Hello everyone. This is a guest post from Mary Saunders.
Whether you’re off to Reading festival, Leeds festival or even Secret garden party this year, there are a few things that you need to remember to keep you festival happy.
1. Stay Hydrated
Let’s start with some ways not to let your alcohol intake ruin the following days of your festival. Forget filling up those water bottles with vodka when you head out to watch your favorite band on the main stage; swap it for a proper bottle of water.
Keep yourself hydrated whilst you’re among those huge crowds. It will really be no fun for you or anyone else when you’re passed out and don’t get to watch that band anymore due to dehydration. Really nobody has time for that.
2. Eat Regularly
Dancing away to your favorite band among a huge crowd, it’s easy to get carried away and forget to eat; this is dangerous especially if you’re drinking.
Try to keep on top of what you’re eating and also make sure you have had something that will line your stomach and keep you satisfied before you head out. There are plenty of places to grab something to eat.
3. Stay Safe
Sticking with the food side of things, a potential risk at festivals if you’re camping can be the risk of fires or potential carbon monoxide poisoning.
Make sure you’re able to keep gas canisters and BBQ’s away from the tent (and other tents), and make sure never to take the BBQ inside of the tent. Always make sure the BBQ is disposed of in a safe place and is put out correctly.
Smoking is also a potential risk. Not putting it out correctly close to flammable tents could cause a fire; another reason to invest in the latest invention, the E cig. Companies such as Cloudstix have produced some liquids with really inventive and different flavors. E cigarettes still contain nicotine but do not produce any of the other harmful chemicals such as carbon monoxide. This is a winning situation as not only will you be cutting out a potential risk of fire but also saving yourself from inhaling carbon monoxide!
4. Keep Clean
Not showering for a few days is not good and nobody wants to be around sweaty people. I really like to use big big body wipes as they’re really big and really do get off the grub and muck you find on yourself at a festival. I also carry around antibacterial gel to keep those germs at bay. Don’t forget the classic, washing your hands with good old soap and water.
5. Take Care
It’s not just about keeping your body clean. You should also try to take care of your body. For example, staying a distance away from loud speakers or at least giving your ears a break every so often. Nobody wants to be going home with constant ringing ears.
Finally, as its England we should expect the horrible rainy weather, even in summer. Try wearing wellies and thick socks to stop the rain and mud getting onto your feet. By doing this, you’re preventing infections and avoiding going home with sore horrible feet.
There are many more ways to keep healthy whatever festival you’re attending this year. Do your research and most importantly, have fun.