poda13 wrote:So this is my first time going to the burn and I am stoked. Would you vets advise that I bring my truck and my tent and all necessary MRE's to live or should I get some people to go in on a RV with me and do it that way. If I do bring my tent where could I get a big awning or cover to put over it so the sun doesn't bake me. Also, where is a good place to get an outdoor shower or could I go with out it?? If I bring my own supplies including water would someone let me use theirs? Also, how much water should I bring. I have also read so much on this website and have folders separating topics but you can never be to prepared.
I think RVs are overkill, but if you really care about your creature comforts and want to bring a portable hotel room with minibar to the Playa, they're the way to go. I know a lot of people who wouldn't do it any other way.
If you're going to bring a tent, you need a shade structure unless you like getting up at 8 am every day. Both of them need to be anchored ten times better than you ever anchored them before. Dunno where you'd get a shade structure; I've always camped with people that set up big communal shade structures, lived in a big dome, or gotten used to waking up at 8 am. Search eplaya or tribe.net and you should find plenty of plans for homebuilt shade structures. Otherwise, stores that sell tents will probably sell canopies or other shade structures as well.
What kind of truck do you have? Is it enclosed and big enough for a mattress? If so, consider that option.
Join a camp, and there will probably be a shower you can use. Otherwise, a "camp shower" can be had for about $10 in any camping supply or sporting goods store. It's a black bag that you put a gallon or two of water into and leave out in the sun all day. Then, all you need to do is to find a place to hang it up over your head. In all cases, you'll have to provide your own water.
Bring 1-2 gallons of water per day, depending on how many showers you like to take.