Burner Resources



Burning Man Survival Guide
REQUIRED READING- The desert is a place worlds away from that to which most of us are accustomed, and is governed by physical laws that cannot be ignored. You are responsible for your own survival, safety, and comfort. Read this Survival Guide carefully and make sure EVERYONE in your group reads it as well.

Burning Man Packing List
Burning Man Packing Lists for the Uber-Prepared
Essential Pack List for Burning Man
Definately make it into a game, have fun with it, most likely, you'll bring too much stuff. But that's ok! It's Burning Man. If you forgot it at home, ask your neighbor.

The Newbie Experience
The Newbie Experience by Playa Q
If this is your first time attending Burning Man, we've got extra information just for you. The most
important piece of advice for any newbie is to make sure before you get to the desert that you are
attending this event because YOU want to, not because your friend, lover, or Mom are asking you
to attend. Burning Man can be hot, cold, dusty, nasty, tough, and beautiful. Please know that
you are going because YOU want to; that knowledge can help you survive the tough parts.

Burning Man Tips: Help for the Porta-Potty Shy
Most people attending the annual Burning Man event have no problem using the porta-potties. And in fact, in recent years the porta-potty situation at BM has improved dramatically, with more plentiful and cleaner porta-potties. But what about those of us who suffer from various phobias?

Heloise of the Playa
Compiled by Miz Jewelz
By now you've probably gathered that this Burning Man thing isn't as easy as it looks. So many things to bring, remember and purchase. How's a body to cope with all this intense preparation?

Getting ready for Burning Man is half the fun. Preparing for building, creating art projects, and getting funky gear together is a blast, as we all know. The more logistical side of preparing for the event can be just as creative, but there's a lot of information to familiarize yourself with first. Our Survival Guide is new each year, and is mandatory reading for every Burning Man participant. We also have a world of recommended reading that will help make your Burning Man experience the best it can be. Make like a Scout ... be prepared!


Burning Man Sound
A place where you can download an hour of sound from Burning Man 2003. This work contains dialog, music, art sounds, etc.; anything with an audio signature that communicates something or tells a short audio story about being at Burning Man.

Shouting ~ Fire
Shouting Fire is a year-round platform for sound and vision that engages and amplifies the ethos of Black Rock City. Art, politics, and activism. . .

Burning Man Radio - 94.5 FM on the playa - LISTEN NOW!

Playa Tunes

Other Handy Resources

Beyond Black Rock – The Movie
BEYOND BLACK ROCK goes behind the scenes of a social revolution to explore the philosophy that fuels it, the social contract that drives it, and the transcendent experience that makes it a worldwide cultural force. Granted unprecedented access to the inner workings of the Burning Man organization, the filmmakers spent 18 months with the founders, organizers, artists and participants to document the full complexity and diversity of the Burning Man community. But, true to its title, the film goes beyond the city they raise in the desert - revealing the Burning Man's plans to bring its unique culture to the rest of the world. BEYOND BLACK ROCK tells, for the first time ever, the real story of Burning Man - from the inside out.

Piss Clear
From 1995 to 2007, the alternative newspaper PISS CLEAR was a fixture at Nevada's annual Burning Man arts festival, its cheeky name deriving from the Black Rock Desert's #1 survival tip: "drink enough water so that you piss clear." Edited, designed, and published by Adrian Roberts, PISS CLEAR was a fixture at Burning Man, with a daily circulation of 10,000 per issue. Here, you will find PDFs of every issue of PISS CLEAR ever published, along with a gallery of covers, plenty of fake ads, and HTML archives of most of our articles from 1995 - 2003.

Fur Exchange
Here is a fledgling blog community to help you find the fur of your dreams.

Burning Beach
I'm not much into preparing haute cuisine on the Playa, much less cleaning up after myself. Given the responses we've received, most folks feel the same. So how do Burners eat hearty and well on the Playa?