• Water: 1.5 gallons per person per day = 6 gallons per person if you will be attending Thursday to Sunday
  • An open mind
  • Your gifts
  • Your ticket – you will not get in without it!
  • Sturdy shoes
  • Ice
  • Food, utensils, dishes, camp stove etc.
  • Rope,  solar lights, flagging tape or similar markers – use these to mark off hazards in and around your camp.  Some campsites have drop offs that might be hard to see in the dark.
  • Flashlight, lantern, headlamps.
  • Clothing, costumes, theme camp decor, art, music, random creative projects.
  • Toilet paper – single ply or RV type is best to avoid clogging the sewage trucks. TP is provided in the porta potties, but sometimes runs out
  • Garbage bags and bins: this is a leave no trace event.  There are no garbage and recycling bins on site, you will need to take your garbage and recycling home with you.
  • Tent, sleeping bag, etc.
  • Insect repellent and sunscreen
  • Shade structures – it gets very windy especially on the upper level. Not quite playa-level windy, but nearly. Bring appropriate stakes and rope to secure your shade structure.
  • Camp chairs and tables: campsites do not have picnic tables.

Thank you for NOT bringing

  • Pets. We do not allow animals of any kind. No pocket dogs, no cats, no emotional support chickens. If you would like to attend BitF with your certified service animal, please contact us at [email protected]
  • MOOP (Matter Out Of Place) – Please don’t bring costumes or gifts that create a lot of litter…feather boas, sparkles, glow sticks, etc.
  • Firearms, fireworks, explosives, flares or rockets. All fire effects must be sanctioned by the event and included in our fire safety planning.
  • Hand-held lasers. These can inadvertently blind people (as happened to a Black Rock Ranger in 2014).
  • Glass bottles and containers – please can it or bag it! Glass shards are a pain for everyone.
  • Vending of any sort – there is none allowed on the site during the event. Please don’t advertise your business, band, DJ, etc with flyers, they create MOOP and are unwelcome