9 Summer Music Festival Camping Tips to Make You into A Superhero.

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9 EASY FESTIVAL CAMPING TRIPS TO MAKE YOU A HERO



Who doesn't like it when their friends look at them in awe and realize that you completely made whatever event into the "BEST TIME EVER!!!!!!"? With these music festival tips below, you'll be the hero, guaranteed.

Be sure to remember where you heard these camping tips from. So without any further ado...

Festival Tips #1​

festival camping tip 1 have a tent that has enough space

FESTIVAL CAMPING TIP 1: HAVE A TENT WITH MORE ROOM

Make sure your tent has room for a +1

You've found the best festival tent around and can't wait to set up camp for yourself and 3 of your closest festival buddies. Do you know if your buddies over packed? Chances are they do over pack and now they are trying to cram everything into your 4-person tent.

The 4-person tent you have doesn't include room for go-go boots, glitter, or other festival essentials. Make sure to take a tent that has capacity for one more person than is in your group.

Having room for any gear or festival supplies shows that this isn't your first music festival.

Bonus tip #1

Be sure that you have a checklist or packing list to help bring everything that you will need for the fest. 

Don't have one?  You can download the FestGuru.com Ultimate Festival Packing List for free

Camping Festival Tips #2

summer music festival tips 2 - setting up a camp site

FESTIVAL CAMPING TIP 2: LOOK FOR THE BEST PLACE TO SET UP YOUR CAMP

Pick the best spot to set up camp

Try to get to the festival campgrounds as early as possible, not only will you beat the crowds; you'll be able to pick a better area to set up camp.

How do you choose the best area?

Look for somewhere that's near recognizable landmarks. Trying to find your tent after having spent all day raging and in the dark is next to impossible. If you know some of the landmarks around your camping area, you'll soon be passing out directions to everyone looking for an after party. What's even better? They will be able to find your campsite.

Also, try not to set up near the bathrooms.

Waking up to the smell of festival bathrooms isn't quite like waking up to the smell of bacon or a nice cup of coffee. Who knew that the cute person who hung out with you last night could make that big of a pile of poop?

One other thing

keep an eye out for generators and security lights. They usually run all night to give necessary light, but the noise and lights from them can ruin a night's sleep.

Festival Camping Tip #3​

festival camping tips 3 - circle your tents to create a social area

FESTIVAL CAMPING TIP 3: CREATE A SOCIAL AREA WITH YOUR GROUP AND TENTS

Circle the tents

If you've got a group of EDM festival family going and camping together do the following. Set your tents up in a circle with all the tent openings facing inwards. This will form a social area allowing you to hang out and chat with each other around the circle.

Use windbreaks or tarps in the areas between your tents to keep random people from walking through your campsite. Attach them across the gaps between two tents with zip ties or rope.

Festival Camping Tip #4​

music festival tips 4 - create unique looking camp with a flag and flagpole

FESTIVAL CAMPING TIP 4: A FLAGPOLE AND FLAG CREATES A UNIQUE LOOKING CAMPSITE

Fly your festival flag

Invest in an extension pole or portable flagpole and make or buy a festival flag or banner. After partying all day, your tent will look like all the other tents in the campgrounds. A unique flag at your festival campsite is even better than knowing what landmarks are in the area, and you'll find your camp no matter how much you partied.

If you can't/don't have a festival flag, camp next to someone who does and use their flag as a reference point.

"We're in the big red tent next to the guys with the Team No Sleep flag."

Be sure to reference this video all weekend long when you follow tip #5.

Festival Camping Tips #5​

music festival tips 5 - by meeting your neighbors you can make new friends

FESTIVAL CAMPING TIPS 5 - MEETING THE NEIGHBOORS

Meet your neighbors

Meeting your neighbors will benefit you in several ways. You'll meet new friends and someone to keep an eye on your general area.

Need to borrow a cup of sugar or you're dying for a beer? Your neighbor that you met earlier is more likely to share with you if you've met.

Unfortunately with the rise in popularity of music festivals, there's been a rise in theft and general douche-baggery.​  Your new friends that you just met chased them off before they could steal your festival flagpole and attached flag

Festival Camping Tip  #6

festival camping tip 6 - you can't really lock a tent

FESTIVAL CAMPING TIP 6 - SOME PEOPLE DON'T BELIEVE IN LOCKS

Resist the urge to lock your tent.

This camping tip is a little counter-intuitive.  Having a hardcore lock on your tent is pointless. Any potential thief who walks past your tent and sees a Festilock 3000 on your zipper is just going to laugh.

The only thing stopping that thief from stealing all your belongings is a thin piece of tent material. A quick flick of their wrist and a Swiss Army knife will have them inside your tent in a second.

That lock just screams that you're trying to protect something valuable. Leave your valuables in the car or carry them with you.

​Whatever you do, don't hide things in your shoes, that's usually the first place they look.

Festival Camping Tip #7

festival camping tip 7 - lock up your valuables in a safe location

FESTIVAL CAMPING TIP 7 - SECURELY STORE YOUR VALUABLES IN A SAFE AREA OR YOUR VEHICLE

Stash your stash

Don't leave your valuables out when you go to sleep. Don't leave them tucked into your shoes by the entrance to your tent.

All that does is give an easy container for a thief to carry your valuables away in.

Hide your valuables in the bottom of your sleeping bag or tucked into something inside your bags. This way any potential thieves can't just grab and go. Or if you need, use a camping diversion safe like this one to hide your valuables.

Festival Camping Tip #8​

music festival tips 8- contraband is prohibited

FESTIVAL CAMPING TIP 8 - SMUGGLING IN CONTRABAND MIGHT NOT BE THE BEST IDEAS

Check for contraband

Review what is and isn't permitted into the festival.

Check your festival gear to make sure your not breaking any rules.
Common items considered festival camping contraband are:

  • Any kind of glass bottles
  • Any harmful objects or types of weapons
  • Illegal substances or drugs
  • Pets, unless of course it is a service animal
  • Any type of open flame or fires usually aren't permitted.

Having to make a trip back to your vehicle and then standing in line again is not a fun way to start any festival.

Festival Camping Tip #9​

summer music festival tips 9 - a good time may not be as easily obtained as you might hope

SUMMER MUSIC FESTIVAL CAMPING TIPS 9 - BE PREPARED, YOU MIGHT NOT HAVE A GOOD TIME

Plan for the worst

It's a fact of life that the worst will happen when you least expect it.

The weather will be horrible, your tent poles will break, and you'll lose your car keys. Try to think ahead and have a back-up plan where you can.

But remember, when shit does happen, don't let it ruin your whole festival experience. Have fun and be safe, and party on!


Hopefully these festival camping tips included here will enable you to save the day. If you know someone who needs to know these tips please be sure to click the icons below for your favorite social network.

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