Burning Man sure is fun! Getting ill or injured, well… not so fun. Here’s the thing to keep in mind about the Black Rock Desert: It’s one of the most strikingly beautiful and utterly ethereal locations in the world that will ever try to kill you.

OK, maybe we’re getting a little dramatic. But not really, because it’s true. So listen up, folks.

In the spirit of Radical Self-reliance, Burning Man provides the essential safety infrastructure to take care of our citizens, but ultimately the responsibility for your personal health and safety falls to you.

We’ve got everything you need to know about taking care of yourself and what services are available, should the need arise. Plus some other interesting, important (and even esoteric!) safety information.