The 8 must-have gadgets festival-goers need in their backpacks – Input | Gmx Pharm

You might think that gadgets have no place at a festival. You’re trying to shine your phone flashlight into the air to your favorite song, but oops – the battery died. You stumble back to your tent, tired, ready to snag a few hours of sleep before it all starts all over again, but amidst the canvas sea of ​​nondescript khaki green, what’s your tent anyway?

It turns out technology can help you avoid a festival nightmare.

what to know

What gear should you pack for a festival?

Festivals are noisy – remember to pack ear plugs so you can get some sleep. A battery pack for your electronics is an absolute must, and I recommend hand sanitizer and toilet paper. Women, a shewee is priceless; The toilet lines make the lines at Universal Studios appear brief.

do you camp Make sure you have a tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad and headlamp. The latter is particularly important as tents are tightly packed at festivals, meaning that hopping over guy lines after a few beers is an acrobatic feat akin to dodging tripwires James Bond-style.

Now that you know some of the basic gear you should bring to a festival, I personally recommend surviving a festival like a pro.

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It’s a shame to end a festival with a painful ringing in your ears when you see your favorite act. The Loop Experience earplugs reduce noise, but still let you hear everything, just quieter. Available in four different sizes, the silicone ear tips look great too so they don’t clash with your gaudy festival outfit.

On those rare occasions when it doesn’t rain at a festival, you’re guaranteed to break a sweat. However, the KOODER hand fan not only blows out cold air, it also has a mist function to mist your face while dancing. It’s USB rechargeable, lightweight and lasts up to six hours on a full charge.

Does the party last at camp? Absolutely not. The JBL Flip 5 portable Bluetooth speaker is waterproof so you don’t have to worry about an accidental beer shower, the battery lasts up to 12 hours and produces powerful sound for its size. Something to note: This speaker uses Bluetooth and doesn’t have a headphone jack for audio-in.

Maybe LA Gear got it right with the light up shoes because light up sneakers are damn useful at a festival. DIYJTS Light Up Shoes are USB rechargeable and the battery lasts up to eight hours for all night use. There are eight different color settings, with the last one flashing between the other seven colors. I guarantee these shoes will be a conversation starter.

Charging your gear is possibly the biggest challenge at a festival. You risk wasting valuable time waiting for an outlet and paying for it through your nose. Taking a battery pack with you will revolutionize your festival experience. Best of all is one that is solar powered like the BioLite SolarPanel 10+. The stand makes it easy to place on uneven ground, its power is 10 watts at maximum sunlight, and it takes only an hour to fully charge a smartphone. The corner clasps even let you attach it to your daypack so it charges up while you’re dancing in the sun.

We all let hygiene standards slip at a festival, but after a few days you just stink. Festival showers are often fairly light with long wait times. With the GoSun Flow Pro there are no more disco armpits; You can shower and go down with yourself. It’s small enough to fit in a backpack and uses solar energy to pump water.

There’s a magic cure to partying all night: coffee. It’s just a shame that you have to wait in line for it. Get barista-quality coffee anywhere with the Conqueco portable espresso machine. It is rechargeable but can also be connected to your car. It boils water in 8-10 minutes, or you can fill it up with hot water directly. And it is compatible with Starbucks coffee capsules.

The sheer volume of people at a festival (and often in remote locations) makes them black holes for network coverage. How do you find your friends after a bathroom break? The goTenna Mesh pairs with your smartphone and lets you send texts and your location when there is no Wi-Fi and even no network coverage. It’s small enough to attach to keys and has an emergency call function.

Must download app for festival camping

These are my favorite festival gadgets. But there is one more important thing that every festival goer should have and that is the Tent Finder app.

Finding a unique tent is difficult. Tipis are common, pop-up tents that look like a ’70s disco thrown on are festival uniform; and find an inconspicuous two-man tent in the dark? Forget it. Latch Attaching A Giant Flag To Your Tent – What Can You Do? Download Boutique Camping Tent Finder is the app you need. Add a photo of your campsite, use the GPS to navigate even when there is no signal thanks to the built-in compass, and share your location with friends.

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