Our shelter is made of sun reflectant UV tarps and cover an area of over 4,500 square feet. It is important that you spend most of your afternoon in the shade because at 4,000 feet elevation, the sun will cook you. If you choose, your tent can be under the shelter and all ice chests are on tables under the tarp.
Each person is responsible for bringing enough drinking water for themselves. We have a camp water thermos which we keep filled and iced. Most people provide their drinking water to the common container making it easy to stay hydrated. We recommend bottled water for this purpose because our health is so vulnerable out on the playa.
In addition to pure drinking water, we need clean water for washing dishes, showering, keeping cool. Bring adequate water for your stay.
Keeping our perishable food cold is critical if we are going to maintain our health on the playa. Therefore, we have made ice a camp issue, not a member issue. Your dues pay for ice. Someone from the camp makes an ice run almost daily. It is your responsibility to keep your ice chests serviced.
We are getting better at this every year. We make every attempt to recycle all materials that are recyclable with one garbage can for garbage and one for recycling. We also recycle melt water from the ice chests. This water is used for the showers.
Each member is responsible for keeping our camp and the playa clean. Each member is responsible for picking up any items that do not belong on the playa whether or not it belongs to that member. We are a Leave No Trace event and Camp BUI takes this seriously. Before we leave our camp on Monday, we walk the area and pick up anything that is foreign to the playa.
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