Masks for The Burn

The Black Rock Desert is known for its white-out storms of dust that stop the city at any time, day or night. Winds can reach up to 80 mph (130 km/h), causing unsafe whiteout conditions that, without proper equipment, can cause you to choke on the playa dust. Veteran burners can guarantee that breathing in too much playa dust can

The Fish Bar: An Iconic Part of Burning Man

The Pathogen Trackers theme camp, being avid believers in the Burning Man notion of radical self-reliance, have often run into naysayers in the past. Each year brings with it new challenges, and this year was no exception. The target? Our beloved Fish Bar. The Fish Bar went under fire at the beginning of this summer for “not being mutated enough.”

The 10 Principles of Burning Man

If you’ve never been to Burning Man, you might not know what to expect. It’s a difficult event for many to define—some people might say it’s an art piece, a music festival, or a hippie commune. Regardless of how you define it, the ten principles of Burning Man are a concrete part of the experience. Here’s what you need to

What to Wear to Burning Man

Burning Man is all about radical self-expression, so it only follows that the more outrageous the costume, the better! People leave social expectations behind as they sport everything from Cosplay and clothes made of LED lights to full-sized adult onesies. But just because the clothes get outrageous at Burning Man doesn’t mean there aren’t any rules. With the sometimes harsh

The Ultimate Burning Man Survival Guide

When you’re getting ready to go to your first Burning Man, you might be feeling a little bit overwhelmed. You’re preparing for a great week, but you’re also diving into an experience unlike any you’ve had before. From theme camps to surviving the desert heat, there’s a lot to plan for. So, what should you know when you’re getting ready?

PT Command Post Now Live!

The Pathogen Trackers Satellite Command Post, overlooking the Playa, is now live and operational. After much time and contemplation on the modeling for Burning Man 2019, we are happy to announce that we are out on the field and ready to start this year’s fight to save mankind. The Pathogen Control Center has been hard at work all year to

How to Find a Burning Man Camp

If you’re planning to go to Burning Man this year, you may just be planning to simply attend and enjoy all the different attractions. But if you want to get the most out of the event, joining a camp may be the way to go. But there’s more to it than just asking to join. Here’s how to find a

Hazmat Fashion Must Haves

Due to a variety of factors, all camp members will be wearing appropriate hazmat / infectious disease safety apparel when interacting with the general public. At he direction of the camp’s Dancing Nero Radiologist, Ex Ray, the Pathogen Tracker’s team will be wearing appropriate hazmat / infectious disease garment when interacting with the people of the playa in 2019. The

Campmates Engage at Temple

Two members of the Pathogen Trackers medical preparedness team were engaged during “white” Wednesday, in front of the Temple.    The proposal was a surprise for the bride-to-be, who found herself overcome with emotion as her future groom dropped to one knee and proposed. Following their engagement, the Louisiana couple bubbled over with excitement and a commitment to return to