Ask The Music Festival Wizard: Do I Need to have A Tent Lock?

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I’m going to my initial significant festival this summer season and there’s camping. Do you recommend employing a tent lock? 

There’s usually a couple of assholes that ruin the music festival expertise and tent thieves are at the top of that list. Worst feeling in the globe is returning and locating your stuff has disappeared. To combat theft, some music festivals suggest making use of a tiny tent lock to protect your gear.

Using a lock suggests that it would deter a would be-thief from heisting your stuff. Why not just move onto an simpler target? The counter-argument is that having a lock advertises that there’s one thing undoubtedly worth stealing in there — and a easy knife slash gets you into any tent.

Our guidance: Don’t use a lock. Our crew has often spent the day with an unlocked tent and haven’t had any concerns. Whether you secure your tent our not, right here are a couple of basic recommendations:

Tip #1: Limit your valuables. If you do not bring it, then it can not be stolen. To appreciate a music festival, you will want your ID and some income — and that’s it. Leave the laptop, the DSLR camera, or iPad at home.

Tip #2: This will appear like a no-brainer but – Don’t LEAVE Anything Valuable IN YOUR TENT.

Tip #three: For smaller stuff that you just cannot shed (driver’s license, funds, sunglasses, vehicle keys), carry it in your pocket, purse, or fanny pack. And no, I do not want to carry your wallet all day for you. Take care of your own shit.

Tip #4: Most main festivals now offer you locker services. We’ve tried out a couple of and they’ve worked properly for us. Hugely recommended for stashing gear.

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