Please feel free to add to this as appropriate.
- Airline Approved Rolling Bin
Plano Sportsman Locker
Totally useful and ready for your Flight!
We left the "approved by all airlines" sticker on the front and never have had a problem. If you fly Southwest, you get TWO free checked bags per person. These bins count as 5 cubic fee so in the container they cost about 35 dollars to Ship (do your own math to confirm). However, if you are shipping in the container, i am not sure if these are actually strong enough. I'd use the next bin inside the container.
- Tough Tote - and I mean TOUGH!
What can i say. We use these everyday in our home to store stuff. Every Camping trip. Every drive out to Burning Man. You can stand on them, sit on them, put big piles of crap on them. PERFECT for the Container. These are also about 5 cubic feet. MAKE SURE you get some.
- Spray paint
Plastic Spray Paint.
Decorate your boxes uniquly so they are easy to find in the big pile that develops near the container. The paint comes in all kinds of colors, so maybe more than just your name and a pretty picture!
- First Aid Kit:
The ABSOLUTE MINIMUM each camper should have is the small adventure kit by Adventure Medical. It has some of those "weird small things" like a splinter remover etc. Who really wants to re-use anything from someone else?
For 12 dollars, it has those basics fits in your camelbak, etc. It also has a survival whistle, so if you break your leg in a whiteout in deep playa, you can keep blowing a whistle for a lot longer than you can yell for help. It also has a few motrin etc for that night on the town ( although people should bring more)
- Rugged 4-season tent!
It is four season and expedition. This one is called the "High Camp".... nice name....:-) We used this tent brand of tent with no modifications. No sealing of screens, no hassles and had no dust problems even when camped out on bare Playa. If you call in the Factory Store, and Say you are going to Burning Man, the manager dude there gave us a big discount. You might get lucky! Totally worth EVERY penny. We have the K-2 tent. It does not appear on the outlet web site. If you want it's larger Sister the K-s, fits a king size mattress..... :-), Then look here: K-2 XT Tent
- DK tent notes - I bought this tent this year, and have used it for two festivals. I love it, as it is large and roomy and has two rooms. It sets up super easy. However, its heavy and it takes up a lot of space. Check it out: Coleman Instant 14- by 10- Foot 8- Person Two Room Tent
- General Tent Tips - Tents with less mesh are better, as they tend to keep out more dust. We are a drop tight on space (one of the benefits of being on esplanade) so please buy a tent that is large enough for you but not so enormous that it takes up tons and tons of space unnecessarily.
- Great non-trippy stakes!
- AWESOME FAST COFFEE!
- Zip Ties! Zip Ties are the life and love of the playa. They can be used to fix almost anything and are essential to securing tarps, clipping things down, etc. Please do not look for the cheapest zip ties as the cheaper ones tend to not stay closed and be really weak. Longer and stronger are the way to go with zipties!
Each tent is responsible for bringing at least one extension cord with an appropriate splitter so that they can get power from the closest spider box over to their tent. Make sure to label your extension cord at the beginning and end so you don't get it mixed up with camp owned cords. Any cords not labeled will be assumed to be KK owned during breakdown!
SUPER IMPORTANT: when purchasing an extension cord make sure to get a high rated one, as cheap cords suck too much power because of the resistance that has to be overcome to get the power all the way to the end of the cord. This can lead to fuses blowing, etc and much pain for the rest of the camp. Please make sure to get one that is at least 50 feet long, and rated for 15 AMP or higher. NOTE: an alternative way of 'rating' cords is by gauge. With gauge, a lower number is better. 12 gauge is typically equivalent with 15 amp and therefore recommended. Some 14 gauge cords listed below are also rated for 15 amp and are acceptable.
Try to use only as long a cord as you need! A 50' cord has twice the energy loss of a 25' cord (if they are of the same gauge). Try to coordinate with your PODmates so maybe you bring a 50' cord and your neighbor brings a 25' cord and if the spider box is near enough only use the 25' cord and plug both of your stuff into this one cord using a splitter.
- This cord is an excellent option, as it has three outlets at the end and is 12 gauge rated (and a good investment to have and keep): Rigid 50 ft. 12/3 Tri-Tap Extension Cord
- This cord is not bad either, and has a lit end which can help you find it in the dark (although does not have the built in three-way splitter) and a bit cheaper: Yellow Jacket 14/3 with Lighted Ends
- If you want to buy a great three-way splitter for your cord, this is a really good option and reasonably priced: Yellow Jacket 12/3 2 foot long three-way splitter with Lighted Power Block
- This is a heavy duty 8 outlet outdoor power strip with a GFCI (to save you from frying) and a 25 foot cord: Tripp Lite 8-Outlet
- Here is an 8 outlet outdoor power strip with a 6 foot cord: Coleman Cable 8-Outlet
- Here is a 3-way splitter with GFCI: Coleman Cable 3-way