Village:Fri3d Camp

Description Belgian Fri3d Camp crew
Members Aliekens, Automaton be, Calmera, Oenie, Roeckoe
Projects Fri3s Operating Center
Self-organized Sessions IoT Meetup
Tags hackerspace, family, belgium
Registered on
Location for self-organized sessions Yes

Village crew

  • Anthony (DECT 7076)
  • Daan
  • Dries (DECT 7972)
  • Jef
  • Jeroen
  • Liselore
  • Louis (DECT 5684)
  • Luc
  • Staf (DECT 5346)
  • Tim
  • Toon (DECT 8002)
  • Ward (DECT 4267, SIP 6897)

Village DECT is 3743. Claim your extension @

What to bring

We've been copying our list of needed stuff over the years. Please make your own checklist and indicate what you can bring that'll be a benefit to those involved.

What everyone should bring

A towel, it says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the cold moons of Jaglan Beta; you can lie on it on the brilliant marble-sanded beaches of Santraginus V, inhaling the heady sea vapours; you can sleep under it beneath the stars which shine so redly on the desert world of Kakrafoon; use it to sail a miniraft down the slow heavy River Moth; wet it for use in hand-to-hand-combat; wrap it round your head to ward off noxious fumes or avoid the gaze of the Ravenous Bugblatter Beast of Traal (such a mind-bogglingly stupid animal, it assumes that if you can't see it, it can't see you); you can wave your towel in emergencies as a distress signal, and of course dry yourself off with it if it still seems to be clean enough.
More importantly, a towel has immense psychological value. For some reason, if a strag (strag: non-hitch hiker) discovers that a hitchhiker has his towel with him, he will automatically assume that he is also in possession of a toothbrush, face flannel, soap, tin of biscuits, flask, compass, map, ball of string, gnat spray, wet weather gear, space suit etc., etc. Furthermore, the strag will then happily lend the hitch hiker any of these or a dozen other items that the hitch hiker might accidentally have "lost." What the strag will think is that any man who can hitch the length and breadth of the galaxy, rough it, slum it, struggle against terrible odds, win through, and still knows where his towel is, is clearly a man to be reckoned with.
Hence a phrase that has passed into hitchhiking slang, as in "Hey, you sass that hoopy Ford Prefect? There's a frood who really knows where his towel is." (Sass: know, be aware of, meet, have sex with; "hoopy": really together guy; "frood": really amazingly together guy.)
--Douglas Adams, The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy
  • Printed ticket
  • Cash!!!!!!
  • Grub (optional, there's usually a whole bunch of food stands, but a bit of a back up is a good idea)
    • ramen, minute soup, zwan, snacks, fruit, bread, nutella, ...
    • sodas, beer, water
    • as in previous years, we can go to a local supermarket and buy a bunch of supplies
    • we will attempt to run a community fridge for drinks in our village, please share drinks and be excellent to each other
  • Computer
  • Make a backup and leave the backup at home
  • UTP cable
  • Extension cord and power strip (at least one pp and you will have to chain!!!)
  • Optional: A project
    • Parts for your projects (Electronics, Mechanics)
    • Special tools?
    • Robot
    • Printer
  • Headphones
  • Sleeping tent (top quality Quechua pop-up tents can be bought from Decathlon for <50€, we can bring new ones to camp if you need one)
  • Sleeping bag, mattress, pyjamas
  • Toiletry & make-up
  • T.P. for your bunghole
  • Trashbags
  • Your car's fire extinguisher
  • Clothes
  • Flashlight
  • DECT phone (the easiest and cheapest way to communicate at camp (and the rest of the world is via the offered DECT network at camp, so bring any wireless phone that supports DECT. IMPORTANT: it has to be GAP compatible. Please double check this, or the POC won't be able to connect your phone).
  • Plate, spork, knife, cup, glass, ...
  • Drugs (as in medications against diarrhea, headaches, migraine, arthritis, extreme sex drive, ...)
  • Plenty cigarettes
  • Chargers and batteries
  • Swiss army knife
  • Sunscreen, hat, sunglasses
  • Insect repellant
  • Umbrella & rubber boots?
  • Swimming gear?
  • Running gear?
  • Fri3d Badge
  • For the love of the holy spaghetti monster, don't forget that towel!

What our community needs

PLEASE indicate what you can bring. You may want to label stuff.

  • Network
    • Big ass routers and other hubs (Daan)
    • UTP cable reel >100m
    • UTP connectors & pliers
  • MANY extension cords
    • power distribution "paddestoel" (Anthony)
    • At least 4 extension reels (but the more, the better) (Anthony: 1, Toon: Some loooong cables, Jeroen: 1 long cable)
  • Elementary Tools (pliers, knifes, soldering kit, duct tape, ...) (Anthony)
  • Drill, etc & bits (Toon: 18v Hitachi drill with bits)
  • Electronics
    • Spare basic components (Toon: I will bring an eclectic assortment)
    • Soldering iron (Toon: 1 rather old basic one, Daan: TS100)
    • Multimeter (Daan, Jeroen)
    • Spare Breadboards (Toon: I'll bring some small ones)
    • Wire
  • Stereophonic sound system (Daan: Sonos playbar komt mee)
  • Blinkenlights and general lighting for the tent (we need billions of them, please bring it all!)
  • Any extra foldable tables will be welcome (Dries: 1, Toon: 1 small, Jeroen : 1)
  • Fans (Daan: minstens 16 120mm case fans, met RGB leds!)
  • Trash bags (Toon, the big-ass yellow ones from Fri3d)
  • Board games
  • Toilet & Kitchen paper
  • Welcome mat to keep dirt out of tent (Dries)
  • Basic first aid kit (Anthony)
  • Fire extinguisher (bring your car's)
  • Ashtrays
  • Trolley/Bolder kart (Daan: moet wel met iemand anders mee. Krijg dat ding niet in de koffer. Anthony: foldable kart)
  • Camping chairs (Dries: 2, Toon: 2, Daan: 1, Jeroen: 2)
  • Kitchen
    • Coffee machine or nespresso-something
    • Coffee
    • Fridge (Anthony met camionette)
    • Electric stoves (Anthony)
    • Water cooker (Anthony)
    • Dish washing stuff (Toon)
    • Pots
    • Cooking knifes, spoons, can opener
    • Oil, pepper, salt, spicy stuff, really spicy stuff
    • Bidon (Anthony)
  • Additional party tent(s) (Toon)
  • Additional tarp(s) (Dries: 1)
  • Flag pole (Ward, met camionette)
  • Open Garage flag (Anthony)
  • Flemish/Belgian/European/Jolly Roger flags (Anthony)
  • Fri3d Camp flag (Dries)
  • Brush, dust pan, mop (Dries)
  • Big matress airpump (Toon: 1 electric, Jeroen: 1 electric)
  • FSM logo (Anthony, met camionette)
  • Tool of last resort (Anthony)
  • Batteries en chargers
    • 18650 batteries (Daan)
    • 18650 charger (Daan)

Travel Arrangements

Use the following table to register drivers and passengers. If you're driving, add a row. If you're coming along as a passenger, put your name in the last column of the row of the driver you're accompanying.

Driver Drive to Drive back Seats Passengers
User:Aliekens 17/8 26/8 3 Staf, Louis
User:Roeckoe 20/8 25/8 3 Toon
User:Oenie 20/8 25/8 2 Luc
User:calmera 19/8 25/8 2 Jef?, Vriendin Jef?

NOTE Unless otherwise stated, passengers pay their share in fuel costs and if possible each drive a part of the trip. It's roughly an 800km/8hour trip.