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<ul><li><p>8/13/2019 FreezerBurn 2014 Survival Guide</p><p> 1/7</p><p>FreezerBurn Texas is an experiment in creating atemporary alternative reality zone based on coreprinciples. Our 2014 City Name is: FIRE FROST</p><p>Our 2014 theme is: SCORCHED SNOWFLAKESNew LandWe have found new land for FreezerBurn! Ournew home will be Spirit Haven Woods in Flatonia.</p><p>The land is owned and operated by The Council ofMagikal Arts (CMA).</p><p>The land is lush with many trees and alcoves ofnature. We have over 100 new acres to explore. Work Weekends have been scheduled to pre-</p><p>pare the land and store firewood for camps Art is allowed in sacred alcoves, no camping Be alert to potential flood conditions Beware of steep cliffs, wear safety lighting Visit City Center for a view of the map Fairies are known to roam the woods and cause</p><p>mischief, good luck</p><p>This event is on Private Property with ticketedpermitted access only. No one will be allowedinto the event without a Will-Call ticket, signing anevent waiver, and showing valid ID.</p><p>TicketsTickets are onsale until Jan.12 @ midnight!Pre-sale (Will-Call) Tickets ONLY, NO GATE SALESIf you show up with no ticket you will be turnedaway. Prepare to attend and buy a ticket.</p><p>The 10 principles</p><p>Radical Self Reliance</p><p>ImmediAcy</p><p>Participation</p><p>Radical Inclusion</p><p>Communal Effort</p><p>Civic Responsibility</p><p>Gifting</p><p>Decommodification</p><p>Radical Self Expression</p><p>Leave No Trace</p><p>GATEHOURSDURINGTHEEVENTWILLBE:</p><p> Thursday (Jan. 16): Early Entry &amp; Volunteers</p><p> Friday (Jan. 17): 9AM 9PM</p><p> Saturday (Jan. 18): 9AM 9PM</p><p> Sunday (Jan. 19): 9AM 6PM</p><p> Monday (Jan.20): All participants must be off</p><p>property by 5PM</p><p>FreezerBurn is a regional art and music festival inspired by Burning Man</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 FreezerBurn 2014 Survival Guide</p><p> 2/7</p><p>Showing up before gate officially opens meansyou will wait in OverFlow Parking, outside the gate,until its unlocked.In &amp; Outs at the gate are discouraged. If you leaveand want to get back in, youll need: Some form of identification</p><p> To return only during gate hours Possibly some bacon</p><p>Earth GuardiansDo not leave behind anything that does not occurnaturally in the Texas Hill Country (includingcigarette butts, peanut shells, glitter, costumes,props, litter, etc.)</p><p>Do not forget to bring extra Trash bags!</p><p>MOOP- Matter Out Of Place. This is the commonterm for trash on the ground that doesnt belongthere. We dont have any garbage cans! Pick it up!Not later...Immediacy Now If you bring it in, you are responsible for</p><p>bringing it out. There are no trashcans atFreezerBurn. Participants are responsible fordisposing of their own trash and recyclingmaterials.</p><p> Have separate containers for recycling. Bringdrinks in aluminum cans instead of glass.</p><p> Think ahead about how you will deal with wetand dry trash.</p><p> If you are in a theme camp, make a campcleanup plan and make sure that everyoneknows it.</p><p> Bring extra trash bags, more than you will needfor your camps trash and recycling.</p><p> Never let trash hit the ground. Be an EarthGuardian for your camp and make sure thingsare kept tidy. Always lookout for MOOP!</p><p> Plan to spend some time before leaving</p><p>combing through communal areas for litter.</p><p>ParkingVehicles may not be left on property after the eventis over. No exceptions. Cars that are not part ofcamps need to be re-parked in Parking. Park Right!</p><p>Bring an extra set of car keys and keep them with afriend. If you leave the event ALWAYS leave keys toyour vehicle with someone at the event!</p><p>Personal BoundariesSelf Expression and Cooperation require a socialcontract to make our event a safe place to play.1. Respect the personal boundaries of others. Respect the moment. Comfort levels vary at dif-</p><p>ferent times and with different people. Before you assume someone wants your physi-</p><p>cal attentions, ASK. Being direct is not a buzz-kilobligation; it is expected protocol.</p><p> NO means NO. After someone has said NO, cajoling, plead-</p><p>ing, or any form of emotional blackmail isUNACCEPTABLE.</p><p>2. Take responsibility for your own boundaries. You must be able to say NO. Be sober enough</p><p>to be in control or make arrangements with afriend to have a designated driver.</p><p> How you feel is not magically telegraphed toothers. YOU are in charge of your boundaries.</p><p> You are responsible for yourself but you can askfor help. Talk to those around you (or a Ranger)if someone is making you uncomfortable.</p><p>New Weapons PolicyAll Weapons, firearms, fireworks, rockets and allother explosives prohibited!!!</p><p>Any reported use of weapons or camping bladesin a belligerent manner will result in ejection fromthe Event. Intoxicated use of weapons or weaponanalogs will not be tolerated. FreezerBurn LLC andLandOwner reserve the right to eject a particpantat any time. Participants may receive a single warn-ing and in some cases no warning.</p><p>Any intentional removal, destruction, or alterationof the safety lighting, event signs, or caution tape isgrounds for removal from the event.</p><p>Photography &amp; VideoFreezerBurn is a private event. Redistribution orpublic display of images, including internet-basedmedia requires the explicit consent of all parties.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 FreezerBurn 2014 Survival Guide</p><p> 3/7</p><p> ASK FIRST before you shoot! Many people aresensitive to photos taken of them at the event.</p><p> Images and/or video may only be taken for per-sonal use and may not be used professionally orcommercially.</p><p>SoundFreezerBurn has more theme camps and sound</p><p>systems this year. You can always ask nicely forsomeone to turn it down. But really, its one week-end and earplugs are super cheap. Get extra foryour friends. The Official MAXis 80dB recorded from 50ft</p><p>from the sound system. In order to ensure thereare no problems we will have a Sound Marshallpresence. Our Sound Marshals will be respon-sible that all sound systems and camps complywith the levels.</p><p> You can NOT gain admittance by performing or</p><p>volunteering.</p><p>Law EnforcementFireFrost City has its own rules to live by. Thiscity co-exists within an area of real laws. Try tomake that coexistence a peaceful one, abide by allrelevant local, state and federal laws. If you see lawenforcement officers, be nice to them. They sharean interest in having a smooth event without anymajor incidents.</p><p>Local police may patrol the area to ensure that ourevent is not disruptive to the neighborhood (exces-sive sound, trespassing, etc.). The event organizerswill cooperate fully with the landowner, and theauthorities.PetsPets are not allowed at FreezerBurn.Service animals specifically required to assist witheyesight and hearing. Comfort animals do notcount as service animals.</p><p>Participants that sneak animals into the event willbe asked to leave immediately. No exceptions.</p><p>TrespassingDont cross fences, boundary tape and other postedboundaries. DO NOT CROSS THE BOUNDARIES OF</p><p>THE EVENT. If you see a sign, respect it. Trespassingon private property is illegal and can be dangerous.Disregarding boundary signs will get you evicted.</p><p>ChildrenFor the protection of minor children and in accor-dance with Texas law, any minor child attendingthis event must be accompanied by someone withlegal authority to make decisions for the child. Ifyou are bringing a minor to the event: Minor children under 10yrs. old will not have to</p><p>buy a ticket. Sign an event waiver of liability for the minor</p><p>child: Be responsibile for the care, supervision, and</p><p>well-being of the child AT ALL TIMES. There maybe activities not suitable for children or behav-ior that you may not wish your children to see.</p><p>This is a clothing-optional event. Do not expectanyone to censor their behavior because chil-dren are present.</p><p> Bring everything your children will need to have</p><p>a safe and enjoyable event. Do not expect anyone in the community to</p><p>watch your kids unless a specific agreement ismade prior to the event.</p><p>IceIce will be sold at FreezerBurn. Check with theGreeters or a Ranger to find out where and whenice is being sold. Details will be announced duringthe event.</p><p>ShowersThe new land does not have a public shower avail-able. It is a project in the works but not ready yet.Radical self reliance!</p><p>There are many stalls available around the land thatcan be used for camp showers.</p><p>Pro-Tip: Bring extra shower water and someonewith a shower setup may let you use it.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 FreezerBurn 2014 Survival Guide</p><p> 4/7</p><p>FiresIf there is a burn ban, no fires will be allowed at all,not even those in burn pits. If there is not a burnban, be respectful of the land when using fire:</p><p> Use burn barrels or pre-made fire pits. Do notdamage the land.</p><p> DO NOT LEAVE A FIRE UNATTENDED. If using ANY fire or flammable materials, bring a</p><p>fire extinguisher and know how to use.</p><p>If you are a fire performer: Have a safety at all times. If you are planning a group fire performance</p><p>then contact the Fire Lead to give heads up. If there is a burn ban, all fire performances must</p><p>be in designated areas, check with Greeters orRangers when you arrive.</p><p>Volunteer on the Pyro crew if you want to be in-volved with fireworks.Burnable ArtBurning art is part of our culture. It is a symboliccelebration of the cycle of life and death. We dontdwell on what weve done, so much as we celebratewhat we can do. IF YOU PLAN ON BRINGING ART THAT YOU WANT</p><p>TO BURN: you MUST contact a Ranger/Fire Leadbefore any burning takes place.</p><p> The FEFT Lead coordinates with safety teamsthat need to attend any burn at the event.</p><p> There is no guarantee that your art will burn.Plan other creative ways to destroy your art thatare less reliant on the weather.</p><p> Dont ever throw toxic or dangerous things intoany fire!</p><p>EffigyWe reserve the right to burn an effigy at any timeor not at all depending on weather conditions.</p><p>The exact time of the Burn will be announced andposted at Fire Frost City Center.</p><p>During Burn preparation we will establish a Burnperimeter that we need to keep clear for safety.</p><p>GreetersThe Greeter Station is the place to step out of de-fault reality and enter the one we create together.</p><p>The Greeter Station may set up outposts duringpeak times.How to be Greeted:</p><p>1. Arrive at a Greeter station ready for some love!!</p><p>The Greeters will be super excited to see you! Bythe way, Greeters love gifts, especially water, booze,and snacks! If you are a 1st timer then let us know.</p><p>2. Youll get out of your car and join small groups.Greeters will go over the highlights of the SurvivalGuide with you to confirm that youre prepared andyou have all the necessities for a safe week (water,trash bags, food, tents, etc.).</p><p>3. Check out the City Map and find your camp.</p><p>4. Go Find your Camp and Setup!</p><p>RangersRadical self-reliance and respect means you areresponsible for your own actions. Make sure youractions dont interfere with the enjoyment of theevent for others. This includes being respectful ofyour neighbors, controlling the volume of yourcamp, and working out disagreements respect-fully. Rangers patrol the event and you can reachout to them if you need urgent help or assistancein resolving a conflict. They are not police; theyare not The Man. Rangers are volunteers who havereceived training to ensure that our event is as safeand smooth as can be.You must be authorized to drive any vehicle. Un-authorized or unsafe use of a vehicle can result ineviction from the event, liability for property dam-age, and even criminal charges.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 FreezerBurn 2014 Survival Guide</p><p> 5/7</p><p>Safety Third Section:HydrationDehydration is a very serious risk at FreezerBurn.DRINK WATER, lots of it. Water is not available at theevent (except in the form of ice), so bring all thewater you will need (~ 2 gallons/person/ day).</p><p>Signs of dehydration: Feeling uncharacteristically cranky Rapid or sudden weight loss Increasing thirst Dry mouth Weakness or light headedness (particularly if</p><p>worsening on standing) Darkening of the urine or a decrease in urina-</p><p>tion (drink enough water to piss clear) Lack of sex drive</p><p>FaunaThere are plenty of nasty critters all over Texas. Thisis not a definitive guide. Keep an eye out and try toavoid these creatures even in the cold.</p><p>AntsPound for pound, the fire ant is the meanest animalto ever walk the face of this great planet. Carpenterants, on the other hand, are pretty tame and endan-gered. Just to confuse you, both types are red. Tobe safe either way, put signage around ant beds sopeople know to avoid them. Ants dont like cinna-mon, so pack some to put around your tent to keepthese pests out of your tent.</p><p>ScorpionsScorpion stings can be painful, but they can beavoided. Kick a rock before picking it up. Shake shoes before putting them on. If you are stung by a scorpion, wash the area withsoap and water. Use ice to dull the pain. A sting can be dangerous or deadly to someonewith a sensitivity. If you experience unusual symp-toms, contact a Ranger or the Medical Lead.</p><p>Snakes While many snakes are not harmful, go with theplan of mutual avoidance for safety. If you hear a rattle, stop and move slowly awayfrom the sound.</p><p>Ticks Ticks can carry diseases you do not want. When setting up, wear long pants and a long-sleeved shirt. Improper tick removal can cause infection. If youdont know how to remove a tick, ask a Ranger forassistance. For immediate removal see Fire Lead.</p><p>Cow PoopWatch your step and never go barefoot. At night aheadlamp will help you avoid disaster.</p><p>FloraPoison IvyPoison Ivy and Poison Oak have uniquecharacteristics:1. There are always an odd numbers of leaves perstem. 3 is most common, but can be 5, 7, etc.2. While leaves are usually a lush green, the stems</p><p>are red or mahogany.3. Leaves are not uniform in shape. They may be ap-proximately alike, but always at least subtly asym-metric.If you think you have been exposed to Poison Ivy: Cleanse exposed areas with rubbing alcohol Wash the exposed areas with water only (no</p><p>soap yet, since soap can move the urushiol, theoil from the poison ivy that triggers the rash,around your body and actually make the reac-tion worse)</p><p> Now wash the area with soap and warm water Put gloves on and wipe everything you had</p><p>with you, including shoes, tools, and yourclothes, with rubbing alcohol and water.</p><p> Keep a supply of products specifically for treat-ing Poison Ivy</p><p>ASK BEFORE YOU CUT TREES!The trees at Spirit Haven Woods are considered tobe living beings just like humans. The trees havenames. They are also sacred and fragile connec-tions to Mother Earth.</p><p>Do not paint, mark, cut, trim, drill or spike a tree forany reason. Doing so will be considered vandalismof private property. Art may be allowed to hangfrom trees, but advance planning may be required.</p><p>ThornsThorny mesquite trees are all over. Watch out!Beware of cactus and the stickers/burrs are extrathorny.</p></li><li><p>8/13/2019 FreezerBurn 2014 Survival Guide</p><p> 6/7</p><p>Camping Supplies [What to bring!]FreezerBurn is an exercise in radical self-reliance.You must bring food, water and shelter. Gifts are awonderful expression of community, but you musttake responsibility for your own survival and well-being. Do not show up expecting the community</p><p>to take care of you! Participants arriving with in-adequate supplies will not be allowed to enter the...</p></li></ul>