One of the most coveted road trips in the country is heading to the Burning Man festival in the heart of the Nevada desert each year. This festival has expanded from a small gathering to a massive international attraction that pulls in many thousands of campers each year who roll up and party and have a good time amongst fellow revelers on the site. Anything can happen at Burning Man, and you can drive your RV rental and camp out right on the site. Although it is generally known as a safe and theft-free environment, you have to consider that with so many in attendance you will want to follow some basic safety protocols and to make sure you are fully stocked with all of the items and gear you will need in order to remain comfortable for the duration of the fest.
Stay Clear Of Theft
While known as a peaceful and considerate festival overall and featuring heightened security in recent years, keep in mind that with the thousands of people around you that precautions will be needed to keep your equipment safe. Theft and vandalism have been problems in the past at Burning Man, so it is always best to make sure your stuff is protected at all times. This means keeping your vehicle locked when not occupied, making sure you know everyone who is coming in and out of your vehicle, and keeping your equipment safe inside. Don’t let the peaceful atmosphere fool you into leaving valuable items unwatched. As long as you put all of your items back in the vehicle when done with them and check to make sure your vehicle has decent locks you shouldn’t have much to worry about during your stay at Burning Man.
It all comes down to common sense. Don’t leave anything laying around that you wouldn’t want anyone to walk away with. As long as you stick to this simple rule, you shouldn’t have any issues.
Stock Up On Water And Food
Although this is a massive festival attended by many thousands of people, it is possible to run low on food. Purchasing food on site is known to be expensive, so if you run out you may find yourself having to cut into your budget significantly. Don’t forget that you will be in the middle of the desert and that this makes food and water a top priority. For this purpose you should make sure to have enough food in your vehicle to last out the entire festival. Also be sure to bring cooking equipment such as a grill, plus have proper refrigeration since food can go bad quickly in the desert heat. Take the advice of many travelers before you who have attended Burning Man and have enough food for the festival.
Don’t forget that you will be spending a week in a desert. Even though there are water facilities on hand you should still make sure to bring plenty of drinking water. You never know if there will be long lines or issues with water supply at the festival. If any of these should happen, you will be very relieved that you have an abundant supply packed in your RV rental in order to keep you refreshed and hydrated.
Take It Easy With The Drinking
Of course Burning Man is known as a place to get wild and loose, and this includes a fair amount of alcohol consumption. While it is fine to have a good time at Burning Man and you should be encouraged to in the spirit of the festival, try to take it easy with the drinking. Remember to stay hydrated. You are in a desert after all, and the temperatures can get quite hot. One of the main reasons for hospitalization at the festival each year is alcohol related issues, and lots of these cases are dehydration. You should also always remember to stay close to the festival grounds. Don’t go wandering off into the desert while intoxicated. All this will do is expose you to the various dangers the desert poses, especially for an intoxicated individual. So by all means have fun and enjoy your time at the festival, but be smart about it. Stay hydrated, on the site grounds, and out of trouble and you won’t find yourself in a bad situation.
Burning Man is one of the most unique festivals in the world. The gathering is bohemian and wild and remains true to the original fringe spirit in which it was founded. It is definitely an event that every fun loving traveler should experience at some point in their journeys. When you pull up in your RV rental you are guaranteed a good time, and as long as you keep it safe you will be able to avoid any unnecessary problems that could hamper your fun.