Himalaya Bell Tent Canvas 8-12 Person is for the Glampers. Large space designed to accommodate a dozen people sitting around. Contracted support structure make it simple and convenient to build, and ensure the stability and firm of the tent.
This is a lighter version of the Yurt Tent made by Ozark Trail. Much easier to setup. It’s important that the screens stay closed for the dust. It says 8 person, but really it’s 4 person tent. Unless you are sleeping on top of each other, which is possible.
This tepee tent has served us well for many years. You can easily stand in the middle, it’s easy to setup and sturdy against the elements. It can be difficult to put under a shade structure because of the height.
Reduce the hassle of buying all your gear and having to throw it away. Experiencegear.com has perfect camp kits with tents, sleeping bags, lights and more. Just rent a kit per day and ship it back after you clean off the playa dust. They can ship your kit directly to your hotel.
This construction developed by Buckminster Fuller is a staple of the Burning Man skyline. The design and shape makes it very durable against the elements if built right, and you can customize it like crazy.
This pop-up Ice Tent is used for ice fishing. It’s insulation against the elements makes it great for Burning Man. However, you do need to build a floor, because these tents don’t have floors. Other than that they are a great solution as a shelter. Burner Bob Dow gives some tips. “Use a ground tarp and a small 10x10 interior tarp on top of that. It runs up the wall about 10 inches and is hooked to the giant grommets that are normally used for ice anchors. Take note that there are no screens on the ice shelter windows, just velcro edged vinyl... for the burn we cut out pieces of a furnace HEPA filter to get airflow when a fan is not blowing.”
Looking for some easy instructions to building your shade structure? Check out these wonderfully designed / ikea style how to build a shade structure for your burn. Really, even a sparkle pony could do it with this guide.
A simple and easy to setup shade structure that can also be used for a kitchen, dining area, whatever is the Carport Canvas Structure. Costco sells a very popular 10' x 20' carport. There are a bunch on Amazon and Ebay as well. Make sure to place down the right Guy Wires to keep it in place with the Winds. Photo via Bitwavy
Using PVC and the right connectors, an easy to pack shade structure can be made. The type of meshing you use varies on your budget. Some people prefer to use Aluminet and then there is the cheaper Shade Cloth alternative.
Tarps are very handy to have at the burn. Place them under your car to make sure you don’t drip oil on the playa. Place under your old carpet to cut down on MOOP. Use it to make a shade structure to keep your campsite cool. There are many uses for tarps at your camp.
Placing this Glow In Dark Tape around your tent lines and ropes will make sure you don’t stumble on them at night. You can also use it to make funky designs, light up a bar and all kinds of great uses.