How to Prepare for Your First Burning Man Experience

How to Prepare for Your First Burning Man Experience Sat. August 16th from 11-1pm in Dolores Park

Planning to head to Burning Man this year for the first time? Still on the fence since you’re not sure what to bring, what to expect or if it’s really for you? Is your dust mask and headlamp packed? Bike lights purchased? What are those bare essentials to ensure your survival? Or for those pack rats and gear heads, what should you bring "just in case?" We'll go over many of the staple items, as well as other important things to have and do at Burning Man.


Please join Trixie for an informal discussion targeting Burning Man newbies on Saturday, August 16 from 11am-1pm in Dolores Park.


We want you to have the most positive experience possible, so bring those questions (it’s ok to ask anything!) and curiosity about life on the playa. We'll go over:

1. the basics

2. the necessary items to bring

3. costumes and outfits

4. shelter and camp infrastructure

5. gifting, participating and interacting

6. the Burning Man 10 Principals

7. radical human expression

8. and answer any questions you may have!


To get in the Burning Man spirit, please feel free to bring some pot luck food or drink items to share. The more newbies the better!


When you’re at the top of Dolores Park at the corner of 20th St. and Church St, head down one level to the first flat area from the top of the park. We’ll be on one red and one white picnic blanket and feel free to bring your own too!

  • How to Prepare for Your First Burning Man Experience

    Dolores Park (Corner of 20th and Church)

    San Francisco, California
    San Francisco, CA

    Sun, August 5th, 2012

    2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

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Trina Martynowicz

Trina has attended Buring Man for the past six consecutive years. Though she's by no means a "expert" Burner, her knowledge of how to prepare has served all of her friends well, as they keep coming back to the Playa!

Trina's diverse professional background spans a wide range of environmental professions, including environmental science, policy, and engineering. She also serves as a lead coordinator for clean energy and climate change initiatives within the transportation and policy space. As a California native, Trina received Bachelors degrees in Environmental Science and Politics from the University of California at Santa Cruz and as a lover of the Big Apple, received a Masters degree in Environmental Science and Policy from Columbia University.

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