Things you'll need:
Food for a week (or however long you'll be there).
2 gallons of water per day (you'll need containers).
Goggles. The dust can be killer.
Shelter of some sort. Tents are the easiest.
A sleeping bag or equivilent (normal blankets are not usually equivilent)
Something to wear in the hot weather or nothing to wear.
Clothes for the cold weather. Prepare for freezing tempuratures at night.
Some way to light yourself and bike at night from all sides. (glow sticks are easy)
Things you may want:
A bike is HIGHLY recomended.
A lock or at least something to detur someone from taking your bike.
Alcohol of choice
Fun clothes for day or night. Things that allow you to jump, climb and play in that fit your style.
A water container to carry with you. Camel backs are popular, or a bottle on your bike.
A good cup that you can keep with you. Bars generally only provide the stuff to fill your cup.
Utensils and plate or bowl for when/if you're offered meals.
Some people like dust masks
Sunscreen, lipbalm, large brimmed hats and other hot weather tools.
Babywipes are great on the playa. You'll use a lot of them.
Things you should bring for our camp:
$20 required to camp in Gigsville (pays for tavel of the uberman, car-b-q, etc)
A bottle of alchohol for our tiki bar (or more if you or friends have stuff laying around that won't be used)
A couple solar tiki torches, real ones can cause problems but those are good too. (Can get them for about $13)
Polynesian dress/Hawaiian shirts
Some themed food (Pineapple, shish-ka-bobs, teryaki, fruity drinks)
Ideas of things to bring for our camp:
Anything made of bamboo
Fire spinners and fire eater from the BM community
Anything comfy, couches, cushions, rugs etc.
Other junk we could use:
Large propane tanks
Old gas heater or stoves
Carpet that we can make into a circular piece about 24' dia.
couple large containers to hold the 100, ~4' long struts, bolts and parachute
Clips to hold the parachute to the frame
About 3000' of metal tubing. We're currently thinking about designing around 10' pieces cut into pieces slightly smaller or larger than 5' but the design can vary.
About 4000 sq. ft. (about 450 yards) of burlap (how flamible is it?) or other material for a cover.
About 2000 sq. ft. of carpet
Stripper Pole (about 15')
Platform (or materials) for stripper pole
Copper tubing or other material
~1 foot of 2" black pipe, one side threaded MPT
2" electric sprinkler solenoid or valve.
4, 8'long 2x4's
4, 18"long 4x4's
12v bilge pump
Old looking bucket that can hold water
12V car battery
Leather strips for lashings
Water container for about 2 to 10 gallons not more than 18 inches tall (preferably shorter)
Hawaiian print or canvas for privacy curtains
100 ft, low loss coaxial cable
Complete FM transmitter or components
Small signal amplifier
Dummy load, 100W
Copper tubing or other material to run propane up the sides
4, 15" truck tires rims
8 sheets of 4'x 8' diamond plate or aluminum ~ 3/16"