Burning Man Resources


The Man burns on September 03, 2022

Guided by the values expressed by the 10 Principles, Burning Man is a global ecosystem of artists, makers, and community organizers who co-create art, events, and local initiatives around the world. Most recognizably, tens of thousands of Burners gather annually to build Black Rock City, a participative temporary metropolis in the Nevada desert.

The nonprofit Burning Man Project produces the annual Burning Man event in Black Rock City, and provides year-round support, connection, education, and grants to an ever-growing network of Regional Burning Man communities in more than 40 US states and 35 countries

This Survival Guide is essential reading for every participant — first timers and veterans alike — read it carefully! You can peruse it online or download a pdf to your device for offline reading. Browse the menus to find specific information, or find more details by checking out the Preparation section of the Burning Man website.

This is the inaugural edition of the CHOMP Guide – a directory of playa food events kindly collated and published by Adam from camp MiSteak. All of the information contained in this guide was either provided
directly to him by camps or found online (primarily from the Playa Events page on the BMORG website) and used after confirming the camps did not object. Please read page 3 for more details.


Here are some common sense guidelines we’ve come up with to help us better enjoy our experience in Black Rock City this year!

Wondering where to begin? Here are some resources to help you get started.

What Else Should You Bring?

Here’s a great Burning Man packing list in case you are still looking for one. 

Also bring: earplugs, your medication, a battery-powered radio, a portable ashtray if you smoke, a bucket with a lid and cat litter (you’ll thank us if it rains), patience, a sense of humor… 

What to Leave Behind

Please do not bring feathers, glitter, or sequins. Do not bring costumes that appropriate other cultures’ rituals and customs. Leave your non-human pets, and your expectations, at home.

(Photo by Robert Bruce Anderson)

This year, the Burning Man Webcast returns to the desert to continue the tradition of sharing sights, sounds and stories from a camera mounted on a tower high above Black Rock City.

Read this great article to know how the Webcast team :

  • Ensures consent and respects privacy of all participants inside and out of Black Rock City. 
  • Manages the Playa Video Postcard event while respecting Consent
  • Delivers heartfelt messages to the Temple from those unable to attend
  • Addresses the topic of livestreaming from the Playa

Embark on a journey of exploration into global Burning Man culture through storytelling, media and co-created experiences.