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New to Burning Man

Post by AngelSnowflake » Thu Nov 30, 2017 3:33 pm

My husband and I are going to Burning man 2018 for the first time.! We are extremely pumpped. We are looking for open minded people. We wanted to know if anyone had any tips or wanted to chat.?? Hope to hear from you.peace, love.
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Re: New to Burning Man

Post by Savannah » Thu Nov 30, 2017 7:07 pm

Welcome! :D . . . We've got tons of tips. I recommend the Event Preparation forum and its sub-forums the most:


And to start by making a list (I make mine in Word with "insert table"; 4 columns including 2 narrow ones just for checkmarks, many rows; others prefer Excel). Google "Burning Man pack list" for many, many examples. You will eventually make it very customized toward yourself.

If you're searching ePlaya and struggle to find what you're looking for, Google your search term with eplaya after your keywords, and you'll almost certainly find that the topic is covered.

If you ever get stuck, we like to help with the hard questions especially, but being grizzled old-playa-mariners can make for snarky comments now and again, so look out! :lol:

If you want to socialize, come find us in Open Discussion . . . (mind you, it's the slowest time of year).
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Re: New to Burning Man

Post by AntiM » Fri Dec 01, 2017 5:16 am

Welcome! Everyone is hibernating just now, but the board should pick up soon. Please, feel free to ask questions.

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Re: New to Burning Man

Post by Elliot » Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:16 pm

No time for hibernating at my house! :-)

If you have not already, you want to sign up for Jack Rabbit Speaks, which is the official Burning Man e-newsletter. You will find it on the main website.

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Re: New to Burning Man

Post by Elderberry » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:01 pm

Hey there, welcome to ePlaya!
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Re: New to Burning Man

Post by some seeing eye » Sun Dec 03, 2017 5:40 pm

Welcome! ePlaya is the most informed source of information on the Nevada Labor Day campout!

Meet your regional burning man group in person - they have great info equal or exceeding ePlaya. If you put your city in your profile, you might meet people that way.

Preparing - it's all about the packing list as Savannah said!
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