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Melon Tips For Better Burning

Climb At Your Own Risk
Just the tips, please.

There is lots to do at Burning Man, and a lot may be a smidgen out of your wheelhouse. So over the years the Melons have made (many!) short "Melon Tips" to help you. The best way to learn is to do.


How To Get Orientated At Melon Camp
How To Help Orient New Melons 
Consent At Melon Camp
Other Black Rock City Resources

Camp Infrastructure
Staking A Tent
Setting Up And Putting Away Shade
Setting Up And Putting Away The Dusty Bucket (Kitchen Tent)
Setting Up And Putting Away The Melondome
Setting Up And Putting Away The Hammocks
Setting Up And Putting Away The Cargo Net
Setting Up And Putting Away The Shower
Setting Up And Putting Away Playatech

Unboxing Your Bicycle
Boxing Your Bicycle
Removing and Replacing Bicycle Pedals
Adjusting a Bicycle Seat
Adjusting a Bicycle Handlebar
Fixing a Flat Tire
Fixing a "Playa Fixie"

Changing Water Barrels
Getting Ice 
Changing Coolers
Doing Dishes
Cleaning Yourself
Protecting Your Hair
Protecting Your Skin 
Using The Shower
Electrolytes and Vitamins 
Cleaning Your Stuff
Distributing Melons On Playa

Collecting MOOP
Sorting Your Trash
Does It Recycle?
Does It Burn?
Taking Trash Home
Taking Trash Home On The Burner Express

Mitigating Bad Habits
Drink Water
Eat Food

Photo Board
Snail Mail

First Aid
Fire Extinguishers
Law Enforcement 
Emergency Radio

What Will I Feel Like At Burning Man?

You are probably going to have some epic emotions at Burning Man. Embrace these emotions! Everyone is having them! However, if you are having a bad emotion, consider a few things first:

  1. Are you thirsty? Have some water whether you think you’re thirsty or not. Hydrate
  2. Are you hungry? When did you last eat? Consider eating something.
  3. When did you last sleep? Maybe take a nap, or just go to bed!
If those aren’t the problem, find a close friend, or a stranger, and have some real talk. Emotions have a habit of finding their way to the surface on the playa. Consider this an opportunity to let them out. And don't worry, if you're feeling like talking, there is always someone who wants to listen. That is the beauty of this thing we call Burning Man.