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I thought I would create a round-up of some of my favorite books, products, and whatnot. Some of them are based on past blogs. Feel free to shop, or at least check them out. Thanks!
Books on Amazon
The Scene That Became Cities https://amzn.to/3caMVm8 by Caveat Magister aka Benjamin Wachs, Burning Man philosopher. My favorite quotes are in this post https://adventurewednesdays.com/21-life-advice-quotes-from-the-scene-that-became-cities/ He’s written another book that’s on my list to read Turn Your Life Into Art: Lessons in Psychomagic from the San Francisco Underground https://amzn.to/3c60JhT
GO: Sacred Solo Travel For Women https://amzn.to/3O81hRv The book written by Sonya, featured in this blog https://adventurewednesdays.com/courage-for-solo-camping-by-sonya-louise/
Pacific Northwest Edible Plant Foraging: Beginner Foraging Field Guide for Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Food https://amzn.to/3ytQ0VS Inspired by Dan Coyle’s survival skills https://adventurewednesdays.com/wilderness-survival-dan-coyle/
The Rammed Earth House (Real Goods Independent Living Book) by David Easton (Dave Wills recommends) https://amzn.to/3aB2Jym From the post-https://adventurewednesdays.com/a-rammed-earth-home/
Play is an important part of life. Did you know there is solid research behind this? The basis of play personality came from this research https://adventurewednesdays.com/what-is-your-play-personality/ Check out my main source, written by Dr. Stuart Brown Play: How it Shapes the Brain, Opens the Imagination, and Invigorates the Soul https://amzn.to/3Po836L.
In my blog, The Fool – My Tarot Adventures, I recommend these books & decks that I use – Medicine Cards: The Discovery of Power Through the Ways of Animals https://amzn.to/3o11dbQ. The Tarot: History, Symbolism, and Divination https://amzn.to/3P5UU2C
We are still plugging away at our dream of tiny living with our vintage airstream. In the post about the gut job, https://adventurewednesdays.com/vintage-airstream-budget/ I recommend these books that we’ve used to aid our journey Micro Living: 40 Innovative Tiny Houses Equipped for Full-Time Living, in 400 Square Feet or Less https://amzn.to/3O6ic7h Restoring a Dream: My Journey Restoring a Vintage Airstream https://amzn.to/3uKk3rE and Tin Can Homestead: The Art of Airstream Living https://amzn.to/3cbuq1c
Microadventures: Local Discoveries for Great Escapes by Alastair Humphreys is inspirational, though his emphasis is more on getting outside and camping overnight in England. https://amzn.to/3cdPJ1R
Burning Man Supplies
We are gearing up for another year of camping in Black Rock City with 70,000 other highly creative individuals. I’ve written a bunch on this humongous adventure, even giving it part of a blog category – https://adventurewednesdays.com/topics/travel-and-burning-man/ It’s not a typical camping experience, so here are some of the things we are buying or have bought in the past.
Portable Camp Toilet (2.6 gallons) – great for the middle of the night, so you don’t have to trek to the rows of public portos. We bedazzled ours, which makes it a whole lot less obnoxious to have around. https://amzn.to/3AHqv6q
LED rope lights – great for lighting up your bike so you can be seen by others as well as be able to ID your bike in the crowd. There are lots of options, but this is the type we like to use. https://amzn.to/3AMaThX
LED fairy lights for clothing – part of the nightlife gets lit with the way people light up their costumes. LED fairy lights like these help a lot https://amzn.to/3Pg5ML0
Bikes and bike rack – in the past we have bought beach cruiser bikes from a big box store, and have only used them for Burning Man. A good thing to also bring is a spare inner tube! Even if you don’t use it, you can gift it. When mounting your bike on the back of your vehicle, make sure your license plate can still be clearly seen (insider tip!). Bike example https://amzn.to/3Pueohf bike rack example https://amzn.to/3o1j1ne
Face coverings – the dust storms at Burning Man can be intense. There are lots of options. In the past we used allergy-grade masks with vents, bringing extra filters. These LED ones are fun, and on my list to try https://amzn.to/3o0PtG9 Protect your eyes too! Sunglasses do not keep the dust from getting in your eyes (remember the adage – “dust gets in everywhere”). I like my ski mask, which I’ve decorated. These dirt bike ones seem practical too https://amzn.to/3RuEa6O
Food – there is no place to buy food out in the desert, you must bring in everything you need. I follow an AIP diet, so grabbing whatever doesn’t work for me! I even wrote a blog about it https://adventurewednesdays.com/challenge-met-eating-paleo-ish-at-burning-man/ My favorite camping meals are from Wild Zora, which are so flavorful I don’t ever feel “deprived.” Check out the options https://amzn.to/3yCUolD
More ideas for what to bring can be found on other blogs, the Burning Man website, or from other people who’ve also been through it all!
Vintage Trailer Stuff
Vintage trailers can be renovated in many fashions. Some like to restore it using original parts, or strong lookalikes. Some redo it for modern comfort. We’ll be falling somewhere in between. While our needs for the 1975 Airstream (https://adventurewednesdays.com/introducing-wednesday-our-airstream-adventure/ ), here are a few things on my wish list
RV stove https://amzn.to/3ICFaSj
Sink – it has to be small enough, but big enough and multi-purpose! This one looks pretty, but I want a faucet with a flexible hose. https://amzn.to/3PokXld
There are a ton more things, but just not available on Amazon. Or if it is, I need to spend more time researching what we need/want.
I’ve read a ton of books on chocolate, including books that have been made into movies! Chocolate is my spirit animal, and someday soon you’ll be reading books I’ve written that include the beloved cacao. Here are some craft chocolate brands that I delight in, and would love to have you try too.
Dick Taylor https://amzn.to/3zcX2jL
Seattle Chocolates https://amzn.to/3Iy83z3
Toney’s Chocoloney https://amzn.to/3PHy4yn
Thanks For Your Support
If you’ve made it this far down my list, thank you! Living a life of adventure isn’t always bare bones, and if you shop on the giant beast called Amazon, I appreciate you going through one of my links!