Preparing for Burning Man isn’t an easy feat — it takes organization and an immense amount of consideration. Here we’ve pulled a useful Burning Man Survival Checklist straight from the official Survival Guide. Though you should be prepared for anything, being part of our camp means we’re looking out for you too.


• Your ticket or your photo ID and confirmation number for Will Call
• 1.5 gallons of water per person per day
• A reusable water bottle
• Food & beverages
• An extensive first-aid kit
• Sunscreen/sunblock & sunglasses
• Warm clothing
• Particle/dust mask
• Goggles to protect eyes during dust storms
• Rope or tie-down straps
• Garbage and recycling bags, and tools to clean up your camp
• Duct tape—you’ll find a need for it, guaranteed.
• Flashlights and spare batteries (headlamps are useful)
• Lights for your bike and your person for safe nighttime travel
• A good camp tent or other shelter and warm sleeping bags and bedding.
• Portable ashtrays if you smoke (e.g. mint tin that closes securely)
• Prescriptions, contact lens supplies (disposables work great), and anything else you need to maintain your health in a remote area with no services
• Fire extinguishers to protect your camp and property, and if you plan to burn your art
• Common sense, an open mind, a sense of humor and a positive attitude


• Shade structures, umbrellas, parasols, sheets; something to break the midday sun
• A wide brim hat (a chinstrap is useful in the wind)
• A cooking stove if you expect to heat food or liquid
• A bicycle (mountain bike or cruisers with balloon tires are best)
• A bike lock (tag your bike with name, playa address, email and phone info)
• Bicycle tire repair kit, pump, spare parts and extra tubes
• Portable shower with a drain system to collect & manage grey water
• Lotion, lip balm and earplugs (Not everyone will want to sleep when you do!)
• Watertight protective bags (e.g. heavy zip-type) for cameras or electronic gear
• Costumes, musical instruments, props, decorations, and anything that might make the experience more fun for you and your playa neighbors
• A battery powered AM/ FM radio so you can listen to BMIR radio and stay informed
• Camp marker (flag, banner, distinctive marking)
• 12” tent stakes (rebar is cheap and effective in high wind)
• Plastic bottles or tennis balls to top and protect dangerous rebar stakes
• Extra set of car keys (keys are easily lost and there is no locksmith in BRC!)