Travel writer and blogger Lucy McGuire shares some top tips to stop your stuff getting damaged or stolen this summer.
‘When buying a tent for a festival, invest in one that has a separate porch,’ says Miriam Zendle (@mzendle), a writer and avid festival-goer from London. ‘Having an extra compartment to unzip will put off potential thieves.’
‘When you’re at a festival, it’s best not to keep valuables in visible pockets,’ says Jo Hoare (@jojolizzy), author of Festivals: A Survival Guide. ‘There have been cases of people being pick-pocketed or having their pockets cut open. Get a secure bag or inside pocket that can’t be seen from the outside.’
‘I’ve been doing festivals for eight years and my advice is to carry a bum bag.’ says Pally Kaur (@Pally1581), a senior consultant at Cherish PR.
‘Have it with you at all times – even when you’re sleeping. Knowing your valuables are safe will help you really immerse yourself in the experience.’
‘If you do lose anything or have your valuables stolen, report it immediately to the security staff,’ says Laura Moore, founder of charitable clothing store The DRM Project (@TheDRMproject).
‘That way, if you've got a written report you might be able to claim on your insurance – before you go to any festival, you should check what your home insurance and travel insurance cover.’
So whether it’s you or your children who are off to a festival this summer, remember: pack wisely and plan ahead so you can immerse yourself in the experience. Oh, and don’t forget the face glitter.
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