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    Looking for advice on this about the essentials to take, what not to take, how much alcohol to take to last Thursday to Monday. Also what clothes to take. Any other relevant advice is much appreciated

    You'll want stuff like baby wipes, for sure. Take dry shampoo as well, because your hair will quickly end up gross from rain and/or sweating, and lack of your home bathroom. Those collapsible water containers are also great. You can fill them up with water, but when they're empty they fold up completely so they're easy to carry around. With this, you shouldn't need to take more than one or two water bottles. You'll be able to fill them up from the big container and you won't end up filling your bags with drink bottles. Spirits are easier to take in because you can put them in your bags, whereas crates of cider or beer are more difficult to carry. How much you take really depends on how much you drink, what you take, and whether you'll end up sharing or not. You'll want tshirts and shorts, things for the warmer weather, but also jeans and things you can layer. Make sure you wear shoes or boots that are comfortable and good for walking, and will also keep your feet dry. A thin waterproof jacket that you can fold up to be pocket sized is really handy for quick showers. You won't want to be carrying a coat around all day for when it's stopped raining, but you also don't want to end up soaked. You'll want comfortable clothes you can sleep in at night, and it'll get very cold so a thick sleeping bag is something you'll need. Make sure you have food with you because it's expensive as hell to buy there, and a little camping stove kit to cook with. They're not too expensive but they're great. They're compact and they get the job done. Take extra socks, because they're easy to get wet or lose, and if it's really cold you may find yourself wanting more than one pair on at night. Don't take any clothes you love or spent a lot of money on. Things are likely to get lost or stained, and if you take something expensive like a designer coat or something, you don't want to risk it being stolen from your tent either. A small flashlight will be handy for getting around at night. The ropes are really easy to trip over. If you have a battery pack for your phone, take it. You'll be able to charge your phone there but it'll either cost you a fortune or you'll be stood queueing to use a charger for half the day. I'd also take a couple of boxes of those super cheap paracetamol and ibuprofen. They're great for hangovers and for if you're achy after all the walking around. Same with plasters: if you end up with a blister from walking around all day or a cut on your hand from struggling with the tent then you'll want one. Bug repellant is also a good idea. Don't forget hand sanitiser. You don't want to eat with hands that have living in a field for days. A lot of people take flags to attach to their tents so they know which is theirs when they're heading back at night. It's an especially good idea if you're good at getting lost like myself! If you have one, don't bother taking your whole beauty regime. It's a complete waste of space and time. That's all I can think of for now, but hopefully other people will chime in too. Enjoy yourself!
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