Burning Man 2019

We participate in a larger sound camp, with a 30-35' rented RV.  We don’t pack light and we aren't trying to rough it.  In any given year we expect to use everything we pack, although weather conditions may cause some things to go unused. We have been around for a while and have seen Burning Man morph tremendously, and we don’t buy into “this is the right way to do Burning Man”, so our information is just one data point on how to prepare effectively.

Getting Your Tickets

Whether you want to maximize your chance of getting tickets through the official process or you are trying to obtain tickets from a third party, here are strategies that will help. Best case you buy tickets from the org, but we include information on buying tickets through third-parties, including the day-to-day price history from 2018.

Packing for Burning Man

Bin organization ensures you have everything you need and you can find it, even when exhausted or during limited visibility. Our bin organization list shows the items we have found to be useful.

Food at Burning Man

Here’s how to pack food and eat like a king. Burning Man is a great time to eat well. We love our meals on the playa - here our tips for what to prepare and how to store it to last for ten days.

Getting There

Unfortunately, in 2018 the federal and state police flagrantly violated the fourth amendment, stopping people without reason on the drive there, lying about motivations, and then changing course only after national news attention and threatened litigation. Read some thoughts on getting to Burning Man without issue.

RV Tips: Protecting, Cleaning and More

  • How to protect the RV

  • How to clean up the RV

  • The issues with bike racks (applies to cars too!)

Drugs on the Playa

Here are a few musings about drugs on the Playa, including law enforcement risk and strategies.

What’s Going On at Burning Man

Here is a very complete event schedule from Justin Klein. 2018 is currently linked, but will be updated as soon as 2019 is available.