To our Burners:
Burning Man 2009 is almost here and we can feel the electricity and creativity in the air at Uncle Sam's Army Navy Outfitters. We have outfitted so many participants for this event (both for goods needed to survive and crazy and unique items to be used as costumes or part of the camp theme.) Through the years we have listened and learned what people need and what works well to survive in the vast climate variations of Black Rock.
We'd like to offer our Burner friends a special coupon for an extra 10% off our already low prices. When you check out, please use coupon # 92009 for this additional savings.
In addition, please join our blog and post your ideas and comments about Burning Man and share information about your camp. So many people that shop in our store meet other participants and share information, rides, or join camps.
Remember : “SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST!”
My Needs for BURN-ING–MAN !!! (great gear for a great time...)
What Is Burning Man?
Once a year, tens of thousands of participants gather to create Black Rock City in Nevada's Black Rock Desert, dedicated to community, art, self-expression, and self-reliance. They depart one week later, having left no trace whatsoever. Learn more about this incredible experience, and read our mission statement and the Ten Principles .
2009 Art Theme: "Evolution"
Nature never made a plan, nor does it seem to copy very well. No living thing is ever quite the same as others of its kind. Charles Darwin called this Natural Variation. There is a kind of subtle chaos, a supple element of chance and change, residing at the core of living things. Our theme this year prompts three related questions: What are we as human beings, where have we come from, and how may we adapt to meet an ever-changing world?
A Guide for Surviving in the Desert – 8/31/09 to 9/7/09
Googles , goggles and more goggles !
“Motorcycle” half masks
Hats : boonies , French legion , baseball caps , sailor hats for costumes. Officer caps , wedge caps
Sweaters (it gets cold at night)
Bundeswehr track suits
Dress jackets (perfect for costumes)
Mosquito net shirts
Shorts (lots of pockets are key)
Cargo pants (lots of pockets!)
Bathing suits (both men and women )
Personal Needs Con't
Extra shoe laces
Flight suits (especially Nomex ones – fire resistant)
Ghillie suit (perfect for looking like you just came out of the swamp)
Booty camp shorts (sure to get you noticed)
Patches & Pins (to personalize your clothing)
Sleeping pads , sleeping bags
MREs (meals ready to eat)
First Aid Kit
Camping Needs Continued
Duffle bag to hold all your gear
Small shoulder bag
Small pouches (to attach to your belt)
Collapsible water bucket
Ammo box (to keep things safe from dust)
P38 (can opener)
handcuffs (be the first in camp to have it!!)
Camo Netting (perfect to set the swamp mood!)
Flag (so you can see your camp from a distance
Small Packable Gifts:
Personalized dog tags
Black Rock City is designed for pedestrians and bicycles. No cars or motorcycles are allowed.
ORDER YOUR BIKE FROM UNCLE SAM'S TODAY
BE CREATIVE – Considering the theme this year is EVOLUTION – wouldn't it be appropriate to have a ghille suit! Check them out in our store we even have some that are lightweight 2)tarps
M.R.E (Meals Ready to Eat)
Utensils – see chow set
P-38's – small can opener – perfect for this event
Matches and sealed match holder – in our showcase to keep dry and clean
Air mattresses/automatic pump/battery powered available ones as well
Blankets (deserts get very cold at night)
Mosquito Netting for cots
Mosquito Netting jackets
Duffle bags to store everything in – a great way to carry your luggage
The Nevada Desert changes constantly – Evenings and early a.m. can be cold – Daytime can be 100 degrees – Thunderstorms and dust storms pop up suddenly – make sure you are prepared
Bandanas – to cover the mouth and eyes – it can sting! Buy more for yourself and your friends there
Boonie hats – to help cover your face
Patrol Caps with a map case – for you to carry your id in a safe place
Cargo shorts – comfortable with lots of pockets
T-shirts/Tanks/Muscle shirts –
Boots – the mud can be fierce extra boot laces
Socks and socks and more socks
cooldanna's – ask about them!
bags – duffle and small over the shoulder ones – and belt pouches are great!
COSTUMES TO ENCOURAGE YOUR CREATIVE SPIRIT
Ghillie suit – definitely with in the evolution theme !!
“ Booty camp” shorts – would certainly attract attention
Camo netting for your “Camp”
Your fellow “Burningman” participant often brings gifts for people they meet …here are some great ideals for small inexpensive gifts