What to Wear to Burning Man 2018

What to Wear to Burning Man 2018

To some Burning Man seems like a no restrictions, no holds barred, adult playground where the rules don't apply. But even in the chaos and magic of the playa there are some guidelines you should follow. Some of these are based on following The 10 Principles, and some are based on the harsh conditions that you find at Black Rock City. So here are the fashion do's and don'ts of Burning Man.

SHIFTPOD MINI Review: Burning Man 2018

SHIFTPOD MINI Review: Burning Man 2018

When I saw that SHIFTPOD had released a MINI version of their tent I was so excited because not only is it more affordable, but it's also is much lighter and easier to travel with (hello Afrika Burn!)

Watch my video to see my first impressions of the SHIFTPOD MINI:

Men's Outfit Inspiration for White Wednesday at Burning Man

Officially, Wednesday is just another day on the playa, but for lots of burners Wednesdays are for wearing white. Participation ranges from the subtle to the outrageous. So grab some white wings, a white tank top, some white boots, and show just how angelic you can be. 

*One caveat. The items below are meant to be for inspiration. Of course you can shop online, but I truly hope you will also search your local Goodwill and attend some clothing swaps as well. 

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I, Robot Outfit Ideas for Women: Burning Man 2018

I, Robot Outfit Ideas for Women: Burning Man 2018

There are so many ways you can interpret this year's Burning Man theme: I, Robot. If you want to see some complete outfits check out my blog with a variety of interpretations for I,Robot. 

Below I've pulled together some ideas and base pieces for building a variety of different robot themed outfits. 

Women's Outfit Inspiration for White Wednesday at Burning Man

Women's Outfit Inspiration for White Wednesday at Burning Man

Officially, Wednesday is just another day on the playa, but for lots of burners Wednesdays are for wearing white. Participation ranges from the subtle to the outrageous. So grab some white wings, a white bikini, some white boots, and show just how angelic you can be. 

Choosing the Best Dust Mask for Burning Man

Choosing the Best Dust Mask for Burning Man

Burning Man is known for its whiteout dust storms that bring Black Rock City to a halt at any time, day or night. Winds can reach up 80 mph (130km/h) creating dangerous whiteout conditions that will have you choking on the playa dust if you aren’t prepared. As a veteran burner I can vouch that breathing in too much playa dust can wreak havoc on your lungs and vocal chords. 

I, Robot: Men's Outfits for Burning Man 2018

I, Robot: Men's Outfits for Burning Man 2018

Every year Burning Man releases a new theme that is meant to inspire the art and inspiration for the burn that year. One of the most fun ways to participate in the theme is to create outfits based on that year's theme.

While I, Robot might inspire images of tin man and C3PO, and who doesn't love a shiny outfit, the organizers have asked people to be inspired by current and future technologies (including robots). 

Choosing the Best Goggles for Burning Man

Choosing the Best Goggles for Burning Man

Burning Man is legendary for its dusty storms that sweep across the Black Rock Desert without warning. Winds can range up 80 mph (130km/h) creating complete whiteout if you happen to be outside the city. Exposure to the elements at Burning Man can be serious, and that's why the right pair of goggles is something to consider as you prepare for that thing in the desert.

How to Get Tickets to Burning Man 2018

How to Get Tickets to Burning Man 2018

Believe it or not, until 2011 it was possible to drive up to Burning Man and buy a ticket at the gate. But that all ended in 2012, which was the first year that Burning Man sold out. Since then the rise in popularity has made tickets to that thing in the desert more and more difficult to come by. Here's a helpful guide to securing tickets in 2018.

Ten Tips for First Time Burners

Ten Tips for First Time Burners

Heeeeey virgin! You, yeah you! If you haven't been to Burning Man you are still an uninitiated virgin. And unlike high school where that word would garner you all kinds of attention, at the burn, we love our virgins. Yell it loud and proud that it's your first time, and keep these ten things in mind:

The Best Tent for Burning Man

The Best Tent for Burning Man

You can get $80 tents at your local discount store or spend thousands on a new Lotus Belle or ShiftPod tent. While that cheap tent might do just fine on your annual camping trip, it won't hold up in 80 mph (130km/h) winds, and it won't withstand the dust storms either. I've been to the burn and watched tents get shredded, poles break, and entire setups blow away in the right conditions. 

I, Robot: Women's Outfits for Burning Man 2018

I, Robot: Women's Outfits for Burning Man 2018

Every year Burning Man releases a new theme that is meant to inspire the art and inspiration for the burn that year. One of the most fun ways to participate in the theme is to create outfits based on that year's theme.

While I, Robot might inspire images of tin man and C3PO, and who doesn't love a shiny outfit, the organizers have asked people to be inspired by current and future technologies (including robots). 

I, Robot: Burning Man Theme for 2018

I, Robot: Burning Man Theme for 2018

While the theme is based on a book from 1950, the organizers have challenged the Burning Man community to consider "the many forms of artificial intelligence that permeate our lives; from the humble algorithm and its subroutines that sift us, sort us and surveil us, to automated forms of labor that supplant us

Alchemy Regional Burn 2017

Alchemy Regional Burn 2017

If you find yourself in the south, as I did, may I suggest you make your way to the Georgia and visit the Alchemy Burn. This local burn is located just a few hours outside of Atlanta and this year was hosted in a new location, on an open field surrounded by a dense forest.

The Best 5 Videos of Burning Man 2017

The Best 5 Videos of Burning Man 2017

Did you miss Burning Man this year? Or maybe you're just yearning for the dust of Black Rock City? Indulge your senses with the five best Burning Man videos from 2017. 

I, Robot: Top Ten Fashion Trends at The Burn

I, Robot: Top Ten Fashion Trends at The Burn

Whether you opt to be nude, or you get styled to the neck, the citizens of black rock desert love to express themselves through their fashion. While the styles have changed over the years, and some things like tutus are a playa staple that you can not leave at home, other looks come and go. If you want to have the latest looks when you arrive at the burn, here are the top ten fashion trends for the burn in 2018.

Playa Guide: Your Pre-Burn Beauty Regiment

Playa Guide: Your Pre-Burn Beauty Regiment

In the days and weeks leading up to the burn you may start hearing about how alkaline the dust is and that your hair or skin may dry out in these harsh weather conditions. Most burners after their first burn create a plan leading up to the burn so they can limit their exposure once on playa. 

Playa Guide: Customizing Your Playa Ride

Playa Guide: Customizing Your Playa Ride

Having a bicycle at the Burn is something I recommend to everyone. Anything with knobby tires can handle the terrain, but if you want to ride with style I've put together this short tutorial with suggestions for customizing your playa bike:

Playa Guide: How to Eat Healthy at The Burn

Playa Guide: How to Eat Healthy at The Burn

Before my first burn I was told that it was impossible to have fresh fruit or vegetables because they would go bad. So I spent an unhappy week eating canned food and dried fruit. Fast forward to the next year when my friend, who is a vegan chef, showed up with four coolers to feed three people and force fed me kale for an entire all week.

Dusty DIY: How to Add El Wire to Your Playa Coat

Dusty DIY: How to Add El Wire to Your Playa Coat

I searched high and low to find the best instructions to add El Wire to my new (Goodwill scored) playa coat. When I didn't find anything simple I decided it was time to write my own blog.As I've mentioned in previous blogs, having a long, very warm playa coat is critical for late night excursions, but sometimes you are just going out for a few hours, and hauling around a huge coat that is unnecessarily warm just doesn't make sense.