One of the things that I love about Burning Man,
is that at any given moment, I am faced with the opportunity to make choices that will directly impact my experience. My first year on the playa (2006), I followed the sage advice of friends who brought me into the BurningMan culture: "read the online 'Survival Guide' and 'First-Timer’s Guide'". Along with those two invaluable documents, and some organizational lists shared by a dear friend who knows how I thrive when armed with a list, I found my "home". I learned this rule of life on the playa: your experience is in direct proportion to your preparedness (and radical self-reliance).
Since I am a self-identified "foodie", and I love to experiment, BurningMan provides me the perfect opportunity to do so.
Over the years,
I have come up with foods that work, and those that don’t. I’ve experimented with methods for keeping fresh foods as fresh as possible, because I abhor eating out of boxes and cans (for the most part). Although I am by no means a purist ("everything in moderation, including moderation"), there are definitely nutritious choices that can be made, even in the Nevada desert in summertime.