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Burning Man )'( Packing List - Radical Self Reliance
Compiled by Stitch - updated on 8/20/2015
Please note this prints really nicely in Landscape set to one page wide and with Repeat row headers on each page selected.
Link to sharehttps://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AnZUbqyodtS2cGpZMG4yaWY2SDJYVTlyUkExOVBNWFE&output=html
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May you have a great Burn this year and perhaps our paths will cross on the Playa :)
~Stitch (BM2015 Camp Manifestation 6:15 and Hanky Pank)
* yellow items are the bare minimum I always bring.
Link to download as Excel file
https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/pub?key=0AnZUbqyodtS2cGpZMG4yaWY2SDJYVTlyUkExOVBNWFE&output=xls
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This list is a gift for you to use and share as you like. If you feel so inclined you can also donate to directly support this project and my ability to get to the playa this year 2015 after suprise financial hardship has jeperdized it. uUse the link to the right. Thank you for sharing and I hope you enjoy.gofundme.com/k7p2fxc8
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**NOTE: I AM NOT ANY KIND OF OFFICIAL REPRESENTATIVE OF BURNING MAN. I am merely a Participant with a passion for the event, people, and principles of Burning Man. Recomendations, ideas & views expressed are independent of those of the Burning Man organization.**
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Category
Must, Nice, Optional, N/A
Camp HasHaveNeedPackedCostItem
Location Buy?
Notes
Added/ Updated
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#1 PriorityMust
Burning Man ticket
(To buy a ticket or enter STEP program see link in next cell)
http://profiles.burningman.com/
If you don't get one during the initial sale's don't worry! There are a lot of people who can't go for some reason and need to sell theirs. In 2012 there were so many available people were taking a loss on the cost just to move them. Usually the month right before is the best time.
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#1 PriorityInfo
Transfer your Will Call ticket?
https://ticketsupport.burningman.com/customer/portal/articles/2086668-new-ticket-transfer-option
The Ticketfly system now offers the ability to transfer items (tickets and vehicle passes) within your Will Call order directly to other people.
8/20/2015
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#1 PriorityMustCar Pass
Every motor vehicle driving into the event must have a Vehicle Pass. Motorcycles are exempt from this requirem...
8/18/2015
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#1 PriorityMust
Contact info labels - Name, Nickname & address for both playa and default world
Put one on your camera, Camelbak, and anything that you love and might get separated from! A lot of people want to give stuff back but don't know how!
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#1 PriorityMust
Gifts - Get a clear idea of what you want to do or give acts of gift giving (keep in mind the Decommodification principle & food gifts require permits)
https://ignitechannel.com/articles/burning-man/festivals/the-gifting-culture-of-burning-man/
Can be something you made or something you do for another, no $ needs to be spent to show you care and are grateful for this amazing adventure! Be creative. Please keep in mind the Decommodification principle - gifts with "branding" including for your camp is counter to this principle. Food Gifting requires permits now (see resources at the end of doc).
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#1 PriorityMust
Bartering - Stop right there & go read the Ten Principles of Burning Man
http://www.burningman.com/whatisburningman/about_burningman/principles.html
Burning Man is devoted to acts of gift giving. The value of a gift is unconditional. Gifting does not include a return or an exchange for something of equal value (to give with NO expectation of getting anything in return). Its a Huge difference.
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#1 PriorityMust
Money (ice or coffee on playa)
For the last few years ice has been $3 per bag/block, or $15 for a Six pack of bags (one bag free)
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#1 PriorityMust
Road map (directions) for traveling to/from the event
Once you get off HWY 80 KEEP TO THE SPEED LIMIT! The cops are ready to take your $ or anything else if you give them any reason!
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#1 PriorityMust
Your Identification Card (ID)
Yes most bar's on the playa are now asking to verify you are of drinking age. There have been crackdown's with big fine's. - leave a photo copy at home and in your travel vehical just in case
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#1 PriorityMust
Print out any passes (early arrival, ticket confirmation, etc)
No consistant interent/connectivity on the playa... go old school!
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#1 PriorityNice
Medical insurance card & Credit Cards
Good to have incase anyting happens off or on playa. (make a photo copy to have in a safe place just in case)
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#1 PriorityOptional
Getting to and from )'( - Burner Express Bus
https://burnerexpress.burningman.org/
Transportation for you and all your stuff to and from Black Rock City from SF or Reno
7/15/2015
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Accessories - cooling/warming
Nice
Hand Warmers - rechargeable or chemical
Amazon, REI or similar
I personaly have never needed these, but I like wearing gloves
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Accessories - cooling/warming
Nice
Chinese parasols / Umbrella
it has rained, but it also works nicely for personal shade
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Accessories - cooling/warming
Nice
gel eye mask, gel Neckerchief or head band you can chill in cooler
$8 at REI - neckerchief
this can really help when you get over heated!
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Accessories - cooling/warming
Nice
spray bottle/mister for misting
DRUG/TARGET
very nice to mist yourself and others (add a little lemon juice or viniger to help with the alkalinity)
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Body - First AidMust
medical supply kit with the basics
DRUG STORE
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Body - First AidNice
bonus supplies: burn gel, liquid banage, super glue, and hydrocolloid adhesive pads
DRUG STORE
open woonds have a really hard time healing on the playa. Some of the best solutions I have seen use one of the three options: liquid banage, super glue, and hydrocolloid adhesive pads
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BodyMustbaby wipes
use as a quick bath - you will use a lot of them!
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BodyMust
basic toiletries - toothbrush, tooth paste, soap, deodorant, etc.
try to bring biodegradable products
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BodyMust
Bug Protection - 2015 is noted to have a lot of biting bugs - They are real and have been identified:
http://gizmodo.com/weve-identified-those-bugs-infesting-burning-man-and-1725287661?utm_expid=66866090-43.E9Bjfd6NTuSlXJewu2e_Ig.0
DRUG STORE, online, etc
I Hope some of these help!
1) One option is to start eating a lot of garlic now. The pills don't always work. Just eat lots of garlic! When your body secretes the garlic, bugs will be able to sense it, and they will steer clear of you!
2) Another option - Lemon Eucalyptus Oil - Experts say that is just as effective as DEET in repelling mosquitoes!
3) Some have luck with high doses of vitamin B1 (100 milligrams, two or three times a day), but it doesn't work for everybody.
4) Rubbing cider vinegar on your skin to repel insects. If you take in enough cider vinegar by putting it on foods you eat, you'll develop a body odor that will repel insects, including black flies.
5) The good news: White vinegar is a remedy for relieving the itch of insect bites. Apply it in full strength. Don't use vinegar if the area is raw.
7/19/2015
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BodyMust
Shampoo, Conditioner, hair brush, comb
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BodyMust
Dust masks/Nose Filter:
NOSK Personal Air Filtration, First Defense Nasal Screens, WoodyKnows Ultra Thin Nasal Filters
Amazon
rated “N-95” (4x)
I personally like using NOSK Personal Air Filtration System. http://nosk.com/
If you go for a nose filter then you need to be sure to keep your mouth closed. The First Defense Really keeps stuff out and your nose moist in a good way, but looks kind of funny.
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BodyMust
cheap eye shades
doesn't matter how deep you sleep you will need these!
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BodyMust
ear plugs / heardrops
http://heardrops.com/
Protect your hearing - for sound camps and help sleeping, Burning man is loud/noisy almost everywhere
6/1/2015
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BodyMustGoggles
one for day and one for night.
Night duststorms/white-out's happen!
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BodyMust
Lip balm / Chapstick - SPF 15+
Bring a few - by bed, with you in bag, etc.
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BodyMust
prescription medication
All prescription medication you are carring must be in its prescription bottle with your name on it (otherwise if caught, it could be a problem with the cops)
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BodyMustmoisturizerDRUG STORE
Bring a few - by bed, with you in bag, etc.
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BodyMust
refill any prescriptions you might need
DRUG STORE
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BodyMustSunglasses
at least two pairs
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BodyMust
sunscreen (body and face)
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BodyMust
extra contact lenses/glasses (if use)
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BodyMust
Kleenex - Small packs
for when the port-o-potty is out of TP. (happens a lot)
*NOTE, only 1-ply TP should go in porto's
8/20/2015
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BodyMust
Ladies: Tampons or Divacup/Moon Cup/ Lunette Menstrual Cup - If Tampon go non applicator for less trash
http://divacup.com/
Even if it's not your time of the month, it may still surprise you! DO NOT PUT TAMPONS IN PORT-O-POTTIES!!!! (Carry a personal trash bag)
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BodyNice
Ladies: Yest infection cream, pill etc.
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BodyNice
Men: Talcum/Jock itch powder
DRUG STORE8/1/2014
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BodyNice
aloe & burn lotion
DRUG STORE
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BodyNice
Arnica or any other kind of muscle rub
DRUG STORE, online, etc
Helps a lot after all the set up and muscle strains
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BodyNiceBag Balm
DRUG STORE, online, etc
Used before hitting the playa on Hands and Feet to insure good hidration then apply once a day on playa. Helps prevent dehidration of the skin and swelling numbness that some experience
8/18/2015
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BodyNiceBoogie WipesDRUG STORE
Basically baby wipes for the nose! made with natural saline to dissolve boogies
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BodyNice
condoms & lubricant
DRUG STORE
many people never have sex on the playa but if you do, be safe
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BodyNice
Essentials Oil's - Peppermint, Rosemary, bergamot , Lemon & Eucalyptus (put a 2-3 drops in dust mask, voila you can breathe again)
Note: Lemon Eucalyptus is great on the skin for helping with the bugs of 2015
http://www.amazon.com/Breathe-Essential-Peppermint-Rosemary-Eucalyptus/dp/B002RU3GE8
Combo available on Amazon (link provided) or you can just get each individual one's at any heath food store. Apply to a clean moist cloth and inhale, or put a few drops into your dust mask. Also good to put some in your spray bottle for a more refreshing misting. Makes for a nice easy way to "gift" to those around you, just offer your flavors and let them smell them first.
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BodyNice
eye drops - moisturizing/saline solution
even if you don't wear contacts
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BodyNice
Hair (anyone) - color die, corn rows, dreads, braids, extentions
have fun with your hair, use fun colors, etc. If you get Corn rows or Extentions try to get them 1 week before departure, they are done really tight and your scalp may hurt initaly, better to have it relaxed before the added stress of BM
7/10/2015
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BodyNiceHand sanitizer
Keep a small one with you (on your bike, etc)
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BodyNiceMassage oil
nice to give/receive
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BodyNiceMoleskin
DRUG STORE, online, etc
as adhesive pads stuck to the skin to prevent blisters
8/18/2015
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BodyNicenail polish
I like to get the gel polish put on before going to the playa, stays on great all week!
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BodyNice
Saline Nasal Spray, Moisturizer & Sinus Rinse
http://oceannasalcare.com/
another nasal sinus helping product
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BodyNice
Neti pot & saline (not table salt)
Cleanses, refreshes, and protects the nasal passages
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BodyNice
Neosporin for dry cracked noses (prevent nosebleeds)
After blowing your nose place some neosporin right on the inside edge of your nose, not up your nose and let the capillary action pull it up. This was recomended to me by my ENT after I had sergery to help heal any cracks thus cutting down nosebleeds. Note: Putting neosporin, vicks vapor rubs or even just vaseline in your nose reportedly can cause lipoid pneumonia.
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BodyNice
medical tape - Plastic, Cloth, or Silk
DRUG STORE, online, etc
Bandages don't stay on that well and this works really great for wripping up fingers if you get bad playa hands (as I do).
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BodyNice
superglue - apply to cuticles
apply superglue to your cuticles before you leave. will dramatically cut down on how distorted you fingers will be and will naturally shed off once you get back. Note if you tend to pick at nail polish etc.. this won't really work. I tyred it and it didn't work for me but it has for others.
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BodyNicethroat lozengesDRUG STORE
you are breathing in a lot of dust and these help a lot!
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BodyNiceGum
nice have and to share
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BodyNice
TP (single ply septic tank safe only) - a couple of extra roles
Port-o's run out all the time & that kind is better for the service people!
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BodyNice
Vinegar or Witch Hazel + container your feet & hands fit into, also add a little to each package of baby wipes & spray bottle
the Alkaline of the desert will tear up your skin, vinegar/witch hazel neutralizes it and moisturizes. Witch hazel - cuts the playa dust like vinegar only it smells WAY better.
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BodyNice
5HTP & Five-Flower Formula
DRUG STORE
5-HTP works in the brain and central nervous system by increasing the production of the chemical serotonin.
Five-Flower Formula essences promoting calm and balance in diverse situations of stress, emergency, and trauma.
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BodyNice
Party Recovery Vitamins
http://drcoryspartypax.com/
comprehensive blend of encapsulated physician-quality vitamins, minerals, herbs and amino acids that help to restore and rebalance the body after big nights out or repeated days of partying
7/10/2015
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BodyNice
vitamins/multivitamins
DRUG STORE
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BodyOptional
Burt’s Bees cuticle cream
Works really nice!
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BodyOptional
foot - peppermint foot lotion (body shop), fresh lemons, wine skin, etc.
BODY SHOP
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BodyOptional
prep-H to help that transition
DRUG STORE
good for the first days of' dehydration
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Body - BathingMust
Towel: they dry quickly.
if you can bring two they dry quickly
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Body - BathingMust
solar shower: 3 G. heats water up to 120+ degrees in a few hours.
need if camp doesn't have one.
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Body - BathingMustWater catch bin
for under shower (I like to use one of my bin's that I bring stuff out to the playa in for my "home" that I don't need to keep binned during the week.
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Body - BathingNice
Spare shower nozzle
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Body - BathingNice
teva's/Flip flops/water shoes
for in the shower or just after getting out
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Body - BathingNiceNail brush
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Body - BathingOptional
platform to put under sun shower in your catch bin to avoid walking in a mud pile.
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Body - FaceMust
makeup, make up remover, etc. (No Glitter)
Glitter is little bits of plasic and it makes a mess of the Playa
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Body - FaceOptional
Eye Liner Water Transfer Tattoo
http://www.amazon.com
Great for adding flare to any costume or outfit
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Body - FaceOptional
False eyelashes
DRUG STORE, online, etc
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ClothesMust
costumes, fun, party outfits - Day (light weight) and Night (warm layers)
Look up Burning Man Fashion in Google images to get ideas.
You can be anything on the playa, Radical Self Expression!!! Get creative, lots of different pieces put together. Think of dress-up/superheroes as a kid... super sized (stay away from sequins, feathers, and glittery clothing, it's moopy)
http://www.pinterest.com/stitchshop/festival-fashion/
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ClothesMust
underwear (natural fibers ie: cotton)
potentially multiple pares per day for the ladies
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ClothesMust
socks natural fibers ie: cotton)
Buy a new pack of socks and wear a new pair every day.
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ClothesMustaccessories
scarfs, belts, wigs, chains, etc... anything you might want to play dress up in :)
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ClothesMust
Camp tear-down outfit sealed in Ziploc bag until the very end.
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ClothesMustcool comfy PJ's
you may be sleeping a lot in the day time
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ClothesMust
Drive home outfit sealed in Ziploc bag until getting in car.
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ClothesMust
Shoes regular - work shoes, light weight hot day sandles/fipflops, & tennies
any of favorite shoes to put on tiered feet!
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ClothesMust
Shoes party - platforms, boots, flat boots, cowboy boots, etc.
What you like ot get dressed up in (stelleto's not recomenteded)
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ClothesMust
Utility belt, Small backpack, messenger bag, fanny pack, CamelBak, etc.
Something to put a few key items into (your ID, a couple $ for the coffee bar, a bit of tissue, etc.)
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ClothesNiceWhite outfit
For the white party
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ClothesNice
Bandannas or similar wraps
great impromptu dust mask and if your get to hot, soak in water and put on neck/head/etc.
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ClothesNicehat - day shade
Cowboy, black hat, etc.
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ClothesNice
Sarongs, skirts, shorts, kilts, pants, bikinis, utilikilts, nothing; folks wear them
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ClothesNice
Tutu - yes men and ladies
tutu Tuesday's
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ClothesNice
Volunteer Work shift clothing--ie: ranger shirt, hat, coat, etc (others might have a med shift or something).
8/5/2014
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