Category Archives: About The Burn


[caption id="attachment_6459" align="alignleft" width="604"] Map of Fly Ranch[/caption] [In case you didn't see this in the Burning Man newsletter or on their site, here's some pretty frickin' big news from the Burning Man Org! - Plaid] Wait, what? Burning Man Project has purchased the Fly Ranch property, 3,800 acres of land located twenty-one miles north…
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Burning Man 2016 Guild Workshop

First it was CORE, then the Souk and Midway...and now there's a new game in town: Guild workshops for the "Italian High Renaissance" Piazza! For some background and to pique your creativity, have a look at Stuart Mangrum's blog about the Da Vinci's Workshop: The Piazza. Then... You can then find information here!…
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“A Night Market is a transient bazaar where one can encounter a variety of mysterious lounges, theaters, galleries, cafes, installations and other activities, all situated within seemingly ordinary box trucks.” We like to think of the Los Horizon Night Market as a temporary pop-up creative and participatory space for people to interact with one another.…
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Support a Burning Man Project

How Do I Support a Burning Man Art Project? So you'd like to help out with an art project, but you're not sure how. Well, you can gift your services, skills, time, resources, or funding.  There are plenty of projects in need of assistance. Here's how to find them: —--Find out how to contribute your…
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"...Among Burners who know the organization well, the more urgent subject of discussion this year is about possible major changes afoot in the festival. Burning Man's leadership, nicknamed “the Borg," has been quietly pushing the entity toward a new phase.   As the six founders who built the festival, and still guide it, start to…
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You just spent a week at Burning Man on a playa in the Black Rock Desert of Nevada. You even loved the dust, but now you’re done with the dust. You loved the desert, but you’re done with the heat. You loved not showering as much as you would at home, but you’re tired of…
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Directions to Burning Man from LA

These are the directions someone wrote up for the Burning Man website yeeeeears ago - I believe by Capt'n Shady, with help from Crunchy and BadAss Brad (all of Gigsville fame, and since updated). When Burning Man redesigned their website, they moved the directions (I can't find them anywhere) so thought it best to repost them…
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Burning Man: An Experience of Body, Mind, and Soul

Hi there! Thanks for stopping by and reading my words. Please allow me to introduce myself. My default world name (the world we’re all living in… well, in all likelihood) is Cody. My playa name is OBG Why Not. I did not chose this name, rather it was gifted to me by Grand Master Funk…
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Guide to Mindful Playa Prep (for Control Freaks)

Sometimes we forget that with almost 70,000 burners in Black Rock City, not all of us are the free-spirited, take-things-as-they-come, let-the-universe-show-me-the-way type of people we burners are projected to be. If you are like me - ultra-organized, a bit high-strung, and somewhat of a control freak - you may struggle with playa-prep. There is just…
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From a Newbie to a Newer-bie

I went to my first Burn last year and still, to this day, lament the fact that I haven't been going my whole adult life. You will read about how “magical,” “life-changing,” “ethereal” and “conscious-shifting” the whole experience can be. It is. At least, it was for me. Here's hoping you feel the same. Like…
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Burning Man Survival Guide 2015

Mandatory reading for everybody attending Burning Man, here's your Survival Guide for Burning Man 2015. Whether you're a well-heeled veteran or a shiny first-timer, you'll want to read this through ... learn it ... live it ... and survive to tell the tale of your mind-blowing Burning Man experience. Burning Man 2015 Survival Guide:
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Packing Lists from Burn.Life

Thank you to Burn.Life for their wonderful Preparing and Attending guides.

Here's the link to their packing lists, nicely done!

There's no such thing as a 'definitive' packing list for Burning Man. What you're bringing depends on what kind of thing you're staying in (tent? yurt? box truck? RV?) and what your requirements are both for your individual survival and enjoyment, and for how you're going to contribute to your camp (if you're part of one) and Burning Man at large.

Having said that, here are a couple packing lists to help guide you.