BEFORE YOU GO, PREPARE

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AS YOU PREPARE FOR THE DESERT, REMEMBER THAT YOU’RE RESPONSIBLE FOR YOURSELF AT ALL TIMES.

Use lots of common sense: you need to bring everything you need to the desert, including all food, water, shelter, fuel, and basic first aid. And then you need to take it all back – because this is a Leave No Trace event.

Before you arrive, make sure you have your ticket - printed or on a phone / device (with battery). Make 100% sure your name is on your ticket, and that you bring photo ID to the gate with you. Our gate crew will need this to verify your ticket and can’t let you in if the details on your ID and ticket don’t match.


ESSENTIALS

THIS AIN’T NO PARTY. THIS AIN’T NO DISCO. THIS IS ONE SERIOUS DESERT FANDANGO AND YOU MUST BRING:

- Your ticket & photo ID for entry (SA ID, driver’s licence or passport) – ensure the name on your ticket is the same name in your ID/Passport.

- Vehicle Pass (one per vehicle). Caravans and trailers don’t need a VP - but motorcycles do.

- 5 litres of water per person per day

- Enough food and beverages for the duration of your entire stay

- Shelter, bedding, warm & cool clothing

- Trash bags

- Fire extinguisher

- Comprehensive medical kit

- Any required prescriptions (please note: our medics don’t dispense painkillers, headache tabs or antibiotics)

- Light: a headlamp, torch, bike light, fairy lights, EL wire (and spare batteries). Solar lights rock – find ‘em & use ‘em.

- Duct tape & cable ties – because they hold the universe together!

- Bringing wood? Bring a brazier or braai - campfires on the ground are NOT permitted.

- Recycling bins: you’ll need one for wet waste, and others for paper, plastic and metal / glass. Check out local area recycling depots, and use them on your way home – there’s nowhere for you to leave your trash on site.


DO NOT BRING

Sure, it’s a burn you’re going to, but there are some items that are seriously not wanted at the event, and all for the same reason: they’re dangerous, either as mobile arson, or to critters. Not lekker.

- Flares

- Fireworks

- Fire lanterns

- Feathers

- Glitter (even bio-degradeable, because others can’t tell whether it’s degradeable, and will assume all glitter’s OK, which results in horrifically difficult clean-ups for Leave No Trace Volunteers)

- Firearms