Coachella 2013 is spread over two weekends (April 12-14 and April 19-21) in the California desert, specifically the city of Indio. In addition to enjoying great music, like 2 Chainz and Jessie Ware, to name a precious few, you will also be subjected to stiflingly hot days and chilly nights.

We've been to tons of these outdoor weekend festivals over the years, so we know from experience how to prepare and survive these things.

To help make Coachella as pleasurable as possible this year, PopCrush has put together a guide on what to bring, what to leave at home, how to behave and other assorted golden rules of festival survival. We also know some important "trade secrets" that will make life easier during your stay in the Indio desert.

Don't head to Coachella this weekend (and / or next) without consulting our survival guide. Like Mike Damone told Mark Ratner about his dating rules in 'Fast Times at Ridgemont High,' "men have died trying to obtain this valuable information!" Check out PopCrush's 2013 Coachella Survival Guide and have a happy and safe festival experience!