This guide is essential reading for every participant — first-timers and veterans alike. If you’re looking for specific information, browse the menus above to find it, or search by keyword (RVs, trash, ice, bikes, etc.). Read this Survival Guide here or download a PDF (5 MB) of it to your device for offline browsing, so you can reference it (and things like “where do I take my trash?”) when you’re on the road to and from Burning Man.
I found the guide to be a very necessary part of my first time on the playa and it really is something you want to feel fully prepared for as you embark on your first time in the journey.
BLACK ROCK CITY is a temporary metropolis built in Nevada’s beautiful, remote, and inhospitable Black Rock Desert. You are responsible for your own survival, safety, comfort, and well-being, and for Leaving No Trace. This Survival Guide will help you thrive at Burning Man. Read it carefully and share it with everyone in your group. For more detail please see the Preparation section of the Burning Man website.