Are you going abroad to enjoy a festival – a festival holiday if you will? If so, these tips are here to make the process smoother and more enjoyable.
Get An External Battery For Your Phone
Instead of spending most of the weekend waiting in line to charge your phone, consider bringing your own external battery pack. Battery chargers like these are a lot less expensive than you might think. For faster charging, choose a device that has high milliampere hours. If you don’t mind spending a little bit more money, you can also invest in a solar charger. With chargers like these, you don’t have to worry about the power running out as long as you have access to sunlight. You can also look into hand-crank USB phone chargers. Although they take a little bit of work to operate, they are an effective way to power your phone in an emergency.
Take A Phone That You Don’t Mind Losing
No matter how good your iPhone X is, you should think twice before taking it to a festival. Keeping track of your phone isn’t always easy when you are outdoors in a strange place. A much better option is to take one of your old phones. Alternatively, you can purchase an inexpensive phone with a basic texting/calling plan for the weekend. Remember – your attention should be on what is happening at the festival – not what is going on online. That means there is no need for a fancy phone.
Eat At Least One Healthy Meal Each Day
When you are at a festival dancing and enjoying yourself with your premier glow sticks and confetti cannons, you burn a lot of calories. It is important to refuel your body properly by eating at least one healthy meal each day. Try to have a meal that is packed with carbs so that you can get a lot of extra energy. Protein bars or breakfast bars are also a good choice. Not only are they tasty and nutritious but they also can keep you from having to spend money on festival food.
Consider Bringing An Oversized Tent
When choosing a tent, look for one that is designed for at least one more person than you have in your group. For instance, if you are going with one other person, choose a three-man tent. Remember – you will need to keep all of your food and gear in your tent with you. Having extra space to store these items is essential.
Use Smart Camping Tips
Show up as early as possible so that you can get the best spot. Don’t worry too much if you get there late, however. You will just need to camp a little bit further away from the festivities. Avoid setting up your tent at the base of a hill. That way, you won’t get drenched if it starts raining. Check out the people you are camping next to, as well. If they look like they are going to be up partying all night, choose somewhere else if you want to get some sleep. Consider setting up your tent close to the toilets so that you can easily access them. Just make sure you aren’t downwind of them.
Remember Where You Pitched Your Tent
With so many other campers, finding your tent isn’t always easy. After pitching your tent, look for a landmark that you can use to easily find it. This could be a trail, a group of toilets, or anything else nearby that you will easily recognize when returning to your tent in the middle of the night. Don’t think that sticking a flag from Scotland, England, or Wales on your tent will help. Just about everybody else at the festival will be doing the same thing.
Bring A Pillow Case Rather Than A Pillow
Pillows are bulky and take up a lot of extra space. A much better option is to simply bring a pillowcase. After you arrive, you can stuff some of your clothes inside of it to create a makeshift pillow without adding any extra bulk to your gear.