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Get Summer Festival Ready! 4 Must-Haves for Camping at a Festival

Getting yourself organized for a festival camping weekend can be a pain. What do you need to take outside of clothes, a tent and a sleeping bag?

Well, chances are, you are going to want to have some homely comforts while you’re hanging out in the fields enjoying that festival vibe.

Below are some ideas for items to make your time at the campsite just that little bit better.

Phone Case

This one may sound a bit odd but hear us out! There are plenty of different reasons why a phone case can be useful on a camping trip.

We’ve all had that sickening moment when you’re dancing and having fun and then you drop your phone. The first bit of panic leads to the “Is it ok?” moment. But this doesn’t have to be an issue at all.

If you and your friends all have cool iPhone cases, it’s going to make it so much easier to identify it should you drop or lose your phone. If someone happens to hand in your phone, you could probably pick it out of a crowd a lot easier if you have an identifiable case. Plus, if you have a sturdy case, you could save your phone from breaking.

Lastly, a worry that some people have at a festival is their batteries dying. Of course, you can take a portable charger, but to even further reduce the risk of your phone dying, why not invest in a charger case?

Charger cases can be a little pricey, but they are absolutely worth the money. Especially if you’re wanting to take plenty of photos! You won’t miss a moment if you have that extra bit of battery to help you out.

Water Bottle

This one should be obvious but it’s worth reminding people of the benefits of a reusable water bottle.

With a lot of festivals becoming very conscious of their environmental impact, you can do your bit to reduce the number of plastic water bottles needed. Getting yourself a reusable water bottle also means you won’t need to pay every time you need to rehydrate.

There are many options for bottles you can use. Metal ones have become popular as they can keep things cool or warm through their insulating properties.

Obviously, if you don’t fancy carrying that around, a camping-specific bottle is an excellent choice. These are often collapsible for easy storage and made of durable plastic to withstand the tests of the festival ground.


Travel-sized shampoos, body washes, etc. are all well and good. Definitely handy if you need to travel light.

But there are some more specific items that can really save the day:

  • Baby Wipes: A lifesaver when the line for the shower is a tad too long, and you only need a quick freshen up. Also, for any spills or small messes, they are great to keep around the tent.
  • Hand Sanitizer: The middle of a field isn’t exactly the height of cleanliness. Hand sanitizer is a must-have.
  • Dry Shampoo: You can save space if you don’t want to bring real shampoo and can freshen your hair up a little should you want it to.
  • Toilet/Kitchen Roll: Simply handy for just about any spill, festival flu or emergency (if you know what we mean).

Weather-Specific Items

Sure, you think if you’re going in the summer, then all you’ll need is shorts and t-shirts. But the weather is unpredictable at best, and a bright sunny day can turn into a full rainstorm.

It is not a bad idea to throw a pair of shoes you don’t mind getting wet into your bag just in case. You can also go all out and take some rain boots. To go with this, a raincoat isn’t a bad shout either. Also, take a hoodie or a jumper just in case it gets cold.

You don’t need to go overboard when packing, but these are some ideas of what might come in handy when you are camping.


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