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JRS VOLUME #15; ISSUE #15

Burning Man Update: The Jack Rabbit Speaks
Volume 15, Issue #15
June 1, 2011

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INTRODUCTION

LATEST NEWS:
+ 2011 BURNING MAN RESOURCE LISTING

CONNECT WITH BURNING MAN:
+ Burning Man on your favorite social networks

ADMINISTERRATA:
+ Want to unsubscribe from the JRS? Srsly? OK, here's how: http://tinyurl.com/2rwqzx

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Once again, we present the annual Burning Man Resource Listing. We've compiled a list of fellow JRS readers who are offering you their bits, bobs, wares and suchlike (and often special discounts for Burners) to help you prepare for the playa. And some of the listings stretch the concept of playa preparation a bit, it's true, but rather than arbitrate that, we decided to interpret broadly and let you decide. Anyway, we've got them filtered into the following categories:

Playa Preparation Events
Lights and Electronics
Miscellaneous BRC Gear
Playa Wear
Services

Now, we hear back every year from people for whom the Resource issue strikes a discordant note in their Burning Man world. We'd like to offer a reminder that Burning Man's principles don't state that our community is opposed to commerce. The thing we avoid is commodification of our culture, which is quite a different thing (although the line between the two can be very fine sometimes). Commerce is a part of daily existence ... including those days spent preparing for Black Rock City.

Over the years, we've witnessed a lot of creativity and drive from small business owners who are Burners, and we've seen a cottage industry grow apace with our event - those are the folks we share with you here, in hopes we can keep it in the family in the face of mass market consumerism.

Of course, you don't *need* to buy a bunch of stuff to go to Burning Man, and what counts most is your creativity. But from Burner DIY goods on Etsy to discounts on EL wire you can use to create your crazy idea of a thing, we'd be remiss not to share these submitted links with you.

This once-a-year edition can be discarded if you prefer to find your own resources for the playa without any help. We can respect that. It's just a link y'know, and you can choose to click it or not.

And please note that if you want to submit a listing, our submission deadline has passed, and we're accepting late submissions.

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2011 BURNING MAN RESOURCE LISTING You can find the complete list of Burning Man Resources that were submitted to us by the business owners here:
http://burningman.com/preparation/resources/resources2011.html

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The Burning Man Regional Network - connect with Burners in your hometown:
http://regionals.burningman.com

Visit our own Lyceum and engage with published authors, bloggers and thinkers in and around the Burning Man community as they observe and comment on our culture and like-minded cultures around the world:
http://blog.burningman.com

The Official Burning Man Facebook Page:
http://www.facebook.com/burningman

Official Burning Man Twitter Account - All Things Burning Man:
http://www.twitter.com/burningman

Black Rock City Twitter Account - All Things BRC:
http://www.twitter.com/blackrockcity

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