In this video, Kate Gonnella, Burning Man’s Chief of Emergency Operations, explains how to be a self-reliant badass and not take the first Sparklepony Express to Emergency Services for that pesky paper cut, blister or condom need.
“We are honored to provide care at no cost to our amazing citizens of Black Rock City. But to be honest, when we hand out band-aids for paper cuts, moleskin for blisters, or sunscreen, Tylenol, tampons, condoms, and on and on… we feel a bit like we’re betraying the event ethos,” says Kate.
“The fourth Burning Man Principle is Radical Self-reliance, and we’ve seen a sharp uptick in the numbers of people coming to Black Rock City unprepared to be Radically Self-reliant when it comes to self care.”
Watch the video below: