Hey! Are you hitchhiking to Black Rock City this year, then sleeping in a tent with no cookstove?
If you’re bringing any type of liquid to the playa this year (even cooler water, but especially motor oil), you need to be aware of how spills affect the desert. Matter Out of Place isn’t limited to wood chips and cigarette butts. It encompasses anything that doesn’t occur naturally on the playa surface. Spills and drips are everyone’s responsibility:
- Your car, RV, mutant vehicle or motorcycle can leak oil and fluids.
- Your kitchen and shower can leak cooking fuel and gray water.
- Your black water tank (ew) can (ew) all over the (ew).
If you spill or drip, you must clean it up! Here’s why, and how.