BeeWeeDee wrote:That's what I did last year - my first burn. I got a ticket late in the summer OMG sale then read everything I could on the site. With four weeks to prepare and taking all the advice to heart, I went and had a great time solo. Everything I took fit inside a Honda Hybrid and I actually took too much stuff but some of the unused stuff could have come in handy if I had needed it (e.g. first aid kit). I was prepared for 11 days solo food/water wise but found others to be very generous, though I went with the idea I alone would feed myself. Keep it simple. You don't need a costume change every minute. Sponge baths and baby wipes do just fine. Light colored clothes, sturdy shoes, wide brim hat, sunscreen a scarf for dust protection, eye protection (IMHO goggles suck and wrap around sunglasses worked fine), a beverage cup, water and a water bottle, and a bicycle. You will not see and experience everything. You will be camping out in the dessert. It gets hot. It gets cold. It is very dry and dusty. You will need shade. The wind blows. The people you meet are friendly.
lemur wrote:radical self reliance taken to another level, at burning man?!
so i guess youre bringing your own police force, medical help, sanitation, street lights, fire dept, and power grid?!
bendiwan wrote:renting a car, buying/renting most of the gear (cooking, shelter, etc..) water, food, and etc etc etc. and do you think it can work?
did anyone here try to do this? or know someone who did?
Simon of the Playa wrote:ticket .........$380
hookers & Blow ..........$500
spending a night in the back of Doc Pyro's RV.......priceless.
theCryptofishist wrote:Is camo netting really only $50?
unjonharley wrote:theCryptofishist wrote:I would like to understand why I am not permitted to be radically self-reliant.
HUH? thought you were..
Some of us have depend o a little assistance..
fresh wrote: I would say very few individuals SOLELY do not depend on anyone else in every single aspect of their burn. That is why people camp together.
theCryptofishist wrote:It's my on-going fight to have people respect my independence...
Yeah, sometimes I need some assistance. Tends to make me insist more when I don't need it, if you understand what I mean.
Captain Goddammit wrote:fresh wrote: I would say very few individuals SOLELY do not depend on anyone else in every single aspect of their burn. That is why people camp together.
I wouldn't say that!
I've never not taken care of ALL my own logistics and my friends do the same.
We camp together because we're friends and like to hang out together, not because we don't have our shit handled already.
I always understood that's the deal at Burning Man and the survival guide makes it pretty clear too.