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Guides | 08.19.2022

Your Guide To Burning Man 2022

Learn more about Burning Man, this year's theme, what to do, and what to bring.

Burning Man is back after a two-year hiatus. Burners, it’s time to get packing.

The last sighting of the Burning “Man” was in 2019, followed by two years of cancellations due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Although there were lowkey gatherings and burns, the official Burning Man event is back in full swing this summer.

This year’s theme is Waking Dreams, representing the transformative power of dreams, literally and figuratively. It’s an homage to Black Rock City being a collective manifestation of the community’s dreams.

In case this is your first rodeo, and you aren’t sure what to expect at Burning Man 2022, we’ve got you covered. See more information about Burning Man, what it is, what to do, and what to bring below.

What Is Burning Man?

Burning Man is a communal event that takes place at the end of summer each year. The event operates under 10 principles, which are reflected by the event itself and the people who attend.

The 10 Burning Man principles are as follows:

  • Radical Inclusion
  • Gifting
  • De-commodification
  • Radical Self-reliance
  • Radical Self-expression
  • Communal Effort
  • Civic Responsibility
  • Leaving No Trace
  • Participation
  • Immediacy

Based on these principles, it’s clear that Burning Man isn’t your average event. In fact, it’s more of a community made up of artists, creators, free-spirits, community organizers, and people looking for a spiritual or cathartic experience.

The highlight of the event is the actual Burning Man, where thousands of Burners gather around a large wooden effigy known as the Man for a celebratory burning. This takes place on the Saturday before Labour Day.

Burning Man has been up and running since 1991. Located in Nevada’s temporary Black Rock City, which sits in the vast Black Rock Desert. This year’s Burning Man is from August 28 to September 5.

Is Burning Man A Festival?

It might surprise you that Burning Man is far from your average festival. In fact, it’s not really a festival at all. Nothing is planned at Burning Man besides the actual Burning of the Man on Saturday night.

There are community organizers that plan small art-themed events, which you can attend if you wish. Other than that, everything and anything is up to you to explore and discover.

There are no scheduled performances or acts at Burning Man, considering it’s not really a festival but more of a cultural movement surrounding a tightly-knit community of free spirits, artists, and creatives.

What To Do At Burning Man

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Now that you know Burning Man isn’t an actual festival, you might wonder what people do there.

Of course, the main event is Saturday night’s iconic burning of the wooden effigy, the Man. This always takes place on the 7th day of the event, the Saturday before Labour Day.

Other than that, attendees are free to explore the grounds and get to know their temporary community. One of the 10 principles of Burning Man is participation, and the event actively invites you to participate by volunteering, joining or creating a camp, or making art for the art installations.

The entire week is basically an off-the-grid living experience where you’re encouraged to get to know the surrounding community and make up your plans as you go.

Top Products To Bring To Burning Man 2022

One thing’s for sure at Burning Man; you’ll smell a lot of weed.

Thankfully, cannabis is legal in Nevada. When you’re planning what to bring when it comes to your stash, we have a few ideas in mind.

See Herb’s top recommended products for Burning Man 2022 below.

Portable Device: The Pax 3 Vaporizer

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When you don’t want to carry a bong, dab rig, or papers, the handy PAX 3 vaporizer has your back. This innovative gadget heats your concentrate or dried flower to produce the smoothest and highest quality vapor out there. It’s also quite discreet if you’re looking to keep your consumption on the down low.

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Pre-Rolls: Pure Beauty

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You won’t need to worry about rolling papers and filters when it comes to Pure Beauty’s Menthol Cannabis Cigarettes. These sleek little joints contain 3.5 grams of an Indica strain. Even better, they’re 100% whole flower, with no trim or shake.

Stay Cool: True X Herb Green Cap

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Express yourself and your love for cannabis with a stylish and vibrant Cap from Herb’s collaboration with Colombian streetwear brand True.

It’s a 100% cotton drill cap with 100% polyester inner lining and front embroidery. When the sun is beating down, stay cool with this fashionable cap.

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Protect Your Skin: CBD Sunscreen

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Get maximum UV protection and a CBD twist with Divios Naturals’ Protect All-Natural Face CBD Sunscreen SPF 30. This 1FL.OZ. tub contains the active ingredients of mineral sunscreen and premium natural botanicals infused with therapeutic CBD for an added layer of comfort.

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