1. Get there early
Good camping sites go quickly, and traffic gets heavier the closer it gets to the beginning of the festivities. Not only will you find a better camping spot, you will beat traffic and you will not have sit in any long lines.
You never know exactly what the weather is going to do. So, be prepared to possibly get rained on, be cold and sweat. You may want to get a battery powered fan, especially for festivals in the summer.
Water is not always readily available at festivals, and there are often long lines that lead to water bottles for $5 each. If you bring a few gallons of water per person you can use it to drink, brush your teeth and rinse off. Be sure to stay hydrated, drinking lots of water is probably one of the best to take care of yourself at a festival.
4. Test drive the tent
Before packing up, set up your tent to make sure nothing is missing or broken. It’s never a bad idea to use a hose to water test your tent’s rain resistance and how wet or not wet you and your things may get.
Spend your money on a festival t-shirt or other cool merchandise, not all on festival food. While some of the concessions are tasty, they add up throughout the day. The more snacks you bring with you, the less you will spend and you don’t have to walk somewhere every time you’re hungry. Bring some food with you like pop tarts, trail mix, protein bars, and chips!
These will come in handy at night when you’re ready to crash and there are people up all night around your tent.
7. Know your tent’s location
Before walking away from your campsite, familiarize yourself with what’s around your tent. Maybe you can make your own flag before leaving for the festival to display at your campsite and make finding it easier. You know when you can’t find your car in a parking lot? Imagine looking for a tent, amongst thousands of other tents.
The last thing you want is to get sunburnt at a festival. Pack a sunscreen with a high SPF to last you throughout the day.
9. Keep your phone charged
It’s a good idea to keep your phone on you and the battery charged in case you get lost, or lose your friends. There are a few options to do so like a solar powered phone case, battery cases like mophie, or a chargeable battery pack.
10. First Aid
You never know when a first aid kit will come in handy. Come equipped with band-aids, peroxide, Neosporin, gauze, tape, Tylenol, and something for nausea. Accidents happen so even if you end up not needing it, someone else might!