This guide is mandatory reading for all Burning Man participants. If you’re looking for specific information, browse the menus above to find it, or search by keyword (RVs, trash, ice, bikes, etc.). Read this Survival Guide here or download a PDF (9 MB) of it to your device for offline browsing, so you can reference it (and things like “where do I take my trash?”) when you’re on the road to and from Burning Man.

Burning Man takes place in Nevada’s beautiful, remote, inhospitable Black Rock Desert, in a temporary metropolis called Black Rock City. The desert is governed by physical laws that cannot be ignored. You are responsible for your own survival, safety, comfort, and well-being, and for ensuring you Leave No Trace. This Survival Guide will help you thrive at Burning Man. For more detail please see the Preparation section of the Burning Man website.