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Surviving Burning Man: A First Timer's Guide for 2015

SURVIVING BURNING MAN: A FIRST-TIMER'S GUIDE TAKING YOUR FIRST TRIP TO BURNING MAN? HERE IS A QUICK RUNDOWN OF EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO KNOW, INCLUDING WHAT TO BRING AND HOW TO GET THERE. GENERAL INFO Date: Last Monday of August to First Monday in September Attendance (2014) 1986 Inaugurated: 1986 65,922 Location: Black Rock Desert, Pershing County, Ticket Prices: $390 - $800 Nevada, USA A good camp tent or other shelter and warm sleeping bags and bedding Your ticket or your photo ID and confirmation number for Will Call Lights for your bike and your person for 1.5 gallons of water per person per day safe nighttime CIE What To Bring and a reusable travel water bottle When getting ready for an extended stay in the desert, preparation is critical. Do not forget to bring the following items. Flashlights or a Headlamp and spare batteries Garbage and recycling bags, and tools to clean up your camp Goggles to protect eyes during dust Duct tape-you'll find a need for it, storms guaranteed. Rope or tie-down straps Food & beverages Particle/dust mask Warm clothing fornight A bicycle (mountain bike or block & sunglasses An extensive Sunscreen/sun- first-ald kit cruisers) ONCE YOUR GEAR IS PACKED AND READY TO GO, ITS TIME TO FIGURE OUT HOW YOU WILL GET THERE. Most people choose to drive themselves, but. 60% In an effort to curb excess traffic. Since Vehicle Passes are limited, promoters suggest. 60% of all carbon emissions related to 35k the event are from road travel 30k 25k For this years event, available vehicle passes have been reduced from 35,000 to 27,000 Carpooling! IF YOU ARE RENTING A VEHICLE, YOU WON'T WANT TO RETURN IT COVERED IN DIRT AND DUST! BEFORE RETURNING... EXTERIOR AND CARGO AREA: INTERIOR: o When you get back to the Bay Area, take the vehicle to a truck wash and have o Use an air hose at the truck wash to blow out any dust from the cab of the vehicle. cleaning performed a good on the exterior of the vehicle. o Use an AIR HOSE at the truck wash to blow out any dust from the bed floor and off of the walls/behind slats. With a damp cloth or very small amount of water, wipe down the bed of the vehicle. o DO NOT HOSE OUT or use excessive water to clean the inside of the vehicle. Water can get into the electrical system under the dash and can cause electrical failure. USE ONLY AN AIR HOSE TO BLOW OUT EXCESSIVE DIRT AND DUST. HENGEHOLD Presented By: HRDCKS Since 1948 Sources Used:

Surviving Burning Man: A First Timer's Guide for 2015

shared by jessief on Feb 28
Burning Man, the annual week-long festival held in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, exists as both a celebration of art and self-expression and a test of one's self-reliance and preparation. The festival, ...



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