The festival season has already begun. Are you ready?
Survive all the camping dramas, fashion dilemmas and unpredictable weather by making sure you are fully kitted out with the festival essentials. It's pretty hard to forget the main essentials, like your tent, sleeping bags and cooking equipment, but there are a lot of other items that you won't survive the festival without but are much easier to forget. Below is our own festival checklist with the tips and tricks you need to make the experience your best one yet!
When the music has stopped or you simply fancy a break, there’s no better way to relax then around the campfire with your mates. If everyone takes a chair and you arrange them in a circle around the flames, you’ve got the perfect set up. Our compact chairs are lightweight and affordable – perfect for a festival – especially those with a cup holder to store your… umm…orange juice *cough*
Create your set up with a few must haves:
- Compact chairs
- Cosy blankets
- Games and a pack of cards
- Bottle opener
It’s safe to say that it’s hard to stay feeling fresh for long when you’ve got mud up to your knees and there’s a mile long queue to the toilets - and let’s face it, nobody wants to use them after the first day anyway. Hand wipes and sanitizers are a quick and easy way to keep clean in between those long overdue showers. Dry Wash soap from Life Venture is perfect – killing 99.9% of bacteria and no water is needed.
Our hygene must haves:
- Dry wash
- Dry shampoo
- Quick drying microfibre towels
- Baby wipes
- Hand sanatiser
- Toilet roll
Stay mud proof
As we’ve established, after a few days the ground usually starts to get a bit muddy. What better way to stomp your way through the crowd than a funky pair of wellies. Who cares about mud when you're ready for it.
The weather in Britain is so hard to predict so you need to be prepared for anything. We all want to be optimistic and pack our sunglasses and sun hat, but don’t forget a waterproof mac too. They don’t take up too much space and stuff easily in your bag, but perform brilliantly when the heavens attempt to dampen the mood.
Style must haves:
- Waterproof packable jacket
- Warm clothing
- Spare clothes
- Extra socks
- Sun glasses
- Sun hat
Light your way
When it’s time to stumble back to your tent in the night it might be a bit difficult if you don’t have a light to guide your way. Glow sticks are not only great for raves, they are also ideal for lighting your path through your fellow campers.
Illuminate must haves:
- Mini torch
There’s nothing worse than trying to take a snap to capture memories and your phone or camera battery dies. Take plenty of batteries or a portable charger and you will never have to miss a single moment.
No bulk, no fuss
When squeezing to the front of the stage you want as little baggage on you as possible so you can sneak through small spaces, but you still need to keep your valuables on you. A bum bag or hip belt is just the right size to fit your phone, money and bottle opener without being too bulky and getting in the way.
Lock it up
Worried about your stuff being left unattended in your lone tent. Lock the zips together. Most people will be too drunk to try and figure how to crack the code.
Let’s take a selfie
Last, but not least is our personal favourite… the selfie stick. Whether you like to admit it or not everyone loves a good selfie. Take this along and you will become the most popular member of your group #letmetakeaselfie