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Burning Man: What To Bring and How to Get There

What is Burning Man? Burning Man is a yearly festival that takes place in Black Rock City, Nevada. More than 60,000 people gather to create a temporary city with a focus on art and creativity. This year Burning Man will last from August 28 to September 5.

Gather your friends and family and go on a Burning Man Adventure.


What to Bring?

The Survival Necessities

  • Ticket
  • Photo ID
  • Confirmation number for will call pickup
  • 1.5 gallons of water per person per day
  • Reusable water bottle
  • Food & beverages
  • Extensive first-ad kit
  • Sunscreen/sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothing
  • Particle/dust mask
  • Goggles to protect your eyes during dust storms
  • Rope or tie-down straps
  • Emergency toilet: 5-gallon utility bucket with lid an garbage bag liners
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Garbage and recycling bags, and tools to clean up your camp
  • Duct tape
  • Flashlights and spare batteries (headlamps are best)
  • Lights for your bike and nighttime travel
  • A good camp tent or other shelter
  • Warm sleeping bags and bedding
  • Portable ashtrays if you smoke
  • Prescriptions, contact lenses supplies and anything else to maintain your health
  • Fire extinguishers to protect your camp and property, and if you plan to burn your art


Suggested things to bring

  • Shade structures (umbrellas, sheets)
  • Wide brim hat with a chin string
  • Cooking stove
  • Bicycle
  • Bike lock and tag on your bike with name, address and contact info
  • Bicycle tire repair kit, pump
  • Portable shower
  • Lotion, lip balm and earplugs
  • Watertight protect bags for cameras and electronic gear
  • Costumes, musical instruments, props, decorations
  • A battery powered AM/FM radio
  • Camp marker (flag or distinctive banner)
  • 12 inch tent stakes (rebar is cheap and effective in high wind
  • Plastic bottles or tennis balls to top and protect dangerous rebar stakes

Chartering a Bus Is the Best Way to Go

Charter buses are the safest form of ground transportation in the nation and by far the greenest of all forms of U.S. transportation. Help save the environment. Leave the driving to a professional and relax with friends or family along the way.

Fast and Easy Booking

Book your reservation within minutes online or if you prefer, call 1-888-502-3458 and a representative will be happy to assist you with your specific needs.

Burning Man: What To Bring and How to Get There