Lady Kalessia (ladykalessia) wrote in burning_man,
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Gear question

It looks as if I will be making it out to the Playa this year after all (woo graduation presents!) and so I'm starting early with thinking about what gear to bring.


I do faire, and my primary tent is a dome with fiberglass poles. I've heard a couple of people talk about these poles snapping in high winds, so I'm a tad worried. Is this common? Is there anything I can do to lessen the chances of this happening? Does throwing a big tarp over it (and staking it down) help at all? I may have the option of borrowing a cabin-style tent with metal poles, which I hope wouldn't need as much help.

Does anyone have any reccomendations on what types of water storage containers to bring? I'm looking specifically at two of the Aqua-Pak 7gallon jugs. REI has them, they're square and packable, and that'd be 2 gallons a day. I'd be choosing these over the collapsable ones, since I'm a little wary about putting so much water into something that could spring a leak, though I'm not sure of the durability of the other ones anyway. Input? Suggestions? What do *you* use to carry water out there?

I'm somewhat baffled as to what foods I can bring out there. Right now I'm thinking canned peaches, those nifty squzre boxes of chili, and maybe some rice or something dehydrated that I can make in the "Hot Car Tupperware Spaghetti" fashion. I've heard that granola and jerky are good too. Since I do faire, I understand that without lots of ice, dairy, fresh produce and meats are kinda out of the question. I'd appreciate any food reccomendations that would save me from a week of chili. :)

Thanks to anyone who reads this far, and even more thanks to anyone who answers!
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