Get Read, Get Set, GO!
The past few days have, of course been a whirl wind, but luckily I found this packing list, on this site, and it’s been all so useful. Here’s where I’m at and many of the suggested packing items we opted out of:
Tent (The taller tents are harder to keep up in the wind – they need to be well secured with guy wire. I use two dome tents. One is my “bedroom” and is sealed up all day (dust free) and the other is for storage, clothing, etc.) GOT IT -Borrowed from Sashya, (see below for more).
Warm Sleeping Bag! (and Extra Blankets?) and pillow(s) – GOT IT, Miro and I have our already for our trip
Air Mattress or Cot (you lose a lot of body heat through the ground) GOT IT – Had one
Foam Ear plugs – GOT IT
Tarp or old carpet (that goes under the tent) GOT IT -Borrowed several from Sashya and Heather
Lantern (battery operated for inside of tent) GOT IT -Borrowed one from Heather
18″ rebar stakes! (I use straight rebar and stick pool noodles over the part that sticks up. A more – traditional option is to use rebar with tops “U’d” over for safety) & small sledge hammer GOT IT -Borrowed several from Sashya and Heather
Fluorescent surveyors tape/ribbon (tent ropes) + Rebar covers XXX
Shade Structure (for the front or better over of your tent / rv – Easy-Ups, Parachutes) –XXX
Camp chairs, Lawn Chairs, inflatable furniture, bean bags, hammocks, old couches, GOT IT -Borrowed from Sashya
Folding table – amazingly useful – (for cooking, bar, etc) GOT IT -Borrowed from
Old carpeting /ground cloth – to keep dust down in your living area GOT IT -Found it on the side of the road by Mom’s
Duct tape, bungee cords, cable ties, work gloves (why ask why?) GOT IT Bought at the hardware store
Rope (paracord/550 cord from Army Surplus stores) GOT IT Bought at the hardware store
Tiki Torches (and Fuel) (use with caution – tent safety, anchor with rebar stake) XXX
Cook Stove & Gas + waterproof matches GOT IT -Borrowed from
Pots, pans, biodegradable dish soap, scrubby GOT IT -Borrowed from
Small tub to wash and collect gray water GOT IT -Borrowed from
Extension Cords and Power Strips (if you are taking a generator) XXX
Battery powered Christmas Lights (L.E.D. last so much longer) XXX
Battery operated radio (for Radio Electra, Radio Free Burningman, etc.) GOT IT -Borrowed from Sashya
Extra batteries GOT IT Bought at the hardware store
Bike(s), tire repair kit, tools, air pump, lock, spare tube (see Playa Bike page) XXX
Bike lights – please make sure you point it down so as to not blind people. Wear lots of glow/blinky stuff to avoid being hit by an art car 🙂 And remember to decorate your bike! GOT IT Bought at the hardware store and borrowed from Heather, even though we don’t have bikes, we decorated our bodies with these
In addition, I borrowed a large 2 room army tent, ice box, tools and 5 gallon water containers from Sashya.
Also, I borrowed a utility belt from Heather and many costume accessories.
Additionally, I bought a plastic three drawer shelf to store things in our tent, food , drinks, alcohol, random costumes and hats for Miro and I.
Last, I rented a mini-van for 7 days, totally over $700.
So far, I have spent well over $1,000 not including my ticket and gas. But I think we are finally ready and excited for our first burn!!
Be sure to visit this link, for the full packing and preparation list. It covers, food suggestions, to toiletries.. It was an extremely helpful resource, thinking I’d be lost without it.