Summer weather and weekend music festivals are made for each other. From the well-known Glastonbury and Reading, to smaller festivals such as Secret Garden Party and Lovebox, there are plenty to choose from in the UK alone.
But with worries of getting rained out and less than homely shower facilities, don’t let the idea of camping get you down. Whether you’re heading for a weekend of chilled out vibes or partying it up here is everything you need to know to survive camping this festival season.
Hauling your weekend essentials through muddy fields on a trolley is not the way forward.
Instead, choose a comfortable 60L + backpack to accommodate your festival itinerary. You’ll still have two hands free to carry a crate of beer!
It sounds obvious but you’d be surprised by how many people forget their tent. While you won’t need an expedition tent, investing in a well ventilated and waterproof tent is essential.
Go for a lightweight tent that stands out the in the crowd like this FieldCandy Original Explorer 2-person tents weighing just 4.8kg.
A three-season sleeping bag with a 0°C to -5°C rating is ideal. If you feel the cold easily, choose a bag with a slightly warmer comfort rating.
Don’t settle for an uncomfortable foam roll mat or a heavy and bulky pump-up mattress. Weighing only 350g the Therm-o-Rest NeoAir X-Lite packs up as small as a 1L bottle.
Leaving a first aid kit in your tent for your group is never a bad idea. You can even use the pouch to store your other toiletries.