The corrosion of Aaron Stone


Things Dilburn learned at Burning Man

The Dilburn campers jotted some useful notes on a little whiteboard at our camp. Eventually I wanted to erase the whiteboard, so here’s what it said!

  • Burning Man is what you make it.
  • RVs are really nice.
  • Art cars are fun!
  • Hexayurts are the way of the future.
  • Tents are dusty.
  • White carports don't reflect enough sun.
  • Bring extra rebar and sledgehammers. Not just extra. Bring too much.
  • Coffee.
  • Couches.
  • Repack everything into bins, sorted by type-of-thing.
  • Bring power tools. Charged.
  • Try camping on the 7:30 side. It's crowded, and different than the 4:30 side.
  • Create wind and sun breaks.
  • Designate a shit table.
  • Give foot baths.
  • Drinks are communal. Expect your beer cooler to be raided, so just have everyone pay in upfront.
  • There's no such thing as a quick trip at Burning Man - never say, "I'll be right back!"