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August 22, 2010

What to pack for Burning Man.

 

For Burning Man’s official packing suggestions, click here.

Burning Man: where Human Imagination Manifests as a Wild, Sane, sometimes “Eco” Society.

Half Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, Half Tolkien or Elfquest.

Of course, every year we hear rumors it’ll be the last: it’s got too big, it’s lost it’s heart…and yet somehow the experience survives.

The countdown has begun: get your glow sticks, hula hoop and goggles ready—pick up some faux fur and spare vinyl knee highs—most importantly get your courage up—and get thee to the Playa.

I’ll be home, showering daily, drinking cappucinos and (half) wishing I were there, as always. Next year!

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One Burner’s Bring list:

TICKETS TICKETS TICKETS
CAMERA
Camera Charger, Memory Cards, batteries, lenses, cases
MUSIC
PLAYA MAPS
COSTUMES/hats/goggles
Laptop
Laptop Charger, Mouse
Reservations
Road Map
Names/Contact/Address of Couchsurfing hosts
BEER
Sunglasses
Pens/Paper
Phone
Phone Charger

Hygiene:

  • Sunscreen
  • Mirror
  • Cotton Swab
  • Baby wipes x2
  • Body wash
  • Lotion
  • Ibuprofen
  • Luffa
  • Bug Spray
  • Spray bottle
  • Kleenex
  • Tampons
  • Cold Sore meds

Cooking:

  • Spatula
  • Big spoon
  • Forks, Spoons, Knives
  • Can opener
  • Clorox Wipe
  • Plates
  • Pot
  • Pan
  • Cups
  • Bowls
  • Spray bottle
  • Water
  • French Press
  • Coffee Cup
  • Tupperware
  • Oven Mitts

Camping Supplies:

  • Sleeping bags
  • Blanket
  • Chairs x2
  • Shade
  • Tent
  • Mallet
  • Stakes
  • Rope
  • Tarp
  • Propane
  • Propane stove
  • Lantern

Misc:

  • Pool
  • Lighter
  • Water bottles
  • 1gal ziplocks
  • Tool box
  • Headlight
  • Stick light
  • First Aid kit
  • Pocket knife
  • Power supply
  • Hammer
  • Trash bags
  • Zip ties
  • Flashlight
  • Batteries
  • Bikes
  • Bike Lock
  • Backpack
  • Spare tubes
  • Superglue
  • Bath puppet (for the foam around the goggles)

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Bonus: Don’t forget to pack a case of this mindful craft beer: 

 

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