Burning Man 2012
Black Ocean Camp
8:30 between Edelweiss & Foxglove
Black Rock City, Nevada USA
August 29th through September 3rd, 2012
Q. What is Burning Man?
A. Burning Man is an annual experiment in temporary community dedicated to radical self-expression and radical self-reliance. Check out What Is Burning Man for a broader understanding of the Burning Man event. Before you contemplate attending, you probably want to read the Survival Guide—it’s not as easy as it looks! If you wish to truly understand and comprehend Burning Man, you need to attend the event — it’s unlike anything you’ve ever experienced!
Engineered Artworks will be providing you with the following resources to help make your experience at Burning Man comfortable and unique. Here’s what you can expect when you arrive at Black Rock City.
If you have any questions about the event, what to bring or what to expect, please feel free to contact Sean Orlando from Engineered Artworks directly. I will be your guide….
seano (at) engineeredartworks.com
Hexi-yurt accommodations (Each yurt sleeps 2) Image link
Outfitted with beds, linens, lighting, chairs, electricity, carpeting and air conditioning.
A Moroccan style camp shade: 36′ x 48′
Sound System with ipod hookup (Bring your favorite music collections!)
Games (cards, chess, backgammon)
Personal bicycles with bike locks
Portable kitchen with catered meals
Buffet style meals prepared with vegetarian and meat options
-Hot & cold breakfast
-Sandwich makings for lunch
No-host bar (beer, wine, liquor, mixers)
Drinks all day (water, coffee, tea, sodas, electrolytes)
Showers and bathroom
Electricity and power distribution
Potable water and grey water
Camp art car
Extra camp supplies
-Bins of spare toiletries and emergency supplies
-EL wire for decorating costumes or bikes
-Advil & Aspirin
Costume yurt with mirrors and clothing racks to supplement any costumes/outfits that you bring yourselves
This will include:
-various accessories (funky sunglasses, parasols, water guns, etc…)
Here is a short list of what we recommend you bring to the Playa and how to prepare for your time out there
First of all, read the First Timers Guide. Know what to expect and think about how you can contribute to the event. We encourage everyone to bring their own personal toiletries and survival gear, as well as adequate clothing/ costumes for 5+ days of dusty warm and cold weather conditions.
Please come prepared with the following:
-Personal water containers
-Warm clothing for evenings- this is a desert at 4,000 feet elevation! Evening temperatures can be in the 40s (Winds can exceed 75 mph, and the midday temperature can exceed 100° F)
-Any required prescriptions, contact lens supplies (disposables work great), or anything else you need to maintain your health and comfort in a remote area with no services.
-Flashlights and spare batteries (headlamps are useful) to see and be seen at night
-Sunscreen/sunblock & sunglasses
-Lotion, wet wipes & lip balm to treat cracked skin
-Umbrellas or parasols
-A wide brim hat (a chinstrap is useful in the wind)
-Costumes, musical instruments, props and anything that might make the experience more fun for you and your playa neighbors
-Particle/dust mask (dust storms are common)
-Goggles to protect eyes in case of dust storms
Air Travel to Black Rock City – Advantage Air
Advantage Air (10509 Professional Circle, Suite 102 – 775-852-3512) is the only charter airplane service that offers direct flights between the Reno-Tahoe International Airport and the Black Rock City Airport. It is recommended that you make reservations well ahead of time, by checking out the website.
Advantage Flight Solutions
Black Rock City Airport
Reno Rental Car
There are several rental car agencies that operate at the Reno-Tahoe International Airport.
Check out the listings in the yellow pages:
Driving Directions to Black Rock City, NV
Here’s how to get to Burning Man from the Reno-Tahoe International Airport. Travel time is approximately 3 hours.
Upon leaving the airport you will find yourself westwards onto Plumb Lane. US-395 is about 1/4 mile ahead.
On Plumb Lane, get in right lane, take US-395 NORTH
About 2 1/2 miles north, you will see signs for I-80
Get in right lane, take I-80 EAST
30 miles east of Reno on I-80, take Exit #43 at Wadsworth
At exit stop-sign, turn LEFT onto Main Street/NV-427. You are entering Wadsworth, NV.
1 1/2 miles down Main Street/NV-427, turn left onto NV-447.
Stay on NV-447. 78 miles ahead to Gerlach
Driving into and through Gerlach, continue on Highway 447 for one mile to the fork in the road.
Take the right-hand fork, Hwy 34, and continue 11 miles to the Burning Man entrance. Welcome to Black Rock City, Nevada!
Camp infrastructure, amenities and catering provided by Engineered Artworks and Table Nectar