Shop Locally for Burning Man

shop localBurning Man is a boon for banks, oil companies, airlines, media, rental firms, Wal-Mart and Costco. To this group, though, Burner dollars are not even a blip in their corporate earnings. For local businesses trying to compete against big box stores, our money could be significant. Shop locally people, and help the little guy. It will spread goodwill in local communities towards our event.

A sustainability-oriented theme camp, Clutch Village, have compiled this useful list. If you like their thinking, help them out with their fundraiser, they only need a few hundred bucks to meet their goal.



Please Join Clutch Village in buying our Playa supplies from local stores enroute from Reno to Gerlach! In order to help support the local community surrounding Black Rock City.

—-A list of local shopping alternatives is listed below—-
In particular, we would like you to join us in Boycotting Walmart.

Besides supporting local stores, and not large corporations like Walmart, a big reason for boycotting Walmart, in particular, is its poor worker wages:

Here is a quick reference list of local alternatives:

Brilliant list provided by @Tanya Everywhere:

burning-man-burger-king1—-For Water—-

Name: Fresca Waterhouse
Address: 1196 Rock Blvd
Phone: 775-358-9893
Hours: Daily 10am-6pm, open 9am-9pm from Aug. 22-Aug. 30. Call ahead for possible after-hours appointment.

Name: Gerlach General Improvement District
Address: 330 Short Drive, Gerlach
Phone: 775-557-2601
Hours: Aug 19-22, 9am-5pm; Aug 23-26, 8am-midnight; Aug 27-28, 9am-5pm

Name: Red Rock Spring Water
Address: 1145 Icehouse Avenue
Phone: 775-331-5908
Hours: Mon-Fri 8am-5pm

Ephemeral architectureName: Simply Water
Address: 1070 Gentry Way
Phone: 775-337-8111
Website: N/A
Hours: Mon-Fri 9am-6pm, Sat 9am-3pm, but will have special (8am-8pm) hours for Burning Man – call ahead for possible after-hours appointments.

Name: Spring Water Depot
Address: 895 South Center Street
Phone: 775-843-7852
Website: N/A
Hours: 24-hour vending-machine service available with spring and distilled water.

For Ice/Dry Ice:

Name: Crystal Ice & Oil Company
Address: 1345 West 4th Street
Phone: 775-323-5145
Hours: Mon-Sat 7am-4pm, Sun 8am-3pm

mcsatans—-For Food—-

Name: Everlasting Health Center
Address: 1515 South Virginia Street
Phone: 775-324-7382
Website: N/A
Hours: Mon-Sat 10am-6pm, Sun 12pm-4pm

Name: Great Basin Community Food Co-Op
Address: 240 Court Street
Phone: 775-324-6133
Hours: Daily 8am-9pm

Name: Scolaris Food and Drug Co.
Address: 8165 South Virginia Street
Phone: 775-851-7770
Hours: 6am-midnight

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photo by Waynerd. Please support his fundraiser for new lighting for the Portrait Cart.

Name: Scolaris Food and Drug Co.
Address: 1400 US Highway 95A N
Phone: 775-575-1381 / 775-575-5065 (pharmacy)
Hours: 24/7

Name: Scolaris Food and Drug Co.
Address: 6255 Sharlands Avenue
Phone: 775-746-7300
Hours: 6am-midnight

Name: Shaban Market
Address: 1325 West 7th Street
Phone: 775-747-6700
Website: N/A
Hours: Closed Wednesdays, open other days 10:30am-6:30pm, Sun 10:30-5pm

—-For Gear—-

Name: Twin City Surplus
Address: 1675 East 4th St
Phone: 775-323-5630
Hours: Mon-Sat 9am-6pm, Sun 10am-4pm

The information from in this quick list is primarily from:


Clutch Village: A Sustainability Entrepreneurship Theme Camp at Burning Man