Burning Man Packing List: Outfits, Shoes, Accessories + Essentials

Wondering what to wear to Burning Man? Need ideas for what to bring? Here’s a Burning Man packing list to help you get organized for your trip to the playa.  

If it’s your first time, be prepared for extreme conditions! You’ll need to bring all your supplies, including food and water for the week. It can get sweltering during the day and cold at night. Dust storms can happen anytime, and you’ll need a few essentials to survive in Black Rock City. 

The only thing you can buy in Black Rock City is ice, at 3 o’clock, 9 o’clock, and in Center Camp. 

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What to Wear to Burning Man 

Get creative! When it comes to Burning Man fashion and outfits, anything goes in the Black Rock Desert. Make sure your Burning Man costume, outfits and clothing are comfortable. If you can’t ride a bike in it, save it for an upcoming festival. 

Burning Man is a Leave No Trace event. Don’t bring anything that can create moop (matter out of place.) 

Where to Buy Burning Man Outfits for Men or Women: Get your BRC geat at thrift stores, vintage shops, Etsy, Amazon, Depop, Poshmark or make your own.

What to Wear to Burning Man

Burning Man Packing List – Don’t forget! 

Ticket – Double-check and keep it in a safe place. You won’t be able to buy a ticket at the gate. 

Water – Bring 1.5 gallons per day. I’ve used these collapsible containers.

Going home outfit – Pack it in a Ziplock bag to keep it nice and clean. 

Your ID – You’ll need to show it if you want to drink. Some people make a copy and tape it to their cup. 

GoPro – Small and compact. 

Mirror – If you have the space to bring it, pack a full-length mirror for getting ready. 

Stamps – Send a postcard or letter from the playa post office. 

If you’re camping, bring a shade structure and tent stakes to keep your tent from flying away. 

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