Packing for some time away from home even for just a few days can be a chore, especially when you’re going to a place when you are never entirely sure what stuff you are going to need. Take for example a music festival that will last for about three days and you are expected to camp on site. Because you are camping for two days or so, you are expected to bring enough items for you to survive these days away from home but not too much like when you are packing a holiday vacation with the family. You never really know.
This is why you should read this list. Besides the usual water, toothbrush, and extra underwear other lists are recommending you to bring, we’re adding an extra twenty not-so-obvious things you should bring with you when you go to a music festival.
- Powerbank - Charge this at home before you leave or on your tent at night when party’s all over and you’re about to hit the sack. This can charge your phone two to three times through out the day.
- Test kits - While this doesn’t apply to everyone who attend music festivals, we can’t deny the fact that some people enjoy taking substances in these events. If you do, it’s better to be safe especially if you get them from people you don’t know. Bring your own test kit before taking any, just to be safe.
- An (or 2) Extra Pair of Shoes - Bring something that can withstand all kinds of weather conditions, not to mention looooooong hours of dancing.
- First Aid Kit - Good first aid kits do not only have band aids and ointments, they must also include meds for the usual stomach ache, headache, and the likes.
- Vitamins/Supplements - You’ll be needing all the energy so pop in some vitamins in the morning before heading on to the festival grounds. If you find it hard to sleep at night, you can also take some supplements to help you do so.
- Condoms - Well we’ll never know so better be safe and prepared, right?
- Sleeping bag - Sleeping may not be your priority at music festivals but you still need all the sleep that you can get so you’ll have ample energy to enjoy all the activities you plan to attend to. A good sleeping bag goes a long way in terms of providing you a relatively comfortable sleep.
- Toilet Paper - For ease of packing remove the cardboard in the middle of the roll so you can also save space for other important stuff.
- Ear Plugs - Bring a pair for when you’re sleeping and when you’re at the music grounds. Works wonders, believe us.
- Ready-to-Eat Meals - If you want to save money or if you easily get hungry even on ungodly hours, canned goods and other ready-to-eat meals can save you.
- Period Panties - Nothing sucks more when you’re out having fun and you suddenly get your period. These are convenient as you wouldn’t have to change pads or tampons every few hours or so.
- More Underwear - You’d be out all day and nothing beats the refreshing feeling of wearing clean undies. Pack twice as much as you think you’d need for the entire trip.
- More Socks - This is best used when sleeping as well as when you’re out so pack as much as you can.
- Stand Ups - Believe us when we tell you that a clean portalet at music festivals is very rare. Free yourself from sitting on disgusting toilets and have stand ups, instead.
- Safety Pin - We’ll bet on it, all in, that you’ll be using safety pins at least once at music festivals. Friends will be thanking you as well for having these - you’ll be a total lifesaver.
- Sunblock - Protect your skin at all costs. Whether it’s a scorching-hot-kind-of-day or it-is-so-windy-you-cannot-feel-the-sun-but-it-is-there-kind-of-day, it is best to apply sunblock as often as you could.
- ID - IDs are often included in the must-have lists but are as often neglected and forgotten, to. It is best to include it in this list as, well.
Hands-Free bag - Hydration packs and fanny packs are really hyped these days and for a reason. These bags let you bring all your essentials while you’re on the festival grounds. These can let you dance and party all you want, hands-free while securing all your stuff at the same time. Shop for fashionable and functional hydration packs and fanny packs at SoJourner bags today.
- Sense of Community - Music festivals are where you can celebrate good music, good food, and good company with other people. These are also venues for you to meet new people and just enjoy a community with shared love for great music festivals. Make sure to bring a good sense of community with you.
- Open Mind - Music festivals are also places where you would meet people from all walks of life. They may have different beliefs, culture, preferences, and diverse personalities. Be sure to have an open mind with you and not easily pass judgement on people who may be different from you.