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21 Camping Hacks That Will Make Splendour In The Grass So Much Better

Don't let wet socks fuck up your weekend, fam.

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1. Fly a flag or helium balloon at your campsite to make it super easy to find from a distance.

Obviously, you'll need to think of a design nobody else is going to pick.
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Obviously, you'll need to think of a design nobody else is going to pick.

2. Pack your food in a cardboard box, which can later be used as your campsite's garbage bin.

Life on that third day won't feel so hard if your campsite doesn't look like a complete shithole.
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Life on that third day won't feel so hard if your campsite doesn't look like a complete shithole.

3. Print off the music timetable before you leave to save phone battery.

While you're at it, print off a map too!
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While you're at it, print off a map too!

4. Put glow sticks in a water bottle to give your camping spot a ~magical~ vibe.

OoooooOooOOOOooooohhhhhh.
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OoooooOooOOOOooooohhhhhh.

5. Strap a head torch to a big bottle of water, and make a light that will brighten your whole tent.

Seriously, this works.
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Seriously, this works.

6. Keep your earplugs in your pillowcase when you're not using them, so they're easy to find when you crawl back into bed.

You'll already be pissed off at your neighbours that are on a ~Splendour bender~, don't be mad at yourself for losing your precious plugs.
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You'll already be pissed off at your neighbours that are on a ~Splendour bender~, don't be mad at yourself for losing your precious plugs.

7. If you can't lock up your valuables overnight, keep them in the bottom of your sleeping bag.

Unless you're the tallest person in the world, you won't even feel that they're there.
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Unless you're the tallest person in the world, you won't even feel that they're there.

8. Cover the lid of your shampoo, conditioner, and body wash bottles with a layer of plastic wrap before putting the lid on to avoid leaks.

Nothing ruins a trip like sticky shampoo all over your only clean undies.
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Nothing ruins a trip like sticky shampoo all over your only clean undies.

9. Wear a beanie to bed on extra cold nights to avoiding losing precious body heat through your head.

Forget your normal pyjamas and bring trackies, a hoodie, and a beanie.
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Forget your normal pyjamas and bring trackies, a hoodie, and a beanie.

10. Add frozen bottles of water to your esky rather than ice. They'll keep it cold and when they eventually melt, you'll have fresh, cold water.

Plus, it saves you that first servo ice run.
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Plus, it saves you that first servo ice run.

11. If it rains, place your phone inside a ziplock bag before sliding it into your pocket.

Your photos will be blurry af but at least your phone won't get rekt.
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Your photos will be blurry af but at least your phone won't get rekt.

12. Pack some spare shower caps. If it gets muddy, you can place your dirty shoes in them before you pack them back in your bag.

If you're opting for tall gumboots, a garbage bag will do the trick.
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If you're opting for tall gumboots, a garbage bag will do the trick.

13. Don't leave the house without jumper leads. If you're charging your phone in your car for several days, there's a good chance your battery might die.

On that note, when charging, turn your engine on too. It will use petrol, but it won't run your battery flat.
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On that note, when charging, turn your engine on too. It will use petrol, but it won't run your battery flat.

14. Take your own toiletries. Sharing soap, toothpaste, or shampoo can be a pain when you split with your other half in the shower line.

Sharing a bar of soap at home is all well and good until you both want to take a shower at the same time.
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Sharing a bar of soap at home is all well and good until you both want to take a shower at the same time.

15. Put your toiletries into a bag that can be hung on the back of the door. That way, you can avoid having to place it on the wet gross ground.

Because really, the less muddy stuff in your tent, the better.
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Because really, the less muddy stuff in your tent, the better.

16. Place a foam mat outside your door to keep it from turning into a gross puddle.

Plus, you need something to stand on while you pull those gumboots off.
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Plus, you need something to stand on while you pull those gumboots off.

17. Pack duct tape, just in case your tent gets a hole in it.

It always comes in handy.
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It always comes in handy.

18. And take some pegs to hang up damp clothes when the sun finally comes out.

Nothing like soaking wet socks to ruin the mood.
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Nothing like soaking wet socks to ruin the mood.

19. Try your best to hang your towel in the sun after every use.

If you're going to make the effort to shower, you don't want to smell like an old wet towel afterwards.
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If you're going to make the effort to shower, you don't want to smell like an old wet towel afterwards.

20. Take twice as many socks as you think you'll need.

Just do it.
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Just do it.

21. And, well, accept that no matter what you do, things are bound to get a little messy.

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