to not only take care of yourself, but also set the scene for your own sleeping area. 

Staff Items:

Game Fee (cash or card), Pen.


Toothpaste, Toothbrush, Dental Floss, Shampoo, Sun Screen, Bug Repellent, Deodorant, Prescription Medications (please register allergies, medication requirements and other medical conditions with our directors).


Low Strength Flashlight with a Red Gel (if you need one), Hiking Safe Drinking Vessel, Plates and Cutlery, Sani-Wipes, Character Costume, Change of Clothes For Weather, Packets/Foam Darts (as needed), Contact Safe Weapons, NPC Clothes, Street Clothes, Flip-Flops For Shower, and Towel.


Sleeping Bag, Blankets, Glowsticks to Mark Tent Lines.


Make sure your costume is not only safe for running, jumping, crashing through the woods, slipping in mud and swinging combat safe weapons, but also rugged and cheap. There is no doubt that at some point during a Dystopia Rising event you could end up with fake blood on you and some fake blood stains on your clothes. Do not bring or wear anything to Dystopia Rising that you would be heartbroken to find damaged, stained, or destroyed. Sometimes zombie faux blood splatters make a costume cooler, since it now has history to it; however, if your costume is something you don’t want stained, then don’t bring it. Dystopia Rising is not responsible for the safety of your property if it is broken or stolen. Lastly, bringing expensive, delicate, or meaningful items is a recipe for disaster.