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Avocados and Bananas eat 1st or 2nd day. Folks coming later can bring more fresh fruits and veg. Keeps you going at Night. Hot Soup Good.
Bring CRUISER bike or Old Mtn Bike with BIG TIRES, WideHandleBars, Comfy BouncySeat. Water Bottle Holders a Plus!
Save your CAR engine and Transmission. Drive UPHILL EMPTY and fill your WATER at rest stops srping water, or Chevron Donner, or Behind Cabella's Sports in Boomtown, or that Chevron aquifer water.. or... YOUR CAR will THANK YOU! DonnerPassRestStopTurnedOff3yrsNoWater.
Wash feet at night, vinegar good. Apply Coconut lotion or shea butter. Sleep with SOCKS to super hydrate feet) if you wanna go barefoot.
Take all your OLD razors with you cause ALKALI playa dust will DESTROY every razor every day. So don't waste new razors out there.

)'( Burning Man 2013 Aug 26 - Sept 2 (Gates Open 6pm Sun Aug 25) download a slide show for costume, bike, hydration, camp, sun, shade, art sculpture ideas FUN and SEXY! 
Updated weather on playa: website
This website from Friends of Black Rock has updated weather conditions on the playa and forecasts.:
Burning Man 2012 Rough Draft Final draft in the works.

FLAME ON FIRE Burning Man is hella freaking FUN. This rapid-fire tour of (parts of) the playa

Fearwalk to Your Dreams - Playa Speaking Schedule
Tuesday - 3:15pm at PlayaSkool ~ 3:00 & Esplanade
Wednesday - 2:00pm at Chakralicious ~ 2:30 & Extraterrestrial
Thursday - 1:00pm at Sacred Spaces ~ 9:30 & Esplanade
Friday - 4pm at Fractal Planet ~ 2:00 & Esplanade
Saturday - 4pm at Sacred Spaces ~ 9:30 & Esplanade 
You know what it is... That one thing holding you back. Walk through it now.
Hitch McDermid 

Club Exotica on the playa Tuesday Night Aug 27. 10pm Seduce Me! wCyril Noir and Ella Mental of the Black Kat Kaberet. Love Jocelyn, Emma Nation of Trapeze, and Shay Butta of the Yum Sauce Lounge/Fractal Planet, Philippe Lewis...and much more...purrrrr! Wed Aug 28 9pm-12am Frolic in the Desert Black Rock City, NV Furry friends unite!
critter themed party Come on over to FUR and party with us. We welcome all animals and critters who are in the desert. 
Wear your best faux-fur, or your animal themed outfit, and come on over for some free cold microbrew!
Come and dance in our go-go-go circus platforms, or just hang out and socialize with some other critters.
Zebras, Bunnies, Unicorns, Monkeys, Cats, Dogs, Foxes, Clowns, Bears, and all the rest of you crazy party animals! 
Make sure to stop on by FUR which is at 7:15 and C street, on Wednesday night from 9pm - midnight! Billion Bunny March Thur Aug 29 4pm-7pm @ 94.5 BMIR-FM, Esplanade near Center Camp
Check out Michael Holden's 3.4 gigapixel panorama of Burning Man 2012 
This epic huge panorama barely begins to convey the scale of Burning Man...but it might help you explain to your neighbors why you started packing in June. Newbies: this is why you need a bike.

GOLD Burning Man
The good, the bad, the ugly, the amazing, the mind blowing, the life changing and the everything in between. 
Grade: A+   Burning Man is arguably the most amazing party on the planet
Music: C-  “wamp-wamp, wamp-wamp.”  It’s ironic that such a creative festival lacks musical diversity. 
Location: C+  Dust storms, high desert sun without shade.  The dry lake bed desert has its own beauty.
Organization: A Even with some ticket issues, they provide a good infrastructure for Nevada’s 5th largest city for a week.
Pros: It’s Burning Man!!
Cons:  The expensive ticket price is the just the tip of the iceberg for many, dust storms, heat, the collective chaos of 50,000+ people!
When: the week up through Labor Day weekend        Where: Black Rock Desert, NV
review by kyer @

list of BM videos and stuff.

Hula Cam at Burning Man 2012

If you like this video you sure will enjoy this one:

Burning Man Infographic
The history of Burning Man has always been a complex entity that has survived, nay, mutated over the years. And because of this, it has grown rapidly since its humble beginnings of a simple gathering on a beach.
The infographic poster shows only a small portion of what Burning Man is. By no means do mere numbers even begin to show a complete picture, as that is a history of stories, experiences, and individual tales.
I was recently interviewed by Jordan Salinger from the San Francisco Planning and Urban Research Association about this inforgraphic:
“For some it is a yearly spiritual revival providing an emotionally charged respite from reality; for others it simply means they are able to eat brunch without standing in line. The mark left by Burning Man on San Franciscans and this city is undoubtedly immense, but is hard to truly measure. The same can be said about the impact on Black Rock City, Burning Man’s yearly home, but this stunning infographic provides an all-encompassing perspective on the event.” by: Burning Man
or... The history of Burning Man

Kyer Wiltshire
Some of the Burning Man photos that didn't make it into my book Tribal Revival: West Coast Festival Culture Fractal Planet Speaker & Workshop Series 2 O'Clock and Esplanade! 2013 VOIDED TICKETS LIST

Plan your arrival so that you show up at the Gate after the 6pm opening Sun Aug 25th. We cannot allow people who show up early to wait in town (see #1 above). When the Gate opens, we give priority to those who are coming off the highway....those who showed up on time. This means that if you show up early and we have to stage you somewhere, you will get in later than if you showed up on time.

Beware of NARCS / undercover cops asking you for drugs

Do you want to learn more about your civil rights — both in Black Rock City and the default world? Stop by the Liberty Lounge from 2 PM to 6 PM daily where the ACLU of Nevada will be available to answer your questions. 
Know Your Rights: The ACLU publishes a guide on What To Do If You're Stopped by Police on the ACLU website at:
Know Your Rights Videos: Flex Your Rights offers DVDs on how to behave if stopped by law enforcement on their website at: ... and free on YouTube here:
Please note, however, that the ACLU guide and the Flex Your Rights video are geared more for a law enforcement stop that could lead to an arrest; whereas most stops in Black Rock City are more about warnings and citations. Use common sense when deciding how to comport yourself.
If you were arrested or cited at Burning Man and are interested in better understanding your legal options, then Lawyers For Burners is a resource available to you. LFB is run by volunteers in the Burning Man community to help you better understand how to navigate your options. 
To: Silicon Village , South Bay CORE 
Subject: [SiliconVillage] Early Arrivals: ROAD WORK near Snoopy Rock,	hywy 447
NDOT are doing some road works to the repair the damages to the 
verges on a 20m section of the 447 about 20 miles north of Nixon  near Snoopy Rock.
Please pass on to folks that these work may mean the road is  reduced down to a single lane -
 Please drive slowly and carefully -- the verges are very soft / non 
existent after being washed away - and allow extra time for your journey.
The works will stop Wednesday before the event and resume post 
event, but the roads will still be narrow and dangerous....
Be careful - it's an (asphalt) jungle out there.....

Gerlach weather 
Just driving back from a weekend in BRC, weather was fantastic! Tho, 30% chance of rain (Org info) next week T,W and possible thunder storms Th. Just heard that this afternoon. Kat 08.1

Hey family....just a heads up...there was a lot of rain on the playa this past week and I hear from my girl who's out there working sign shop that the 2:00 side is still a bit wet.

If you are going out to the Playa this week for the build, bring your rubber boots and a rain coat. Rain predicted for the middle of the week. Serious about the rubber boots. When the playa gets wet, it's very difficult to walk and the mud will suck your shoes right off of your feet...
Good news, the week of the burn should be prime conditions for low dust!! Grrr... Cougar
August 19, 2013 9:00am  Monsoonal moisture is in the area, which will bring an upswing in thunderstorm activity across the region today.  Showers and isolated thunderstorms are moving in from the east at the current time across Northern Nevada … and this will increase through Tuesday and Wednesday … Severe storms are likely, with hail, damaging winds, and flooding possible …
Long Range Forecast:  After the 24th, next week … the start of Burning Man 2013 … A trough of low pressure will approach Black Rock City, which will up the westerly flow.  It’s quite possible that gusty winds will meet the beginning of the event.  Because of the storm event prior, dust should be a minimum this year 
Pot does not make you paranoid. Prohibition does.
add this factor to your trip when there are 100s of cops in uniform and undercover and VOILA! you might get scared and ACT foolish or make BAD decisions.
What should you think about before trying LSD for the first time and doing so at Burning Man?
Brian Fey's answer: It could all work out just fine. I don't think you should to that there the first time. I have seen a few negative experiences which resulted in mental insanity, broken neck, trip to Reno. Shit other people have to clean up, and the tripper spends years recovering from, if ...
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