You Must Bring:

  • Your ticket or your photo ID and confirmation number for Will Call pickup
  • 1.5 gallons of water per person per day
  • A reusable water bottle
  • Food & beverages
  • An extensive first-aid kit
  • Sunscreen/sunblock & sunglasses
  • Warm clothing
  • Particle/dust mask
  • Goggles to protect eyes during dust storms
  • Rope or tie-down straps
  • Emergency toilet: bring a five-gallon utility bucket with lid and garbage bag liners
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Garbage and recycling bags, and tools to clean up your camp
  • Duct tape — you’ll find a need for it, guaranteed
  • Flashlights and spare batteries (headlamps are useful)
  • Lights for your bike and your person for safe nighttime travel
  • 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)
  • 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 and property, and if you plan to burn your art
  • Common sense, an open mind, a sense of humor and a positive attitude

You Probably Should Bring:

  • Shade structures, umbrellas, parasols, sheets; something to break the midday sun
  • A wide brim hat (a chinstrap is useful in the wind)
  • A cooking stove if you expect to heat food or liquid
  • A bicycle (mountain bike or cruisers with balloon tires are best)
  • A bike lock (tag your bike with name, playa address, email and/or phone info)
  • Bicycle tire repair kit, pump, spare parts and extra tubes
  • Portable shower with a drain system to collect and manage gray water
  • Lotion, lip balm and earplugs (Not everyone will want to sleep when you do!)
  • Watertight protective bags (e.g. heavy zip-type) for cameras or electronic gear
  • Costumes, musical instruments, props, decorations, and anything that might make the experience more fun for you and your playa neighbors
  • A battery powered AM/FM radio so you can listen to BMIR radio and stay informed
  • Camp marker (flag, banner, distinctive marking)
  • 12″ tent stakes (rebar is cheap and effective in high wind)
  • Plastic bottles or tennis balls to top and protect dangerous rebar stakes
  • Extra set of car keys (keys are easily lost and there is no locksmith in BRC!)
  • A reusable travel coffee mug for your trips to the Café
  • A five-gallon bucket (to MOOP, pick up waste or protect yourself from rain)