Survival Guide and Event Checklist

First of all, remember to obey all traffic rules and regulations as you drive through the small towns to get to the event. The entrance to the event will be marked with signage stating: “Burns Family Reunion”. GPS will take you straight to the front gate with no problem.
Gate Hours are: Wed. – Fri. 9am to 9pm. Sat. 9am to noon.
Have your ID ready when you arrive at the gate. If you arrive after the gate is closed, you may have to spend the night camping in the adjoining field until the gate opens the next morning. If you know you’re going to be late Wed. thru Friday, please try to make arrangements with someone to meet you at the gate. Late arrival is simply not allowed on Saturday. If you are not here when the gates close, sorry. You’ll want to be here as early as you can, anyway! 🙂

At the Gate you will sign in, get your schwag, and Answer the Survival Guide Question. Be sure to read the Survival guide because there will be a quiz at the Gate. If you fail the quiz, you will be required to spin the Wheel of Punishment and then take your punishment. Then you will required to read the Survival Guide before proceeding. There will be a map to point you in the direction you want to camp…and if you don’t know where you want to camp, there will be willing, sexy volunteers to show you around. You will unload your vehicle and then move it to the parking area. All vehicles must be off site within 3 hours of your arrival. If there is heavy rain before or during the event, these plans may change. In order to preserve the land, we may have to change over to a “carry all your stuff in” policy. If that happens, we will have the necessary provisions in place to make it as hassle free as possible. Of course, that will mean more volunteers needed! Volunteer sign-up sheets will be at the Hillbilly Hub. Remember to volunteer!!!! You no longer have to cover your car if you are camping in it, however, we do ask that you don’t camp in your vehicle if possible.

Speaking of preparedness, here are a few things you should be sure to bring with you:
Shelter
Bedding
Clothing (warm/cool)
First Aid Kit
Rain Gear
Tarps
​Matches/Lighter
Bug Spray
Sun Screen
Food (enough for your entire stay)
Water (2ga/person/day)
Flashlight
Utensils
Cookware
Garbage Bags
Towels/Biodegradable Toiletries
Fire Extinguisher (if you have any type of fire in your camp.)

There is not a lot of shade, so you should come prepared to make some type of shelter for your camp. Tarps and ropes are good things.

Any residential buildings, barns, cabins, sheds, etc., are off limits and belong to the landowner. Please respect their privacy.

Although we have a no dog policy, the landowner’s dogs will roam through the event freely, just as they do at all festivals held on the ground. They are very well-mannered, but like any other dog, will take food if left out where they can reach it. Preventative maintenance is key. Service Animals are allowed, however they must be on a leash at all times or crated. The lease must also be attached to something or someone, not trailing along behind the dog. If your dog becomes a nuisance, you may be asked to leave the event.

Potty Rules:

Please respect the public areas and do your part to keep them clean. Clean up after yourself. DO NOT HOVER!!!
No baby wipes in the potty! It stops up things and makes it unpleasant for everyone. Don’t do it. Do NOT put anything in the potty that didn’t come out of your body, except for the toilet paper. Be prepared and take ALL of your trash (expect for the toilet paper) home with you. Thank you. End of Potty Rules.

CONSENT:

​This is a radical self-expression event. People express themselves in many different ways, whether it be through their clothing (or lack thereof), speech, music, etc. In whatever manner this expression may take place, consent is always a must. Do not touch someone, or their possessions without their consent first. Just because someone may be acting flirtatiously and have little to no clothes on is NOT an invitation to touch or to make lewd comments. A burn is an experience of residing, for a short span of time, in an environment of supreme tolerance and safety. This is only possible thru the diligence and respect of each and every participant of the burn.

Consent also means that you won’t take advantage of someone that may be intoxicated or in a vulnerable state in any way. Sober consent is the only real consent there is. USE YOUR COMMON SENSE! If they seem too drunk/messed up/emotionally upset, then just don’t do it. Period. If you find someone you’d like to get to know better, talk to them when you’re both sober…make a plan for later on after the festivities commence. If a consent issue happens, contact the nearest Ranger or Medic immediately. Consent…it’s everyone’s responsibility!

Photography:

Kinda on the same note, please remember to ask permission before photographing someone. Taking photos without permission and then posting those photos is wrong…plain and simple. Don’t do it. Some of the theme camps may have No Photography signs posted about, respect those boundaries. Don’t be that person whose camera ends up in the creek. Cameras can’t swim.

Our new land will enable folks to bring their campers, and we have electric hookups for those who need it for personal use. No theme camps or sound camps will be able to hook up to the electric. There is no septic drop-off. There are also no showers, but there is a creek that makes up the back of the property. Radical self-reliance still reigns.

In the event that someone shows up with a child/children and becomes unable to care for that child, they will be evicted from the event when it is safe to do so. Not only will you be evicted, you will also be asked not to return to Reclaimation again. The safety of our community is the number one priority, and any jeopardizing of that safety will not be tolerated. Don’t be that person.

If you are camping in or near the woods, no open fire unless it is in an approved container . Any unattended fires will be gleefully extinguished with much dancing and caterwauling. Firepits will be situated at different spots on the land.

TIKI TORCHES, TRAMPOLINES, AND FIREARMS ARE NOT ALLOWED AT RECLAIMATION!!!

We have seen way too many preventable accidents due to tiki torches at other events, and we feel we have to implement this rule in order to keep everyone safe. We also ask that you refrain from releasing any types of floating candles into the air, such as Chinese Floating Lanterns. We are located in a forested area with hay fields and animals all around, and therefore very unsuited for such activities. Trampolines have become a liability at many events, and are not permitted. Yes, they’re fun…until you fall off of one and get seriously hurt. We don’t want to take that chance. It should be a no-brainer about the firearms, but just in case you didn’t realize it, LEAVE THEM AT HOME!

Because we believe in keeping our family safe, we ask that you only fire spin in designated areas and ALWAYS with a Safety. NO EXCEPTIONS!!! These areas will be designated on the map which will be posted at the Gate and the Hillbilly Hub . If you are caught fire performing outside of designated areas, or without a Safety, extreme sogginess and embarrassment will be in your very near future! If you plan on performing with fire, please attend the fire safety meeting which will be announced prior to the event. Check the gate when you arrive for all pertinent information.

Medics and Rangers will be located at the Stage near the Pavilion . If you need assistance and no one is there, use the walkie-talkie on the table.

There will be Medic and Ranger volunteers on patrol 24/7. If you have a problem or a medical need, get in touch with the nearest Ranger, Medic, or person with a radio.

​LNT – Leave No Trace:

This is a LNT event! If you pack it in, you MUST pack it out!!! Yes, that includes YOU!!! Do some planning while you pack and get rid of all that extraneous packaging materials. If you leave so much as a piece of glitter on the glorious ground that is Singe City, the Earth Guardian will swoop down upon you with her Lard Paddle held high and you will feel her wrath! The ferret was white. You’ve been warned. Also, take your garbage home with you. Do not leave it by the roadside, or at someone else’s dumpster or garbage cans. Your garbage is your responsibility, so be sure to bring plenty of garbage bags. A Moop Map will be posted online after the event.

If it rains, as tends to happen in May, expect mud. The farm’s mascot is the Eastern Ky Knob Lobster. Please come prepared for anything. It is Kentucky.

Please use care when swimming in the creek. If it rains, it can rise dramatically in a very short time. Be vigilant if you camp around the creek and keep an eye on the weather. Please supervise children at the creek at all times.

If you require an EpiPen, please be sure to carry one with you at all times. Remember the “leaves of three” rule! Poison Ivy, Sumac, and Oak are prolific in the woods.

Everyone should volunteer and the sign up will be at the Hillbilly Hub. This is your town! Please help us make it safe and fun for everyone by doing your part to volunteer! Volunteering really is the best way to enjoy your burn.

There will be a Ranger Training on Thursday (time to be announced) for anyone wanting to Ranger for the first time. Anybody is welcome, as long as you’re there for the right reason: to learn the role of mediator. If we have the need for a training on Friday, we may be able to work that in as well. Stay tuned to our facebook page for any new developments.

Anyone wanting to be a part of the fire conclave on burn night should meet at the EMS/Ranger station on Saturday for the safety meeting. Look for the time at the Hub when you arrive, and please remember that we will be on “burner” time.
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That’s it! All you need to know! You are now ready for Reclaimation 2019!

This is an all ages event.

All State, Local, and Federal Rules and Regulations are to be followed while at this event.

No Gate Sales!
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No Vending, Firearms, Fireworks, Drama, or Animals.
​Service dogs are Welcome.