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Tips from Latitude veterans

PUBLISHED: 09:45 13 July 2010 | UPDATED: 21:54 01 August 2010

Simon Parkin

Tents, duvets, wet wipes, energy bars and kids ear defenders - what you need to plan from people who been there and done that.

t Freddy - “Always buy a tent that stands out, because last year we thought we'd be the only person with a Union Jack tent, and there were loads. The amount of times we opened the wrong tent!”

t Starchild33 - “Go halves on a cheap duvet and pillows with the person you're sharing a tent with, they make all the difference.”

t Trebormint - “Keep you valuables on you at all times and don't bring anything more expensive than a mobile phone. Take a change of shoes and socks.”

t Terry B - “Apart from clothes, make sure you take two things with you - wet wipes and a roll of black bags.”

t Marcia Gray - “Forget about going back to work on Monday or Tuesday, it ain't going to happen.”

t Russy - “Advice is to travel as light as possible and only take enough booze to last the late evenings/early mornings. Take lots of light energy bars and empty bottles to fill up with water. Don't forget toothpaste.”

t Elmo - “We took our all terrain pushchair, and it was very useful for your child to sleep in. Take insect repellent, there are mossies.”

t Geofelgie - “Forget the showers. Big supply of wet-wipes, leave a bottle of water out in the (no doubt baking) sun to wash your hair, sorted.”

t mmmbop - “I would recommend some ear defenders for children, we got some called Peltor Kids for our then two-year-old son, for about £20. They were also great for the evening when he had zonked out in his pushchair, we could carry on partying in the woods until 3am!”

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