Burners Tips & Advice



Flagstaff
Kali
Ziplocks and Chapstick are the best 

-Kali
Frank O'Bear
Phoenix
Frank
your bicycle and hydration pack are probably your best friends. This year i'm taking a neti-pot (nasal irrigation). Google it neti pot to see what i'm talking about. Have some TP with you at all times, just in case the portapoopers run out. 

-Frank
BIG PHREEKY
Los Angles
PAUL
YOU MUST MUST MUST MUST PEE CLEAR! DRINK THE GALLON OF WATER EVERY DAY!! 

-PAUL
Judah
Phoenix
Darryl
Water-Drink IT Chapstick-use it Deoderant-use it Lock up your bike (The world is full of the thieves even within the gates of BRC) Sun canopy with good ventilation good, normal woodland camping tent with solid walls that trap in heat bad. caffeine= your friend, cola nut works better caffeine just keeps you awake cola nut keeps you awake and alert and not tired. lotion and take care of your feet. bring your own toilet (yes you will have to pack out your waist but it's better than the alternative) Remember you only get to to this one week a year you can sleep when you get home. 

-Darryl
Valkyrie
Lake Havasu City
Kate, Valkyrie or Victorian
Water is worth more then gold? =D 

-Kate, Valkyrie or Victorian
Kel
Scottsdale
Kelly
Try to avoid eating playa.  

-Kelly
Mandylion
Phoenix
Mandy
Try not to wear your feather eyelashes in a windstorm. 

-Mandy
OSH OOH AHH
Tucson
Oshua
Try barefoot... if your feet don't explode or crack, you'll love it!!! it's so liberating =) Wet scarves always beat the heat...( wrap ice in it on real hot daze) put ice in your camel pack get one of those 5 gal water containers and fill with ice tatsy bites don't lock up the green bikes bring goggles AND sunglasses a rug can make a space clean and nice share and share alike  

-Oshua
bulldog
prescott
ben
tip get a ticket  

-ben

Mercer Island, WA
Karla
They are on my website http://www.bmpersonalshopper.com 

-Karla
Willow
scottsdale
Kim~
theres always tons of last minute tickets so relax people =) 

-Kim~

Scottsdale
Brandon
Talk to everyone. Find people who are exciting to be around and do things with them. Talk about the things that are making you uncomfortable or miserable. Maybe someone can help. Talk about the things you're enjoying... maybe someone will want to join you! 

-Brandon
James Kilted Freedom
Mesa
James
Remember your ticket! Baby wipes are your friend Be 1 with the Dust.Take care of your bike and it will take care of you. Freeze water bottles before leaving for the Burn,this saved me and my food. 

-James
Naked Mike
Mesa
Naked Mike
Rebar it down, no seriously, rebar it down. Extra water doesn't help Go to the newbie orientation if you are new. Don't get drunk so much you have recovery time or worse forget things. Be moderate and your over all experience is better Don't do drugs, let them do you. 

-Naked Mike

Flagstaff
Jennjer
Please tell me! 

-Jennjer
Pam
Mesa
Pam
Plan well - try out everything at home before you leave, bring replacement parts TAKE a bike! Pack less food than you think you'll eat -- you'll eat less on the playa. leave the fresh stuff at home, it spoils REALLY fast 

-Pam
Laetor
Chandler
Trey
Pack less than you think you need -- someone else will have you covered.  

-Trey
KT Kate
Cottonwood
Cow Trailer Kate
No expectations. Each year is different. Push your boundaries. 

-Cow Trailer Kate
Ryan
Mesa
Ryan
no clue 

-Ryan
mr. mom
Tucson
robert
Never never never let your employees know how much fun you had. Now they all want to come along too! 

-robert
'droit
Phoenix
Tom
Lots of ziplock bags. 

-Tom
23
Phoenix
joanna
lots of socks in plastic bags 

-joanna
R-Evolver
Scottsdale/Gilbert
Paul
Lots of lip balm and sunscreen!! 

-Paul
WES!
Tempe
Moop
Live in a Hexayurt! I cannot recommend that enough. I also brought a rug to go down on the floor in my hexayurt and an inflatable mattress. It was some Shangri-La going on there! Pack your stuff in an organized manner. This year I'm bringing one big diffuel bag. I am going to pack each days outfit in a seperate plastic grocyer bag. I wake up in the morning, pull out a bag, get dressed, and at the end of the day put everything back in the bag and tie it off.  

-Moop
WES!
Tempe
Moop
Live in a Hexayurt! I cannot recommend that enough. I also brought a rug to go down on the floor in my hexayurt and an inflatable mattress. It was some Shangri-La going on there! Pack your stuff in an organized manner. This year I'm bringing one big diffuel bag. I am going to pack each days outfit in a seperate plastic grocyer bag. I wake up in the morning, pull out a bag, get dressed, and at the end of the day put everything back in the bag and tie it off.  

-Moop
Tgaps
Tempe
Shawn
Later... 

-Shawn
Serpico
Gilbert
Tim
It sucks, don't go. 

-Tim
jewel
Phoenix
kris
I'll never again take a suitcase, but will use plastic tubs instead. Ear plugs, my air mattress and more gifts are on my list to take. Water!!! 

-kris
Buster
Scottsdale
Buster
I have a huge list of online links if anyone is interested, have been reading and researching for several years. 

-Buster
grover
BRC and SF
grover
I could probably fill this space ten times over. It's better if you asked me something specific. 

-grover
Verbal
Phoenix
Verbal
I bring a bottle of cheap hair conditioner (think- Suave). If you put a little in your hair after showering and don't rinse it out, it will keep your hair from clumping up with playa dust. Also, if you are shaving from a cup, it works way better than shaving cream. Leave it better than you found it. Don't put your mouth on it if you don't know where it's been.  

-Verbal


Kirbi
Hydrate hydrate hydrate! Don't forget goggles and a facemask/ bandana, accept the fact you'll never be clean at any point, pickles are your friends! (Sounds weird but the vinegar does wonders for your throat in that dry heat), you can never have too many lights, it can be hard but don't over do it the first day or two or you can get burnt out early on. 

-Kirbi
VeryBadSanta
Mesa
Don
Hormel packaged dinners - non-perishable and easy to cook 

-Don
Prison Sex aka Yosemite Sam
Phoenix
Mike
Heed the advice in the survival guides. Bring twice as much food as you think you need, its not enough. Always carry ziploc bags, they make great vomit bags for friends. 

-Mike
Never Legal
Phoenix
Brian
haven't been yet 

-Brian
PUUUMA
Phoenix
Gayle
Have fun and don't be a party pooper. 

-Gayle
Gateway
Flagstaff
Mikey
Goggles; night and day. Uddercream every night!  

-Mikey
Windpipe
Tucson
Chad
Go with the flow, always. Don't try to plan what happens in your world on the Playa. Keep your water bottle, dust mask, goggles, and headlamp handy all the time, and keep your shoes on. 

-Chad
hermione
Phoenix
corinne
go with someone you love with all your heart. 

-corinne
carl
phoenix
Chris
go with buddies who know what they are doing. be prepared. seriously. go early, leave late. enjoy the peace and quiet of the deep playa connect with the stars. that is what is unique about the playa. understand mystical properties of nature. 

-Chris
Opa
Green Valley
Kurt
Go 

-Kurt
Commodore Noodle
Chandler
Kyle
Gifts mean alot more if you make them then buy them from somewhere. 

-Kyle
DrPop
Mesa
Corbin
Get up early and to meet the early crowd. Very cool. --- and make sure to see the full sun rise. Volunteer! Help others achieve goals. Relax. . . you will be HOME. 

-Corbin
Conchita
Tucson
Shelleytini
Get naked at least once, and keep a good friend near by in case you need his shirt. 

-Shelleytini
Scotto
Phoenix
Scotto
Foot Care - Brand New Socks 

-Scotto
proton
Rio Rico
Luis
ENJOY AND HAVE FUN. 

-Luis
Trae
south of nowhere
Trae
embrace the dust. 

-Trae
tutu-timmy
Phoenix

embrace the dirt... you'll never conquer it! 

-
Karma
Tempe
Karma
Drink water & regularly eat. Bring a secure tent or structure that wont blow over during whiteouts. 

-Karma
Ranger Turtle Dove
Phoenix
Stef
Don't shower too much. Lotion and baby wipes all the way! Dust keeps you clean! 

-Stef
Speedbump
Phoenix
Ian
Don't go....it's hot, dusty and the music sucks....you wouldn't like it. 

-Ian

Phoenix
Will
Don't go. 

-Will

Tucson

don't go lookin for that party in the "Blue Lounge" you won't like it. 

-
Theda
Phoenix
Jenna
Don't forget your tickets! Hehehehe 

-Jenna
Sirius
Flagstaff
Sirius
Don't forget your megaphone. 

-Sirius
Ravynn
Casa Grande
Ravynn
don't drink too much during the day. do drink lots of water. do bring your own toilet paper. 

-Ravynn
Dances with lizards
Witchwells
Jerry and Virginia
do not go it sucks 

-Jerry and Virginia
azzah
prescott
 cammie
do conclave  

- cammie
Jana Banana
Prescott
Jana
cover your bed with a sheet to keep dust levels down don't forget to sleep and eat occasionally cup w/ lid and handle=necessity glow glow glow! and play play play! 

-Jana
Blaster, or Hey you!
Phoenix
Lance
Come early leave late! 

-Lance
Cycnus
MESA
Chris
Can't wait to fill this in after the 6th. 

-Chris
Phoenyx
Phoenix
Bill
Camelbak for water, it makes it easy! Get a hossack camp toilet with the bags and inserts, it saves you from having to deal with the porta potties. Huge help! Bring an extra baggie with you.for wrappers, used condoms, etc. Don't expect anyone else to take care of even the smallest bit of your trash! Lots of socks! Bring some to give away, someone will be grateful! Take care of your feet. Don't bring MRE's or quick meals. Bring real food. Cook at home, freeze it, and reheat it with a camp stove or on the dash of your vehicle. Ice cold coconut juice is the most refreshing thing ever. 

-Bill
Knotch
Elfrida
Knotch
Brings extra pads for your Swiffer duster....at least one, just in case it gets a little nasty. Also don't forget the "Detail" kit for your car. You may want to give it a good once over if it gets a little dusty. A good screen house type tent is the only way to go because it will be really comfy and cool while everyone else s tent will be hot and stuffy... really. Bring lots of DVDs because the tv reception is horrible and you will need something to keep you entertained. Oil based sunscreen is the best. The dust sticks to it and you will soon have an almost totally sunproof "skin" all over your body.  

-Knotch
Hoss
Phoenix
Hoss
Bring your own TP.  

-Hoss
Kinfinity
Tucson
K8
Bring way more water than you think you'll need. Bring way less food than you think you'll need. seriously. i did that this year and STILL had too much! Find somewhere the first day that you can chill out and rest in. and i mean CHILL. i.e. swamp cooler domes, air conditioned RVs, mister systems etc. above all, be open to anything and always remember to be present in the moment, in the now. if you're waiting for something to happen you're already missing it. 

-K8
Workinonit
Tucson
Justin
Bring water. Hoping to meet some more AZburners this year! 

-Justin
G.I. girl, Damage
phoenix
Lys
bring water, a first aid kit, lots of super glue, 550 cord, something the make warm water taste better (tang ect.) 

-Lys
Das Bus aka Mayor GKOTU
Bullhead City
Lora
Bring twice as much alcohol as you think you'll need. Then give a bunch of it to the DPW. 

-Lora
Mild Bill
Tucson
Bill
Bring too much water. Bring sprayers to cool off. Be prepared to work your ass off. Don't get playa foot. no spectators = NO SpEcTATORS = NOSE TATERS (be prepared) Make shade shade goes up first (Period) uh, when partying: ... pace yourself or you will not make it through the week.  

-Bill
Steve
Scottsdale
Steve
Bring plenty of water. Make sure you packed sunscreen. Wear costumes that are comfortable and warm enough when the sun goes down. Bring food that is easy to prepare and yummy. Bring extra booze to share with your friends. Don't have any preconceptions. 

-Steve
Psytek
Tempe
Albie
Bring lots of water - Hydration Packs ROCK! Lots of Rope, Candy Caned Rebar, and err, SOUND! =D Lots of illumination!!! BE LIT WELL @ light, less chances of you getting run over by an art car. We call people who don't wear lights, Darklings...  

-Albie
primal (wmd)
Prescott
dan
Bring Less... Do More! Make sure you bring a bike that fits! Stare. Gawk. Take part in it. 

-dan
Water Baby
Phoenix
Wendy
Bring an overabundance of water Bring a new air filter for your vehicle pack things in air tight bins  

-Wendy
Teasus/Chris/Hey you/
Scottsdale
Chris
Bring all your tools. Trust me you will use them. Bring TP. Light you bike and you body up at night. DO IT!!! 

-Chris
TommyB
Prescott like Biskit
TommyB
bring a cup with a lid Get LEDs or EL wire for night time...it's all about the lights! jerky, nuts, and dried fruit will sustain a burner through many days and miles of wandering pick camp mates with low drama tendencies take pictures take risks. try new things get naked 

-TommyB
NicePeaceofBuddhy
Scottsdale
Nice Peace (mo)
being new IDK- however being a thoughtful person- having more, giving. WATER. and a comfy place to sleep. An open mind. 

-Nice Peace (mo)
Eagle

Jack
Be prepared - read the blogs! 

-Jack
Doom Doom Doom (SAK)
Tempe
Scott
Be careful what you shave. 

-Scott
Dandelion
Another Planet
Ranger
baby wipes 

-Ranger
Me Yike El

Mykl
All you need is about 2 gallons of water per person per day, what you need to be comfortable and an open mind. 

-Mykl
Convinced (By Boobies)
Mesa, AZ
Levi
All I can say is, sunblock. (see photos) 

-Levi
james
accra
kojo
................. 

-kojo
Dog Bite
Tucson
GiGi-D
Camel back is a must Good Bike when your tired sleep if your happy stay there if your not happy move on. Do that you will be fine. avoid DPW dogs ;-) 

-GiGi-D
fancy geoff
Phoenix
Geoff
 

-Geoff
ShrinkWrap | Butters
Scottsdale
Troy
 

-Troy



 

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Admiral Fiesta
Scottsdale
Mike
 

-Mike
Dean
Scottsdale
Dean
 

-Dean
Amy
Scottsdale
Amy
 

-Amy
Jenn
Mesa
Jenn
 

-Jenn
nils
Another Planet
nils
 

-nils
Joe
Tempe
Joe
 

-Joe
BuilderG
Another Planet
Gordy
 

-Gordy
Amazon
Tucson
Kay
 

-Kay
Dr Germ
Glendale
Da Germ
 

-Da Germ
Kat
Mesa
Kat
 

-Kat
jewel
Another Planet
kris
 

-kris
Hot Candy
Flagstaff
John
 

-John
B Rad
Another Planet
Brad
 

-Brad
ISMIST
Tucson
bill
 

-bill
Jet Lag!
Chandler
Jet Lag!
 

-Jet Lag!
Diesel
Another Planet
Diesel
 

-Diesel
Town Crier
not in AZ anymore
TC
 

-TC
Apple
Albuquerque, NM
Apple
 

-Apple
Petra
Scottsdale
Kelly
 

-Kelly
Life
Tucson
Brian
 

-Brian



 

-

Phx
kat and dawg
 

-kat and dawg
qqtpie
Mesa
qqtpie
 

-qqtpie
Shadow
Elfrida
Shadow
 

-Shadow
Elusive Fire Moose
scottsdale
Poje
 

-Poje
JM
Arcosanti
Jeffrey
 

-Jeffrey
sundog
Scottsdale
Lisa
 

-Lisa
corey
glendale
dorey
 

-dorey
Flaiir

Kristin
 

-Kristin
Princess Pinwheel
Tucson
Candace
 

-Candace
Julz
Gilbert
Julie
 

-Julie
Space Vixen
Tucson
Hazel Meade
 

-Hazel Meade



 

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Dixon
Scottsdale
Dixon
 

-Dixon
Flagstaff Flier

Kevin
 

-Kevin
Dreadgar Allan Poe
Flagstaff
Dreadgar Allan Poe
 

-Dreadgar Allan Poe
Scarlet
I travel around. In Australia at the moment
Scarlet
 

-Scarlet
Blu
Tucson
Erin
 

-Erin
azviv
Phoenix
Viv
 

-Viv
Mr. God
Prescott
Royce
 

-Royce
The Zizzo
Chandler
Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo...endl;
 

-Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo Zizzo...endl;
NONSTR8 Martini Bar aka Sparkles
Tucson
Vincent
 

-Vincent
The Sauce
Santa Cruz, CA
Antaeres
 

-Antaeres

Phoenix
Brittney
 

-Brittney
Mary
Tucson
Mary
 

-Mary
Prudence

Ali
 

-Ali

Glendale
Michelle
 

-Michelle
Ariez
Mesa
Lindsay
 

-Lindsay
Aurora
Scottsdale
Aurora
 

-Aurora
Mello
Phoenix
Marsha
 

-Marsha
RJ
El Mirage
RJ
 

-RJ

Mesa
Kristy
 

-Kristy


Josh
 

-Josh
Minickoy Boy
Jerome
Aaron
 

-Aaron
Kismet
Boonies beyond Flagstaff
Kizmit
 

-Kizmit
Portia

Madeline
 

-Madeline
Renae
Phoenix
Renae
 

-Renae
BOB
Tempe
Karine
 

-Karine
Chrizzle
az
christ
 

-christ
skybri
phx
skybri
 

-skybri

sierra vista
Holly
 

-Holly
Just John
Tucson
John
 

-John
Fawn
Mesa
Fawn
 

-Fawn
Dances with Lizards
Witchwells
Jerry
 

-Jerry
Dj Shifta
Las Vegas, NV
jDub
 

-jDub

phoenix
Jeff
 

-Jeff

tempe
Valerie
 

-Valerie
R-Jag
Flagstaff
Ron
 

-Ron
AZrider
Phoenix
Brad
 

-Brad
SunRunner
Tucson
Mark
 

-Mark
DustDr
Phoenix
AKA: Uncle Gumby
 

-AKA: Uncle Gumby
Suggestions?
Scottsdale/Gilbert
Paul
 

-Paul
Water Color
Tucson
Amanda
 

-Amanda
LizAbuG
tempe
Bug
 

-Bug
Sandman
Tempe
Lars
 

-Lars
Mostaccioli
Tempe
Joseph
 

-Joseph
Wade Miller
Phoenix
Wade
 

-Wade

Glendale
Ivan
 

-Ivan
Sailor
Tucson
Sailor
 

-Sailor
qqtpie
mesa
Pam
 

-Pam
Paydirt
Cornville
Kim
 

-Kim
Madison
Glendale
Madison
 

-Madison
VBSanta
MESA
Santa
 

-Santa

Tucson
Melody
 

-Melody
Beanie
Peoria
Sean
 

-Sean

Tucson
Jason
 

-Jason
Kandy
Tempe
Kandy
 

-Kandy
Nae (Nomad Angel)
Phoenix
aka Reece
 

-aka Reece



 

-
Snowbird

Dave
 

-Dave
Chromatest J. Pantsmaker

Chromie
 

-Chromie
android
Phoenix
Andy
 

-Andy
Os
Avondale
Os
 

-Os
chrgolden77
Tucson
Chris
 

-Chris
Domek
Glendale
Domek
 

-Domek
Dago Red
Tucson
Fed
 

-Fed

scottsdale
Nicole
 

-Nicole
Bender
Tempe
Matthew
 

-Matthew
Hint
tucson
Reminder
 

-Reminder
binyea
Phoenix
Mike
 

-Mike



 

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Heavy Metal
Scottsdale
Mark
 

-Mark
Mel
Phoenix, AZ
Mel
 

-Mel
Hardhat
Scottsdale
Ian
 

-Ian
Motion
Scottsdale
Motion
 

-Motion
Josiah
Sedona
Joz
 

-Joz
Almost There
Scottsdale
Abram
 

-Abram



 

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lauren303
kingman
Lauren
 

-Lauren

Tempe
Sandra
 

-Sandra

Tempe
Caylee
 

-Caylee
MC FLEABAG
Tucson
Alan
 

-Alan
PhxVirgin
Tempe (new resident)
Tim
 

-Tim

Tucson
George
 

-George
dr.dan
Tucson
greybeard
 

-greybeard
joe schmoe

joe
 

-joe
joe schmoe
Flagstaff
joe
 

-joe
DOC
tucson
dan
 

-dan
SugarplumFairy
Tucson
Michelle
 

-Michelle

goodyear
Andrew
 

-Andrew
tastee freeze
fountain hills
vee
 

-vee
filmtrips
Tucson
Mark
 

-Mark
Tripod
Sierra Vista
Kevin
 

-Kevin
Tigrezz
Glendale
Toni
 

-Toni
zero
Avondale
John
 

-John
Christy
Peoria
Christy
 

-Christy
the heat
Phoenix
Brian
 

-Brian
smoothy resado

smoothy
 

-smoothy
Cactus
mesa az
Steven
 

-Steven

Tuscon
christine
 

-christine
Doc
tucson
Dan
 

-Dan
Doc
tucson
Dan
 

-Dan
MrBerry
Tempe
Rick
 

-Rick
Rico
Gilbert
Micah
 

-Micah
Fish
Mesa
Andy
 

-Andy

Mesa
Jess
 

-Jess

Tempe
Andy
 

-Andy
beezar
Phoenix
BEE
 

-BEE
Ashley
Phoenix, AZ
Ashley
 

-Ashley
Calamity
Tempe
Liz
 

-Liz
Happy #9
Gallup/Window Rock
Ranger Number Nine
 

-Ranger Number Nine


Zach
 

-Zach
Bee
Phoenix
Nicole
 

-Nicole
test4er
phoenix
tester
 

-tester
NakedMuseAZ
Phoenix
Fox
 

-Fox


Lonnie
 

-Lonnie
levijames

levi
 

-levi

Phoenix
Jaime
 

-Jaime
Taoest
Scottsdale
Chaz
 

-Chaz

Mesa
Alec
 

-Alec

Tempe
Becor
 

-Becor


Sarah
 

-Sarah
Jtphoenix
Phoenix
Jt
 

-Jt
Jtphoenix
Phoenix
Jt
 

-Jt


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