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Surviving Your First Burning Man

The experience at the Burning Man festival in Nevada is out of this world. The vast desert and the unique culture of its people makes you feel as if you took a trip to another planet. Those who frequent Nevada can say a lot about Burning Man. However, the first timers might only recount horrors, consternation and displeasure. This is why I have pieced together these four survival tips for your first trip to Burning Man.

 

What to Carry

First of all, remember that you are daring the Nevada desert. Your suitcase should not lack these items: sunscreen, a hat, loose clothes and many light dresses you can fancy. In fact, people go there with literally no dresses. The heat is not your equal. However, nights can be a bit colder. A coat or jacket can be a good companion. Ensure you carry enough water and sunglasses as well. You will save yourself from the striking sun rays and dust storms.

 

Getting Around  

If you want maximum adventure, get around through the deserts with a bike. You can acquire one at Walmart or any other place on your way at $100 or so. A little bit of decoration will not disappoint you because being ordinary is a sin at Burning Man. Wondering where you will take the bike after the festival? You can donate it to a number of charitable organizations. Else, one or two locals might give you an offer.

 

Choosing a Camp

There are thousands of colorful theme camps in Burning Man. In each of the camp, locals hold parties and give out some freebies. Selecting a camp is certainly a big thing since you want the best from your trip. A good way of doing that is actually signing up for Burning Man Newsletter. You will be able to view various themed camps looking out for occupants.

 

Getting on with Locals

An outgoing character and good relations with people is not something to observe while at work or in some other places.  Getting along well with locals will help you to get the best out of Burning Man. Simply, put on a brave smile and be welcoming to strangers. Even though the harsh environment can have a heavy toll on you, ensure that you are at your best with people.

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