Field Reports

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...

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...

What To Bring To Burning Man

If you’re heading to Burning Man for the first time, you may be feeling a bit overwhelmed. You’re about to attend the party of a lifetime in a remote desert,...

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...

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...

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...

Best Burning Man Theme Camps 2019

Since it began in 1986, Burning Man has been a way for artists of all kinds to come together in what its founders called “radical self-expression.” Thirty-three years later, the...

Campmates Participate in the Default World Too

Never let it be said that the members of the Pathogen Trackers Camp do not fully participate.  Probably one of the more unique elements of the camp is the diversity...

Double-Sided Camp Proposed for Immersive Experience

The Pathogen Trackers theme camp has prepared a preliminary rendering for its 2019 camp layout.  The design will be among the more unique on the playa, as the well-known camp...

Modeling Completed for Camp’s Newest Additions

With just over 200 days until The Man burns, member's of the Pathogen Control Center are already hard at wok preparing for the field deployment of the Pathogen Trackers camp....

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...

Winning the Moop Map

As the world's largest leave-no-trace event, Burning Man participants place a huge emphasis on cleaning up after themselves, and making sure every spec of trash, or MOOP, (Matter Out Of...

Increasing Our Field Readiness

Radical Self-Reliance is a key element of the Pathogen Trackers strategy for field readiness.  Adding 25-ton's of lift capacity, on a 90-foot boom, gravity will not stop us from our...

Short-range Antenna Upgrade

Communications are an integral part of the Pathogen Trackers camp preparedness.  Safety Third, although a popular axiom, is not an acceptable standard for our agency. Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste...

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...

New Sign Clearly Communicates Offerings

At the bequest of B.ORG management, the Pathogen Trackers camp designed and build this 7-foot tall, lighted, double-sided, panel with the help of camp founders Pat and Sue. Based in...

Gerlach Gathers for Bar-B-Que

Posted at all the finest establishments in Gerlach and Empire, the flyer invited all to join in a pre-Burn celebration at the Water Tower. Attended by over 100 local residents,...

D.U.S.T Collector

Under development for 2019, the PCC has acquired a Trident Nuclear Missile Transport Vehicle from Fort Bravo in Arizona.  This retired piece of military hardware will be repurposed on the...

Trans-Continental Antenna & Satellite Uplink

The Pathogen Command Center has acquired two, thirty-foot communications trailers, each affixed with a 50-meter, heavy-lift antenna system.  Communications Trailer #2 delivered to Black Rock Farms Th EXL-masts are made...

Rough-Terrain Forklift embraces Principal of Radical Self-Reliance

During field deployment  in 2016, the Pathogen Trackers camp came under adverse scrutiny for its request of B.ORG organizers to assist in the movement of a 1,000-lb electrical transformer.  Although...