If you’ve got plans to attend an outdoor music festival with dozens of your favorite groups and it calls for camping, get ready for an adventure. You may think music festivals are all just about listening to music. However, it’s a unique social experience unlike any other.
Before you blindly hit the road with dreams of Beyonce in glimmering lights and cute festival outfits, it’s essential to prepare yourself. Accept that you will be roughing it more than you might anticipate. Here are the best tips for your festival camping trip.
Get a Quality Tent
Since you’re going to spending a lot of your time in a tent, you will want to make sure that you have a good one. Settling for a cheap poorly made tent will give you immediately regret the first night that you spend in it. The last thing you want is rain leaking into your tent or bugs getting in and eating you alive. Securing a tent that fulfills your needs is crucial.
In addition to a quality tent, you should make sure that you bring a warm sleeping bag. Even though it might be warm and sunny in the daytime, the night can be incredibly cold since festivals are often on flat spread out areas.
Bring Plenty of Food and Drink Supplies
Since you will be living out of your tent and no grocery stores are around, you’ll want to make sure that you have everything you need to be comfortable. Having water and food with you rather than needing to scramble for it once you arrive is the smartest way.
It’s beneficial to make a checklist for yourself before you leave so that you make sure you don’t forget anything. Oh, and for God’s sake don’t forget baby wipes! You can thank us later.
Don’t Forget Sunscreen
You’re going to be in the sun for long periods of time throughout the day. Don’t be a festival newbie who ends day one as red as a lobster covered in second-degree burns. Make sure that you packed your sunscreen so that you know your skin is protected and you can stay comfortable under the sun’s harsh rays.
Listening to music at those high levels for days on end can start to take its toll on your eardrums. Make sure that you bring quality earplugs to protect your eardrums for the entirety of the trip.
It’s also worth mentioning that you may be surprised to find that just because you decide it’s time to sleep doesn’t mean an entire festival of people necessarily agrees. You may see your earplugs come in handy while trying to sleep in a crowd of thousands.
Stay Open Minded
Sometimes you may have a clear picture in your mind of exactly how you think the trip is going to play out. However, it’s important to keep an open mind to adventure and new possibilities.
By doing this, your experience will be much more rich and fulfilling.