Camping at a music festival can be an exciting but also daunting experience. Have you packed the right things? Will your tent be safe? What are you going to eat? But, with prior planning in place you can quell your worries and go into your festival experience confident that everything will be awesome!
I’m here today to help make sure you have all the tools you need to plan the best festival camping trip possible.
Camping At A Festival TIPS
Pack The Basics
Realistically you only need a tent (with the pegs), sleeping bag and the clothes you’ll want to wear. Of course you can pack extras like phones, cameras and power packs but you’ll risk them getting stolen, lost and for ease – you want to pack as little as possible.
Other things like sleeping mats are handy especially if you’re unsure what kind of floor you’ll be pitching a tent on. When we went to FIB in Spain, most people arrived without a sleeping mat only to find they were pitching their tent on rocks. Not ideal…
Make Your Tent Stand Out
Most people will all buy the same, cheap 2 man tent and then wonder why they get lost trying to find theirs at a festival. If you’ve got a generic tent then it’s essential you make it stand out. Whether it’s adding some bunting, a flag or something else, make sure you know it’s yours.
Cereal Bars and protein shakes
This tip is especially handy if you’re trying to save money and don’t fancy living on just festival food. Homemade cereal bars can be packed with nutrients and protein powders are great at filling you up and replacing a meal. They’re also really easy to pack and don’t need to be kept in a fridge.
First Aid Essentials
You should definitely pack a few essential first aid items like painkillers, plasters, tweezers, etc, you never know when you might need them and with festival crowds injuries are common. For anything serious make sure you get medical attention.
Emergency Numbers and help desks
Especially relevant if you’re at a festival abroad. It’s so important to make yourself aware of local numbers in case of any emergencies. It’s also worth getting to know the festival grounds so you know where to go for emergencies.
Stay With Friends
It’s so important to stick together at a festival, but sometimes we do lose our friend. Make sure you and your tribe plan out meeting points in case someone gets lost. At FIB we had a central point that we would go to if we had lost the group and soon enough one of the group would arrive and we could all regroup.
I hope these tips help you plan your trip camping at a festival – if you’ve got any others to share drop them in the comments below.