Music festivals can be a tiring adventure, and one has to plan and pack well in advance to get the most out of them. While single day events can be attended out of the pocket of your pants, longer music festivals require you to carry your essentials in a backpack.
How to Choose a Festival Backpack?
Since the weekend can be along one, you need to make sure you carry only the absolute essentials that can help you survive in the duration of the festival. Here are four factors you need to consider, when deciding on a backpack:
- Packing capacity
The ideal size to go for a five or six-day festival is a 35-40 litre backpack that can be carried well over your back. The backpack is large enough to accommodate all your needs while being small enough to fit in the overhead bin of a carrier while travelling.
The next things you need to focus on are the comfort level of the backpack with load in it and its durability with some extra weight in it. A backpack should never make you too tired to participate in the festival or send you searching for repairs in the middle of the road. Invest well in a high-quality backpack or else your adventure might be ruined before it even begins.
Make sure to test your backpack’s capacity with the full camping and clothing equipment inside of it. If possible, go for a dry run before the festival to check its compatibility as well.
Camping in a Music Festival
Living out of a backpack would not be complete if you do not spend nights under the stars in your tent with your camping equipment. While it may not be the most comfortable option available, chances are you will have to resort to camping in the chance you attend a longer music festival.
Finding the perfect tent and sleeping bag can be a tough job if you don’t know what to look for. Luckily, with these two qualities alone, you can already make the most out of your sleeping tent:
- Should be light enough to carry around
- Should be sturdy enough to protect itself and its occupants in a rough music festival
Other than that, you have to test your equipment well and know the kind of grounds the music festival will have. A rough crowd filled with teenagers might not be the best place to set up your new tent.
But then again, camping is an art one has to master in order to get the best out his time as well as money. And when it’s at a music festival, the stakes just get higher.