Bare Necessities

The Minimum You Need To Live Like A Human

They tell you to bring water to the desert. We think you should also bring at least enough furniture to camp like a civilized person. Do you really want to eat, sleep, sit, and dump (your clothes) in the dirt? We build a whole city there for heaven’s sake!

Below are the bare necessities – the simplest suite of furniture you need to camp like a human instead of an ape. Build a set for yourself AND one to gift someone for less than the cost of one ticket to Burning Man.

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The Ultimate Dishwashing System For Large Camps and Gatherings While designing our breakthrough iSink Water Ritual System, we faced a conundrum: it would be perfect for washing hands, but rather…

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What Could Be Simpler??!! This one just made us go "Duh"! Two years after starting Playatech and thinking we invented slotted plywood seating, we find a 1972 book called Nomadic…

Furr All Your Fancy Fashions Our friends spend their entire year making amazing playawear and lug it hundreds of miles just to wear it for a week. Within minutes of arriving Home it’s…

Just A Couple Little Tables We threw a couple of these together to go between a pair of Desert Daze Beds, and then thought "what the heck, since it is…

A Coffee Table For Fine Dining? We hardly ever use our formal dining rooms, so why not turn them into dens when we're not using the fine china??!! With Turning…

A Pantry On The Playa Our VP of Technology and CADmeister Wristy wanted to raise his cooler off the ground and stash some chips, so he took our 2005 Ploset…

Stop Sleeping in the Dirt! Are you still attracting dirt and bugs into your bed instead of dates by camping on the cold, hard ground? Stop living like a scorpion…