Have plans on joining a festival this year? Preparation is key! In this article, we are going to list down the simplest festival hacks to make your festival summer experience worthwhile. So what are you waiting for? Let’s dive in!
- Bring a Battery Pack
- There’s nothing worse than
partying to your heart’s content, recording every fun moment, and then
suddenly, your phone said goodbye in the middle of the event. To prevent this,
bring an extra battery pack with you. If you don’t have one, then you can
purchase at the nearest malls near you. Don’t worry, they aren’t costly, and
there’s nothing wrong with spending a few bucks on saving your phone from
returning to its deathbed.
- Bring an Extra Phone
- If buying/bringing a battery
pack isn’t your thing, then you can bring an extra phone if you had one. The
sacrifice? The difference in quality. You may have an iPhone X, but once it
goes dead, you will be relying on your ancient Nokia smartphone that’s dated
back in 2010. Better yet, just bring an extra battery pack and save yourself
- Eat a Solid Meal a Day
- Since you will be raving until
you drop, it’s crucial that you fill your body the fuel it needs. And this is
by eating solid meals a day. Munch on fries, chomp on burgers, devour some
cereal bars to get that much-needed nutrient for your body. Now you can jump
and dance and morning the night.
- A Bigger Tent is a Must
- It’s always ideal to bring a
large tent with you even if you’re going solo. You will never expect you will
meet new people at the festival and have a little chitchat inside your tent
once the party is over.
- Be a Wise Camper
- A wise camper goes to the sight
as early as they could. And also, it’s advisable to place your tent above
ground level, be it uphill or something, to avoid being flooded in case the
weather starts to act up again.
- Your Place IS Your Place
- When it comes to placing your
tent, make sure that you know where you left it in case you will be sightseeing
for a while. Find a landmark that marks your territory, maybe place it near the
food stalls or near the bathroom (not too near of course or it will get
smelly). You can also place some little details into it to mark it as your own
such as placing a small flag on top of it.
- Don’t Bring Pillows
- Pillows will only add to the
weight of your bag and will surely take up space. Instead of pillows, bring a
pillowcase instead and use your clothes to stuff it. Be practical! You’re there
for the festival; it’s not like you’re inside a hotel or something.
- Bring Extra Clothes
- This is essential if you’re
going to a water festival, where being wet is a thing. It’s always ideal for
bringing extra clothes with you to avoid looking like a damp chicken at the end
of the day.
- The Less Toiletries, the Better
- Toiletries may be small, but
they take up space inside your bag. So only bring a few with you. Or as an
alternative, don’t bring any in the first place and just buy one if there’s a
nearby convenience store at the site.
- Bring a Mallet
- Placing your tent can be
frustrating, especially when it’s time to put it into place. So bring a mallet
with you to shove up those tent holders right beneath the ground (useful it
it’s a stony ground). Trust me; your hands won’t do any good, only a mallet
- Sealable Bags = Lifesaver
- They can be used on almost
anything. You can put your phone inside, your valuables, your food, you name
- Water + Bananas = Perfect Combination
- It’s always crucial to stay
hydrated at the course of the entire event. Of course, you will be chugging on
alcohol and hangover like there’s no tomorrow, but your health should still be
your top priority. Bring a bottle of water with you and a pair of bananas for
some extra twist.
- Layered Clothing is a Must
- You will never know when the
weather can turn extremely cold. So bring extra clothing with you that you can
use as layers.
- Pocket Management
- Always keep your essentials in
the same pocket. This is important once you get drunk so that you will never
forget where you put your car keys and wallet.
- Wet Wipes is the Real Deal
- Gone are the days where dry
tissue papers are a thing. Wet wipes are the next big thing for your bathroom
trips, so don’t forget to bring one.
- Arrive Early
- Festivals will be bombarded with people, so it’s better to arrive early at the site as possible to find space where you can camp. You don’t want to sleep beside a tree, right?
- Clean Hands is a Must
- If you’re a person that wears
contact lenses more often to correct your vision, then it’s always ideal to
wash your hands every time you put or remove them. Festivals can get wet,
dirty, and wild. So do yourself a favor and sanitize those hands or go blind.
- Create Your Own Lantern
- Yes, it is possible to create one
using a bottle of water and your smartphone or headlamp. Simply fill a bottle
with water and use your smartphone’s flashlight and let it glow during the
night as Coldplay play’s your favorite song live.
- Be Mindful of the People Around You
- Don’t push around just to get
near the stage. Just stay in place to save yourself from trouble. Better yet,
be early whenever the next gig plays to get yourself a spot near the
- Be Responsible
Last but not least, don’t leave your trash around the area. If others do, then be a good example. Be responsible with your actions no matter how harsh the people around you