Personal Gear

Absolute Must

  • 2.5 gallon of water per person per day
  • a water bottle to carry at all times
  • sunglasses
  • flashlight & batteries
  • toiletries & towel
  • sun block
  • lip balm
  • wide brim hat
  • cool & sun protective clothing
  • warm, windproof clothing
  • solid shoes
  • earplugs
  • knit ski cap
  • warm sleeping bag
  • a sturdy tent or other shelter
  • foam sleeping pad
  • bowl, mug, knife, spoon, fork
  • toilet paper
  • garbage bags
  • medications, contact lenses, etc.
  • burning man ticket
Highly Recommended
  • bicycle & lock
  • fanny pack
  • dust masks
  • goggles
  • skin lotion
  • headlamp
  • handi-wipes
  • ziplock bags
  • work gloves
  • bedding/pillows
  • costumes, goofy props, etc
Personal Food
Nourishing snacks and drinks that don't need refrigeration, e.g.:
  • granola, energy bars, trail mix
  • nuts & seeds
  • crackers, chips, rice cakes, popcorn
  • salsa, tahini, dips
  • dried fruit, date rolls
  • instant health food
  • beef or turkey jerky
  • chocolate, peanut butter, candies
  • soy & rice milk
  • protein powder (for shakes)
  • soft drink powder (e.g. Gatorade)

photo: Dana Piper