Music festivals can be highly enjoyable, but one of the biggest downers to these fun events is the campsite. Yes, camping with friends and sometimes family is exciting, but after a few days, the campground can become quite messy, mucky, and uninhabitable. In fact, the discomfort experienced at the campsite can dampen the mood of the festival and who wants that? This article can help overcome this camping problem by providing top tips on setting up a comfortable campsite at music festivals.
1. Use A Reliable And Sturdy Tent
The first step to enable you to enjoy a comfortable campsite is to purchase a sturdy tent. Think about it, do you really want your tent to cave in on you halfway through the festival? As enticing as sleeping under the stars or by the fire may be, it may not be that appealing during a rainstorm or cold wind. Fortunately, locating and purchasing a reliable tent is not a very difficult task as tent prices are rather low nowadays. It is important to remember that quality equates to cost, and the sturdier, higher quality tents tend to be more expensive than the lower cost tents. While some may be out of your budget, it would be beneficial to consider the long-term investment of a more expensive option.
2. Consider A Hammock
Traditionally, campers would opt for the sleeping bag on the ground option; however, it may be worthwhile considering a hammock. Irrespective of whether you are camping in a group or on your own, the hammock is an easy, efficient and very comfortable sleeping option. In addition to being rocked to sleep while lying in a personal cocoon, the hammock is useful in keeping you above the wet and muddy ground. One disadvantage is that the hammock is open to the elements and mosquitoes; therefore, it may be worthwhile investing in a bug net for covering.
3. Create A Shady Grove
Unless you are lucky enough to have located the only campsite with trees fanned out over you protecting your tent from the elements, it is recommended that you create your own shady grove. The majority of music festivals are held during the summer months resulting in campsites being exposed to high climates with brutal sunshine blazing down on the ground; therefore, placing a pop-up tent or tarp alongside the tent will be useful as a pleasant area to cool off. Campsites under a tree can be beneficial if the weather takes a turn and rain begins to fall. Instead of sitting in the tents, it will be possible to commune underneath the tarp and enjoy company while remaining dry.
4. Bring Towelettes With Toilet Paper
An infamous component of music festivals is the disastrous hygiene facilities. While portable toilets and showers may be clean and tidy at the beginning of the festival, it is a given that they will be disgusting by the end. So you do not have to brave the perils of the bathroom, it is recommended that you keep all your toiletries close at hand and bring wet towelettes for cleaning purposes. It is also a good idea to purchase at least one 4-pack of toilet paper to ensure you have paper when using the portable toilets.
Final Words On The Matter
As can be seen, various tips and tricks can be employed to ensure you have a comfortable festival campsite. Of course, making the campsite personal is important; however, using the tips above can ensure that you do not find yourself in a personal hell during your supposedly fun music festival period.