What Are The Things To Consider When Choosing A Tent For Burning Man?

Are you planning to purchase a tent of burning man? Did you know that there are some important things that you need to consider before buying a tent? Let’s answer all your burning questions when choosing a tent for burning man below.

Going to Burning Man can be fun yet challenging, especially that the place can experience an ex-treme weather. You can usually expect dust storms, hail, rain, lightning and severe weather condi-tions there. This is the reason why it is important to purchase a tent that can withstand the Burning Man no matter what.


Important Things to Consider When Purchasing a Tent for Burning Man

​Size of the Tent

The first thing that you need to do is to check the size of the tent that you are going to purchase. If you are going to be at the Burning Man for a week or so, then ensuring that you have enough space inside your tent is essential. This will contribute to ensuring that you will feel the comfort that you need after a long day. It would be best to choose a tent that will let you stand up in.​

Sturdiness of the Tent​

​Burning Man can become a place that is very windy and ensuring that your tent is sturdy will help it to withstand whatever the wind that goes its way. The tent that you need to purchase should have a strong frame that is made out of metal. It needs to be staked to the ground well while having a high and good rebar or stakes.

One of the best types of the tent would be the canvas tents since they are heavy and the wind won’t be able to rip them off.

​Look for a Dust Proof Tent

Another thing that you need to do is to look for a tent that has a high tolerance to dust. A good tent should have openings that have solid flap materials that can be zippered over them.

You may not be able to ensure that your tent is dust free, but you will surely be able to protect it when the dust storms start to set in. You can also create cover panels using some strong tape and fabric, or you can always sew the fabrics over them.​

Choose a Tent with Good Zippers​

The dust may be able to penetrate through the zippers and selecting a good and very durable zip-pers is necessary. It will protect your tent from having dust, this the risk of tearing or breaking the tent it low.​

Securing Your Tent While at the Burning Man​

​Using Lag Screws

Using lag screws will help secure your tent and will also not be visible since these screws won’t stick up. Another good thing about these screws is that they can easily be removed and drive in, but remember that you will need a drill for the screws. Lag screws are one of the best ways to ensure that your tent is secured, especially when it comes to safety, ease of use, and sturdiness.​

Using Rebars​

​Another good option if you don’t have lag screws are rebars. It would be best to get a rebar that is eighteen or twenty-four inches in measurement and number four in size.

A mallet will also come in handy since you need to pound it. Of course, a rebar hammer will also help, though removing the rebar will require you to use a vice grip pliers since it can be challenging to remove it.

Here’s a video on how you can set up a tent at Burning Man.

Additional Tips to Make Your Burning Man Stay More Enjoyable

Organization is the Key​

When staying at Burning Man, it would be best to have plastic drawers that will help you to keep your things be organized. This is if you have enough space for the drawers of course because if not then using plastic organizers that can be folded will do.

Your things that are usually used frequently like sunglasses and such should be near your tent’s entrance so you can just grab them easily.​

Elevated Sleeping Bag​

​There are sleeping bags that can be elevated and it would be best to choose that one, for you to ensure that your mattress won’t touch the floor, which can be dusty. Of course, a good sleeping bag should also have space where you can store things that you usually use before going to bed.

Covering Your Sleeping Area​

It would be best to have a sheet that can cover our pillows and your mattress to protect them from dust. You can use the sheets that you have at home, or you can purchase something new if you please.

These are the information that you need to know when it comes to choosing the tent that you will be using at Burning Man. Now that I have answered the important questions that you have in mind about choosing for a tent for Burning Man, it would be best to share your thoughts using the com-ments below​.

Lucy Gomez

Hi there, I'm Lucy Gomez, camp editor at Getcampingwild.com. I grew up in a suburb of Oklahoma and I have been camping my entire life. Camping in the wild is a way of life for me.

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