Hi and welcome ! I just arrived on the eplaya as well, after my first 2013 burn.
Are you going to join a theme camp or try camping on your own ? I went solo for my first burn and some people I met during the Will Call line told me it was "ballsy" (quote). After one week in the desert doing OK, I have to (kinda) disagree : if you read enough stuff on the survival guide and on the Preparation section of eplaya, and if you think this through monts in advance, it's really OK. Don't be afraid to try it ! OK, last year might have been a nice one (not too hot, not so much wind, I heard), but still