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Look at all the STUFF I am packing.

Postby lemur » Mon Aug 15, 2011 11:56 pm

So.. hi again.

I am posting this as a service to all of those people out there who wonder if they are bringing "too much"... have I brought too much? that is up for you to decide..

some of you out there may be new to burning man and are unsure what to bring..

This is what I bring.. I have been to the playa bunches of times and aside from a few years bringing too many clothes I use all of the stuff I bring...the list has been honed down over the years and at this point this seems to be a sort of minimum for me..When I am on the playa I do more work type stuff than costumey dancy type of stuff, that might change what some people bring..

So here it is.. when its all sealed up its 2 bags, one 40 pounds one 25 pounds.. youve got a ticket to give you size reference!
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This bag qualifies for a 'carryon' size for an airplane
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tent, tent poles, sleeping bag, blanket, sleeping pad, rug, melodica, towel, stakes, light stand/tripod, extra shoes, solarpowered drink bottle, cooler filled with burner stuff
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all the stuff from the cooler: bag of toiletries(wet wipes, earplugs, lotion, sunblock..etc), bag of electronics (am/fm radio, set of headphones, alarm clock, phone charger.etc), batteries, umbrella, camp stove, fuel and pan, cutlery, dinnerplate, two bowls, 3 kinds of tape, superglue, floral wire, extra carabiners, two headlamps, work gloves, 2 head coverings, bandana for dust, water spray bottle, multitool, 3 water containers, goggles, notebook.. small fold up backpack
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cameras, notepad, flash, 24 rolls of film, charger, extra batteries and flash extension cord, body cap.
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and for the best part, when you get to see my underpants.. I bring two hoodies, 2 thick pairs of pants, 10+ socks, 3 longsleeve shirts, one tshirt.. 6 boxers.. 2 'pajama' pants..
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the key to all of this is: bring lotsa socks and a big bottle of lotion.


well yeah there ya go ive exposed my huge amounts of stuff i bring.....

what about you!?
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Re: Look at all the STUFF I am packing.

Postby junglesmacks » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:01 am

You forgot your djembe. Theres gonna be a killer drum circle at the trash fence..
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Re: Look at all the STUFF I am packing.

Postby lemur » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:36 am

heh..

i think that i will leave the drums to the drum circle people ;-)

and besides.. trash fence? way too far out for me man.
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Postby jella » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:38 am

I took a funny pic last year costumes all sorted and in lttle bags layed out on the bed..it look like i was running away to the circus :D .
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Postby lemur » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:41 am

jella wrote:.... all sorted and in lttle bags layed out on the bed..it look like i was running away to the circus :D .


you dont realize how deep the madness has become until youre sorting all your stuff in little bags and laying them out...
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Postby trilobyte » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:42 am

No food or water?
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Postby jella » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:47 am

Oh how I know it....that's when I discover I have 5 different styles of black fishnets :oops: Thank goodness I don't fly !
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Postby lemur » Tue Aug 16, 2011 1:02 am

trilobyte wrote:No food or water?


yeah yer right i dont have that..

thankfully the water wars have not begun and i dont need to bring water a few thousand miles..

alas..i can assure you that i am not superhuman, i do consume both food and water at burning man..

i run a big kitchen (200+ppls) on the playa which tends to keep one good meal in me a day..being in there most of the day means i dont usually go to my tent for water.. but i still bring a small amount of water/beverages and groceries (it is why i bring the cooler)

i think like most people out there:

i bring way too much food every year. (even though i know everyone tends to eat less on the playa than their norm)
and i drink at least 1 gallon of water a day..
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Postby AntiM » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:37 am

We just bought a bigger trailer:

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Postby Cooky » Tue Aug 16, 2011 5:58 am

I am amazed and impressed by the compact-ness of your packing. Beautiful! I also want to say "floral wire" is just genius, small to pack, strong and multi use. I'm checking my own list and seeing what could be replaced by floral wire.
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Postby The CO » Tue Aug 16, 2011 9:49 am

Lemur, I'm jealous. Everything you have there could fit in the space my kitchen takes up...

Mind you, I haul & store 80% of the infrastructure for M*A*S*H.

I've been paring down my personal gear of late.
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Postby Sail Man » Tue Aug 16, 2011 12:38 pm

I seriously doubt I could get my camper packed into those 2 bags. 8)

Always impressed with those who can do it on such a minimalist scale. Helps if your part of a camp like you are. Very amazed at those who aren't.
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Postby Eddie » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:40 am

lemur wrote:the key to all of this is: bring lotsa socks and a big bottle of lotion.


Someone told me there were girls at BM....... :mrgreen:

Anyway, great job, I carry just about the same amount of stuff for motorcycle trips, but far less clothing. I've been able to stay self sufficient for 6 months at a time on the road, but then again I always have access to food and water.

Always curious what another gear whore is using. Mind giving us a breakdown of make and model for your camping gear? Tent, sleeping bag, e.t.c. The pad you're using looks to be a prolite. Blanket and rug must be pretty thin and lightweight, what are you using? I was thinking of picking up a cheap wool army blanket, those can be picked up at any army navy store or through sportsman's guide for around $10 or less. A 4 pack is $32 from sportsman's guide.

Whats a solar powered drink bottle? Light up? Does it make for a decent lantern in the tent?

By the way, if your soft cooler ever gives up the ghost or you just want to upgrade take a look at polarbearcoolers.com Guaranteed to keep ice solid for 24hrs in 100 degree heat.
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Postby deutlich » Tue Oct 18, 2011 6:33 am

Eh, I'm a girl and I tend to pack like this wherever I go. I avoid wrinkly shit and bring stuff I can pair with several outfits.

With that said, I will likely overpack on my first burn. I'm pretty sure I'll need to ship some stuff ahead. Although, anything food related I wouldn't want to fly or ship from DC, so I'd be making a hefty grocery run once in Reno.

I will definitely be referencing these photos when it comes time to pack.
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Postby jkisha » Tue Oct 18, 2011 8:44 am

It seems our rule of thumb is that if we can't fit it in one 20' box truck, it stays home.
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Postby phil » Tue Oct 18, 2011 9:34 am

jkisha wrote:It seems our rule of thumb is that if we can't fit it in one 20' box truck, we get a bigger truck.


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Postby Milayna » Thu Oct 20, 2011 9:57 pm

wowww.....I'm impressed....and here I am worrying that my vehicle is just a small sedan :shock:

I think the genius here is the way you packed everything inside of something else, I must make sure to use that logic when I pack next year!
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Postby maryanimal » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:14 pm

deutlich wrote:Eh, I'm a girl and I tend to pack like this wherever I go. I avoid wrinkly shit and bring stuff I can pair with several outfits.

With that said, I will likely overpack on my first burn. I'm pretty sure I'll need to ship some stuff ahead. Although, anything food related I wouldn't want to fly or ship from DC, so I'd be making a hefty grocery run once in Reno.

I will definitely be referencing these photos when it comes time to pack.


I brought waaaaay too many clothes deutlich. Next year, 3 pair of shorts, panties, 2 pair of socks for every day I'm there, 4 tank tops, 3 sports bras, maybe 2 sarongs, 3 long sleeved cotton shirts, 2 pair of jammies, 2 tutus (1 for gifting), silk bandanas (best for flying dust and a couple for gifting). I'm not sure about costumes yet. Oh and 2 pairs of good protective and supportive shoes. I wore sandals of few times and got a small case of playa foot.
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Re: Look at all the STUFF I am packing.

Postby maryanimal » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:30 pm

Milayna wrote:wowww.....I'm impressed....and here I am worrying that my vehicle is just a small sedan :shock:

I think the genius here is the way you packed everything inside of something else, I must make sure to use that logic when I pack next year!

I have a small sedan too. I folded the back seat down and brought a 12'x10' tent, 4'6" x 6' rug, a 10'x10' green turf rug, a thin door mat, a 5' sturdy folding table, a box of tent stuff (stakes, coffee pot, air mattress pump,spices,coffee,plates, flateware, etc.) air mattress, way too many clothes, 2 flats of bottled water, a Camp chef stove/oven, 4 bottles of propane, a 2 burner camp stove, a 10'x10' shade canopy, a folding chair, a small duffle with cooking utensils, small tool box, food, a 54 oz cooler, sleeping bag, pillow, extra blanket, sheets, 3 towels, 2 wash cloths, a satchel with bathing, mouth care, hair care etc., And I drive a 2000 Saturn SL. It was a tetris type of packing. but it all fit! I was kind of proud of myself!

But I won't be bring some of this stuff next year! You'll be surprised what will fit in your sedan! A lot of stuff came in their own duffle bag, like the tent, the folding chair, the shade canopy.
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Postby Savannah » Fri Oct 21, 2011 5:40 pm

I'm still amazed that my second trip was accomplished in a sedan--with two girls. I don't know how we fit everything in there.

We didn't have a shower, cot, shade structure or stove, maybe that was how.

We also made the last leg of our trip down Jungo Road at night, though . . . so, we managed a lot of strange things. :shock:
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