What camping equipment should you take to a festival? | The GO Outdoors Show

What camping equipment should you take to a festival? | The GO Outdoors Show


It’s festival season and live music and camping
are 2 things that go together perfectly, and make music festivals one of my favourite summer
activities. And these days there are literally hundreds
to choose from, each with a different atmosphere. There are even festivals that the whole family
can enjoy together. But what should you take for a weekend camping
at a music festival? It’s a question that people either get right, or wrong! So we’re at the Wychwood Music Festival in
Cheltenham and we’re going to find a group with the worst camping set up and PIMP THERE Up tent Mike>What are you doing Ollie>Pimping my tent.. No?! Mike>NO.. and I have also brought my lovely
wife Gem, and Ollie has a girlfriend Ollie>Fiancée Mike>Fiancée..?! Really!? Congratulations..
and this going to be the first time I have met her actually .. and I have literally No
idea what to expect Ollie>And here she comes.. So while the girls went of to get to know
each other and compare horror stories, we went on a little tour of the camp-site in
search of a group who looked like they would benefit most from a new set-up, we also did
a bit of tent spotting along the way. Ollie & Mike>Nice Mike>This is a really good example of why
you need to make sure that out all your guy lines out because you don’t know when its
windy … It was really still yesterday, but today has been windy and these guys had a
few problems … Its a nice tent though? Mike>This is a Montana 6 from Outwell, its
a really good tent — one of the best family tents you can buy .. I’m not sure id take
it to a festival, a lot of festivals the car park will be miles away from the camp site,
but we’re lucky here that its literally just over there, but its a lot of tent to lug all
the way across Ollie>but it is a good family tent In the end we came across this group, and
when we got chatting we discovered 2 of their tents were pretty much on their last legs,
and that the chap in the tiger onesy (you’ll see more of him later…) didn’t even have
a sleeping bag. Mike>So I think we’ve found our group, its
by no means the worse set up here, but they seem nice and I think its time to Ollie>Pimp My Tent up!! Mike>Ollie Seriously you’ve got to start
doing that.. Its embarrassing So when you are choosing a festival tent,
firstly you don’t want something that’s to expensive. I once took an expensive mountaineering
tent to a festival and nearly cried when someone accidentally caught it with a cigarette on
the way past. Secondly. You don’t want something that is
going to be too heavy or bulky. At many festivals the camp-site can be miles away from the car
park and it’s not a trip you want to make several times just to get your camp set up.
Tents are a given though, so what other accessories should you think about taking? Mike>Wicked wedges, they are sort of a blow
up seat thing Ollie>and the wind break, to make your area
a bit more private, and er block the wind.. Mike>The go anyway chair, perfect for festivals,
and its more transportable than a wicked wedge and its got a pocket on the back — very useful Ollie>The mini headlight great for going
to the toilet in the middle of the night, and can be hung up at the top of your tent
and act as a great lantern. Mike>We’ve got a wind up mobile phone charger
and torch, very useful for festivals because your phone always runs out of battery and
there are not many charging points around Ollie>And the Sheweee …. Mike?! Mike>I think you should visit the website
for more details.. Mike>We’ve got the solid fuel stove, some
festivals don’t allow gas on site, so these are great for making a cup of tea in the morning
and to go with that we’ve got the Hi Gear Whistling Kettle and also a Hi Gear pan set,
for cooking up beans and other things Ollie>and with the sleeping bag, it doesn’t
need to be too expensive but make sure its warm enough. Mike>Light sticks so you can rave it up like
its still the 1990s Ollie>BOOOOOM!!! Ollie>The Hi Gear camper a self inflating
mat, no need for a pump and much easier to carry than an air bed Mike>The Hi Gear Utah chair Mike>A pillow, really compact but it make
it much easier to get a good nights sleep Ollie>And a packable rain jacket, just in
case it rains Mike>Right guys do you want to come see your
new tents Onesy Man>That was my tent Ollie>So lets have a look at it now.. look
at it.. Onesy man>Wooh a 4 man tent.. Mike>and this is a 6 man tent Onesy man>WOOOW Mike>and I’m not sure if its necessary Onesy man>these are always good for me Mike>and a mobile phone charger — and it
winds up .. that’s genuinely useful Anyway. I’ll let Ollie’s Norfolk Gangsta alter
ego introduce the icing on this pimped out cake. Ollie>I give you Thrill Collins This weekend really was a lot of fun, huge
thanks to thank Wychwood festival for inviting us along. It was my first time at a festival
that advertises itself as family friendly, and it turned out to be one of the most good
natured festivals I have been to. Even the afterhours silent disco was well worth staying
out for. Live music and camping. Throw in a bit of sunshine, and there are few things
that can be more fun. And you will find everything that you need to help you enjoy it at GO Outdoors.
Finally thank you Thrill Collins for the fantastic set you played on our pimped out campsite.
And remember, if you can find any of the equipment featured in this video for less anywhere else
GO Outdoors will beat that price by 10%.

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