What to bring

What To Bring

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You must bring everything you need to survive for six days in an area that can be prone to cold, wet and wind at this time of year. This means enough water, food, adequate shelter, tickets and clothing. You should plan to stay on site for the duration of the event and prepare supplies accordingly in advance. Everyone in your vehicle must meet these conditions of entry. Portaloos and ice sales are the ONLY thing that the event provides.

We strongly recommend you follow this list of things to bring to Burning Seed:

What you must bring

• Your ticket and photo ID.
• Enough water for drinking, showering, washing and food preparation for each person
• Enough food and beverages for yourself and any dependents
• Rainproof clothing and shelter. Extra changes of dry clothes in waterproof storage. Be prepared for rain
• Warm jacket and hat for the cool nights
• Bedding and shelter. A good camp tent is recommended along with warm sleeping bags
• Rubbish bags, crates or boxes for packing out when it’s time to go
• Torches and spare batteries (head lamps are useful) to be sure you can see and be seen at night. EL wire and LEDs are good for making yourself visible. They’re also an opportunity to be creative at night!
• Sunscreen, sunglasses and a hat, as days can be warm and the midday sun can still be strong enough to burn
• Insect repellent
• First aid kit
• Any required prescriptions, contact lens supplies and whatever else you need to maintain your personal health, hygiene and comfort.

We strongly suggest you bring:

• A cup with a carabineer or other attachment method so you can carry it wherever you go – it’s BYO here
• Your own plates, bowls and cutlery
• Shade, wind and rain structures
• A raincoat and/or umbrella
• A cooking stove if you expect to heat food or liquid
• An esky to keep food and drinks cold
• Earplugs! (Not everyone is going to want to sleep when you do)
• Watertight protective bags for clothing, cameras or electronic gear
• Smokers: portable ashtrays (eg: mint tin that doesn’t leak ashes, or film canister)
• Costumes, musical instruments, props, banners, signs and anything else you can think of that might make the experience more fun for you and your neighbours
• Camp marker (flag, flasher, distinctive marking)
• Extra set of car keys (keys are easily lost!).

Helpful things to bring:

• A bike: a great way to get around but make sure it’s lit at night.
• Sewing kit
• Rope and/or string
• Ribbons, coloured material, etc, to mark tent ropes/guy lines
• Baby wipes
• Gaffer tape
• Gifts to give to new friends

Things NOT to bring

• Glass containers of any kind, if at all avoidable
• Feathers of any kind (eg: boas, they shed, no matter what you do – try marabou instead)
• Excess packaging from foods (eg: remove outer box from cereals and just bring inner bag)
• Anything that will break up and make a mess
• Styrofoam eskies (they don’t hold up and will break into a million bits)
• Explosives, aerial flares, firearms of any kind – air rifles, paint ball guns, etc.
• Hand-held lasers, which can cause blindness
• Dogs or other pets

All information on how to prepare for Burning Seed and more, is available in the official Survival Guide.