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Playa Prep

There are way too many recommendation for how to prepare.   Find one that matches your style and level of organization.  Scan others for ideas, but your head will explode if you try merge them.

Most recommend bringing trinkets for gifting.   Please don't unless it is something that you really want to do.

Your primary gift to the playa will be contradance!  

Also remember that we include a full meal plan.   Please coordinate all food beyond emergency needs with the camp kitchen leads: Jim and Jinny.

Two official sources:
  • Read BMORG's "Preparation" site.  (This is generic good advice.)
  • Read BMORG's Survival Guide.   A printed version will be mailed with tickets.  The online version is only updated at the last moment, but 95% of the information is the same every year.

We may add camp specific stuff here.

The most complete (OCD) packing list that I know of is this one:  http://bit.ly/mamajs-burning-man-packing-list  I would NOT follow it literally, but it is a good starting point. 

Here is my general advice: (Try to) pack like you camping in the middle of a f'ing desert that is trying to kill you, because you are.  But then remember that you will actually be in in the middle of 70,000 friends that you have not met yet.  Somebody will have extras of the things you forgot.