My friend Ansgard does that!..traveling the world...and such.. No contacts is the best way to go at burning man..no missed connections..no drama..no expectations demolished.. A clean slate! Of course, read the survival guide! Black Rock Desert can kick your ass if your unprepared. Here's a "on the cheap" list of gear"
a vehicle you can sleep in
a good sized blue or silver tarp
100 feet of rope
two pieces of two foot rebar bent slightly at top
two tennis balls
and..food,water,and sunblock for your stay
anything worth doing is worth overdoing..