Survival Guide

The Love Burn Survival Guide

Here is a “Pack It” lists of handy items you might need for The Love Burn experience. While these lists are in no way exhaustive, or tailored to your specific needs, you may find them handy to use as general guidelines for what to pack.

o Your ticket and Legal ID (no, really, someone always forgets. Pack it and take a picture of it with your phone. The bar code should match your name and ID. If not, call Brown Paper Tickets at 800-838-3006.

o If bringing someone under 18 with you, their ticket and Legal ID (Birth Certificate preferred) naming you as their parent or legal guardian.

o Tent, camper or RV
o Shade Structure for your group or theme camp
o Tarp, optional for floor of tent or shade structure
o Extra full-size tent stakes (not the little wussy ones. giant, 9-inch nails with green plastic tabs – strong winds are common daily)
o Mallet or hammer (for the tent stakes)
o COSTUMES – Vintage Video Games (Super Mario anyone?)
o Clean underwear (helps if you pack in a zip baggie to keep them extra clean)
o Cooler for your food and drinks
o CASH for parking
o CASH for Ice, small bills please
o Camp chairs
o Bedding (foam pad/cot, pillows, sheets/blankets, air mattresses)
o Duct tape (or tape of your choice for life’s little tears)
o Pocket knife
o Work gloves
o Trash bags
o Water
o Food
o Sunscreen
o Bug Repellant (serious mosquitoes and no-see-ums in Florida!)
o Head lamp! (Newbies, take note. You will be wandering around at night in dark places. Don’t step in a hole. Or on a person.)
o Light Up Wire – seriously, use EL Wire or LED lights to decorate your outfits. We can’t see you in the dark.
o Flashlight, light sources, tent light for digging through stuff in your tent
o Any product that treats itchy bug bites, seriously, if you are sweet, then bring some itchy cream
o Baby wipes (clean up nice when you’re hot and sweaty and don’t want to take a shower or jump in the water. They make life so much nicer.)
o TP for the potty
o Paper towels (and a trash receptacle or bag to throw away said paper towel)
o Portable ashtrays (altoids tin) or switch to an electronic cigarette or hookah stick, more environmentally friendly to the people around you.
o Vitamins and your medicine
o Batteries for devices
o Reusable Cup(s) for hot and cold drinks
o Plate and bowl — the collapsible ones are great
o Utensils – something like a metal spork or hobo’s friend is helpful
o Can opener + bottle opener
o Water bottles w/carabiner to clip onto your clothes/backpack
o EARPLUGS (Etymotics for visits to the dance camps, foam ones for sleeping)
o Sleep mask
o Handkerchiefs and washcloths (cleaning, wearing on your head)
o A soapy sponge in a Ziploc bag for dish- washing
o Bug spray (Repeat: bring bug spray and sunscreen)
o Plastic bins (work great for organizing your stuff, costumes, etc. and will keep your stuff dry in a storm)
o Sunglasses (bring extra. you will lose, break, or decorate your pair at a theme camp.)
o Hats (prevent sunburn and look cool)
o First-aid kit
o Swimwear
o Extra towels (Don’t panic… and always bring a towel. it might rain. tents leak. dry yourself off after swimming or a shower. you can put out a fire with one. they’re great.)
o Lighters (you will lose one or more)
o Little gifts for new friends
o Blinky stuff
o Toothbrush
o Poncho (or jacket that’s good in the rain)
o Basic tools (wrench, screwdrivers, scissors/ shears)
o Backpack/camelbak optional, it’s a small venue, you really might just need a cup.

Nice luxuries:
o Cell phone to stay connected with Event Guide Phone App
o Tent fan (battery- powered, keeps some air flowing)
o Outdoor-rated extension cord (to power things from distant generators)
o Parasol/umbrella (fashion accessory doubles as portable shade for long walks)
o iPod/mp3 player & earbuds (sometimes you need to hear your own music to relax)
o Safety pins (for when your costume malfunctions on burn night and the strap on your backpack simultaneously breaks)

PARENTS BRINGING THEIR YOUTH:
Bring a legal form of ID for your child – copy of birth certificate, insurance card.
Prepare to be with your child during the entire event by practicing Responsible Parenting.

DO NOT BRING:
No pets, with the exception of service dogs. The venue does not allow animals.

MARK YOUR STUFF – Label any significant possessions (including BIKES, CAMERAS, BACKPACKS) with your name, phone number, email address, and for added perks, your camp location. Or staple a business card to them.

LOST AND FOUND – Greeters Station will host a Lost and Found box. Bring any found phones, items, etc. to Greeters Station or give a Ranger on Duty. On your way leaving the event, be sure to tell the Greeters Station what you have lost. If it is not found immediately, a LOST AND FOUND Sheet will be filled out by you with your missing item info.  We will try to list it on the Phone App, so notify someone asap.

See you at The Love Burn.