Plan ahead: Pack a Governors Ball survival kit
Going to the music fest this weekend? You're going to need these items.
Wed Jun 4 2014
Photograph: Kenny Rodriguez
Maybe Mother Nature feels bad about the weather conditions at last year's Governors Ball? It looks like this weekend is going to be sunny and warm, a major improvement over the mud-pit-creating rain that festgoers had to suffer through last year. So maybe you won't need rain boots (although it is early enough in the week for the forecast to change) at Governors Ball 2014, but you should still arrive prepared for any situation. Pack a bag filled with these goodies, and you'll be good to go. Oh, and don't forget to plan the perfect outfit, too.
Vapur Shades collapsible water bottle, $10, at Whole Foods, 226 E 57th St between Second and Third Aves (646-497-1222) • 4 Union Sq South between University Pl and Broadway (212-673-5388) • vapur.us
Substitute clunky plastic bottles for something lightweight and collapsible that’s easy to carry and stow.
Maxboost protective iPhone 5 battery case, $50, at amazon.com
Invest in a phone case that doubles as a charger so you can avoid busy charging stations. Just turn the battery on when your phone is running low and get extra hours’ worth of power.
CeraVe sunscreen stick SPF 50, $12, at CVS; locations throughout the city, visit cvs.com
One shot of sunblock won’t be enough—pack an SPF stick for easy reapplication, even in tight crowds.
Totes unisex foldable rain poncho, $10, at amazon.com
Be ready for unexpected downpours with an emergency poncho. This one is conveniently reusable and comes with a little pouch for storage.
Off Deep Woods insect repellent, $5, at Walgreens; locations throughout the city, visit walgreens.com
Avoid mosquitoes with a heavy-duty bug spray.
Wild and Wolf coin purse, $15, at burkedecor.com
Don’t bother bringing a bulky wallet to festival grounds; opt for a coin purse or pouch—a waterproof one keeps your money safe from mud and rain.
Minimergency kit for him, $14, at pinchprovisions.com
In case of emergency, Pinch Provisions has the hookup. This handsome Minimergency kit contains all personal-care items a guy may need, tucked inside a convenient compact no larger than a deck of cards.
Avene thermal spring water, $13, at drugstore.com
When you bust a move, you’re going to break a sweat (especially with the warm weather that forecasters are predicting for this weekend). Refresh and soothe your skin with this calming, hydrating spray.
Forever 21 Vibrant rose head wrap, $4, at forever21.com
Ladies, forget your festival hairstyle woes and keep it trendy and simple with a vibrant head wrap. This will keep the hair out of your face, and it’s certainly cuter than a topknot.
Topshop Huey2 jelly sandals, $40, at us.topshop.com
Even though the forecast predicts sunny skies, there's going to be a puddle somewhere. A comfortable pair of waterproof sandals will be your savior.
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