Packing list down to two pages…

From four. My notes in italics, notes from my favourite ass clown and veteran playa-goer in bold.

  • Cornstarch for inner thigh chafing due to heat and walking
  • Emergen C
  • Coconut Water
  • Camelback
  • Goggles
  • bandanas
  • sunscreen
  • chap-stick
  • lantern
  • parasols big brimmed hat more helpful than parasol when a. biking b. dust a stormin, fyi
    i like having a parasol there, cuz i look so cute carrying it, but honestly only use it about once the whole event. HOWEVER I do have an amazing umbrella holder for my bike, and so i have shade anytime I’m biking!
  • respirator or particle/dust mask
  • headlamp flashlight
  • clean towels
  • AA batteries my little clock is all i’d need these for, so i’m not packing “a lot,” as the first list instructs
  • Blankets, sheets i’m taking my usual camp set, fitted sheet, sheet, heavier and a light blanket
  • Pillows, pillow cases
  • Pads, foam, air beds, etc and extra batteries. i’m debating taking a spare mattress. i hate to waste packing space, but i can’t sleep on the ground
  • Jammies, robe, slippers long johns and a wife beater! and good warm socks. that’s all i’ve needed, at night, to stay warm – and yes, i have camped in 40 degree nights (and colder)
  • Ear Plugs heavens yes. a whole bag of them.
  • eye cover mask or a random article of clothing lying around
  • Stakes, rebar with bent tops this i need to get – well, that and a tent
  • Rope, variety of weights/sizes not sure about this, will need to see what tent and shade structure i end up with
  • Something to cover rebar and stake ends such as plastic soda bottles, tennis balls, small stuffed animals etc (protect our feet!)
  • Something to mark stakes and ropes at night such as reflective ribbon, flashers etc (people run into them otherwise)
  • Bike lights, front and back (bike lights are a must!!)
  • Bike bell
  • Extra padding for the seat (do you like to ride nekkid?)
  • BIKE LOCK! (don’t be a statistic)
  • Bike pump
  • Spare tires and tubes (a must!)
  • Tire repair kit
  • Needles and heavy thread i always travel with a small repair kit
  • Super Glue good for cuts
  • Repair kit for your air bed/pad easier than another mattress, i guess!
  • Camera need to get one of these, too, as i’m not taking my “real” one out there!
  • Towels and washcloths
  • Non-scented shampoo and bio-soap bronner’s kids, dr. bronner’s
  • Lotion
  • Nasal spray for cleaning out those playa boogers
  • toilet paper the compact ones that come in mres are good if you can find them
  • Baby wipes for your playa bath. i’ve got some wipes made for camp bathing, unscented, don’t leave too bad of a film on your skin
  • Contacts, extra contacts extra ones a must have, i’m told
  • Extra contact solution
  • Prescription glasses
  • Toothbrush and toothpaste
  • Hair brush, comb brushing the hair is a pipe dream! a good one, but the only time you’ll get teeth through your hair is when it’s wet and heavily conditioned. embrace playa hair!
    Hair ties and clips
  • Small mirror
  • Tampons, pads it looks like i’ll !#$^!@#$% need this, grrrr
  • Small day pack
  • External Hang Tag with your name and camp location
  • Your prescription meds (bring extra)
  • Band-aids, Ace bandage
  • Moleskin, blister packs
  • Tweezers
  • Rubbing alcohol, witch hazel in lieu of washing, can work
  • Aloe Vera for sunburns -which you won’t get, because you’ll stay sunscreened and shaded!
  • Aspirin, other pain killers especially “other”
  • Similsan Eye drops  hippie eye drops, can’t use if you have contacts like me
  • Old tennis shoes (bring extra comfy shoes)
  • Undies
  • Set of straight clothes for going home in a ziploc bag, not opened at all!
  • Laundry bag for dirty clothes since i pack everything in ziploc bags, it’ll just go back in the bag, and back in the tub
  • Garbage bags
  • Safety pins safety third! I always have safety pins on me. Good little punk girl!

Most of this I already have packed, from other trips. Just need to see how I can organize/compact it, and up some supplies (like contacts).  Other random tips from Deputy MONSTEREATSTARS! Wiggles:

$10 will get you only 3 days of ice- plan on having $40 and you can be pleasantly suprised when you don’t need it.

big brimmed hat more helpful than parasol when a. biking b. dust a stormin, fyi

And my first playa date! Well, the first person who wants to have a playa date with me.

She’s doing workshops at PEX, 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday, I hope to be there! (I know better than to say I will. BST!*)


*Burner Standard Time. Much like Pagan and Gay Standard Time. IE, yo’ ass is LATE! If there at all.

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2 Responses to “Packing list down to two pages…”

  1. Runaway Says:

    For camera, I recommend the Pentax Optio W60. It is dust and water resistant. If it gets dirty, just wash it off! I’ve taken the W10 version out to burning man several years in a row and just upgraded to the W60. Takes great photos.

  2. Issa Says:

    I love other people’s BRC packing lists! So, I hope you don’t mind hearing my thoughts on yours! 🙂

    Inner thigh chafing – there’s a great product out there for this, can’t remember the name of it, but it’s sold at Wal-Mart in the feminine creams and sprays section. Goes on like a cream, but instantly becomes a silky powder and works wonders.

    Spare mattress – If you’re worried about the mattress springing a leak, I’d recommend a patch kit instead of a whole second mattress. I’ve patched a mattress before, and it works fine, and the kit will come with enough supplies to do multiple patches. Sold anywhere camping stuff is, including Wal-Mart… oh, now I see that you have that listed further down on your list! 🙂

    For toilet paper, I save the last little bit from rolls at home, flatten the rolls and stick them in a snack sized Ziploc, so I can always have one in my Camelbak.

    Ziploc-ing clothes – I actually do this for ALL my clothes, not just the going home ones. That way I can have at least one little dust free moment to my day. It doesn’t take long for the playa dust to get on everything, so it’s nice to put on clean clothes.

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