Burning Man Packing List
I have been to Burning Man for the last 7 years. It is an amazing and trans-formative experience. I have compiled a packing list for you including suggested items you can buy directly at amazon:
Air mask for dust storm breathing:
- High Quality Techno Anti-pollution Mask
- Low Quality Neoprene Carbon Mask – Multi-Purpose Dust Mask with 11 External Filters
- Really Cheap: Liberty Mountain Bandana Fashion Dark
- Must Have:Energizer 3 LED Headlight
- Optional for your tent/camp: Coleman Rugged Battery Powered Lantern (Family Size)
- Optional decorative solar LED strands
Airfoil polarized are inexpensive and come with light blue tinted lenses that make them usable at night in a pinch. I highly recommend them:
The tent you choose is among the most important decisions you’ll be making about your burn. If you choose a canvas tent it’ll be more expensive, but will allow you to sleep later. If you choose a nylon or poly material tent you’ll be sleeping in an oven by 10am.
No matter what tent you get you ALWAYS want to avoid mesh openings that cannot be zipped up. Thanks to the Wal-Mart effect on the products made in America you’ll have difficulty finding a tent with zip up mesh openings. All season, or Four Season are keywords for meshless tents.
Lip Balm (at least 3 sticks)
Ziploc Bigbag Heavy Duty, 2 Feet x 2.7 Feet, XXL 3 ea (Great for putting your clothes in. Always have a completely dust free set of clothes ziplocked up for the return trip.)
Garbage Bags that won’t leak/smell in your car: Glad Force Flex Quick-Tie Odor Shield
Coleman Free-Standing Tent Fan
Water Hydration backpack:
These are fantastic. If you don’t get one of these you’ll need to carry a LARGE water bottle with you everywhere. In addition they are a backpack so you can carry things like goggles, lights, maps, moisturizer, lip balm, and all your other stuff in one place.
- Top quality and unlikely to leak: Camelbak M.U.L.E. 100 Oz Hydration Pack, Black/Charcoal
- Cheaper, and may not hold up as well:
Outdoor Products Ripcord 2-Liter Hydration Pack (Graphite)
2 Socks/day (always have socks on unless you are inside your tent)
WARM costumes for night
breathable costumes for day (DO NOT BRING JEANS!!!)
Portable Battery-Powered AM/FM Radio with Line Input (ipod)
Pee bottle (it may be 100 yards to the nearest porta pota from your tent at 4am )
bicycle with fat tires, there is fine dust dunes you’ll need to peedle through.
I highly recommend the coleman two burner: Coleman PerfectFlow InstaStart 2-Burner Stove
Loaf of Bread
2 Entemann’s breakfast cakes (Danish/Coffee)
Various foods that don’t require ice (boxed soups, chili, Tasty Bites Indian boil bags)
20-40 Degree Sleeping Bag: IT GETS COLD AT NIGHT!
Air Matress (Remember the size of your tent, and that you need a battery powered charger.) I usually put two cheap air mattresses on top of each other for double comfort.
and last, and most important: