April 13, 2017 3 min read

The countdown toCoachella is on! We know you’re excited and raring to go, but spending your weekend partying in the desert can go bad quickly if you’re not prepared. To enjoyCoachellato the fullest, remember to stay safe and healthy throughout the weekend. We’re here to give you some essential tips to make your weekend one for the ages!

  1. Drink lots of water

Don’t forget to hydrate your body before and duringCoachella. Bring a water bottle (preferably not metal) with you and fill it up at the drinking fountains. The desert heat and booze will suck the moisture out of you faster than saying the word “Coachella”, so drink more water than you think you’ll need.

  1. Bring a portable cell phone charger

What’sCoachella without a bunch of selfies? If you want to capture every second of it but don’t want to stand in long queues at the charging stations, you might want to bring your own portable charger. Here’s a tip to help you save some battery juice: keep your screen brightness to the lowest, put it in airplane mode or turn it off when you aren’t using it.  

  1. Bring cash

If you usually travel only with your credit cards, make sure to bring cash this time around. Some vendors do accept cards, but sometimes machines may go on the fritz. Sure, there are ATMs around, but you’ll end up paying for ridiculous fees just to withdraw some cash. And besides, cash makes everything easier, but be careful where you’re stashing it. Alternatively, bring yourPacsafe Citysafe™ CX Anti-Theft Convertible Crossbody to themusic festival. It offers five anti-theft features like the Carrysafe® Slashguard Straps and eXomesh® Slashguard to keep your belongings safe as you enjoy theCoachella to the fullest.

  1. Choose a meeting spot

Cell reception can be quite bad when you’re out in the desert. So it’s crucial for you and your friends to establish a unique meeting place beforehand just in case you get separated from the pack. The chances of finding someone in the midst of thousands of people is equivalent to finding a needle in a haystack.

  1. Don’t forget about sunscreen, chapstick, and sunglasses

Fact: you’ll be standing under the sun for an entire weekend. However, you can minimize the chances of getting sunburnt by constantly reapplying sunscreen and chapstick to protect your skin and lips. Oh, sunglasses and hats are also a great way to prevent you from getting heatstroke.

  1. Wear practical clothes and solid footwear

Days are scorching hot, but the nights are much cooler, so prepare to bring an extra layer or two with you. Do note that only medium-sized backpacks are allowed in thefestival grounds so bring yourPacsafe Citysafe™ CX Anti-Theft Hobo Bag to store all your essentials. Not only does it looks chic to carry around, its top-notch security features will help you fend off any pickpockets. Lastly, our most important piece of clothing advice to you is to keep your feet protected by wearing a good pair of footwear. You’ll be on your feet for at least half the time, so lightweight, comfy, closed-toe and breathable shoes are the way to go. Also, consider bringing a bandana to protect yourself in the event of a dust storm.
By Ben and Jazzy
Road Affair is an online journal where Ben and Jazzy share their journey in search of a more fulfilling, adventurous, and happier life. 

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