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What to Pack for Burning Man (Chrysantilus Ultimate Essentials) BRC Survival | PREPARATION

What to Pack for Burning Man (Chrysantilus Ultimate Essentials) BRC Survival | PREPARATION


hey you today’s video is for virgins and
veterans alike and it is all about packing for Burning Man! I got some tips I got some tricks ~ tips
and tricks for you on a fabulous burn, a fun burn, a safe burn, and a self reliant
burn my name is Emily, my Playa name is Chrysantilus. Last year was my first
burn I went to Burning Man 2018 I’m about to go to my second burn this year
first up the category is “Carry On”. A solid portion of people attending
Burning Man are flying in likely you’ll be flying into Reno maybe even San
Francisco and taking the burner Express in or other means of travel but there
are some crucial items you are going to want to have on hand before you have
access to your bins which come through a shipping container and are likely going
to meet you at camp at Black Rock City. The first item I’m actually currently
wearing on my head they are my dust goggles. And these are basically going to
be your tiara, your crown, you’re walking around Black Rock City royal and adorned
the reason you want to have this on is like let’s say the second you get off
the burner Express bus a dust storm comes which actually happened to me last
year as soon as I got off don’t worry I was ready and you just pop these right
on, you’re ready for the dust there’s nothing worse than getting stuck out there
without these and item number two you’re gonna want to carry on a mask so this is
a dust mask for your face this one is like a tube design that I also have one
that’s a filter design again there could be a dust storm in a dust storm you need
your goggles you need some kind of mask some kind of filtration for air so
you’re gonna have to have these on hand at all times there’s no better time to
start then as soon as you get to Burning Man what else is in our carry-on?
A headlamp this is especially important for people who are arriving late you
want to make sure you have a headlamp in your carry-on because it could be
dark when you arrive and this is an extra added magic for just all-around
visibility you want to be able to see the world around you all right let’s
move on the next carry-on item actually doesn’t have to do with arriving on
playa. It more so just has to do with airline protocols so this right here is
a solar panel portable battery I believe it’s a lithium ion battery which means
that you can only take it carry on so if you got one of these it’s a great
investment I did not have one last year but I did definitely borrow a bunch. You can’t take this in your checked suitcase, you have to
have this in your carry-on so if you get one of these make sure to carry it on.
Next category: BINS The next thing to bring are gifts.
maybe you have been packing so extensively for Burning Man that you
have forgotten the entire art of gift-giving not to worry your gifts can
literally take a day or a few hours to make for me last year I took these and
I’m taking them again they are my fairy wings if you run into me on playa i will
likely be adorning these in my hair, they are one of my favorite accessories i put them all over
my bikes, i put them all over my body, and myself and the reason I do this is it’s
just a quick taking it off giving it to you. So have gifts that you can keep on
yourself this one is a butterfly because I designed this wing from metamorphosis
last year I designed a techno wing for the iRobot burn and every year I plan on
designing a wing but you want this to be accessible, easy to grab, easy to carry
around because a lot of the gift-giving is sporadic it’s serendipitous
it’s just like you run into somebody you want to give you a gift “oh! I have one in
my hair or on my bike perfect” and I think these are really special I make
them I design them I laser-cut them they’re my craft they say a lot about me
and when I want to give to the world their psychedelic you can use them
literally any so this is like my favorite gift to give
and I will be bringing them to Playa so stop me if you see me and come claim
your fairy wings (if I haven’t already run out) let’s talk looking cute okay You on Playa, okay you looking cute, okay you got your goggles okay you got your mask okay you got your
little got your little belly dance aesthetic going on I see you, looking
foine, you looking good. Maybe you want to bring makeup around that’s cool or you
want to wear my favorite let’s talk about sparkle hmm I love sparkles
Bhu. Bhu sparkles is Moops like you should know better I, I get that you want
to be cute just don’t That’s MOOP central right there just
don’t especially I’m guessing your sparkles aren’t biodegradable right so
just keep us at home keep strong, you’ll live. Next thing I’m going to
suggest is like consumable gifts I’m bringing Tea by Hemp Kettle Tea to give and to gift um this one is super important. A bike lock for your bike now the
instances of bike theft at Burning Man from what I hear tend to be like a
domino effect so like a totally awesome rad all-around groovy person is out
let’s say in deep playa and gets their bike stolen and let’s say has to get
back to camp what do they do they take the first bike they see that isn’t
locked. So this is not an unheard of occurrence but you want to make sure it
doesn’t happen to you. I had no issues with my bike last year and that’s
because I kept it locked so bring your bike lock do not be trusting of the
world good people are out here stealing bikes for desperate reasons. This next
item is something that is a total nice to have but for me last year kind of was
a must-have just the way I went with a group: walkies! So you want to get solid
walkies with privacy channels and long-range distances cheap walkies will
do you no good on playa especially biking around deep playa what I found
was these were super super helpful at night when my crew was just head in the
clouds you know literally just swimming through the desert and I didn’t know how
to reach them because they were all guys this is a topic for another video but it
was like herding cattle these were all my friends they’re artists and so
luckily they were smart enough to bring these along and we could always find
each other the only thing about this is it does take like a regular power
adapter but if you got power bring walkies my entire crew I’m going out
with this year it’s actually a fire troop Revolutionary Motion SHOUT OUT!
We’ll all be on the same channel and able to communicate with each other. Cell
signal is shoddy it works sometimes but it’s not to be relied on so even in case
of an emergency walkies are incredible to have. I mostly just used them for
keeping track of people and keeping track of where I was supposed to be when
this is mostly at night during the day we did our own thing we just went and
did whatever we wanted to do next this is literally so important y’all
nasal-spray what happens with the alkaline ancestral dust of Black Rock
City is it’s so beautiful and boring that it takes on another form in your
nostrils it essentially crystallizes, Crystallized boogers. I mean I respect the dust but I don’t
need the dust all up in . . . everywhere it can be, right so bring this for the dust
in your nose just like *spritz* and a *spritz* woo! you’re good
this is just a nice to have it’s a fan (ooo that feels niiiiiiiice) this next one is a fan it’s also a light
I got it to actually hang up in my tent apparently the battery lasts 30 hours
you can get these on Amazon but yeah a tent fan is a great idea especially
during the day tents get super super hot and if your tent doesn’t have proper
ventilation you really have to seek shade structure
elsewhere and it’s nice to just kind of seek shade structure within the privacy
of your own tent, even take a nap I know I’m gonna need a nap at Burning Man.
Stickers, stickers, stickers, stickers, you can buy custom sticker paper and you can
make stickers just by designing them on your computer and printing them out
stick them onto all your stuff. Burning Man is a super reliable place a bunch of
people get disconnected with insignificant things every day and have
them return to them at their camp or very significant things what I
write is my first and last name my camp and your phone number and your email
address. I have extra headlamps and I have hand warmers I didn’t really
end up needing hand warmers last year but who knows this year I’m bringing
them just in case this also is a first aid kit so bring your own first-aid kit
this brings us into the realm of self-reliance and if something happens
to you or someone around you you can grab a first-aid kit or a mini first aid
kit that you keep in your backpack that’s what I’m gonna do as well you
don’t have to wait for medics or people with first aid kits to pop up you have
it, you’re good next are just for your tents, lanterns. I got these two lanterns off of Amazon they’re great they’re super
bright I also got this (ooo! one breath). This is a blow-up lantern and it is also
solar-powered and I discovered last year the more people around me who had
solar-powered things a less reliant they were on other sorts of such powers so
I’m trying to transfer my sources of power to solar power okay this next one
is a Chrysantilus exclusive because I have not seen anyone recommend this next
item but I think that they’re absolutely crucial you want to bring your wire and
you want to bring your wire cutters this type of wire will do if you can see that
it’s pretty thin and this is why I bring wire and wire cutters and why I think
they’re super important for everyone to bring I can rig anything to my tent. I
can rig anything to my bike. I can literally make a bunch of makeshift $#*! that
I forgot. You never know what you’ll end up using it for for me last year I used it
to connect my speakers to my bike to hang things up around my tent yeah. Next!
You caaaan not absolutely cannot burn don’t even try it
without your tin carabiner cup this is sho sho so crucial you don’t even know. You
just clip this onto your bike, you can get these off of Amazon. And this year, level
up, I got a lid. There are so many fluids in liquids and delicious drinks that are
constantly just splashed your way all over Burning Man and if you don’t have
something to drink out of you don’t have something to drink. Well it’s important
to stay hydrated also sometimes it can be pretty hard to find water. I know that’s
wild but you can always load up on water in a backpack with one of these canteen
sacks in it and a straw and just fill up on that while you’re at your camp. The
last thing here is you know A nice furry coat, it gets super super super cold at night
and this coat don’t get dusty because it’s white (protips) just one will do just
a nice furry coat, for at night. I was even sleeping in this when it got really cold
so yeah! What I say is you can not be over prepared for something like Burning
Man you are out with the elements you are out with the heat you are out with
the dust you are out with the wind and you can so so so so easily be
underprepared. So just keep that in mind as you decide what you want to pack and
know that the more self-reliant your burn is the better of a trip you’re
gonna have. Let me know if you have any additional tips or any additional items
to pack in the comments section I’d love to hear like wacky and wild ways you
burn )'( and ways you organize. If you’ve never been to a burn before I’m making a
video for a virgin’s so peep that! On tips for your first burn I’ll see you
guys at Black Rock City I appreciate you so much as always thank you for packing
with me and have a groovy burn.

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