Top 5 ultimate festival survival gadgets for 2012
Say the word “festival” to anyone and three things come to mind. Mud, music, and the queue for the toilets. Thankfully festival-ing it up doesn’t have to mean toughing it out. Not with our help. Here’s our pick of top 5 festival survival gadgets.
From portable loos to food developed for astronauts, we’ve picked out five festival essentials to make your festival experience a more pleasant one.
Scafell 400 quick pitch tent
Putting up a tent is one of the biggest festival pains. Not with the Scafell 400. Its makers claim you can pitch it up in just 20 seconds – not bad for a tent that sleeps four. It features all the necessary weather protection needed for when the rain gods decide to do their thing.
Stuck in a festival tent with not much to eat, these Space Food dessert snacks deliver delicious snacky goodness wherever you are. Space Food was originally developed for the Apollo missions but should come in handy whenever you’re feeling peckish for something a little more mouthwatering. Each snack has been frozen to -40c, and have been vacuum dried and sealed in foil pouches ready to munch straight out of the pack.
Boginabag is unique in many ways, and not just in name. The portable toilet folds out like a stool (not that kind) to transform it into the ultimate portable loo. It sounds messy, but fear not – it’s completely hygienic. ‘Magic’ crystals absorb any liquid to make waste easier to dispose of in the disposable bags accompanied. It’s got to be better than a hole in the ground.
Eton Raptor Solar-Charger
You could say the Eton Raptor Solar Charger is the swiss army knife of solar charger gadgets. In addition to a solar-powered USB charger it has a variety of tools to help you find your tent, including a compass, barometer, altimeter and weather alerts. You also get a digital clock and alarm, and AM and FM radio, bottle opener and an LED torch.
Sleeping bags can sometimes feel more like a body bag, but not this one. MusucBag Classic is a snuggly sleeping suit that makes you feel as snug as an eskimo in an igloo, even in the cold of the night. It can withstand temperatures down to -13 degrees. You’ll feel so comfortable, you could sleepwalk in it. It has has a hood, reversible zips, and a lining made from soft nylon.
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