This year’s Burning Man will take place from Sunday, August 25th thru Monday, September 2nd (Labor Day). This will be my second year in attendance. In 2015 I joined the Vulcan Empire (Empire Fire Collective) themed camp. Though I wasn’t a fire spinner, I attended regular rehearsals and learned how to be part of the Fire Safety team. I was responsible for extinguishing the performers’ props using a Duvetyn blanket. To be in my role you also had to stand by during the performance and be willing to run into the line of fire (pun intended) to put out any accidental fires… like a performer’s hair lighting up in flames.
Once rehearsals were over and the group’s video submission accepted, I had to get my shit together and start planning. That year I over packed. I shipped 3 yellow-top bins and a brand new Schwinn bike on the Disorient camp container. I learned what was truly essential, the change in my appetite in the desert, and what I definitely should have left behind. I hope what I learned will help you be smarter than the Sparkle Pony I was my first year!
Sin Dee NYC’s Burning Man 2019 Checklist is an upgrade from it’s original. Download and keep a copy handy while you shop and start your Playa prepping.
Plus check out my packing tips on the following pages.