so i'm intrigued...

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so i'm intrigued...

Post by thaurer » Wed May 27, 2009 3:39 pm

I've been interested in going to Burning Man for ages now, but as a student in London, England I'm worried about costs and will have to save up for a while!

at Burning Man, does one bring their own food and water?
how long does Burning Man last?
where does one stay at Burning Man - do you have to build your own shelter? or it is like camping?
to get to the place, are there coaches or buses from nearby towns or cities that will drop you off there, or do you have to make your own way there?

excuse my ignorance...! :)

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Post by SilverOrange » Wed May 27, 2009 4:19 pm

Hey Thaurer. Welcome to eplaya. Here's some required reading for you. Should answer a lot of your questions.

Burning Man FAQ: ... at_is.html

First Timers Guide:


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Post by Oldguy » Wed May 27, 2009 4:36 pm


Welcome to e-playa.

Yes, you are responsible for your own well-being. This is a do-ocracy. Read the survival guide. You need to bring or arrange resources to survive a week or more in a hostile desert environment with 100+ F days, freezing nights , or 70 mph winds. Many people fly into Reno and purchase bulky items like water, food, shelter, tent, bike, etc.. at discount/bargain stores.

Transport needs to be arranged. It's a 2 or 3 hour drive depending on traffic on a 2 lane road. Most people drive themselves and their gear. There is a ridesharing section on this site that starts in the summer. I believe there is a tour bus based in S.F. Green Tortoise I think...Twin Cities Surplus on 4th St. is a hitchhike pickup. Some burners hitch rides from Reno airport. You need to buy your ticket now, no sales at the gate.

This thread is for people who want to get involved in the event in some way. Your ignorance is forgiven this first time. Expect some ribbing and snarky comments if you continue to post general questions here.
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Post by Elderberry » Wed May 27, 2009 10:41 pm

Hey there, welcome to eplaya!

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