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8 Items You Wish You Had for the 2014 Pow Wow Season

Well pow wow season is beginning to wind down and we will soon be entering the sedentary winter months. This pow wow season has certainly been an active season, full of celebration, dancing, drumming and singing.

But considering all of the great times, we think things could have been enhanced just a touch. Now that we have a bit of perspective while looking back at our year, here are 8 items you wish you would have had for the 2014 pow wow season.

A Portable Regalia Cooler-Offer

Diego James Robles

Followed by the powwow procession, the honor guard brings in the Colors during grand entry at The Tule River Band of Yokuts Presents the 2014 Tule River Pow-Wow, on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Tule River Indian Reservation.

Now this might seem weird, but Amazon sells a USB/Battery Powered Mini Portable Hand Held Air Conditioner. There is no telling how well this works, but since buckskin is not the coolest material on a 95 degree summer day, this gadget couldn’t hurt.

The Travelchair Anywhere Chair with Cooler

Diego James Robles

Followed by the powwow procession, the honor guard brings in the Colors during grand entry at The Tule River Band of Yokuts Presents the 2014 Tule River Pow-Wow, on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Tule River Indian Reservation.

Cold drinks and sandwiches, AND a place to sit all at the same time?… Yes, we see all of you folks out there with your folding camping chairs, but do they have a cooler connected? We think not! Be the envy of the 2015 pow wow season, and carry one of these.

A Selfie Stick

Diego James Robles

Followed by the powwow procession, the honor guard brings in the Colors during grand entry at The Tule River Band of Yokuts Presents the 2014 Tule River Pow-Wow, on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Tule River Indian Reservation.

Picture this (literally). You are all regalia’d out, your makeup and hair is on point, and it is just before the dancing begins. Now, it’s time for a selfie!

But at a pow wow, a lot of your friends probably want to jump in to capture the memories. So, what is the solution? A selfie stick! It’s an arm extender for your selfies. No more strained arms or cut off photos. Check out Looq – they have a great example.

A Floorless Tent

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Followed by the powwow procession, the honor guard brings in the Colors during grand entry at The Tule River Band of Yokuts Presents the 2014 Tule River Pow-Wow, on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Tule River Indian Reservation.

It is just what you think.

If the day is hot and long, and you want to set up a bit of shelter with a bit less set up time, then a floorless tent could be a great option to help keep the hot sun from coming down too hard on your little head. There are some nice examples on BackCountry.com.

Homemade Bug Spray

Forget all those chemical-laden insect sprays you see on the shelves. Instead, make your own, and pour it into a dollar store spray bottle. For ticks, mix one part tee tree oil, and two parts water to spray on socks, shoes and pant legs. For mosquitoes use witch hazel and 30 drops of essential oils such as rosemary, clove, cinnamon, peppermint, eucalyptus, and lavender to do the trick.

The Helio Pressure Shower

Diego James Robles

Followed by the powwow procession, the honor guard brings in the Colors during grand entry at The Tule River Band of Yokuts Presents the 2014 Tule River Pow-Wow, on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Tule River Indian Reservation.

This shower is not like those wimpy hanging showers that dribble freezing cold water. This is an air pumped and pressurized shower that blasts warm water – the black insulated material warms the water via sunlight. 

It’s for those times when a three day pow wow with camping sleepovers causes you to become a bit, shall we say, fragrant?

Rockin Beaded Sunglasses

Diego James Robles

Followed by the powwow procession, the honor guard brings in the Colors during grand entry at The Tule River Band of Yokuts Presents the 2014 Tule River Pow-Wow, on Saturday, Sept. 20, in the Tule River Indian Reservation.

We all know the native regalia look is a bit more intense with sunglasses. But we also know that with the glasses, the cool factor is upped even more. That said, why not sport some beaded sunglasses to make your pow wow look even more stylish. Look Out Grand Entry!

The World’s Most Expensive Golf Cart

While the $52,000, Garia Edition Soleil de Minuit golf cart may be just a smidgeon out of our reach for the 2015 season, it doesn’t mean we don’t want to try it out.

The Garia is an amazing little beast; with a carbon fiber roof, like a BMW, a gear box made by the Ducati Motorcycle Company, and front end suspension, like an F1 racecar.

Of course the elders we will pick up in the parking lots wouldn’t mind the hand stitched seats, cup holders, and yep, you guessed it, a refrigerator.