There are things we know, things we dont know, things we know we do not know and things we dont know we dont know. Im thinking your part of the latter.
Seriously - it sounds like you came across a "Sweet party pic" followed it back to burningman and are enamored. If theres one thing I know about Burningman, you need to have Time or Money in planning and execution, your not going to get both. Sounds like money is not an option and there is not much time left, but hell funkier things have happened. Naked people have shown up at the gate, gotten in and thrived with food, clothes and all their needs gifted. You had better be one hell of a charismatic person for that to happen IMO.
Personally, if it were me? I would enjoy the web feeds and start planning on next year now.
Your mileage may vary though.
Just thinking in print here, Working with the premise that you want to "Get just my awesome self in..."
1. You Need Transport to Gerlach Nevada
A desire to go - You need to drive yourself, carpool, fly to Reno and thumb it North or buy a bus ticket from the provider. Unless you started begging today (and that always goes over well for new burners) it will be extremely difficult to find a carpool.
2. You Need a ticket
There have been people show up naked like I said and the world provides - its been years since I have heard of that happening though. You could sneak in (try too) and go through the perimeter. Seriously though, that would make perimeters night. There are lookouts with night vision and radios and marine radar is set up and on the playa it will pick up a person walking for miles plain as day. You can do the belly crawl and that would be awesome to do for miles. Plenty of perimeter folks are on here as well, they love a challenge.
3. Food - tough to drag across the desert, or to bring with you while thumbing
4. Water - even harder than the food to carry cause its heavy and squishy. A gallon a day minimum to live, or buy ice and melt it.
5. tent, clothing, sleeping bag...?
Im out of time and sarcasm, but if you make it - see you at the M&G on Wednesday.
One of the Meanie Greenies (Figjam 2013)