Fun fact: I’ve been going to Burning Man since 1997, bragging about it since 1998, and designing the Survival Guide since 2011. (Besides the guides, I’ve created calendars, this logo, and also this one.) The Survival Guide is mailed to attendees with their ticket; now that the 2019 tickets have gone out, I can finally share this year’s guide with you.
The challenge each year is to fit in a lot of crucial survival detail, that may not be the sexiest part of BRC, in a finite amount of space. It needs to be visually compelling so people will be compelled to read it, bonus if they keep it as a souvenir. (I’ve found past guides on eBay so I think it’s working.) This year’s theme is “Metamorphoses” and I had lots of fun creating chimera illustrations to accompany the text.
The Guide has a ton of great information about what to expect when you arrive and how to keep yourself in one piece and out of jail, but it only makes some basic recommendations what to bring. Since having what you want/need with you is a big part of being able to enjoy yourself in survival city – I’m sharing some hard earned dust-knowledge for Packing All The Things. Here is the list I pass around to friends and newbie friends-of-friends. What did I miss?