Mission

The Pathogen Trackers are focused on serving our fellow man.  All are welcome!

“At a time when the inhabitants of Black Rock City are in need of food and water, and shelter from the midday sun’s relentless heat, our camp is here to help provide sustenance to the people of the playa.”

– Captain

The Pathogen Trackers camp provides elements key to human survival and everyone is welcome to partake.

Nutrient Distribution Center

Providing protection from the desert sun, the Nutrient Distribution Center we provide lunch daily to hundreds of fellow burners. To help everyone stay hydrated, our government approved chilled water hydration station is always available. To help maintain an orderly state of affairs while serving others, we have provided multiple bike racks outside and ample seating within. The NDC also is equipped with four large open passageways so, in case of emergency, evacuation will never be an issue.

MRV’s Deployed in Salt Lake City, Utah

Our Mutation Response Vehicles aid in our benevolent mission and serve as a base of operations so that we may help replenish the spirit and quench the hunger of others. From the top of MRV-1, passersby meeting a minimum ager requirement are welcome to share in an assortment of distillate of ethanol. MRV-2 is a secure, sanitary facility committed to the preparation of healthy meals. MRV-3 is outfitted to provide decontamination booths to our industrious camp members and winners of the daily Wheel of Decontamination contest. Collectively, the  MRV and MSV units span over 460′ from end to end, and create a visually interesting and interactive street scape.

“During the day our massive, customized MRV units serve as a needed landmark and a graphic art exhibition for the passers by. At night, they illuminate fully to again help weary travelers find their way home.” 

Another benefit of the MRV and MSV fleet is there ability to support and keep self-contained many of the camps necessities such as on-site water tanks, power generation, walk-in refrigeration, and sufficient transport capability to haul-out all of our gear and waste in a single convoy. This commitment to operating a self-sufficient camp is a key component in our ability to support our neighbors camps and help feed the members of our larger community.

Using our Playa Reconnaissance Vehicle (a/k/a Art Car) we are able to scour the desert and help those in need make their way across the scorched earth. We also provide transportation among the countless art projects and also return with others to the safety of our camp.