Okay, weΓÇÖll admit it. For those of us who are fond of pristine appearances and nights out in the city, camping can sound like an absolute nightmare. Where are we meant to plug our curling irons in?What do you mean there isnΓÇÖt somewhere to charge my phone? We have to use a portaloo? But 22 million Americans go camping every year. So there must be some sort of appeal to it. HereΓÇÖs a quick guide to the glory that is glamping – camping for the glam.
Music Festivals are one┬áof the few events that can get a fashionista wading through mud in the middle of a field. Is the overall experience worth the dirt? Of course. Your favorite bands and artists on stage, a party atmosphere and befriending strangers. WhatΓÇÖs not to love? But there are some things you should bear in mind before heading to one, ’cause a one-man┬átent might not be for us all.
Sleep In Style. Consider alternative accommodation for the weekend. One option is to get an RV or trailer. These will both serve as a means of transport to and from the festival and your accommodation. TheyΓÇÖre bigger than a tent, you will have mirrors, powerpoints and (praise be) a working toilet thatΓÇÖs not a hole in the ground or clogged with a strangerΓÇÖs sick. On top of that, you can take as many clothes as you need without having to carry them around on your back.
The Right Footwear. We cannot emphasise this enough. Take wellies. It may look dry but we can guarantee that the second you step foot out of your tent, there will be half an hour of torrential rain and the campsite and arenas will be left looking like a swamp.
Phone Battery Packs. There arenΓÇÖt going to be many power stations about to charge your phone from. So if you want to keep in contact with the world, it would be sensible to bring your own portable phone charger. There are so many different brands producing these now that your options are pretty varied. We favour cute designs such as this unicorn emoticon charger.
A Waterproof Jacket. Find yourself a nice waterproof jacket. North Face have some great designs. Fingers crossed, it wonΓÇÖt rain through the weekend. But it might and you donΓÇÖt want to be left soggy and uncomfortable just as your favourite artist goes on stage. Plastic ponchos are light to carry but water will probably seep through, as theyΓÇÖre low quality. WeΓÇÖd advise to get a better sealed, lightweight jacket.
Dry Shampoo. There might be showers at the festival, but after the first day, weΓÇÖre pretty sure you wonΓÇÖt really want to set foot in them. You might have to accept that youΓÇÖre not going to be able to wash your hair properly while youΓÇÖre away. The answer to our prayers? Dry shampoo. Take a can and use it when your roots get a little greasy.
Wax. If you shave your armpits, legs or any other areas, weΓÇÖd advise that you wax just before you go to the festival. The hair wonΓÇÖt grow back as quickly and festival campsites are definitely not the most sanitary area to be using razors on prickly pins.