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7 Essential Festival Survival Tips To Keep You High And Dry

7 essential survival tips to keep you high and dry

By David Saunders, Health Editor | UPDATED: 08:28, 05 June 2020

Pitch your tent uphill

Since rain flows downwards, we suggest pitching your tent on a hill – you don’t want to be in the midst of a mass tent submersion.

Identify some landmarks after setting up your camp

You may be one of the very first people to arrive on site but soon enough your crazy coloured tent won’t be standing out quite as much as you thought it would. Find out what area you are in so you can ask for directions and try to locate some landmarks – a unique flag or memorable tree will do.

Another portable charger

Since one is never enough. You’ll never be able to keep track of your friends, and you’ll want to document all those ‘moments’, so pack accordingly.

A small, but carefully chosen, selection of medicines

  1. Painkillers.

  2. Rehydration sachets – they’re the ultimate hangover cure.

  3. A pack of plasters – you never know when you might need one.

Bin bags

You’ll need an entire roll. You’ll be needing them for your rubbish when you pack at the end of the festival, and not only that they are really handy for using as a makeshift doormat for muddy boots and added waterproof should you need it.

Pack appropriate snacks

Since food is obviously a necessity, it’s always best to pack some essential dry snacks such as crisps or cereal bars. Nairn’s can be a great tasting snack on-the-go snack especially for those that are gluten free or vegan.

 RRP: 75p, Waitrose

 Bring a disposable camera.

You don’t want to risk losing or breaking an expensive camera so opt for a disposable one to keep track of the lasting memories.