5 Camping In Your Car Hacks To Get Festival-Ready

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Festival season is here! With it comes long summer days, sweet live tunes and good times! One of the best and most budget-friendly ways to enjoy festivals is to camp in your car. It’s always an adventure that lets you be right in the heart of the action, whether you’re heading to a low-key bush-doof or a banger of a music festival.

But, to make sure your car camping experience stays stress-free, it’s important to plan ahead by arming yourself with some helpful hacks, including how to call for roadside assistance in the case of a battery failure or a flat tyre. These five essential camping in-your-car hacks will help make sure you’re festival-ready in no time!


Car Camping At Australian Music Festivals: Your Questions Answered


What’s a Bush Doof?

A “Bush Doof” is a wild outdoor dance party, usually held in remote spots in Australia. It’s a chance to groove to awesome beats surrounded by nature. And hey, the best part? You get to show off your coolest Bush Doof outfits while dancing under the stars!

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Australia might not have Burning Man or Coachella, but the festivals below are just as amazing.

Marshall Batteries has a nationwide network of battery stores, so if you ever run into any trouble with your car at festivals, all you have to do is Holler for a Marshall at 1300 695 717, and we’ll be there to help you ASAP.

What to bring to a festival when you’re camping in a car?

A Reliable Car Battery: Ensure your adventure is powered up with a reliable car battery. Marshall Batteries offers batteries for passenger and start/stop cars, SUVs and 4WD vehicles and caravans/ campervans so that you won’t miss a beat.

Emergency Kit: Pack essentials like a first aid kit, flashlight, and tools. Think of it as your festival survival kit.

Comfy Bush Doof Outfits: Don’t forget those vibrant outfits to shine in the festival crowd.

Chargers: Keep your devices charged for capturing all those memorable moments.

Campsite Gear: From tents to sleeping bags, make your campsite cosy.

Reusable Water Bottle: Stay hydrated while grooving to the music.

Snacks: Keep your energy high with some tasty treats.

Entertainment: Bring games, books, or instruments for downtime fun.

Positive Vibes: Pack an open mind and a smile – the festival spirit awaits!

Now, let’s get to those essential camping hacks to get festival-ready!

5 Camping In Your Car Hacks To Get Festival-Ready


Pack Light

Pack right and pack light! There are many essentials that are must-haves for festivals – and many that take up much-needed space. So what do you need to get your car festival ready?

Camping gear essentials, a first-aid kit, warm-weather clothes, plenty of water, sunscreen and snacks. What you don’t need? Twenty different outfits, golf clubs and the gym bag you forgot to take out of the boot. Remember to start packing the car with all the things you won’t need straight away, so all the things you need quickly are in easy reach.

Make Sure the Car is in Working Order

It’s always handy to get your car checked over before you leave for your destination. Replace the battery if it’s over three years old, and check that the engine fluids are topped up.

But if you do end up with an engine failure or battery failure in the middle of your festival adventure, just remember to Holler for a Marshall at 1300 695 717 for urgent roadside assistance.

Weather-Proof Your Car Campsite

When you get to your destination, get your car festival ready by setting up an extra bit of weather protection! You will need;

  • a big tarp
  • bungee cords
  • two poles

Start by draping the tarp over the back of your car, overlapping the back by three feet.

Secure this by strapping bungee chords to the wheels. At the other end of the tarp, place an aluminium tent pole at each corner, tying the other end of the tarp with bungee chords. For more detailed instructions, try this site. With practice, you should be able to set this up in roughly 5 minutes.

Organise the Chaos

It’s the small hacks that can make your festival camping space feel like home.

  • Choose a distinctive flag to hang above your tent so you can find your way back to camp.
  • You can get the boot of your car festival ready by buying a set of clear plastic drawers to store snacks and cutlery in easy-to-find compartments. H
  • Hang a wardrobe organiser on your open boot for easy access to the things you need quickly.

Now you’re getting set up!

Make Sure You Can Leave – Don’t Let Your Battery Drain!

Imagine. It’s the end of a three-day festival, you’re tired, sunburnt and all packed up, and you go to turn on the engine.. nothing. It’s easy for your battery to drain over the course of a festival.

Make sure you have all the equipment you need to get started again, like jumper leads, and make sure you have 1300 695 717 – Marshall Batteries’ number – in your contacts for those unpredictable situations.

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Wrap-Up: Key Points On Camping In Your Car At Festivals

  • Camping in your car is a budget-friendly way to enjoy festivals, but it’s important to plan ahead and arm yourself with helpful hacks.
  • Some of the best music festivals in Australia include Lost Paradise Festival, Southbound, Falls Music and Art Festival, Meredith Music Festival, Beyond the Valley and Buff Doofs which are wild outdoor dance parties held in remote Australian locations.
  • Essential car camping items include a reliable car battery from Marshall Batteries, an emergency kit, comfortable festival-ready outfits, chargers, campsite gear and more.
  • Five essential car camping hacks will help get you festival-ready in no time: pack light, make sure your car is in working order; weather-proof your campsite; organise chaos; and make sure you can leave – don’t let your battery drain.

So there you have it! If you find yourself in a sticky situation on the way to your next adventure, call Marshall Batteries for roadside assistance, a jump start, a new battery or even a fuel top-up! 1300 695 717

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