Our Top 10 Festival Essentials11:05
With festival season well and truly upon us, we thought it would be a good time to rustle up a list of our top 10 festival essentials. Things you really can't do without, unless of course you plan on wallowing around in the mud for 4 days without any sleep at all.
|Festival season is in full swing!|
cheap tent, nothing too elaborate.
Water Bottle / Carrier. We don't need to bore you with facts, but on this occasion we will anyway. Water makes up 2/3 of our bodyweight, so keeping hydrated is essential. Yes, clever clogs, beer is basically 95% water, but it doesn't hydrate you like water, in fact alcohol will actively dehydrate you. Those 10 pints that you thought were a good idea at the time will result in a net loss of around 1 litre of water from your body. Drinking water throughout the day will keep you hydrated and help avoid a nasty hangover that will confine you to your tent for the entirety of Sunday, missing your favourite headline act.
2 season sleeping bag should suffice.
Pits and Bits wash kit is perfect for festivals, with it's rinse free shampoo! It also includes a toothbrush.
folding chair with a drinks holder.
cheap sledge does the job perfectly.
Ear Plugs. Because your mate in the tent next door snores like a rhino. That, and the fact there's always someone up at 4am walking to the toilet with what sounds like his own personal marching band.
I know I said 10, but this one really is rather important...
So there we have it. Everything you need to survive (perhaps even enjoy!) a festival. Obviously there's personal belongings (and your ticket..) you'll probably want to consider as well, such as money for over-priced food (you could take a stove and some tins of beans, wayfayrer meals etc).