Festival Season is Here - 5 Things You Need
Festival season is upon us, and you and your friends probably have a great summer planned out. However, if you really want to make the most out of it, take some time to prepare and make yourself as comfortable as possible. Spending days out in the open without proper food or shelter can be tiring. If you make a list beforehand, you can actually focus on having a good time and making memories with your friends.



Weather

Nothing can spoil the mood as bad weather can. In less than an hour, you could become soaking wet and catch a cold. That’s’ why you need to be prepared for everything that might come your way. Sunscreen and sunglasses are a top priority because after a few days you’re really going to feel the sunburns. Also, keep in mind that it could start raining at any moment. Therefore, prepare a pair of mud boots, get a poncho and dress in layers.

Batteries

It’s important to have all your devices working at all times. First of all, it’s safer that way - you can contact your friends or be reached if there’s a need for it. Also, you’ll want to have enough battery to capture all those great instagrammable moments. Make sure that all of your devices are fully charged before you go. Deactivate all the apps and features that you’re not going to use, because they will drain your battery. Also, invest in a couple of external chargers - they could be used as a plan B when your phone dies.



Packing

There are a lot of things you should bring just in case, but never bring your best or most expensive stuff. There’s a good chance things might get lost or stolen and it’s better if it happens to the things you can afford to lose. The same goes for packing – this isn’t the time to bring your best suitcase. You can get cool printed bags online, one for each festival, and they will do if you organize everything neatly. Pack a set of dry clothes, a few bottles of water and some food in a plastic see-through bag, just in case.

Stay visible

Finding your friends in a crowd could be challenging regardless of how well you organize. That’s why it’s a good idea to keep yourself visible and easy to find. It’s also a good tip if you want to avoid people spilling beer on you. Glow sticks are the cheapest way to make yourself more visible in the crowd, but they usually don’t last very long and can break down after the first rain. Visibility bracelets come with their own set of batteries, can last for months and you can even change the colors to make yourself more noticeable or to signify what kind of mood are you in.



Emergency kit

With all this in mind, you should still have one “emergency” bag. It should always be by your side and contain a photo ID, a few contact numbers, medication if you’re taking any and medical instructions in case something happens. Also, hide some extra cash in that bag just in case the ATMs on the site don’t work or you lose your cards. Some also like to put an extra burner phone in this bag as well, but there isn’t always a need for it and you don’t want to carry around too much stuff.


The key to having a great time at a festival is to prepare for it in advance. That way, once you actually get there, you won’t have a worry in the world.Submit

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