PSA: How Much Water Should I Bring to Burning Man?

Ah yeah - the good stuff! (Photo by  de:Benutzer:Alex Anlicker - Creative Commons license)
Ah yeah – the good stuff!
(Photo by de:Benutzer:Alex Anlicker – Creative Commons license)

Many Burning Mans ago Chicken John walked around the desert and pounded some free-standing water spigots into the ground.  They weren’t attached to anything, of course:  it’s a dry lake bed, and there aren’t utility pipes for miles.

But people still walked up to them, held their canteens underneath, and turned the spigot … expecting something to happen.  They stared at it for 10, 20 seconds, waiting, wondering “Why isn’t the water coming?” before it finally dawned on them:  “oh yeah, no water.  Anywhere.”  I’ve seen video.  It’s hilarious.

But – true fact – people need water to survive.  And there isn’t any at Burning Man … unless you bring it!

But people often wonder:  “how much water should I bring?”

Fortunately we have the answer right here in our latest Public Service Announcement from Caveat and BMIR!

 

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If you need more information, here are some other recent PSA’s you might enjoy.

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Caveat is the Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca at Burning Man is Burning Man’s leading interpreter of Sea Chanties.  His opinions are in no way statements of the Burning Man organization. Contact him at Caveat (at) Burningman.com

About the author: Caveat Magister

A Necklace Factory Award winner, Caveat is a member of the Bureau of Needless Bureaucracy, an honorary member of BMIR's staff, and served as the Volunteer Coordinator for Media Mecca from 2008 - 2013. He has been coronated Prince of the Dark Unicorn, and is the author of the short story collection A Guide to Bars and Nightlife in the Sacred City, which has nothing to do with Burning Man. He has finally got his email address caveat (at) Burningman (dog) org working again. He tweets, occasionally, as @BenjaminWachs

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