To bring or not to bring?

You Must Bring:

  • Your ticket (printed or digital, but in any case scanable!) and your photo ID
  • Drinking water (if you don’t want to stand in line for the water tappoints on the event site).
  • A reusable water bottle
  • All food & beverages for your whole stay
  • An extensive first-aid kit incl. tickremovers and insect-repellant
  • Sunscreen/sunblock & sunglasses
  • Warm clothing , poncho (for rain)
  • Rope or tie-down straps
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Garbage and recycling bags, incl. for organic waste, and tools to clean up your camp (recycling in NL: paper, glass, plastic & cans, organic, the rest)
  • For RV’s on site: (oil) collection bin for under your RV-motor (Dutch environmental laws obligate you to ensure no leakage in this nature reserve)
  • Duct tape — you’ll find a need for it, guaranteed.
  • Lights for your art, (bike) and your person for safe nighttime travel (it’s dark at the Dutch playa!!)
  • Flashlights and spare batteries (headlamps are useful)
  • Battery operated led lights to light up your camp – or even better: solar powered ones!
  • A good camp tent or other shelter and warm sleeping bags and bedding.
  • Portable ashtrays if you smoke (e.g. mint tin that closes securely); no butts on the ground!!
  • Prescriptions, contact lens supplies (disposables work great), and anything else you need to maintain your health in a remote area with no services
  • Fire extinguishers to protect your camp, property, and art
  • Tent stakes
  • Valid medical certificate for heavy medication, food and fluids necessary for the treatment of allergies or other diseases.
  • Something to catch your grey water in (there will be a grey water dumpstation)
  • Common sense, an open mind, a sense of humor and a positive attitude

You Probably Should or Could Bring:

  • Something to heat up food/ liquid: a one-pit camping burner or single usage BBQ, allthough kitchen tents with a simple gas stove are provided
  • Costumes, musical instruments, props, decorations, and anything that might make the experience more fun for you and your playa neighbors
  • Impregnated with fire retardant, certified deco materials
  • Wetties/ wet wipes! Gets you through the weekend clean and fresh without showering (since there are no showers) 😉
  • Portable shower with a drain system to collect & manage grey water
  • Organic shampoo, soap, dishwashing liquid and showergel
  • Lotion, lip balm and earplugs (Not everyone will want to sleep when you do!)
  • Camp marker (flag, banner, distinctive marking)
  • Tennis balls to top and protect dangerous tent stakes
  • Extra set of car keys (keys are easily lost)
  • Shade structures, umbrellas, parasols, sheets; something to block the sun or blocks the rain

You Should Not Bring:

  • ELECTRICITY: a weekend ticket includes limited use of electricity (to be found in the kitchen camps). We strongly advise you to limit your power usage, so leave your blow dryer, electrical pumps, microwaves and coffee machines at home and limit use of fridges etc. in RV’s.
  • Aggregates (When you provide a theme camp that needs more then 1Khw please make sure our production team is aware)
  • Professional photo and video equipment
  • Glass (for obvious safety reasons)
  • Gas installations or large gas bottles (only small camping gas bottles – max 190 grams or one-pit stoves) – but know kitchen tents with gasstoves are provided
  • Unauthorised professional sound systems, projections, moving lights and smoke machines
  • Drugs or other illegal substances
  • Pets
  • Over than 16ml sealed, closed refills for e cigarettes
  • Over than 8 liter of beverages in total pp
  • Flares, brick BBQs, wood, toxic, flammable or explosive materials, nitrous oxide, fireworks, laser pens, unmanned aircrafts and other dangerous object or weapons
  • Any weapons as classified by law

Burning Man is not a festival. It’s a catalyst for creative culture in the world.