Music Festival Guide: Survival Kit Essentials

General Storage | 25.04.18

Music festival lovers across the country can gear up for another epic season. Fan favourites include Boomtown, Bestival, Latitide Festival, Houghton Festival and The Great Escape among others. For those who know what it takes to truly enjoy the festivities, preparation is key and extends beyond a simple festival guide. So what do self storage lockers have to do with music festivals? Here’s what you can do to prepare for the season.

Be Prepared With Self Storage Lockers

If you went to festivals last year, did you properly clean, organise and store all of your belongings? Or were you one of many who simply left things behind at the end of weekend? Yes, this really happens and includes tents, sleeping bags, jackets, wellies, blankets and cooking equipment. Festivals are so much fun but being unprepared and negligent can end up in an expensive activity. Replacing all your equipment is far more expensive than renting self storage lockers.

Keeping things at home in a damp shed or garage is better than leaving it behind but not ideal either. It may be free to store but is it safe, dry and out of the way? You’ll likely just put it in a corner or squeeze it in somewhere which could lead to unnecessary clutter. Without proper storage, chances are good that the material may get damaged or even rot.

Small Self Storage Lockers

Small self storage lockers are the best solution for regular festival goers. This is particularly useful if you want to buy things to spread the cost but have nowhere to store it. Our storage units are clean and dry offering all the protection you need. To ensure everything stays in tip-top condition, clean and dry everything before putting it in our self storage lockers. Here are some tips on how to pack a storage unit.

Music Festival Guide Kit Essentials

Whether you’re going to local ones or travelling, music festivals are generally more than one day which means accommodation. Unless you find a nearby hotel with available rooms (if there is one), you’ll need some essentials especially when camping.

Most importantly, our best advice would be to only take what you really need. Remember, however you get there, you’ll have to carry your stuff a fair distance to your campsite. Always take with only what you can carry yourself. Not only does this make it easier for you, it also speeds up the process of getting through security.

Before heading off, check your tent for holes or tears and wash everything before loading the car. Make a checklist of items you want to take and mark them as you pack. Your tent, sleeping bag, jacket and water should be packed first so you don’t arrive without the most essential items. Although many events have food, water and other goods for sale, always take a reusable water bottle. You can refill it for free from the taps at the event.

Here’s a list of the top 20 music festivals in the UK including Reading & Leads, Isle of Wight and South West Four.

Checklist: What To Take To A Music Festival

  • Festival ticket and ID
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Tent, Sleeping bag and roll mat
  • Wellies or other comfy but sturdy boots
  • Warm jacket or jumper
  • Torch
  • Extra clothes in case you get wet
  • Towels and toiletries
  • Basic first aid kit (plasters, bandages, sterile wipes)
  • Hat, sunscreen and insect repellent
  • Enough cash or cards
  • Medication (especially if you suffer from allergies or have a medical condition)
  • Bags for dirty clothes and rubbish

You can also take cooking equipment if that’s something you want to do as food can sometimes be expensive. Considering the time and effort to pack, unpack and transport everything, you might be better off leaving it at home. Last but not least, mark valuables with your name and address so the event organisers can send it back.

We have storage facilities in Stroud, Bristol and Gloucester, ideal if you’re attending festivals in and around the area. Give us a call when you’re ready to store your festival essentials until the next event. We offer short-term and long-term storage with no hidden costs. Our self storage lockers even include free insurance up to £3000 which should cover most of your festival goodies.

Not sure how much space you will need?

If you would like to talk to a member of staff about your requirements contact your local branch.

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